Archive for May, 2009

The Sweet Void of Death

I ran across this very detailed and interesting account of a man’s near death experience. Give it a read, I think you’ll enjoy this quite a bit…

Near-Death Experience NDE Story of Mellen-Thomas Benedict
Journey Through the Light and Back

In 1982 I died from terminal cancer. The condition I had was inoperable, and any kind of chemotherapy they could give me would just have made me more of a vegetable. I was given six to eight months to live.

I had been an information freak in the1970’s, and I had become increasingly despondent over the nuclear crisis, the ecology crisis, and so forth. So, since I did not have a spiritual basis, I began to believe that nature had made a mistake, and that we were probably a cancerous organism on the planet. I saw no way that we could get out from all the problems we had created for ourselves and the planet. I perceived all humans as cancer, and that is what I got.

That is what killed me. Be careful what your world view is. It can feed back on you, especially if it is a negative world view. I had a seriously negative one. That is what led me into my death. I tried all sorts of alternative healing methods, but nothing helped.

So I determined that this was really just between me and God. I had never really faced God before, or even dealt with God. I was not into any kind of spirituality at the time, but I began a journey into learning about spirituality and alterna¬tive healing. I set out to do all the reading I could and bone up on the subject, because I did not want to be surprised on the other side. So I started reading on various religions and philosophies. They were all very interesting, and gave hope that there was something on the other side. I ended up in hospice care.

I remember waking up one morning at home about 4:30 AM, and I just knew that this was it. This was the day I was going to die….[the rest, here]


The Dalai Lama’s 18 rules for living

At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama issued eighteen rules for living. I think we could all use a refresher nearly 10 years later…

  • Dalai Lama’s 18 rules for living
    Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
    When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
    Follow the three Rs:
    Respect for self
    Respect for others
    Responsibility for all your actions.
    Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
    Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
    Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
    When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
    Spend some time alone every day.
    Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
    Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
    Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
    A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
    In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
    Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
    Be gentle with the earth.
    Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
    Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
    Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

“PAST LIFE” on FOX – M.J.’s Show is a GO!


Fox orders ‘Past Life,’ another drama for next fall

Fox has added “Past Life,” another drama, to its fall roster.

Based on the novel “The Reincarnationist” by MJ Rose, the series uses the concept of reincarnation to solve present-day mysteries caused by past-life traumas.

Created by David Hudgins (“Friday Night Lights” and “Everwood)” the show stars Kelli Giddish (“Life on Mars”), and Nicholas Bishop (“Home and Away”), who are pictured; and Ravi Patel (“Transformers”) and Richard Schiff (“The West Wing.)”

Here’s more in the news!

Fox adds ‘Life’ to 2009-10 schedule

Warner Bros. TV’s reincarnation-themed drama ‘Past Life’ drew a pickup from Fox Thursday.

Fox has added the Warner Bros. TV drama “Past Life” to its tally of 2009-10 season pickups as it preps for Monday’s upfront presentation in Gotham.

Reincarnation-themed drama about a psychologist and an ex-NYPD homicide detective who team up to help people solve past-life traumas and present-day crimes comes from scribe David Hudgins. Cast includes Kelli Giddish, Nicholas Bishop, Richard Schiff and Ravi Patel.

Net made it official with the studio Thursday afternoon. “Past Life” joins the comicbook-based fantasy “Human Target” and laffer “Sons of Tucson” on Fox’s authorized pickup list.


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