Near-death experience: Angry at having to come back (though thank you for doing so)

I was with my angelic friend Brian Reekers today when he talked about meeting two people recently who’d had near-death experiences. One of them was angry for having to come back.

“Woah, who would have thought that,” I said. I’d always read about the transformational effect, how those who’ve had a near-death experience come back beatified, blissed out with life and its origins.

“Yeah. Over the years I’ve met several people who’ve nearly died then came back, and it’s more common than you’d think. To be angry not to be able to stay there.”

On another level I get it. 

When in deep meditation I find myself so utterly freed of the constraints of this world that, well, it’s not as though I don’t want to come back, it’s more that I don’t care if I do. I could remain there indefinitely. So I understand it in that small respect.

Not only is there a relinquishing of all struggle when you’ve died/near died, there also comes a sense of unlimitation. Boundlessness we can’t even guess at. The glories and the mysteries are yours to behold! 

And then you throw in the pervasive loving All Spirit in which you’re ensconced that we hear so much about — the Light! — who wouldn’t be a bit pissed to be told, Uh, hey, it’s not your time, you’ve got to go back, there is more for you to do there . . . .

Thanks for returning though, you who have. We appreciate the notes you bring back.

For you 

Evan Griffith
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