Your perspectives are based on your experiences. What you define in your life, or give a label to is based on those understandings and views. You and I could have the same near death spiritual experience and based on our perspectives give aspects of that experience different names because of what we believe to be true in our own lives.
You may call your experience a visit to heaven, I might call it the Celtic Otherworld, someone else may call it Summerland or Valhalla. No label is wrong, because the label is given by the person who had the experience. It was their event, they have a right to call it what they will.
This discussion has come up here in my community because of story reported in our local news. One of our NBC News anchors, Curt Autry, reported on a story about a neurosurgeon who had a near death experience and believes he has proof of heaven.
A few people are upset that the “news” is reporting this story. Some are denouncing the Dr.s claims and insist there is a medical reason for his “vision”. Others, like me, support his vision as it’s not the first time we’ve heard this type of story or near death experience.
So the discussion has begun. Here is a link to the story and video posted by Mr. Autry – Neurosurgeon’s Experience Of Heaven.
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