January talk: Dr Parti had been an elitist, devoid of empathy; all changed after NDE

Orange County IANDS Presents Guest Speaker:

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Rajiv Parti, M.D.

 

Rajiv Parti, M.D. was a world-class practicing cardiac-anesthesiologist, extremely successful, had all the material trappings of wealth. His values, however, were only about ones status, social class, academic accomplishment. He was devoid of empathy, feeling nothing for anyone who did not meet his elitist standards.

In 2008, his life was ripped apart following a diagnoses of prostate cancer, and for two hellish years, Dr. Parti endured chronic, horrific  pain, dependency on pain medications, depression, and seven surgeries.  While being prepared for surgery, his consciousness separated from his body, and went into a near-death experience.  What it encompassed saved his soul.

Dr. Parti will share all of it during his talk this Saturday, and the exceptionally dramatic changing of his life that followed.  It’s unbelievable. 

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MEETING DETAILS

Date:     Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Time:    1:00-4:00 pm

Place:    Unity of Tustin, Tustin, CA (details below)

Admission:  $8

PLEASE BRING A SWEATER OR JACKET – the room may be too cold for some.

We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 1pm-4pm at Unity Church of Tustin, 14402 Prospect Ave., Tustin, CA.  Drive to the back of the church, turn left, and park. Enter the 2nd door you come to.

Each meeting contains a break half-way through, and afterwards, questions and answers, and discussion. There is no pressure to participate in a discussion.

Not everyone who attends has had a near-death or spiritually transformative experience. Everyone has their own reason why this group is of interest, and all are welcome.

NO-HOST DINNER FOLLOWS MEETING
All are welcome. It’s a interesting and fun extension of the meeting where we meet at close-by Mimi’s Cafe. 17231 17th St., Tustin, (714) 544-522.  Directions:  Leaving the church parking lot, turn right on Prospect.  At 17th Street, turn Left.  Get in right hand lane.  A few blocks down, just before the 55 freeway, you’ll see Mimi’s on the right.

OUR PURPOSE
We meet to talk about and share near-death experiences, questions about death and dying, and the latest information from NDE research.  IANDS groups such as ours can be found in communities around the world.

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
Send your request with first and last names, and email address to robin@robinbarr.com.

TO UNSUBSCRIBE
Email robin@robinbarr.com, type UNSUBSCRIBE OC IANDS in subject line.

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Questions?  Call Robin at (949) 855-1102, or send email to robin@robinbarr.com.

 

An easy way to contact deceased loved ones according to well-known NDE’er

ImageNanci Danison’s account of her 1994 NDE resonates for me, in part because she’s so articulate and handily puts into words what might be difficult for many of us.  Also, she remembers an incredible amount of detail from her NDE, even after 20 years.  Nanci, who lives in Ohio, can’t travel due to health reasons but it is my great hope to one day have her as a virtual speaker at a future OC IANDS meeting to which she’s already agreed.  My challenge – there’s no wifi connection in the room where we meet.
 
In the meantime, she has many videos posted on Youtube, and there’s this article she wrote a year ago for those missing deceased loved ones during the holiday season.
 
Here’s Nanci……

The holiday season and year end naturally trigger our thoughts of loved ones near and far, including those who have passed on from human life. This year, why not try to communicate with deceased loved ones instead of just missing them. After-death communications are real. They have been documented not only in the popular book Hello From Heaven! by Bill and Judy Guggenheim, but also by a group of psychologists working in VA hospitals with PTSD patients.

We can communicate with our loved ones in spirit form because they, and we, exist solely within Source’s mind. We are all characters/personalities Source has designed in its own mind as portals to experiences in the physical world. Though our primary purpose is fulfilled within physical life, we continue to live and experience what we call “the afterlife” after we have left it. More importantly, our love for those with whom we have developed emotional bonds continues eternally. We can, and do, reach out from the afterlife to those still on earth to express that love. It’s just harder to be heard above the chaos of human life.

The easiest way for our deceased loved ones to communicate with us is through what we call “dreams.” I learned in the afterlife that dreams fall into three categories, one of which is not really dreaming at all. Some of our so-called dreams are literally out-of-body living. We Light Being souls within these bodies do not need rest. And it’s boring to just watch our human animal sleep. So we use our spiritual power to manifest a temporary environment, based on earth or even some other location within the universe, populate it with people, and continue to live as usual within that manifested world/dream. It is during these out-of-body living episodes that our deceased loved ones can most easily appear and speak with us–once again taking on the human form we knew and loved.

All you have to do is let go of skepticism. Before you go to bed each night, form the intention to be open to contact from your loved ones in the afterlife. Then go to sleep. Keep doing it until you hear something. Time does not exist in the afterlife, so it may take a while for your loved ones to realize you are open and waiting to hear from them.

How do you know the difference between a dream your imagination concocted and a real communication with someone in the afterlife? Watch for these factors: (a) the “dream” isn’t about the deceased loved one at all, or features a location where you wouldn’t expect to see that loved one, and suddenly the deceased loved one “pops” into the dream; (b) the deceased loved one simply stands or sits and talks with you instead of taking part in the action scenes; (c) the action stops so that you can have the conversation; (d) your loved one may look younger, healthier or happier than you remember her/him; (e) you have a strong emotional reaction to the conversation or feel like something of great importance has been communicated to you; and (f) you feel like something has changed within you when you wake up.  [Note from Robin:  I’ve read others say, and is my experience as well, that the dreams where there’s a visit, I don’t forget as I do with other dreams. Also, there’s a quality that the dream is someone more real compared to other typical dreams].  

You may not remember your conversation with your visiting deceased loved one after you wake up because the human mind is designed to forget “dreams.” But you will have a lingering impression that something has changed. The change may be merely a calmness you didn’t have before going to bed, or, it could be as dramatic as a sense that you now know what to do with your life, a burning question has been answered, or sadness has been lifted.

Thank you for being open to the messages I have returned from the afterlife to share.

 Nanci

Nanci L. Danison, JD, afterlife experiencer, attorney, and author of BACKWARDS: Returning to Our Source for AnswersBACKWARDS GuidebookBACKWARDS Beliefs: Revealing Eternal Truths Hidden in Religions, and the Light Answers to Tough Questions series of CDs and DVDs (A.P. Lee & Co., Ltd., Publishers). Visit me at www.BackwardsBooks.com or watch me on YouTube.

Subscribe to this newsletter at www.BackwardsBooks.com.

 
 

 

Roger Ebert: his astounding realization prior to passing

ImageRich Martini is a writer, filmmaker, past speaker at OC IANDS about his research into life between lives documented in his book and documentary,  Flipside: Journey to the Afterlife.  Today, Rich posted the following fascinating account on Facebook (and blog) about Roger Ebert, Ebert’s wife Chaz, and what happened prior to his Ebert’s passing.  Enjoy.

Here’s a pretty dramatic “Flipside” moment, and I will endeavor to interview Chaz Ebert about it for the next book. I knew Roger Ebert, my brother Jeff worked with him at the U of I on the school paper, and Roger had given me a brutal “thumbs way down” review of my film “Limit Up” which literally killed it while it was in the theaters. I thought he’d appreciate the story about a guardian angel who helps a woman become the first female soybean trader at the Chicago Board of Trade and Ray Charles played her boss, God; I had no idea he was an atheist when I insisted to the studio that they get Roger a copy of the film for his review. One of the many errors I’ve made in my film career. (No really, it’s a fun movie; Danitra Vance, Ray Charles, Brad Hall, Nancy Allen – just hard to find.)

However, he was always friendly when I saw him at Cannes or other fests. I met his wife Chaz a few years back as well – a lovely couple. So when he was pronounced dead and then revived some years ago, he wrote how Chaz reported she heard him saying “I’m still here.” She insisted the Doctors revive him – and they did. He went on to live another four or five years with her. It didn’t change Roger’s opinion of an “afterlife” as he wrote a column about what happened – how he wasn’t conscious of calling out to her, but she was. I noted how funny it was that the proof there is “consciousness after life” actually happened to him – and to the person he loved the most on the planet – but he was blind to it. And six days ago, this appeared in Esquire, Chaz’s recollection of his final days. He was experiencing what so many have experienced – some in near death experiences – and some while under deep hypnosis as pioneered by Michael Newton and outlined in my first book “Flipside.”

Take a moment to read this description of Roger’s last moments on the planet. “The one thing people might be surprised about, Roger said that he didn’t know if he could believe in God. He had his doubts. But toward the end, something really interesting happened. That week before Roger passed away, I would see him and he would talk about having visited this other place. I thought he was hallucinating. I thought they were giving him too much medication. But the day before he passed away, he wrote me a note: “This is all an elaborate hoax.” I asked him, “What’s a hoax?” And he was talking about this world, this place. He said it was all an illusion. I thought he was just confused. But he was not confused. He wasn’t visiting heaven, not the way we think of heaven. He described it as a vastness that you can’t even imagine. It was a place where the past, present, and future were happening all at once. (http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/roger-ebert-final-moments)

Funny how he reviewed his glimpse of the nature of reality; “It’s all a hoax.” He could have said “It’s all a movie” or “It’s all a theatrical piece” which would have been a bit more accurate (according to the research). “Hoax” implies there’s someone behind the curtain pulling the strings, and pulling something over on people. “Illusion” is accurate, but again, so is film; funny he didn’t make that connection. But when you examine the “Flipside” you find that there’s no one but you pulling the strings – albeit with help from spirit guides and other resources – but we experience events and problems in our paths because we put them there, to examine them, to learn from them – to learn compassion for others. We are directing the hoax, so to speak, and when we experience the vastness, the “stepping outside of time” that one can experience during a near death experience or under deep hypnosis, we see the past, present and future as other events to experience. And we experience the vastness, as Eben Alexander did in “Proof of Heaven” as a “glittering darkness” where we are all connected at the same moment. But don’t take my word for it; take Roger’s. Two thumbs way up.

 
“He was sitting almost like Buddha, and then he just put his head down.”
-Esquire

Brain injury survivor to share story which includes eight near-death experiences

ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER
 
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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR NEAR-DEATH STUDIES
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Guest Speaker:
 
Sage de Beixedon Breslin, Ph.D.
 
 
Sage de Beixedon Breslin, Ph.D.
 
 
Born with a passion for all things mathematical, Dr. Breslin’s career began at 17 yrs old at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. She eventually left to pursue an undergraduate degree at UCSD.  While enrolled in pre-med studies during her sophomore year, she was involved in an auto accident which left her with a brain injury and only a limited capacity to comprehend the complexities of math and physics.
 
Please join us as Dr. Breslin shares the story of her journey that include eight near-death experiences.
 
Dr. Breslin is a licensed psychologist, intuitive consultant, studied and apprenticed for six years in Energy and Vibrational Medicine, Aromatherapy, and Toltec wisdom, earned her certificate in Integrative Medicine from Harvard Medical Center, and in 2010, became an ordained Minister. She’s known nationwide for her innovative approach to trauma recovery, an author, prolific writer, and contributing author for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series  
 
Dr. Breslin’s website:  www.HealingHeartCenter.org
She’s based in the San Diego area
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DETAILS

Date:          Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Time:         1:00-4:00 pm
Place:         Unity of Tustin, Tustin, CA 
Admission:  $8
 
PLEASE BRING A SWEATER OR JACKET IN THE EVENT YOU FIND THE ROOM COLD.

We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 1pm-4pm at Unity Church of Tustin, 14402 Prospect Ave., Tustin, CA.  Drive to the back of the church, turn left, and park. Enter the 2nd door you come to. 

  • Each meeting contains a break half-way through, and afterwards, questions and answers, and discussion. There is no pressure to participate in a discussion or share information.
  • Not everyone who attends has had a near-death or spiritually transformative experience. Everyone has their own reason why this group is of interest, and all are welcome to this warm, supportive, non-judgemental group.

NO-HOST DINNER FOLLOWS 
MEETING
All are welcome at close-by Mimi’s Cafe. 17231 17th St., Tustin, (714) 544-5522.  Directions to Mimi’s:  Leaving the church parking lot, turn right on Prospect.  At 17th Street, turn Left.  Get in right hand lane.  A few blocks down, just before the 55 freeway, you’ll see Mimi’s on the right.

OUR PURPOSE
We meet to talk about and share near-death experiences, questions about death and dying, and the latest information from NDE research.  IANDS groups such as ours can be found in communities around the world. For more information, visit www.IANDS.org.
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Questions?  Call Robin at (949) 855-1102 or send an email to robin@robinbarr.com. If needed day of meeting, cell phone # (949) 290-1949.

 
 

Talk 10/12/13: Christian beliefs about the afterlife

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Guest Speaker:
 
Fr. Rick Byrum, Chaplain
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Fr. Rick is the Chaplain working with Hospice Care and Gerontology at the Covington, a retirement community in Aliso Viejo, as well as other medical facilities in Orange County. He follows a vision of ministry from a family of mixed traditions of spirituality.
He’s had a rich and diverse career path from building schools and clinics in Ghana to location manager for major Hollywood studios and community service with government training in homeland security with L.A. County’s Emergency Operations Bureau.
As a priest, Fr. Rick continues his religious commitment by way of International Inter-religious Dialogue, and his work at the Covington.
Fr. Rick will talk about his background and training as priest specific to End-of-Life. He’ll discuss other cultural traditions that are similar, and personal experiences from these cultures; people’s mind set, fears and concerns about the after-life, and paranormal experiences;  Christian beliefs about the afterlife influenced both by Judaism and Greek philosophy; incorporating religious rituals with symbols that speak to one’s heart, and images of what happens when we die (doctrinal and cultural beliefs); communicating with the dead, how to pursue our empirical inquiry, what do these phenomena express or not express; near death experiences.
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MEETING DETAILS

Date:     Saturday, Oct 12th, 2013
Time:    1:00-4:00 pm
Place:    Unity of Tustin, Tustin, CA (details below)
PLEASE BRING A SWEATER OR JACKET IF THERE’S A VARIATION IN ROOM TEMPERATURE.

9/14/13 Meeting: Near Death Experiences & the Orb Phenomenon

Orange County IANDS Presents Speaker

 Virginia Michelle Hummel

Topic:   “NDE’s and the Orb Phenomenon”


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Virginia and friend. One of the orbs is that of her son;

the other orb, her friend’s son who also has passed.

Virginia Hummel, also known as the Orb Whisperer, is an author and researcher of metaphysical, spiritual, and life after death subjects. A certified Light Therapist (using divine light for healing), her interests in the world of the unseen were sparked early in life by her own out-of-body experiences and communications with the other side. With the death of her youngest son in 2006, Virginia experienced a series of spontaneous spiritual events including the ability to see, interact and communicate with orbs.  An orb is a beautiful ball of light most often seen in pictures taken with a digital camera, an energy imprint of those who have crossed over before us.
Virginia’s website, http://www.theorbwhisperer.com/

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MEETING DETAILS

 Date:          September 14, 2013 (Always the 2nd Saturday of each month)

 Time:         1:00-4:00 pm

Location:     Unity Church of Tustin, 14402 Prospect Ave., Tustin, CA.  
                    (Drive to the back of the church, turn left, and park. Enter the 2nd door you come to).
Admission:  $8
Each meeting contains a break half-way through, followed by questions and answers, discussion.

NO-HOST DINNER FOLLOWS MEETING

Everyone invited. It’s an enjoyable extension of the meeting where we meet at close-by Mimi’s Cafe. 17231 17th St., Tustin, (714) 544-5522Directions:  Leaving the church parking lot, turn right on Prospect.  At 17th Street, turn Left.  Get in right hand lane.  A few blocks down, just before the 55 freeway, you’ll see Mimi’s on the right.
OUR PURPOSE
We meet to talk about and share near-death experiences, questions about death and dying, and the latest information from NDE research.  IANDS groups such as ours can be found in communities around the world.
JOIN OUR MEETING NOTICE MAILING LIST
Send your request with first and last names, and email address to robin@robinbarr.com.
To unsubscribe, email robin@robinbarr.com, type UNSUBSCRIBE OC IANDS in subject line.
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Questions?  Call Robin at (949) 855-1102 or send an email to robin@robinbarr.com.

Two Upcoming Conferences of Interest

ACISTE Conference 2013, Hilton-Crystal City, Arlington, VA
October 3-5, 2013

Keynote speaker:  Bruce Greyson, MD

ACISTE provides education and certificate training for mental health professionals, pastoral counselors, spiritual counselors and other professionals who wish to increase their competency and develop their expertise in working with clients who may have psychological, spiritual or mental health challenges related to their spiritually transformative experiences (STEs). STEs may include, but are not limited to, near-death or similar experiences, spiritual emergencies,out-of-body, kundalini, after-death communications and anomalous, paranormal or exceptional human experiences, etc. The conference brings together top researchers, experiencers and practicing professionals to present their expertise and insight into in this growing field of specialization and awareness.

CONFERENCE DETAILS

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2013 IANDS Conference, Arlington Virginia
August 29-September 1, 2013

Keynote Speakers:  Eben Alexander III, MD, Anita Moorjani, Mary Neal, M.D.

The loss of a loved one can bring overwhelming grief and deep questioning — Where is my loved one? How is my loved one doing? Will we ever be together again? How can I go on now without my loved one?

Near-death experiences give a perspective on death that truly inspires hope and provides answers for those who are grieving the loss of their loved one.

CONFERENCE DETAILS

2013 Annual IANDS Conference 8/29-9/1/13

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2013 Annual IANDS Conference

August 29th – September 1st, 2013

Sheraton Crystal City Hotel  |  Arlington, Virginia

 The loss of a loved one can bring overwhelming grief and deep questioning —

Where is my loved one?
How is my loved  one doing?
Will we ever be together again?
How can I go on?

Near-death experiences give a perspective on death that truly inspires hope and provides answers for those who  are grieving the loss of
their loved one.

Open to all. Registration now open. Follow the link for conference details, registration, featured speakers, workshops and more.
http://bit.ly/18IyKvU

 

This Saturday in Tustin-Cristael Bengtston on Her NDE/Other Spiritual Experiences

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Orange County IANDS

PresentsCristael Bengtson
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In 1998, Cristael Ann Bengtson had a luminous near-death experience where she was lifted up into a beautiful Light that enfolded her in pure divine love.

Where most near-death-experiences are the beginning of profound life changes, Cristael’s NDE was a culmination of a lifetime of mystical and out-of-body experiences. Throughout them all, she was loved with a love that was like glorious golden light that poured into her, filling her with the knowing that she was loved in a way that no human love could equal.  The experience of that loving Light was so beautiful, so powerful, and so clear, that the memories of Cristael’s experiences have never faded over the years.

You won’t want to miss Cristael’s extraordinary story.  Questions and answers will follow her talk.

Cristael is the author of Sacred Light, Spirit Eagle: My Visionary Life and Near Death Experience.

Please note that the Sukyo Mahikari practitioners who transmit spiritually energy, will not be available at this meeting.  They will be available on June 8, 2013 in the hour prior to the meeting.  As always, there is no charge.  If interested, please reserve a spot by emailing Tom Michaelsen at tomm7@earthlink.net.  Sukyo Mahikari is the giving and receiving of positive, spiritual energy transmitted from the palm of the hand toward the receiver while both sit on chairs.  The energy transmitted purifies and revitalizes the spirit, mind, and body. You are welcome to invite your friends and family to receive light.  It is not necessary to stay for the OC IANDS meeting afterwards, although all are welcome. For more information on Sukyo Mahikari, click on the link below.

Sukyo Mahikari Center for Spiritual Development:
23151 Camino Altozano
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  92688
(949) 459-1409

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SNEAK PEAK FOR OUR JUNE MEETING – On June 8, 2013,  our guest speaker will be Scott de Tamble, a clinical past life regression therapist who guides clients not only through past lives but to the in between life state where our souls live, a process that helps us understand why we’ve chosen our current life. He worked closely with filmmaker, Richard Martini and participated in Martini’s most recent documentary, Flipside: A Journey to the AfterLife. Scott was trained and certified by world famous Michael Newton, Ph.D., author of Journey of Souls.

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Reminder, bottled water will be provided.  Bringing a snack to share is on a volunteer basis. You’re welcome to bring lunch or a snack for yourself to eat during the meeting.

Also, be sure to subscribe to www.OrangeCountyIANDS.com, our website. There will be some overlapping of meeting notices, but otherwise, will offer all kinds of information and resources of interest.
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MEETING DETAILS

We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 1pm-4pm at Unity Church of Tustin, 14402 Prospect Ave., Tustin, CA.  Drive to the back of the church, turn left, and park. Enter the 2nd door you come to.

  • Each meeting contains a break half-way through, and afterwards, questions and answers, and discussion. There is no pressure to participate in a discussion.
  • Not everyone who attends has had a near-death or spiritually transformative experience. Everyone has their own reason why this group is of interest, and all are welcome.
  • We encourage a donation of $10 per person but no one is turned away.

NO-HOST DINNER FOLLOWS MEETING
All are welcome. It’s often a fun extension of the meeting where we meet at close-by Mimi’s Cafe. 17231 17th St., Tustin, (714) 544-5522.  Directions:  Leaving the church parking lot, turn right on Prospect.  At 17th Street, turn Left.  Get in right hand lane.  A few blocks down, just before the 55 freeway, you’ll see Mimi’s on the right.

OUR PURPOSE
We meet to talk about and share near-death experiences, questions about death and dying, and the latest information from NDE research.  IANDS groups such as ours can be found in communities around the world.

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
Send your request with first and last names, and email address to robin@robinbarr.com, or call Robin at (949) 855-1102.

To unsubscribe, click the link at the bottom of the page.

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We are always looking for generous souls who have had a near-death experience willing to share it with our warm, appreciative small group.  Could that be you or someone you know?  Call Robin at (949) 855-1102 or send an email to robin@robinbarr.com.