I believe NDEs or ADEs (Apparent or After Death Experiences) are the most important things happening in the world today. If they are real everything else going on in the world pales into the insignificance of a dream because that is what NDEs report, compared to the world awaiting us after physical death, the world we live in now is tantamount to a dream.
If you are open to the possibility that NDEs or ADEs are real, consider the two body dilemma. The experience of Howard Storm and many others suggests that we have an extra-physical body similar to the physical body we inhabit during our life of Earth that separates from it at death and continues in another dimension.
The faculties of life, like thought and sensation, seem more acute in the separated body – the normal one seems to dull them down – so it appears that life resides in the extra-physical body. For this reason I call it the Life body and suggest the physical body is a mantle covering and deadening it, so to speak. If this is so the expressions ‘life-after-death’ or ‘afterlife’ would be inaccurate. It could be we don’t die at all but shed a physical mantle.
The body we live in on Earth could be likened to a space suit we occupy to visit a hostile planet. Death appears to be the equivalent of stepping out of the space suit when we go home. People returning from death say the experience is like going home. It could be we are not the physical body we see but are in a Life body we don’t see.
Extracted from Continuous Living in a Living Universe by David Ash. Look inside the book here.