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Old 21-01-2018, 07:38 AM
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Near Death Awareness


This is more about Near Death Awareness than a Near Death Experience, so I hope no one minds me posting a thread here as I'm not quite sure which part of the forum it would fit in (and it's my first post ).

These events took place during the final days of my mother’s life and have provide me with further confirmation that there is more to this world than just the physical. I have read about NDE’s and Near Death Awareness for many years but to be with someone who was experiencing Near Death Awareness over a period of nine-days brought all these accounts to life.

To set the context, my mother was 79 years old and a practising Sikh for over 30 years. She also followed a saint from Northern India called ‘Maharaji Raja Sahib’ who we refer to as ‘Maharaji’ as a sign of respect (he passed away in India in 1939).

She had emigrated from India to the United Kingdom in 1960 with my father. My father passed away in 1984 and she was living with my younger brother at the time, whilst we lived just five minutes’ drive away.

The events started on Sunday July 23rd 2017 when my mother was rushed into A&E at the local Infirmary due to excruciating pain. It was found that her thoracic aortic aneurysm had grown from 6.5cm from 9.5cm within the space of about four weeks. The A&E consultant said that there was a contained leak within the aneurysm and that the aneurysm could rupture within the coming week or even earlier.

On Tuesday 25th July 2017, she was in severe pain at around 20:00 when I went to visit her. When I spoke to her she said that she had heard her mother calling her earlier and said 'Why is she calling me – has she come to collect me?’ – her mother had died in India in 1955.

We took her up to her bed and from this point to her passing away, she was never to leave her bed again.

On Thursday 27th July 2017 in the afternoon she said to my wife that the 'game is finished on Saturday' and that Maharaji would be back on Saturday to collect her. At around 17:00, she asked to be sat up, asked for her head scarf and said her prayers for thirty minutes and then lay down again. Later in the evening she started saying her goodbyes to everyone.

On Friday 28th July 2017 at around 06:30, she started tugging on her bed sheet and kept asking for a clean white sheet.

On Saturday 29th July 2017 in the afternoon she said ‘that they had come for her.’ One of my aunts who was with her at the time asked her 'why are you in a hurry?'. My mother then said ‘they're going back now’. She said also she saw my father in the group that had come to collect her. Later in the evening she kept saying that she'd been asking to go since the morning but why was it taking so long?

On Sunday 30th July 2017 in the afternoon she said she was ‘happy everything was done’.

On Monday July 31st 2017 morning at about 07:00 I was talking to her and at one point she looked straight passed my left shoulder and said 'Oh, Maharaji - I didn't see you there'. She then asked them for a suit and raised her hand out as if grabbing something. After this she started saying it was time she went.

After talking to one my aunts who is a retired nurse, we said to my mother that she didn't have to worry about anyone here and that she had finished everything she needed to. At around 9pm my mother started getting quite agitated and asking ‘Why are they taking so long?’ and also kept saying ‘Let’s go, let’s go’.

On Tuesday August 1st 2017 at around 2am she asked for the ambulance to be called as she was ready to go in it and asked me where my wife was and said to ‘tell her to come here as she wasn't well and was ready to go in the ambulance’.

At around 04:00 my mother put her hands in the prayer position and looked up towards the ceiling and then around the room as if acknowledging something that neither my sister nor I could see. After this my mother slipped further downwards during the day and started to become less responsive.

On Thursday 3rd August 2017 I was preparing some food at around 15:00 I mentioned to my sister that it felt like my mother was wandering around the house even though she was still in bed upstairs and hardly responding to us or any stimulus.

I had to go out for a couple of hours at 16:30 and came back at 18:30 to a strange and unsettling atmosphere in the house – I can only describe it as ‘heavy’ and ‘claustrophobic’ with an eerie unsettling quietness – as if there was something waiting to happen. It was like the house had become enclosed in a bubble and no sounds from the outside could be heard – no birds, passing cars or dogs barking. The house was usually busy till about 8pm with extended family members visiting but everyone that day had left by the time I got back and there were only a few of us in the house.

My mother took her last breath at 22:30 on that day.

This is the best way I could think of writing the events up, so apologies for them being a set factual statements rather than being written in prose.

I'd welcome any comments and advice on these events and how best to view them and integrate them into my life going forward as suspect they will play out over a number of years as they have had a transformative affect on me.

Best wishes,

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Old 21-01-2018, 06:58 PM
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This is quite common to have happen as your already at times gone from the body on the spirit leaving it so that you do not endure suffering. What has not happened is that the physical pull of the brain has not yet realized the time has come to let go. This happens when the brain is still active and alive, and the body is gone.

The way you put it is nice, it shows how things do truly unfold.

I have been with many with passing and the final hours. As a Medium I am well used to seeing and being able to contact those passed. I have been at times able to bridge that gab and show those passing there is more to move to that family is there. That life goes on.

She was connecting to her Higher Self, and those waiting for her go on the same energy wave as her. Too I do not feel she feared death or fought it coming more was ready to go.

I have worked with some that had great fears of going for things done, and I have been able to show them that there is no punishments just "Karma" you get other lifetimes to clear it from your Soul.

Its like a Near Death Event in that your leaving and coming back, but its the final journey in this case and point of life. So your prepared for it and your more ready to accept it.

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Old 22-01-2018, 12:56 AM
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Dear Gurm,
I found your account of the last days of your dear mother's life very moving indeed. Thank you for sharing such sacred and personal things with us.

The Soul (not necessarily the "ego" or personality) -is very aware of the crossing which is approaching. Timings, to do with this may make little sense to us, but make a great deal of sense to the Soul who is about to pass from their Earthly incarnation. There is a perfect Grace to it; often difficult to see especially when a violent passing is involved. But with natural passings the Grace starts to appear a few days before leaving the body.

Sometimes observers, if they are unaware of such things, just think the "dying" person is hallucinating or their mind is wandering, etc. But in fact they are seeing a wider dimension and perspective. It is highly likely we are met by loved ones and those we are devoted to when passing over.

Blessings to your Mother's Soul, free now, and at peace. I wish her joy and happiness. And you too. She knows how much she is loved by you all.
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Old 22-01-2018, 09:33 AM
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Thanks for your replies - the events are on my mind most days even after almost 6 months as I'm still try to and understand the bigger picture behind it.

It's almost quite frightening to think that we were in the presence of spirits during that time but have no idea who or what they were or where they are now.

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Old 23-01-2018, 07:50 PM
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Gurm, you have written a very moving account of the passing of your mother. It is perfectly normal for those who are transitioning to be met by their loved ones on the other side. My dear father, when he was in hospital, once told me that he had seen a bright long tunnel and that it was lovely. At the time, about twenty years ago, being much more sceptical than I am now, I didn't really listen and assumed that it was just some sort of dream. But over the years, my own experiences have shown me that people (and animals) do indeed have a sense when their moment of passing is near, and that at that time they are met by those who have come to help them cross over.

Normally, those who help a being to cross over are loved ones, although in some cases (e.g. sudden, painful, traumatic death), there are others who may come to assist, who are skilled in helping those traumatised to adapt. There is nothing frightening about it.

My condolences on the passing of your mother, but you can be sure that she is in safe hands and with loved ones.

Slightly off topic, I really like Sikhs! They are generally vegetarian (especially in the langa) and are very kind and compassionate souls.

I wish you well in your spiritual journey.
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:16 AM
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I know this is an old thread but thought I would share what I have been shown for those that are yet to read this thread.

There is the time in human form and the time in spirit form. In human form we can use our physical senses but these do not exist in spirit form. When one is making the migration from human to spirit they loose the ability to use their bodily senses and have to transition to their "sixth sense or spirit senses"

Spirits never leave us it is just that the majority of us are not able to sense them when in human form.

In your mother's case this would indicate that she was making the transition while still in her body and starting to use her spirit senses while still in human form.

There is a lot more to this that I could explain.
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Old 25-03-2018, 08:44 AM
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Hi - yes it was a strange situation as I didn't feel or sense anything of these spirits even though at one stage there was one just to the left of my shoulder, but clearly there were two realities running at the same time.

I still don't understand it or have a clue what I do with the experience.
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