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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #250 on: February 22, 2008, 05:18:55 am »
I've had one vivid experience that could be described as out of the ordinary:  CAT~!

My mother has had one near-death/out-of-body experience, as well as seeing apparitions and sensing unseen presences. My late maternal grandfather told family members that he had had a near-death experience while in the hospital before he returned home to die, and said that Heaven was a beautiful place.

I am learning more and more each day how what we perceive as 'reality' is incredibly limited.  I think your cat is somewhere, waiting for you!

Since 1976 I was given the 'ability' to perceive some of that which coexists along with us but we are unaware of.  In 1976 I was incredibly frightened and learned to be careful what I pray for~!  Now, I still see 'ministering spirits' mostly good but an unfriendly pops in my sight once in a while.  In the bible, these are called Thrones and Dominations, Principalities and Powers.  That means to me (from my experience) that they are on differing levels of development..  Kind of like comparing the rest of us with Daniel.  ;)

But the important thing is that they all have free will and do what they want.    And they co-exist in a way that is probably best expressed as 'right along with us..' maybe a few degrees of phase shift or something.  I do think they are more aware of us then most of us are of them.   And once in a while, a ministering spirit (they look like STARS * ) blinks in and uplifts my spirit.  I think that they are the lowest (next to us) on the Totem Pole.   A few weeks ago I was talking to my cousin in Oregon and saw dozens~!  She was in a bad way and I believe she needed the comfort (she got it through me) I got it through them.   Now, why didn't they just show up around her instead of going through me?  I think it is because my 'essence' is now so much more open to new Spiritual experiences.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far away (well 1975) I had a born again experience.  The next year I was baptized in the Spirit and was up near the ceiling.  Even though I am EONS away theologically from where I was then, I know I experienced an out of body experience along with a little Ecstasy thrown in for good measure.

I know your mother was right! And I think anyone can develop these abilities through prayer, meditation or (a new one) 'just remaining in the moment, silently' and all will be able to perceive more than our eyes or ears can by themselves.

And your grandfather was sure right on with the experience of Heaven being a beautiful place.   Been there, done that, printed the Tee Shirt.

We're gonna have the time of our lives.  Can you imagine living without the ability to become bored?   That doesn't even come close but I'm opening up in ways that I never thought I would be able to.

{{{Cyberhugs}}} and what a great family.  Your genetics tell me you'll experience the same things.. sooner than you think, I would guess~!  (I'm NOT saying your dying.. the other stuff and MORE)

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #251 on: February 22, 2008, 05:24:58 am »
When I was a child I was laying in bed with my eyes closed but I was still awake. I never heard anyone enter the room but I felt someone sit down on the bed. I was scared and didn't open my eyes. Then I felt the bed go back up and I listed by heard no ffot step. I finally got courage top open my eyes but it was too dark to make out anything.

I had a similar experience when I was a teenager.   I had taken enough LSD for 4 people and had a really bad trip!  When I finally came down and was just resting, face down, the door opened downstairs and someone walked up and touched me.  I knew the person but just laid there and experienced it.  The person was my mother who had left that house 12 years before and wouldn't EVER go back in.  It was just what I needed at the time.

From where I'm at now, I don't think it was my mother, it was a ministering spirit in human form..  (angels unaware..)

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Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #252 on: March 04, 2008, 08:57:06 am »
Truman and I have been discussing Genealogies in Private Messages.   I want to post here what I told him after he asked about my 'other' half.  (On my Dad's side I'm mostly Irish)

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My mom was 100% Croatian (She was born here, her parents are from Zagreb, Yugoslavia).  My grandmother (who died when my mom was 7) had two husbands.  They had 5 children; 2 who died when very young.  Then she married my grandfather.  After my mom died and I did a genealogy, I took my aunt up to Escanaba, Mich. to find out stuff.  My grandmother was buried along with everyone else with a large tombstone that showed only the family name - Sabor.  Now the cemetery records had burned so there was no way I could be sure that this was the right spot.  I took Polaroids of the tombstone, then dropped the camera.  While I was on the ground I noticed that under a bush, next to the big headstone were two with the children's names on them.  SO they kind of reached out and let me know....

But the best is about my grandfather Tom Trcak, who died when my mom was two.  I was told that he was buried in the pauper section of the cemetery and that he had a wooden cross.  I found the spot, noticed a cross, so I parked and walked over to the section.  The cross was metal and was not my grandfather.   This section of the cemetery was really dark.  A really big evergreen tree shaded the area almost into darkness.  As I started back to the car, I realized that my grandfather was there somewhere, so I said a little prayer.  All of a sudden I just stopped and behold! A beam of sunlight illuminated a ground type tombstone.  On it was "Tom Trcak, 1864-1925."  It was my grandfather!  I took a picture and even though it is dark but you can still tell that it is illuminated by a beam of sunlight.  SO he kind of reached 'up' and grabbed me to say "HI~!"

I have had many mystical experiences in cemeteries over the years.  But how my grandparents let me know they were there is the best story I have.
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Here's proof...   (You can see the letters and numbers two ways.  They can be seen as indented or, (what's the word..) sticking OUT.)
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Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #253 on: March 17, 2008, 07:38:06 am »
Somewhere over the rainbow..

Oops, I meant somewhere on BetterMost I posted a reply to Lynne, I think, about "Cloud Mountains."   They can look a whole lot better than this and they look more real when you are 20 miles away.  Anyway, here is 'something' to the effect of "Cloud Mountains"
Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #254 on: March 17, 2008, 09:08:39 am »
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Brother Patrick! :)
Why do we consume what we consume?
Why do we believe what we believe?
Why do we accept what we accept?
You have a body, a mind, and a soul.... You have a responsibility.

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #255 on: March 17, 2008, 10:06:07 am »
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Brother Patrick! :)

Thanks~!  Tis a grand day to be 3/8ths Irish..

How about posting the Aurora Phantasy Poem.  I am sure we all would like to devour it~!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone~!
Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #256 on: March 17, 2008, 10:51:14 am »
Happy St. Patrick's Day Brother O'Shea!
"It was only you in my life, and it will always be only you, Jack, I swear."

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #257 on: March 17, 2008, 06:29:01 pm »
Oh, I almost forgot about that one... the Aurora Phantasy poem, I mean.

Actually, to clarify, I did forget about it... but here it is anyway.

The Dawn is coming, Aurora
in lovely shades of pink and blue,
wisps of cloud hovering over the rooftops,
golden light filtering through my window,
the trees swaying in the breeze (I wish them well),
the birds flying amongst branch and fencepost,
roof and wall, heart and soul.

A feeling of wonder begins to come over me.
This is the Aurora Phantasy.
This is the dream of new hope,
of love without question,
the desire for rebirth and renewal,
the chance for a new life.
Forgiveness, eternal and divine, unwarranted, undeserved.
This is the Universal Spirit calling out and saying:

"You are special.
You have a place in the Cosmos.
You are unique and your uniqueness
means more to me than any other person can recognize.
I understand you so well,
you are the child of my heart.
Every idea you have,
I have comprehended from the beginning.
I know your hopes and fears,
your dreams and nightmares.
I have loved those you loved,
and those you hated too.
Little did you realize,
it was through you I loved them.
The spirit within you is strong.
It bursts like light from the midday sun,
fills the room with golden light
It fills my ears with song."

"Few realize that my perception of you
is as great as, if not greater than
your perception of me.
I know your strengths, your weaknesses
and have accepted them unto myself.
Your strengths have empowered the Universe.
Your weaknesses have been absolved.
Beauty and harmony unite within you.
You are perfect in your imperfection.
What is so great about that, you ask?
All things imperfect strive for perfection.
They are incomplete works,
and so I work through you,
and make all things perfect.
The Spirit is willing - come with me.
Come feel the life and vitality of the Sun.
Come adventure the new day.
Do things not yet done.
Embrace light, love, laughter, joy.
Embrace your fellow man.
Bring brightness and beauty to a benign world
and watch the darkness wane.
This is Your Light, Your Beauty
which makes the darkness flee.
So you should learn to trust yourself,
while you're trusting me.
The world would be a darker place,
if not for your inner light
- with hundreds of thousands just like you,
which make the world quite bright.
And without your light, I could not see.
As without mine, you could not.
But in betwixt the two of us,
and several billion more.
We see more colors and more beauty than anyone has before."

"And so my child, accept your dreams,
for Life is much more than it seems.
Find your path, find your light.
Learn to look with inner sight.
Hope and dream, love and nurture,
Share with others of your nature.
Laugh and cry, live and learn.
All things come upon their turn.
Be strengthened by your sorrows.
Be fortified by aches and pains.
Be nourished by thine difficulties
and energized when you drain.
This is the Way things are.
All things in flux.
All opportunities given.
All weaknesses strengthened.
All illnesses cured.
All arguments and wars ended.
All things in store."

Dearest Aurora,
the sun has risen.
Its while light now fills the sky.
Your heart is as glorious as the new Dawn.
It lights my soul like a lamp in a cave of rose quartz.
Your beauty is immaculate.
Spread it where you will.
I trust the Universal Spirit.

Why do we consume what we consume?
Why do we believe what we believe?
Why do we accept what we accept?
You have a body, a mind, and a soul.... You have a responsibility.

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #258 on: March 18, 2008, 06:16:51 am »
"Few realize that my perception of you
is as great as, if not greater than
your perception of me.

_I_ realize it~!  The One Who Is called you by NAME~!

Your awesome prose seems to fit with my favorite (so far) picture of a sunrise here in Kenosha, Wisconsin...
Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #259 on: March 18, 2008, 06:29:52 pm »
Great sunset!

Thanks!

That gives me an idea to create such a sunset sky in one of my next paintings I will create!

Sure wish I could like the Infinity does!!

Keep care,
hugs!