What do Life Reviews teach Near-Death Experiencers and the rest of us?
1. Examine your whole life from birth to death.
“I saw me as I was as a baby, a child, a teen, and adult, all at once. At the same time, I saw everything I ever did, everything I ever thought, everything. I saw events and people in my life that I previously considered important. Also, I saw many things that seemed not so important. I was aware of everything in my life all at once and I was aware of every response that others had to what occurred in my life. It was all there for me to understand … everything ‘good’, ‘bad’, or ‘indifferent.’” Grace Bulbulka
2. Experience your life from everyone’s perspective.
“In this review, I realized that I was every single person I’d ever encountered or thought of. As I merged with and became them, I felt exactly what they experienced as a result of my loving or unloving thoughts and actions. I saw it all from their point of view, not only how my actions affected them, but then through them as they affected others they encountered, as the effects kept on going.” David Oakford
3. Empathize with others you both helped and hurt.
“With every interaction, I got to feel what it was like to be on the receiving end of whatever I was dishing out. Whenever I gave someone pleasure, I felt it too; and whenever I caused someone pain, I felt that too.” David Beckman
4. Evaluate yourself on how well you lived and loved.
“I did find out about the so-called ‘Judgment Day’ I feared so much as a child. We judge ourselves and that at first was a big relief but our life is still our job. My past flashed before me, out of my control. I learned that the feared ‘Judgment Day’ shouldn’t be feared at all. I found out during my Life Review that we actually judge ourselves.” Glenda H.
5. Enlighten yourself about what really matters.
“Earth life, I found, is designed as a university, a school where we learn from our choices and our mortal experiences. I recognized that my most painful experiences taught me the most. It was enlightening to understand the bigger eternal picture – to know that I was not a victim of circumstances… I learned that being charitable, patient, and forgiving toward others are some of the most important character traits to be acquired – learned in the school of life.” Dr. Joyce Brown
6. Exemplify love in your thoughts, words, and deeds.
“The love I received from that Living Benevolence was of such a nature, so big, so unspeakable, that it’s not even a choice that I make to share my love as much as I can with others in the earthly world.” Marion Rome