Near Death, or Rebirth?


Just hearing the phrase “near-death experience,” many of us have a vision already of what one might experience: thoughts of one’s life flashing before their eyes, wrongs they have maybe done, tunnels of light or seeing deceased loved ones. While these things seem to be the norm, my three experiences do not seem to follow any of these traditional scenarios.

I wish I could say those things happened to me, and I don’t want to say those who do experience them are liars. Instead, I want to maybe open one’s mind to the moral of what a near-death experience might entail.

Here is what I call my near-death experiences:

  • My first occurred during my college years. I was home for the weekend and had what was normally a five-hour drive back to college. I was so ill, it took me 12 hours. I drove an hour and then slept for an hour to 90 minutes. After getting back to college, I slept a full day without waking up, though I thought I slept for only an hour. I was eventually hospitalized.
  • Another time was when I was struck by lightning while I was working at the airport. I blacked out for an unconfirmed amount of time, but yet again, it felt like an extremely brief moment.
  • The last time might be a bit controversial to call it a true near-death experience. It took place in a very vivid dream. I was being drowned by someone. At the point in which I accepted my fate, I took in the water, which filled my lungs. This is the one time I experienced the tunnel vision and saw a point of light. I was so fully dead in my dream that when I woke up, I had a hard time believing I was alive and breathing. I wasn’t gasping for air or anything.

With these experiences now told, and lacking any phenomenal detail, you might think, “Well, those don’t seem eventful, or even all that hopeful and amazing.” However, it was what happened afterwards that made all the difference. Each time these things happened, I was at a point in my life when things felt stagnant or could’ve even been viewed as negative times. After each one, events seemed to happen that would lead me to a better, more fulfilling life. After the lightning strike, I was much more open to Spirit than I ever was before. It was as if the door to Spirit went from being cracked open to fully open. After the drowning dream, I knew I had a better understanding of many things in life that we might often question.

You could be a person who has had an amazing near-death story of seeing your life flash before your eyes, seeing a tunnel of light, or visiting deceased loved ones. Then again, you could be someone who’s near-death experience was uneventful like mine; the most you got was a large passing of time that felt short. Either way, I think the outcome is the same. It becomes more of a rebirth to our life than it does a near death — if we take the time to investigate.

Nearly every near-death story I have heard has resulted in a more enlightened or better life for that person. I see it as being reborn and getting a chance to start again in a different energy.

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Tanner Leo
Tanner is a Metaphysical Advisor and Palm Reader at The White Lotus Room and has been doing such for 3 years now. I experienced a connection with Spirit my whole life before starting to accept it and then working with Spirit. I feel blessed to help those who seek answers or insight through my readings, and greatful to work alongside the other gifted practitioners at The White Lotus Room.


  1. “Unaccomplished activities of past lives are also one of the causes for reincarnation. Some of us reincarnate to complete the unfinished tasks of previous birth. The is evident from my own story of reincarnation:
    “My most Revered Guru of my previous life His Holiness Maharaj Sahab, 3rd Spiritual Head of Radhasoami Faith had revealed this secret to me during trance like state of mine. This was sort of REVELATION.
    HE told me, “Tum Sarkar Sahab Ho” (You are Sarkar Sahab). Sarkar Sahab was one of the most beloved disciple of His Holiness Maharj Sahab. Sarkar Sahab later on became Fourth of Spiritual Head Radhasoami Faith.
    Since I don’t have any direct realization of it so I can not claim the extent of its correctness. But it seems to be correct. During my previous birth I wanted to sing the song of ‘Infinite’ (Agam Geet yeh gawan chahoon tumhri mauj nihara, mauj hoi to satguru soami karoon supanth vichara) but I could not do so then since I had to leave the mortal frame at a very early age. But through the unbounded Grace and Mercy of my most Revered Guru that desire of my past birth is being fulfilled now.”
    I am one the chief expounder and supporter of Gravitation Force Theory of God. This is most scientific and secular theory of God. This is the Theory of Universal Religion. I have given Higher Theory of Everything. Sometimes back I posted this as comments to a blog on:
    ‘Fighting of the Cause of Allah by Governing a Smart Mathematics Based on Islamic Teology’
    By Rohedi of Rohedi Laboratories, Indonesia. Rohedi termed my higher theory of everything more wonderful than which has been developed by Stephen Hawking. Some details are quoted below:
    @anirudh kumar satsangi
    Congratulation you have develop the higher theory of everything more wonderful than which has been developed by Stephen Hawking. Hopefully your some views for being considered for Unified Field Theory are recognized by International Science Community, hence I soon read the fundamental aspect proposed by you.
    I have posted my comments to the Blog of Syed K. Mirza on Evolutionary Science vs. Creation Theory, and Intellectual Hypocrisy. Syed Mirza seems to be a very liberal muslim. He responded to my comments as mentioned below.
    “Many thanks for your very high thought explanations of God.
    You said:
    “Hence it can be assumed that the Current of Chaitanya (Consciousness) and Gravitational Wave are the two names of the same Supreme Essence (Seed) which has brought forth the entire creation. Hence it can be assumed that the source of current of consciousness and gravitational wave is the same i.e. God or ultimate creator.
    (i) Gravitation Force is the Ultimate Creator, Source of Gravitational Wave is God”
    Whatever you call it, God is no living God of any religion. Yes, when I call it “Mother Nature” is the God generated from all Natural forces and Gravitational force is the nucleus of all forces or we can presume that Gravitation is the ultimate guiding principle of this Mother Nature we call it non-living God unlike living personal God of religions. I can not believe any personal God would do so much misery created for its creation. Hence, only non-living natural God can explain everything in the Universe. When we think of any living personal God, things do not ad up!”
    I have also discovered the mathematical expression for emotional quotient (E.Q.) and for spiritual quotient (S.Q.).
    Austrian Scientist Rudolf Steiner says,
    “Just as an age was once ready to receive the Copernican theory of the universe, so is our age ready for the idea of reincarnation to be brought into the general consciousness of humanity”.


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