You won’t want to miss a special interview on OWN TV this Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. ET/PT. Oprah Winfrey will interview Dr. Eben Alexander, the neurosurgeon who’s views and life changed dramatically following a near death experience (NDE) in November of 2008.
On Oprah’s Emmy® Award-winning series Super Soul Sunday, the once purely scientifically minded doctor will talk about his foray into another realm during a five-day coma induced by bacterial meningitis of the brain.
During a telephone interview on November 28, Dr. Alexander said he first found himself in a “monotonous murky underground of mud that seemed to go on for centuries.” Then slowly “a spring of white light” appeared along with a “lovely melody” and an entirely different vista unfolded in front of him.
“It was like the rip of the fabric around me,” he explained.
He found himself – with no sense of a physical body – in a “verdant green valley” and stuck on the wing of a colorful butterfly. Then a young girl with “a beautiful smile, sparkling blue eyes and brown hair” came up to greet him. She did not speak in words but Dr. Alexander sensed her reassuringly say, “There’s nothing to worry about.”
More butterflies appeared and below him, souls were happily dancing. In this consciousness state, he said he had no memory of his life or anything that had happened to him but knew there was no judgment there.
“It was pure love in this realm,” he said.
Overwhelmed by this state of being, Dr. Alexander was then aware of a “tremendous infinite void” out of which a “brilliant orb of light appeared.” This light, he explained, had “an awareness beyond all things.” On his website entitled Life Beyond Death he calls this light “the Divine Source of all things,” that told him he “could not stay” but taught him much about the meaning of life, death, reincarnation, unconditional love, free will and more.
“There was so much information,” he said adding, “It took me several years to unravel it and to understand what it all meant.”
One theme that he has found in many NDEs is the concept of “unconditional love,” which he said is an infinitely powerful force that is vital in all aspects of life, including an ability to heal our selves as human beings.
“It is such a consistent message,” he said. “I am astonished by the fact that so many people say the same thing but it makes perfect sense. If one hurts, we all hurt,” he added.
And important aspects of unconditional love are forgiveness and compassion,” Dr. Alexander said.
“We do have free will and can choose to be greedy or mean, but (with reincarnation) we end up on a much tougher path. I learned how we are all connected,” he said. At some point, “we will “feel the pain of our victim.”
He added that for the victim, the lesson learned has the potential to be a great one.
During his conversation with Oprah, Dr. Alexander will discuss his book, how his peers have reacted to his new-found spiritualism and how his life has changed so drastically.
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