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Taking it with a pinch of salt...
on December 14, 2012
Mixed feelings about this book. I did enjoy it however and some things that I already believed in are clearer thanks to the book. I did have a chuckle because the base message has been out there for thousands of years: “love your neighbour as you love yourself”. What some people seem to have been doing is loving themselves as they love their neighbour – which is not at all!
I was a disappointed by the lack of information about the NDE itself. Other than seeing her father and friend, hearing what was being said down the passageway, seeing her brother on the plane, and the overwhelming sense of love, she doesn’t say much else.
And I was taken aback by her new perspective on reincarnation. She says: “What if heaven or nirvana is actually here in physical expression, and not there in the afterlife?” and: “I sense that we choose to incarnate into a physical body in order to express love, passion…..”. I could agree with the above IF we were living a life of privilege as some people do. However I highly doubt that a woman, for example, that has been raped, lives in a famine and war ravaged situation, and watches her fly infested children die of starvation would think of her lot as “heaven”, or would have “chosen” such a lifestyle for herself.