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Life Before Life and True Life Tales of People Who Have Been To Heaven

True stories of life before birth, and the tale of a neurosurgeon who had an amazing experience!

Feels like Heaven

Feels like Heaven

Life Before Life?

There are many stories around the world concerning children and reincarnation. Even many adults say they have experienced memories of past lives. In fact there are so many that to think they are all just dreams or made up stories can no longer ring true.

In My article The True Story of the Children Who have Lived Before, we saw proof that something was definitely going on.

How could a child remember he was a fighter pilot? And then go on to explain the parts of the Plane, where he had fought and so on?

Another boy remembered living on a remote Scottish Island, and in fact explains that he knew the plane would land on the beach.

But what about before life? There is so much information about after life experiences, but if there is life after death we must then realise that actually there must have been life before we are born.

So where we before our soul traveled to live in our present bodies?

Reincarnation past lives

Reincarnation past lives

So What Was Life Before Life Like?

Where was your soul or spirit before you were born? There have been lots of stories about children saying that they lived before. But more intriguingly there are those who state that they have seen or know where they were just before birth.

The Pre Birth Experience (PBE) is different in that it doesn't claim to know the other lives that they have lived.

The pre birth experience seems to remember the plane of existence that they were on just before they were born. This is similar to near death experiences, or NDE.

The patient who is near death will feel themselves 'slipping away' to another realm.

Sometimes they can see friends or relatives who have gone before them. But others actually sense or see a place that is the Spirit world, and can actually choose whether to come back to earth as a reborn child.

In a small number of cases the patient will get a sense of the rebirth experience before waking back up in this life.

butterflies change shape from caterpillar to beautiful flying creatures.

butterflies change shape from caterpillar to beautiful flying creatures.

The Floating Soul

So, what do people feel before being born? When people have been regressed back to previous incarnations, they talk about being 'somewhere' in a peaceful place.

In the case of a boy called Desmond, he states that he lived before in a lovely place with fields and with his friends to play with. Now this may sound like children's tales. But he did say something rather strange.

When he was asked, did he swim? He said, 'no I didn't need to, we never got wet, and we floated to the top'. Then went on to say, 'I used to make singing flowers when I was in Heaven before'.

He said that, 'To make the flowers, we had to think of them stage by stage, then they would appear'.

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Another boy, Daniel, when visiting the ocean for the first time, turned to his mother and said 'I love the water, we had to go into the water to be born, it was more like a river though'.

Was that a memory of actually being born? Sounds like it to me.

A little girl named Lorna stated that she loved meeting Jesus. When asked by her father what she meant she stated that 'The last time I died, when I was little, I saw Jesus. He always came to visit us'.

True stories? Or just children's imagination?

Paul Eicke went to heaven

Paul Eicke went to heaven

Children Who Have Been To Heaven - Headline News

In the Mail online in April 2010, there was a startling headline that stated:

Boy of three tells how he saw grandma in Heaven, after falling in a pond.

Paul Eicke was clinically dead after falling into a pond. After three hours the paramedics re started his heart, and he has gone on to make a full recovery. The strange thing about the incident is that he claims to have seen his grandmother in Heaven while he was 'dead'.

He was in the pond for several minutes before his grandfather saw him and pulled him out. His irate father managed to give him mouth to mouth and heart massage while waiting for the air ambulance to arrive.

After trying for over three hours and about to give up, the paramedics found a heart beat and the little boy was resuscitated.

When he woke, the little boy said that he had seen his great grandmother Emmi on the Other Side, and talked to her.

Paul says:

'I was floating, and there was a lot of light. I came to a gate and saw my grandma on the other side. She asked me, what are you doing here? You must go back, your daddy and mummy will be waiting for you. I knew it was Heaven but grandma said I had to go home and quickly, Heaven looked really nice, but I am glad I am back now'.

Paul is back home with his family, and luckily there is no sign of brain damage.

Colton Burpo. Colin Burpo Colin Burpo

Heaven Is For Real

The Headline Read:

USA Today - A Boys View of Heaven.

Colton Burpo is famous for being the four year old child who had a near death experience when he suffered a burst appendix. Doctors were convinced he wouldn't live through it.

But live he did. And his extraordinary story took a strange turn when he claimed that he had met Jesus, John the Baptist, and his great grandfather when he went to Heaven on the operating table.

Not only was this an extraordinary claim, but he went on to say that he had met his sister too. His mother was shocked to hear this as she had a miscarriage before the little girl was born, and Colton knew nothing about it!

Was this a dream? Or did Colton actually have a Near Death Experience?

He pointed out photos of his grandfather that he had never met in this life, and stated that he was the man he had spoken to in Heaven. In the photo his grandfather was young, but Colton still recognised him as he said that people looked younger in Heaven.

He also mentioned something that many others have also reported. The colors and rainbows were so bright, more so than on earth.

Colton is now thirteen years old, but still remembers his encounters. But he has forgotten some of it as he has grown older.

After the event his father the Rev. Todd Burpo wrote a book about his sons amazing trip to Heaven. It is still one of the most famous and popular books on the market today

Are birthmarks a sign that you have lived before?

Are birthmarks a sign that you have lived before?

Are Birth Marks A Sign of Reincarnation?

In 2005 a book written by psychiatrist Jim B. Tucker called 'A scientific investigation of children's memories of previous lives,' presents over 40 years of of reincarnation study at the University of Virginia.

Jim found that not only were children coming forward and telling stories of their previous lives, but a strange phenomenon of birth marks was occurring.

And it wasn't only birth marks. There were people coming forward with birth defects too. These claimed that the birth defect was caused by injury in their other life, or lives.

So, what are birth marks to do with anything? Well, it seems that the children who stated that they had been 'Great granny' for example, actually had the same birth marks as their great grandmother when she was alive.

Of course this could be caused by the mother telling the small child that the birth mark was similar to its grandmother.

On the other hand the book suggests that the consciousness can be separate from the brain. This in itself can be a basis for reincarnation.

reincarnation true stories

reincarnation true stories



Near Death Experiences

The very first NDE was recorded by Plato who describes Myth of er* in his book Plato's The Republic.

Plato describes his telling of a soldier in a near death experience. So the idea of near death experience goes back a long way.

The person in question will have a sense of peace and usually see a white light drawing them towards it.

Once they have traveled through the light they may see their family who have passed and many people talk about a wonderful land with flowers trees and plants. The air is so clear and there is no sense of panic, just calm.

Myth of er*

The story begins as the man, Er dies in battle. When the other bodies are collected, Er is seen to be un decomposed.

Two days later, he revises on the funeral pyre and recalls his near death experience with talk of Angelic Realms, reincarnation and Celestial Spheres.

In this count, the word Myth means account, word or speech. So it seems that the idea or reality of reincarnation is thousands of years old.

Dr. Eben Alexander

Dr. Eben Alexander

Is Heaven Real? A True Story of a Neurosurgeon Who Remembers The Afterlife.

Dr. Eben Alexander is a practicing surgeon who thought he knew everything about the human brain. He had never had thoughts about an afterlife, and if he did he presumed that it was caused by something happening to the chemicals in the brain when under trauma.

In fact he was so convinced of this that he would try to refute it whenever it was talked about. This was until he experienced it for himself. In 2008, he contracted bacterial meningitis and spent a week in a coma.

When he woke up he told colleagues that what he had experienced was beyond scientific explanation. Dr. Alexander went on say:

The most challenging thing is to try and keep an objective mind. If that's possible. I was stunned by this Realm and wondered what it meant. Of course the other doctors presumed it was because I had been so sick therefore I was hallucinating. But it was way to real to be a dream. Seeing it from a neurosurgeons perspective he said:

I was aware after the even that my neo cortex had not been working. It was damaged. In other words, the part of my brain that would cause hallucinations or dreams was in fact de activated.

'When I entered the Realm it was from a birds eye view. I couldn't remember who I was. Then the blinders came of, so to speak and I saw this real ultra crisp gateway, then beautiful flowers and butterfly's. With Angels and Souls dancing around me. The colors were beyond the Rainbow, some which I had never seen before.

When asked what Heaven looked and felt like he stated:

It was loving, caressing, and comforting. There was nothing to fear. I could feel the Prayers of my family around my bedside, but didn't know who they were at the time. And then I was told I had a choice to come back'

When he was asked whether he had now found religion he stated that he always went to Church now. And he has realised that all religions are on the right path. But when one talks about their religion being the only one, he says that he now knows this is not true. Each and every religion has its place, as long as love and cherishing are there.

He was asked about skeptics. He replied that scientists will never come close to understanding the true meaning of what is out there. Whether you call it Heaven or just believe. Its still the biggest mystery of how it happens. As for skeptics, they will always feel this way unless it happens to them.

A Past Life Nutshell.

So whether you believe in life before life, reincarnation, children going to Heaven then coming back with amazing stories or anything else, you have to admit that these occurrences are world wide. Its not just adults with a vivid imagination. Its children too. And yes, I agree before you say it. Children have vivid imaginations. But under duress?

Would a child really see Heaven, meet a relative or see Jesus? What about meeting a lost sister that you never knew you had? How does that work?

To be honest, I doubt if anybody will ever really know. Well at least while we are down here on earth. And yet, after reading and researching these stories, it does make my heart feel glad to know that maybe somewhere up there, is a place that we call Heaven.

Read This Amazing Tale of A Man Who Heard God, Died, then Came Back!

© 2013 Nell Rose


Nell Rose (author) from England on April 27, 2019:

Sounds amazing Vie! and yes it definitely sounds like your calling in life. Thanks for reading.

Vie on April 26, 2019:

I so believe NDE stories even though i don't have any but in my case it's like i just have this intense feeling of wanting to work with my hands growing up I used to draw anything i could imagine and now I enjoy working with my hands up to a point where i was forced to make a little garden because all the veggie scrabs I threw in there grew, anything I plant grows as if I used to live in a farm and I just know how to plant and take care of the garden and when I work in that little corner garden I simply loose track of time . So i gues in some of my past life I was a farmer and in another life I was an artist.

Only god knows for sure !!!!

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 11, 2018:

LOL! Orfo, jealousy is such a funny thing. now go crawl back under your rock. oh and?

George Orfanakos come on down!

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 16, 2018:

Thanks Sparkster, its fascinating isn't it?

Marc Hubs from United Kingdom on October 14, 2018:

Great article. I find this extremely intriguing and a lot of it compelling. I myself have memories from my past life and prebirth memories.

In my past life I was Wilhelm Reich. I also remember choosing this life before I reincarnated and choosing my parents. Not sure about birth marks but I remember reading that birth marks are scars from where you were hurt in previous lifetimes.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 17, 2017:

That is amazing Syed! thank you for sharing your story.

Syed Umair Umar on November 17, 2017:

Ever since I was a child, I remember something that I remember isn't from this world. Ever since I was born I remember this memory. I remember some things before I was born. It's something blurred, but I still remember. I remember seeing many kind of animals, and some other kind of living things, and I'm very nervous and I'm in kind of a vehicle that's riding too fast and I'm kinda scared like if I'm trapped. The next moment I was came into this world.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 22, 2017:

Hi Mary, thanks so much for reading.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 22, 2017:

Thank you Quentin.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 21, 2017:

This is something I have not experienced but I have heard from friends of their own experiences and I found these very interesting. They are sharing their truth and I enjoy these.

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 15, 2016:

Thanks Sanzuary, I totally understand what you are saying, and thanks for reading, nell

Sanxuary on December 15, 2016:

I believe anything is possible. I believe our lives are based on the quetion of free will. Then it is a journey to spiritual maturity. I am uncertain that people live countless lives. I do believe that ones life taken before its time may come back. God only knows how much time you will be given however. Example, A young child would come back because it makes sense that they would to have free will and to mature spiritually like everyone else. Hitler on the other hand probably made his choices. I wonder, do we remember everything that happened in this life in our next life? If we do then we are just begining our journey. Spiritually we are still infants when we leave this place. Then I wonder did we fail so bad that we came here. Maybe we are just getting another chance to get it right. To get it right we can not be blinded by this World and its Earthly agenda to follow the evil of this World. We always have to do the right thing regardless of consequences to ourselves to save our souls.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 05, 2015:

Hi Sharon, that's amazing! just goes to show that children know more about it than we do! as we grow we forget, thanks so much for reading, and your comment, nell

sharonann on October 01, 2015:

Hello Nell,

Thank you so much for all of this amazing information! It is nice to know that others experience this as well.

Ever since my daughter was able to talk, she would tell me that she "chose" me to be her mom. She has also said that we have lived other lives together, but this is the first time that I am her mom. She hasn't gone into specifics about past lives, but the things she says leaves no doubt in my mind.

Food for thought!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 19, 2015:

Thanks Agog, glad you liked it, nell

Quentin from Raleigh, NC on May 19, 2015:

Good hub. Very enlightening and interesting.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 18, 2014:

Thanks Lek, sorry to hear that, its scary isn't it? thanks for reading, nell

Lek on October 18, 2014:

Thanks for this interesting article, i can relate coz i have dremas of strange things and same as suzette naples premonitons,etc i can relate, i smetimes feel i don't like to sleep coz always end up dreaming, i ven wake up tired...

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 05, 2014:

lol! yes I did thank you Jo, hope your doing okay? hows the flu?

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on September 04, 2014:

Lol hmmmmm i would be petrified cause they are already gross with not reading there perverted minds so far less if we could have. Hope u have a gud sleep sugar.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 04, 2014:

Oh Jo trust you to come out with that, yuck! lol! yes can you imagine it? thanks for making me laugh!

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on September 04, 2014:

LOL that's a good idea i always wish sometimes i can read people's mind but then again i'd prefer not know some scary stuff. Imagine being around a sicko guy and reading his mind. OMG!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 04, 2014:

Thanks so much Jo, yes I love these sort of stories and beliefs, because I want to get to the bottom of them so to speak, if only we could see into peoples minds how amazing would that be? nell

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on September 04, 2014:

Hey Nell this was very nice and interesting. I believe stories like these and my cousin had sent me the book with Colton Burpo "Heaven is for real" From a child i always use to pray for a heavenly experience to enter into a vision or something to see what it's like to see over yonder.

Thanks for sharing you seem to be good with these.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 03, 2014:

Hi Lizzy that's so true, energy just changes and goes onto other things, yes I agree, it all depends on the religion, I am not sure about heaven or hell, to be honest, but I do believe in another plane like you, thanks for reading, nell

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on September 03, 2014:

I know that the life force = energy, which does not die, but moves to a different plane. Energy shifts forms; but cannot be destroyed.

As for "seeing Jesus," I think that is a matter of whatever religious indoctrination the child may have had to that point in their lives. Surely a Buddhist child would not make such a claim, nor a child from an atheist family.

As an atheist myself, I don't believe in "heaven" or "hell," but I do believe there is another plane of existence, and probably reincarnation as well.

Voted up and interesting.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 03, 2014:

That's amazing Scott! it just goes to show that something strange is definitely going on, hopefully one of these days scientists will come up with the answer, thanks so much for sharing your story, nell

Scott on September 03, 2014:

I have my own thought on reincarnation and also deja vu that all tie together. It was the only way I could make sense of my memories as I grew up. When I was 5 years old I was telling my mother about the time we all went to a monster truck show. I named everyone there, and also told her everything that went on during the show in detail. Which trucks enter when, and even how the fireworks looked. She looked at me with an uneasy expression on her face and told me that I wasn't there at the show with everyone. Apparently she had been around 3 months pregnant with me during the

show. My older sister was with a babysitter and still to this day doesn't know about the monster truck show. Needless to say, it is odd to me that I would have those memories and have been able to explain them to someone who had been there. I also have memories of out of body experiences as a child watching myself play and be with my parents. I remember this happening for a long time as if I wasn't myself, but rather some other entity watching the boy I would become. Sounds creepy yes, but I don't really know how to put it. The earliest memory I have a child was when I was 3 years old. It was like waking up for the first time.I had no recollection of the previous day or anything before that besides the

memories I have already mentioned.

Barry Sarwar on August 11, 2014:

Ok if when your dad ejaculated into your mum, and sperms went swimming by the thousands/millions racing to mums ova, you were the first sperm to get there. There was no awareness before that, coz you never existed until that point which was pure luck out of many many sperms, so how can there be awareness after death. Birth is nothing miraculous , it's Oogenesis , biological, death is just the reversed process.

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 15, 2014:

Hi BK. thanks so much for reading, yes I have had some memories, I would love to look into it more too, glad you liked it, and thanks

Hi greatstuff, yes you could well be a new chapter, we will never know but its fascinating to think about it isn't it? thanks so much, nell

Mazlan A from Malaysia on April 15, 2014:

Nell, this is an interesting question and where we were before we were born is hard to explain. Different religions have their own interpretation. Unfortunately, I do not have any recollection or memories of 'my early live' so maybe I am a 'new chapter’?

Brenda Thornlow from New York on April 14, 2014:

I recently started looking into reincarnation and have had blips of memories here and there and have even come across people who I can tell I have known in previous lives. It really is a fascinating subject I'd like to research more. Voted up!

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 14, 2014:

Hi rebecca, thanks so much for reading, yes its amazing isn't it? not everybody could be making it up, there must be something to life after death, or even life before birth, glad you liked it, nell

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 14, 2014:

This is just beautiful, Nell Rose. So comforting. Of course I have heard of near death experiences, but the before life theory is new to me, and quite interesting. If these accounts don't make believers out of nonbelievers, nothing will. Thanks for sharing this!

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 01, 2014:

Thanks for your fascinating comment Jacob, that is absolutely amazing, yes it definitely looks like either reincarnation or spiritual contact, either way what a great story, and thank you so much for sharing it, nell

Jacob Thomas on February 28, 2014:

Long ago - say around 10 years by today&a