Recent scientific experiments have shown that a person clinically dying may experience a surge of electrical activity in the brain which could be explained as a surge in consciousness as we slip away from left brain ego consciousness into the super awareness of right brain soul consciousness and thus the near and after death experience:
On August 12, 2013 ~ Rebecca Morelle, Science reporter, BBC World Service, wrote on BBC News, Science and Environment that “Scientists report that a surge of electrical activity in the brain could be responsible for the vivid experiences described by near-death survivors and that in humans this could give rise to a heightened state of consciousness.” See report ~
The lead author of the study, Dr Jimo Borjigin, of the University of Michigan, said: “A lot of people thought that the brain after clinical death was inactive or hypoactive, with less activity than the waking state, and we show that is definitely not the case ~ if anything, it is much more active during the dying process than even the waking state.”
Dr Borjigin also said it was feasible that the same thing would happen in the human brain, and that an elevated level of brain activity and consciousness could give rise to near-death visions or, I would add, after death experiences.
It has long been my opinion that the phenomenon associated with the near and after death experience indicates that a state of unconditional love and soul consciousness lies not only beyond apparent death ~ but also beneath our deepest fears. Thus, death is an illusion measured by the limits and depth of our consciousness and only the ego resists this awareness of the boundless treasure within us all.
As such, the near and after death experience is the experience of a Unified Field of love and soul consciousness that lies not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears and most certainly beyond our present collective state of ego consciousness. See my recent article on near and after death experience ~
Dr. Eban Alexander’s Near Death Experience, as revealed in his recently published book Life Beyond Death says the same thing as he describes God as Love ~ ”I now fully understand the meaning of unconditional love ~ and the intensity and personal nature of that deity is the divine spark within each one of us.“ See eight minute video
Aldous Huxley who created and participated in many experiments of exploring the boundaries of human consciousness evidently came to the same conclusion regarding the totality and oneness of love ~ He wrote in a letter to Humphry Osmond, that he experienced “the direct, total awareness, from the inside, so to say, of Love as the primary and fundamental cosmic fact. … I was this fact; or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that this fact occupied the place where I had been. … And the things which had entirely filled my attention on that first occasion, I now perceived to be temptations – temptations to escape from the central reality into a false, or at least imperfect and partial Nirvanas of beauty and mere knowledge.”
But it was Teilhard de Chardin who wrote on the last page of his personal journal three days before he died in 1955 ” The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death “
Teilhard knew what lay beyond death decades before the well documented wave of near and after death experiences that have become a modern day phenomenon. He yearned for some sign or signal to be given from beyond death ~ so that others might know what he knew. In that vein, he wrote in Activation of Human Energy ~ ” How comforting and ‘electrifying’ it would be if some signal or sign, some summons or echo, should come to us from beyond death ~ and give us positive assurance that some center of convergence really does exist ahead of us. “
Teilhard’s life work was the reinterpretation of Christianity in the light of evolution, but his great life dilemma was that very few people could understand the truths that were so obvious to him, and myself for that matter ~ that God is love. Teilhard wrote that “Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them for it alone takes them and joins them to what is deepest within themselves.”
It is my premise that the near death experience allows someone to momentarily pass through the dark tunnel of internal pain, aloneness, despair and apparent death ( from which the ego and ego consciousness is born ) into a state of light and soul consciousness which is one in the same with our deepest connection to the Unified Field.
As a licensed therapist, with over 40 year’s experience of dealing with people’s deepest fears and anxieties, I can unequivocally state that the experience of surrendering to one’s deep and long repressed feelings of pain, alienation, aloneness and despair is almost always initially experienced as a dark tunnel of never-ending pain which leads to death ~ and must be avoided at all costs. However, it is only the ego and fear that gradually die in the well of grief while joy and a true sense of self emerge from hiding like a phoenix rising from the ashes. It is no different than being pulled into a black hole in space ~ except that the black hole is within ourselves but beneath it is the immense joy, intention and purpose of a Unified field of love and soul consciousness.
Just as Stephen Hawking has suggested that black holes in space may in essence become white holes at a point of singularity, where all notions of time and space break down ~ so I am claiming that at the end of the black hole of despair within ourselves ~ we also reach a point of singularity, where all notions of time and space break down and we become one with a Unified Field of unconditional love and soul consciousness.
The same thing happened to myself over 40 years ago when I fully opened my heart and then let go and surrendered to my own well of grief and tumbled through a rabbit hole into my own singularity and a state of love and soul consciousness ~ wherein my life became inner directed, versus outer directed, and my heart became my guide from a place of gratitude and service.
The near and after death experience is direct proof that this phenomenon is happening and most probably in the final stages of death ~ when a demonstrated surge of electrical activity would indicate that the right brain and a state of soul consciousness would become dominant and a fear based left brain state of ego consciousness would no longer be needed for survival and protection purposes.
I have experienced two after death experiences which would verify this phenomenon or state of consciousness that exists beyond time and space ~ both with people who I deeply loved. It’s interesting to note that both of these people appeared joyful, youthful and obviously ego-less.
1. My own mother suddenly and unexpectedly died in 1987 a few months after reading my paper on the Unified Field. But she appeared to me at the moment of her death, some 3000 miles away, sitting on my bed and lovingly and joyfully saying these words to me ~ ” Allen , I Know, Allen I Know .. “ See article ~
2. Feeling and seeing my twin brothers joyful presence, literally jumping with joy, after his passing on August 17, 2013. See article ~
Thus, it appears that death is an illusion measured by the limits and depth of our consciousness and only by surrendering to love will this truth be revealed ~ and we resist this path at our individual and collective peril.
We are put on Earth a little space to bear the beams of love: William Blake
About the Author: Allen L Roland is a Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist. He is also a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web site at AllenRoland.com. He also guest hosts a Truthtalk, a national radio show that airs monthly. He is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private consultations via email at [email protected].