Monday

"Miracles From Heaven," "The OA" and Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist is defined as "the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time."

Renaissance zeitgeist - the Oculus
There have been a number of projects as of late that deal with the "Flipside" (as I prefer to call the side that's not "here." If I call it "the afterlife" there's a uniform brain freeze.  If I call it "the other side of the veil" that's not so accurate either, as which veil are we talking about?  So "the other side of the record" is easy enough.)

So there's a bit of a zeitgeist with regard to depicting the flipside.  "Stranger Things" - a series on Netflix, depicts a fantasy "Flipside" that is the opposite of this side - only with creepy flower faced creatures or gorgons over there.  So when someone "falls into a portal" they're still here, just not visible.

Not gone. Just not here.
That's accurate, with regard to this research.  "Not gone. Just not here."

Then we have the series "The OA." As noted, this is a series that included some of the science behind Near Death Experiences.  I say "science" because it has been studied, published in peer reviewed journals by Doctors like Bruce Greyson at UVA, Dr. Sam Parnia of the Aware project, and numerous other sources.


Arrival is also about thinning the veil.
The essence of what this NDE research points to - is that people often have a near death experience that takes them "somewhere else" that's not here.  The cases are varied, and provable to the degree that they were not created by the brain, could not have come from what science has believed up until now - cryptomnesia, hypoxia or even synesthesia.  

I won't go here into how that could be - I do extensively in my books "It's a Wonderful Afterlife" where I interview Dr. Greyson, neuroscientist Mario Beauregard and others about "post materialist science."

I won't go into what that means either, because after all - these shows are about post materialist science.  Which is to say that they try to document stories of people who are conscious while they should not be conscious.
View from Mars? Or Morocco? (It's Mars) (photo NASA)

In "The OA" there's a depiction of what it feels like for Prairie (Brit Marling) when she has a near death experience. She appears in a sea of stars and talking to her "spirit guide" Khatun ("Noble Woman" in Mongolian, Urdu, Turkish, Arabic and Persian - like "Aga").  That's the same kind of description I've been documenting for the past decade, in the film "Flipside" and in my books.  People meeting up with their spirit guide in the afterlife.  (We all have one, according to these reports, apparently, and sometimes more than one.)
Prairie and her spirit guide.
Each case is different.

And yet the hallmarks are the same.


Which brings me to the film "Miracles from Heaven" featuring Jennifer Garner (based on the book by Christy Bream) in the true story about a young girl who had an incurable disease, had a near death experience, and came back healed from it.

For a description of the same kind of event, I recommend reading about Dr. Anita Moorjani's experience - a woman who had days to live due to cancer, and during her near death experience, figured out what the problem was, and came back to cure herself.  Within days she was in remission, and lived to tell her story.

The film "Miracles" includes some faith based story telling - Jennifer's character is a church going member who loses her faith, but it's restored when she realizes all the people who came together to help  create the miracle of her daughter's healing.
Mnemosyne, Goddess of .. um... er... memory.
Some folks think that the word "heaven" or the word "god" is confined to only religious beliefs and texts.  I can understand that, as growing up Catholic, my mind would go into full "brain freeze" at any of those terms. Including "Jesus."  That's pretty much how we view our planet and culture - those who "believe" in God, have faith in the afterlife, have faith in their religion, or their religious leaders, whether it's Jesus, Krishna, Brahma, Buddha or Muhammed, or some other avatar who brought compassion and wisdom to their lifetime.

I'm not here to change anyone's opinion on the matter. 
Seriously. Brain freeze. But everyone loves this dude. Me too.
 There's a good reason we choose our lifetimes, and there's equally good reasons why choose the religion we adhere to.  We tend to think of it as a choice by our forefathers - but if our forefathers aren't us - I mean literally, if it's true that we choose our lifetimes, then we've chosen this religion and path because we want to.  There's nothing that says we have to remain whatever religion our parents are or were - and yet there's also compelling reasons to stay within our traditions.  We may have signed up to learn or teach lessons within those confines, and if it's part of the chosen path or journey, why dispute or debate about that choice?  Only you - only the person reading this sentence - can know why they chose (or didn't choose) the belief system they're part of.  Or their non belief system.

I adhere to the non "belief" system. Meaning I choose to examine the data first, and come to my conclusions based on the data, or self experience. I leave the belief, or faith aside.  I can say "I experienced this epiphany, so I have a certain connection to it, so I can describe it." The majority of research I've done in this field points to one thing - we come here, we leave here, and then we go home.  We have people we work with back there and here, and there are reasons events happen to us here that are related to our path and journey.

This fellow was mistaken for Constantine so they didn't
melt his statue. It's actually Marcus Aurelius. Hi Marco.
Not gone. Just not here.
Which is the part of the film "Miracles" that I liked the most.  There's a montage where the audience gets to see all the "miracles" that had to occur for this little girl to get where she got, and it included strangers acting with compassion.  A perfect metaphor for why we come here in the first place.  We come, reportedly, to help others, to have compassion for others, or to play the role of someone without compassion  so we can teach others.  It's hard to choose to come here.  It takes courage to choose to come here. And it takes courage to fulfill whatever it was that we agreed to come here to do.

So the Miracle from Heaven (meaning our own "Miracle from Heaven") begins with our choice to come to the planet in the first place. We have angels all around us, because we are all angels - we are all both humans and our spirit form, which inhabits our space while we're here.  When the human part of us expires, that spirit form heads "home" to join up with other folks that we know and love.  This is what thousands have said is their journey (I've documented some of it in my books, filmed 35 between life sessions) and I'm here to point out that the more people open up about their personal experiences in this field, the more shows, plays, songs, poems, and other creative people will try to express this in their work. 

Blue Marble. Nice place. Let's keep it that way.

I recommend everyone start noting those things that they feel have "other worldly" experiences attached to them.  Look around for those angels who are here to help you.  And be the angel that you are meant to be by helping others.  It's nothing you have to kneel in a church pew to experience, it's nothing to do with organized religion by any stretch of the imagination.  It's contrary to everything I've ever heard about why we're on the planet, but at the same time, it's consistent with the research.

Pass it along. 

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