A typical Near Death Experience (NDE) is similar to a Life Between Lives Regression (LBL) but with some key differences.
To have a Near Death Experience, an individual has suffered a trauma so severe that he (or she) has physically died. The NDE takes place while the individual is “dead” and terminates suddenly when he is revived.
A Life Between Lives Regression is significantly different in a most important way. The individual chooses to undertake the regression. All through the experience, the individual is guided by an experienced hypnotherapist. There is no pain and no trauma. The Life Between Lives Regression takes place in a context of serenity and security.
However apart from this key difference, there are many similarities between a Near Death Experience and a Life Between Lives Regression.
There are nine elements that have been identified as common in the Near Death Experience.
- Sound: The individual hears a buzzing or ringing noise while having a sense of being dead.
- Peace and Painlessness: Any pain the individual has experienced from the trauma disappears and he has a sense of peace.
- Out-of-Body-Experience: The individual senses that he has left the body and is floating above his physical body.
- The Tunnel: He feels he is being drawn into a tunnel usually quickly, until he sees a while light. Not everyone experiences a tunnel.
- No Tunnel Journey: He floats speedily upwards and can see the earth recede beneath him
- People of Light: He meets people who glow with light. Some are relatives or friends who have passed and who now greet him.
- Being of Light: The individual is greeted by a Being of Light. Some call this being God, Jesus or some other religious figure. He feels overwhelming love from this being.
- Life Review: The Being of Light shows him a review of his life. Most get the message that love is the most important thing in life.
- Reluctance to Return: The Being of Light tells him he must return but the love and peace are so profound most people return with great reluctance.
Researchers have found that people who experience a NDE are changed. Most change their priorities and value their relationships more than material things. Many are kinder and take on activities or work in order to help others. Nearly all lose their fear of death.
In the LBL, the hypnotherapist guides the individual into a deep trance. During the induction most feel they are out of body and floating. A rare few hear a buzzing sound.
All people undertaking a LBL go through a death experience. This is because the hypnotherapist will guide them to a past life and at the end of that life they pass over. This death is not traumatic because the hypnotherapist makes sure the individual knows they are not alone and are safe and secure. After experiencing their death most have similar experiences to those who have a NDE.
The person having the LBL will float upwards. Some will see the earth recede. Some will go through a tunnel. Nearly all will see a white light coming towards them that turns into a Being of Light. This Being of Light is usually identified as their spiritual guide and often gives them his or her name.
Once the Spiritual Guide is encountered, the hypnotherapist takes a back seat and lets the Spiritual Guide do most of the directing. The hypnotherapist now asks questions in order to record the experience and get answers to the questions set beforehand. If the individual gets stuck or starts coming out of the trance, the hypnotherapist ensures the individual stays on track.
Most people experiencing a LBL meet relatives on the other side. These are usually part of their soul group. People experiencing a LBL feel a sense of overwhelming love. They do a life review but this is usually of the past life they re-experienced in the trance. They meet a Council of Elders who give them information about their past lives, their current life and their purpose. The Council also answers any questions they have.
There are other places on the other side that the individual can experience such as the body selection area, the place where they planned their current life, the library and even other planets. Usually they are guided by their Spirit Guide to go to places of benefit to them in their current life.
Unlike people experiencing an NDE, there is no reluctance in the LBL for the individual to return. The hypnotherapist ensures that the LBL is complete and the individual is ready to return before he or she is guided back to Planet Earth and the current life.
Anyone on the other side experiences a sense of timelessness. People who experience a NDE report that they lost all sense of time. This also happens in the LBL when the individual feels he has been away for minutes but is actually in the trance for hours. While in this state, the individual is fully focussed on what is emerging moment to moment, and in this sense, time does not exist.
There are many similarities between the Near Death Experience and a Life Between Lives Regression but there are some important differences.
The LBL is not associated with any physical trauma and is planned rather than spontaneous. The individual has the opportunity to have specific questions answered and explore selected places. The individual is guided by an experienced hypnotherapist from start to finish and only returns when he or she is ready.