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“Warrior Baby’s” first book signing with HOPE KIDS on Saturday was very successful … and fun!  We met more Hope Kids families, lots of special Warrior Babies and our  friends and family came out by the car loads to show there support.  We sold 17 books that day and shared Wylder, his lessons and journey with many new friends.  HUGE thank you to our friends and family who came by to show there support and HOPE KIDS for letting us be a part of your event.  We certainly felt the love.

a HOPKIDS family … meeting our Wylder

Hope Kids Extrodinaire Bridget and I.

Another Warrior!!

A dear friend of ours recommended Steven and I read this Newsweek Article.  I thought it was beautiful and wanted to share it with you all.  It is almost a “Scientific” explanation of Heaven.  I hope and dream Heaven is all that Wylder deserves.  xoxo

PROOF OF HEAVEN; A DOCTORS EXPERIENCE WITH THE AFTERLIFE

When a neurosurgeon found himself in a coma, he experienced things he never thought possible—a journey to the afterlife.

As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences. I grew up in a scientific world, the son of a neurosurgeon. I followed my father’s path and became an academic neurosurgeon, teaching at Harvard Medical School and other universities. I understand what happens to the brain when people are near death, and I had always believed there were good scientific explanations for the heavenly out-of-body journeys described by those who narrowly escaped death.

The brain is an astonishingly sophisticated but extremely delicate mechanism. Reduce the amount of oxygen it receives by the smallest amount and it will react. It was no big surprise that people who had undergone severe trauma would return from their experiences with strange stories. But that didn’t mean they had journeyed anywhere real.

 Although I considered myself a faithful Christian, I was so more in name than in actual belief. I didn’t begrudge those who wanted to believe that Jesus was more than simply a good man who had suffered at the hands of the world. I sympathized deeply with those who wanted to believe that there was a God somewhere out there who loved us unconditionally. In fact, I envied such people the security that those beliefs no doubt provided. But as a scientist, I simply knew better than to believe them myself.

In the fall of 2008, however, after seven days in a coma during which the human part of my brain, the neocortex, was inactivated, I experienced something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason telieve in consciousness after death.

Watch this video (by clickin on the butterfly pict in the article) to hear the explination of what he saw.  http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10/07/proof-of-heaven-a-doctor-s-experience-with-the-afterlife.html

I know how pronouncements like mine sound to skeptics, so I will tell my story with the logic and language of the scientist I am.

Very early one morning four years ago, I awoke with an extremely intense headache. Within hours, my entire cortex—the part of the brain that controls thought and emotion and that in essence makes us human—had shut down. Doctors at Lynchburg General Hospital in Virginia, a hospital where I myself worked as a neurosurgeon, determined that I had somehow contracted a very rare bacterial meningitis that mostly attacks newborns. E. coli bacteria had penetrated my cerebrospinal fluid and were eating my brain.

When I entered the emergency room that morning, my chances of survival in anything beyond a vegetative state were already low. They soon sank to near nonexistent. For seven days I lay in a deep coma, my body unresponsive, my higher-order brain functions totally offline

Then, on the morning of my seventh day in the hospital, as my doctors weighed whether to discontinue treatment, my eyes popped open.

There is no scientific explanation for the fact that while my body lay in coma, my mind—my conscious, inner self—was alive and well. While the neurons of my cortex were stunned to complete inactivity by the bacteria that had attacked them, my brain-free consciousness journeyed to another, larger dimension of the universe: a dimension I’d never dreamed existed and which the old, pre-coma me would have been more than happy to explain was a simple impossibility.

But that dimension—in rough outline, the same one described by countless subjects of near-death experiences and other mystical states—is there. It exists, and what I saw and learned there has placed me quite literally in a new world: a world where we are much more than our brains and bodies, and where death is not the end of consciousness but rather a chapter in a vast, and incalculably positive, journey.

But that dimension—in rough outline, the same one described by countless subjects of near-death experiences and other mystical states—is there. It exists, and what I saw and learned there has placed me quite literally in a new world: a world where we are much more than our brains and bodies, and where death is not the end of consciousness

I’m not the first person to have discovered evidence that consciousness exists beyond the body. Brief, wonderful glimpses of this realm are as old as human history. But as far as I know, no one before me has ever traveled to this dimension (a) while their cortex was completely shut down, and (b) while their body was under minute medical observation, as mine was for the full seven days of my coma.

WHAT A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN EXPLINATION.  Dream in Peace Wylder James. 

Comments

  1. Shannon honey, I believe with all my heart and soul that heaven is indeed for real, and I know with every angel’s breeze, pretty little butterflies that bounce around, even the little gekko on your door “watching” you is Sweet Wylder James letting you know, “Mommy, I’m right here…..now I can keep an eye on you.” xoxoxoxox

  2. Cathy Johnson says:

    I would love to make a comment, but I could not say it any more sweetly or truthfully than Leslie! xoxoxo

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