This is an artistic drawing of the butterfly that lifted and carried Eben Alexander during his out of body experience while he was in a coma.
Ganesha. It has been said that Ganesh has the wisdom of the Universe in His Belly. He is the remover of obstacles. Sai Baba has said that God wears many hats, has a thousands aspects and can choose the perfect form to connect with His/Her children.
The war gods. According to the Greeks, These Gods existed such as Poseidon. They were wielders of great power and weather control. Some historians like Zacharia Sitchin feels these were aliens called the Anunnaki. They were very large and bearded and had the builder technologies that were shared with humans but slowly became lost knowledge over time after they left.
In contrast to the more masculine gods of war and weather is the Grandmother Energy or Mother Earth energy that is softer and more nurturing. As my Cherokee ancestor would say, "Mother Earth, Father Sky". We are connected and stretch between them like a tree.
Many are graced with the presence of the Virgin Mother Mary. She often shows herself with pink roses and the fragrance is undeniable. She is the Beauty of God. She defines the feminine Grace for Us during a time when the world craves more of the feminine aspect of God. I feel blessed when she appears.
One young man described seeing warrior angels dressed in Hebrew Kilts or tunics during his near death experience. He was given a mission to complete when he was sent back to his body.
This is the Fish God or Dagon, His Priest would wear a fish head dressing that latter become the Miter design of the Pope of the Catholic Church. I find that interesting. No one comes back to say they had a discourse with Dagon but it is not impossible if God were to Orchestrate Such a vision to reach out and touch someone.
This cute guy is part of the legend of White Buffalo Calf Women. She appeared to the planes Indians. The Seven Tribes of the Lakota misnamed (Sioux). She was a calf who transformed into a Gorgeous Woman. She was powerful and Warrior Princess like. She brought profound knowledge to the Native Americans of North America. Betty Eadie is now wearing her native American dress and saying, I need to embrace who I am. She wrote a book about her NDE that I remember reading ages ago. I keep hoping to encounter an NDE from someone who has not heard of Christianity. But I do believe the missionaries have taken it around the world into every corner. Bettys NDE: https://youtu.be/g_-FGpAa7Ro
There are many artist renderings of Jesus. Howard Storm and many people report seeing Jesus during a near death or out of body experience. The impact is huge. Howard had been an atheist as an adult and did not expect to be so embraced and changed by his Jesus Experience. He writes a great deal about this. I want to keep my discussion short so please google the names mentioned and better yet buy the book!
When I mentioned Mother Earth I often have seen the Buddha as Father Sky. There is such illumination with that image for me. I just think he represents Peace and Serenity. I remember being engulfed in the utter blackness of space and then seeing the earth like a blue marble in the distance. Most people speak of the tunnel which I did not experience at this time. Dr. Rodionaia speaks of the intense blackness in his experience as well.
Dr. George Rodonaia died for 3 days and came back to life when they were doing an autopsy in the morgue. He saw God as being the Light and the Dark. He explains that when we love nature and all beings we are serving God. Dr. Rodonaia was an atheist prior to his NDE. He sums it up so well here: Many people have asked me what I believe in, how my NDE changed my life. All I can say is that I now believe in the God of the universe. Unlike many other people, however, I have never called God the light, because God is beyond our comprehension. God, I believe, is even more than the light, because God is also darkness. God is everything that exists, everything — and that is beyond our ability to comprehend at all. So I don’t believe in the God of the Jews, or the Christians, or the Hindus, or in any one religion’s idea of what God is or is not. It is all the same God, and that God showed me that the universe in which we live is a beautiful and marvelous mystery that is connected together forever and for always.
Who can forget Charlton Heston as Moses or Big Hur? Moses represents the leadership and the protection that God has promised. I am sure that some have met Moses during an NDE but I have not read about those experiences. I would love to hear about it.
I had my near death experience over 30 years ago. I think how did it change me? I did not come back as a saint with all the answers. The answer almost entirely wraps around the God/Me relationship. I needed the fullness of that relationship and the cup of love overflowing in my life. I was promised that I would remember that and experience that once back in this 3D reality. I have continued to make mistakes and at times choke myself off from God when I get angry or fearful or doubtful. This earth life has knocked the wind out of me many times. I have been told that it did not need to be so hard. I just did not listen to the subtle voices saying "don't do that". I had some contracted experiences but they did not need to be as challenging as I made them.
I was told how very important this life is. This life is full of golden opportunities. I was shown movie clips of the future and certain contracted events. I am sorry to say I don't recall that at all. Those golden moments that Angels spoke of are not the ones we often think of. Hollywood moments are not exactly what defines a Golden Moment spiritually. Many concur that on returning to their body and earth life; it was not the promotion or the graduation ceremony that was "golden" in the life review. What are those unique treasured moments? That is for each individual to unwarp and discover. It is why we are here. There are some things you cannot just read about. You have to get your hands in the clay and experience things. It is like dreaming about a vacation and reading a travel log but that will not yield the full adventure. You have to really be there and live it.