Book Extract of the Month:  from Nothing Better Than Death – Insights from Sixty-Two Profound Near-Death Experiences by Kevin R. Williams (2002 – webmaster Near-death.com)

 Spirituality – The NDE often reveals the difference between being religious and being spiritual.  The more unconditional love one has and practices toward others the greater the spirituality attained.  Many experiencers report that until they had their experience, they did not know such a love was even possible until they felt the tremendous love of the light.  Unfortunately, such love is rarely found in this world, but is abundant after death.  The following are insights from many NDE’s concerning spirituality.

“The totality of our actions, good and bad, determines our destiny. When we do bad things to others, bad things will eventually happen to us.  If we do good things to others, good things will eventually happen to us.  If we do only good things, we will eventually run out of bad things due us. Then only good things will happen to us, and vice versa.  This spiritual law forces us to learn life’s lessons, whether we want to or not”

“The more knowledge of the spirit we acquire while on earth, the further and faster we will progress in the spirit after death.”

“Life is significant. It determines how far we can go into the light after death.”

“Life is not about pursuits, but about people.”

Life is a precious gift: to love, to care, to share. Each moment is filled with great opportunities. We are not to waste our time while here on earth. We are to spread love and understanding.”

“It is love, not religious dogma or ritual, that creates spiritual growth and saves us from a hell of our own making”

“Love is supreme. Anything we do to show love is worthwhile: a smile, a word of encouragement, a small act of sacrifice. We grow by these actions.”

Above and beyond anything else, we must first learn to love ourselves non-judgementally and unconditionally. Then we will actually love all people and all things the same way.”

“There are only two things we can take with us at death: love and knowledge.  This is why it is best to learn about both as much as possible.”