Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Twilight Zone

Close your eyes for a minute, and listen to the words of the video posted below:

why does this music sound familiar??

That opening line, of course, it taken from the TV series titled, “The Twilight Zone”, which the late Rod Serling narrated (and wrote) from 1959 through 1964. (He died, at age 50, on July 2, 1975).

I JUST finished reading TWO books that describe the experiences of people who have died - and then returned to earth. The first book, Glimpses of Heaven, was written by a hospice nurse named Trudy Harris.

The second, “Crossing the Threshold of Eternity” was written by a former pastor named Robert L. Wise, who is now an archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches. In addition to the people that he wrote about in his book, he ALSO died - and came back to life.

One point that is brought home strongly by both books is that “the hereafter” is a wondrous place. Although no one that I know is in a hurry to get there, it’s comforting to know that we have nothing to fear as we near the end of our days.

By coincidence, the cover story for the June 11 issue of TIME magazine was “How to Die” Although the article is worth reading in its entirety, what stuck me the most is that the author’s parents died within 8 weeks of each other. By now, I’ve come to realize that a fairly high percentage of married couples who have been married a long time often die fairly close together, generally within a year (or less) of each other.

Since virtually every person in both books has met someone they knew in this life in heaven (on their brief stay there), there apparently is an “other worldly” explanation for both partners to leave the third planet from the sun at roughly the same time.

“Near death” experiences are far more common than you might suppose. There’s actually a website titled “Near Death Experience Research Foundation”, which contains roughly 3000 near death experiences.

What is heaven ACTUALLY like?

Believe it or not, both books will give you some brief snapshots, and a video titled “Heavenly Music” will put you in a more receptive frame of mind.

If you’d like to hear some REAL angels singing, the clip below will allow you to do just that:

is that you, Gabriel?

Regardless of what you may think of the books, or the choir of angels, the most accurate description of heaven is probably this :

You unlock this door with the key of imagination.

Beyond it is another dimension.

A dimension of sound.

A dimension of sight.

A dimension of mind.

You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas.

You’ve just crossed over into - the twilight zone.

Can you say, “Amen”, brothers and sisters?

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