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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's estimate - and I am only 26 years old, I once dreamed of a photograph that I to this day have still not have seen, of an elderly woman, a man to her left, a small dog and a large mirror behind them. What I had come to immediately recognize was this was in fact in my grandmother's house in Dallas, Texas - while I live in Arizona.

The following day, I had contacted my mother - whom lives here in Arizona - described the photograph and she detailed I may have dreamed of my great-grandmother whom had passed away sometime before I was born - exactly when is still unknown. She had gone on to further detail the man in the photograph as my great-grandmother's long time church "friend".

That same day, I contacted my grandmother in Texas and described the photograph in detail - to include what the two were wearing and the kind of breed the small dog was. My grandmother recollected she still has that photograph.

But again, to this day, I have not been back yet to see this photograph. Every time I had been in that house, I had always felt calm, at peace and happy. Time itself seemed to have slowed as it were - that kind of feeling.

Soon, I hope to visit my grandparents in Texas and find the courage to ask for the very picture I dreamed of.

Details: Elderly woman, glasses, white hair, white sun-flower dress. The man next to her, dark pants, dark glasses, grey hair. Gold flower trimmed mirror behind them.

Story goes that after the man had passed away shortly following my great-grandmother's passing, the dog in the photo continuously howled for several nights following.

I may be a Celtic Pagan (only one in my family) -- as we do have a Celtic Heritage -- but I am a spiritual man whom strongly believes in life after death and potentiality for spirits, other-worlds, etc....

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 17, 2013:

Hi Bobbi, that's so fascinating! and yes I totally agree with you, I believe it, why else would you dream it? they say dreams are just our memories being stored in order, so therefore they must be our memories! glad you liked it and thanks! nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 17, 2013:

Hi Audrey, I do believe it too, and I am sure your son is waiting there for you, thanks so much and take care Audrey, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 17, 2013:

Hi AudreyH, thanks so much for reading, glad you liked it, nell

Audrey Howitt from California on October 17, 2013:

So interesting Nell!

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on October 17, 2013:

Nell - This hub captivated me. I'm inclined to believe there is a life after this one where we can be with our loved ones again. If I didn't have this belief, I'm not sure I could live with the death of my son. Thank you for writing this marvelous piece. You've done a brilliant job! ~ Audrey

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on October 17, 2013:

Hi Nell Rose,

I loved this hub and please write more. I believe a lot of us feel we have lived before.

I remember when I was child into my teenage years dreaming about running through a wheat field and my brother calling run faster they are coming---then I felt three arrows enter my back. And, the weird part every place they hit---and I cannot believe I am sharing this---has always been sore when pressed by my doctor.

Keep writing these great hubs.

Bobbi Purvis

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 14, 2013:

Hi suzette, that's it exactly! I think our subconscious mind does hold the answers, purely because they say at least 2 thirds of it is unknown how it works, glad you came back, and thanks!

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 14, 2013:

Hi teaches, me too, I haven't read the book but the whole thing fascinates me, glad you liked it and thanks as always, nell

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on October 14, 2013:

I read this again, Nell and it is just as interesting as the first time I read it. I think there needs to be a lot of research done on our subconscious. Deja vu and NDE and this before life experiences I believe can happen to a person. I am a believer and I believe there is a host of information in our subconscious that has never been tapped.

Dianna Mendez on October 13, 2013:

I read the book Heaven Is For Real and enjoyed every word of it. The details are so vivid and believable. I find these life-death experiences fascinating.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 23, 2013:

Hi Sue, thanks so much for reading, yes you are so right, nobody ever really knows but I do like to believe too.

Sueswan on September 22, 2013:

Hi Nell,

A fascinating subject indeed. I guess we will really never now if there is a heaven until we get there but I will never give up on believing that there is.

Voted up +++ and sharing

Have a great week. :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 21, 2013:

Thanks Au fait, its a strange subject without any real answers, but it would be great if there really was such thing wouldn't it? thanks so much for reading, nell

C E Clark from North Texas on September 20, 2013:

I have always found this subject fascinating. It is indeed a mystery as to why some people believe they have experienced another life or visited Heaven and then returned here. I have also read of people who claim their NDE was not so pleasant and that they were surrounded by demons.

Well presented and definitely food for thought!

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 30, 2013:

Hi lyric, thanks so much! yes I totally understand what you mean about you seeing the past. I do believe that the scientists who came up with the idea that everything happened at once are on the right track Take ghosts for example, why do they always say ghosts? to me, its a time slip. thanks again, nell

Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on August 28, 2013:

Nell, voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, and shared on FB. Very interesting topic. How can you not believe a 3 year old that says they saw Grandma? Personally, I know there's something after death. I know it may sound weird but sometimes I blank out for a few seconds, maybe a minute. I visualize seeing the past, sometimes hundreds of years ago. As quick as it happens, it's gone. Never understood it, maybe once a month or two. I believe we can't even come close to understanding it all. It's a touching topic, even inspirational. Who wouldn't want a second chance? I loved this Nell, well done.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 17, 2013:

Thanks Dream on, glad you liked it, nell

DREAM ON on August 15, 2013:

I could spend all day listening to stories of past lives.They are so interesting.I can't say I remember any I have had but who knows what I will know in the future.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 13, 2013:

Thanks thumbi, its a fascinating subject isn't it? thanks so much for reading, nell

JR Krishna from India on August 13, 2013:

Life after death and near death experiences are always fascinating to read.

Who does not want to know how we died in our previous birth? But who will come and tell us?

Interesting article.

Voted up and shared

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 25, 2013:

Hi Koffee, thanks so much for coming back, yes its lovely isn't it?

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on July 25, 2013:

This was so fascinating that I went back and read it again. I think it's a wonderful reassuring thing to know that this life is not the one one we have.

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 13, 2013:

Thanks Jackie, I am just finishing my vacation, and staying with a friend too, so I will be back on here very soon, hopefully tomorrow. Kates due any day now! lol!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on July 12, 2013:

This is really interesting and about as interesting reading the comments, lol, which I rarely do. It has been years ago but I have read some interesting books on this. I have a friend doing bible study right now on New Jerusalem and sharing the reads with me said their thoughts on heaven mainly were to avoid hell but on seeing what it is going to be like they are starting to want to go to heaven because of how beautiful it will be. It does seem true in all these tales that no one wants to come back, isn't it?

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 01, 2013:

Hi beckie, that sounds fascinating! maybe you should look into it more, glad you liked it and thanks again, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 01, 2013:

Thanks for your comment Felicia, sorry I totally missed it, it went into the spam filter! you may well be right, but thanks for reading, nell

Rebecca Mayglothling from Binghamton NY on July 01, 2013:

This is amazing. My son has a birth defect and I was once told by a psychic that I used to live in London. I'd love to have my son's past lives read to see if his defect aligns with this article! I have never heard of "life before life" until I read this article. You have my interest peaked and I want more! I especially like the story of the boy "going into a river." Amazing that he remembers being born. My daughter teases me and says she remembers being born but I never took her seriously. Obviously it's time for me to start listening to her! Thanks!

Felicia on June 25, 2013:

This was a very interesting article. The one I like to comment on is for one near-death experiences. I just don't believe in a person coming so close to death to where they can experience seeing relatives that have die. I think death is absolute. I just don't believe that God design death to be cheated. I think that once you die that's it. I also believe that we are all predestined to die at a certain time and place. I know there are people that truly believe that they have had a near-death experience. But strongly believe that this is just a way for our brains to deal with the trauma that is going in the body at that particular time .

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 25, 2013:

Thanks for the links easyspirit, your story sounds fascinating, and I look forward to taking a look at the links, thanks!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 24, 2013:

Thanks tebo, phyllis and Michele, glad you liked it, and yes I do believe that the white marble temple is definitely a fascinating point. So many people dream of it, I will have to look into it! thanks!

Michele Travis from U.S.A. Ohio on June 24, 2013:

Very interesting hub. I don't remember anything right now. But, it is still very interesting anyway.

Voted up.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on June 24, 2013:

Nell, I know a few other friends who have also dreamed about the white marble temple. I wonder if that is where we linger in between lifes to review our previous lifes and plan the next one with our siritual teachers? It is intereting how often that same dream comes up with differetn peopl.

tebo from New Zealand on June 23, 2013:

Great hub as usual Nell. Fascinating subject, and I do believe the children especially. They may have good imaginations, but their minds are pure and not conditioned by other peoples beliefs when they are young. I have read other accounts of children just knowing things or places - they just matter of fact tell someone they have been there before.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 19, 2013:

Hi Michelle, lol! thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 19, 2013:

Hi Phyllis, sounds fascinating about your past lives. Your grandsons experience sounds like genetic memory, especially if has passed down from your father, and believe it or not, I have dreamt of the white marble room too! thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 19, 2013:

Hi Martie, that's fascinating about the cobble stones, and yes I totally agree about the genetic memory maybe being the answer. I would love to know why I keep dreaming about being on a ship climbing the rigging. The funny thing is that I am totally lucid in my dream. I am aware that I am looking at my arms and thinking, wow I am a guy! lol! and feeling the strength of my legs to climb up! I love old ships, and often go down to visit the HMS Victory flagship, thanks as always, nell

Martie Coetser from South Africa on June 19, 2013:

Dr. Eben Alexander’s story is quite remarkable. PBE as well as NDE are indeed experiences beyond scientific explanation. And I agree with you, Nell, stories like this also make my heart feel glad to know that maybe somewhere up there, is a place called Heaven, or another chance to be born as a baby again. Sadly, I can’t remember my previous lives, although I have had the strangest experience when I walked for the first time on those cobble-stone alleys in the city centre of Utrecht. I could swear I walked on those stones before. Maybe the memories of previous lives are imprinted in our genes. Thought-provoking hub!

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on June 18, 2013:

Nell, this is such a well-written and informative hub. I am very impressed.

I have always believed that I lived before this life and can recall at least past lifes. I often think I should try and research to find truths in my past life recalls, so others will believe me. Maybe I will try this some day. My grandson, at the age of three, told me about the the same past life incident my father had told me, many years before my grandson was born.

There is one instance where I knew where I was just prior to being born into this life -- I was in a huge temple of white marble with a spiritual teacher. He was telling me things I needed to learn in this life.

There are many marvelous and profound things our spirits know and sometimes we remember, yet most of it cannot be proven, which I find quite sad.

Thank you for writing about this subject, Nell. Voted all but funny.

Michelle Liew from Singapore on June 18, 2013:

I wonder about this as well. Am more worried about what happens after I pass on! Well thought out, Nell!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 17, 2013:

Hi Heather, thanks so much for reading, yes it does make our minds think, doesn't it? nell

HeatherH104 from USA on June 17, 2013:

This hub is so interesting! I love hearing stories of before birth/near death experiences. I've never experienced it but it fascinates me.

Well written, voted up! :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 16, 2013:

Hi Pen, I didn't realise that it had gone on for such a long time, some people drive me mad. yes he definitely saw something, but to be honest after watching a couple of videos I think his parents have coached him to add more! not sure on that though, thanks so much for reading, nell

Amy L. Tarr from Home on June 16, 2013:

I read the book "Heaven Is Real" and that boy's parents were crazy to let it go on that long. That boy clearly needed to go the emergency room sooner. It makes me sick to think of him suffering like that.

That being said, his story does make you think. He knew about things that were happening while he was in surgery. He knew about people he had never met. I do believe heaven is real. The rest of the details, I guess we'll all just have to wait to find out.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 15, 2013:

HI kitty, Wow! now there you go, proves it doesn't it? I will have to go look thanks for letting me know, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 15, 2013:

Hi suzette, I am sure you are not nuts! lol! seriously yes our dreams are strange things, maybe somewhere in there there is a past life lurking! thanks so much for reading, nell

Kitty Fields from Summerland on June 15, 2013:

OKAY, this is crazy...because I just posted a video to my Youtube channel about this. It's called "Reincarnation, Soul Creation & the Womb of the Universe". And I talk about my theory as to when souls were initially created and where we go after we die and before rebirth! There is SO much synchronicity going on lately for's nuts! Thank you for writing thought provoking.

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on June 14, 2013:

Nell: I know I'm not nuts but I live in the midwest in America and the stereotype of the midwestern repressed person is alive and well here in Ohio. I don't quite fit that persona and so I sometimes stick out a bit here. Boy, I could tell you stories. lol Actually, I have a European mindset more than an American one, but I do love America. Anyway, when I go to bed at night I never know what I'm going to find out in my dreams. Makes life interesting.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 14, 2013:

Hi Anna, thanks so much for reading, your Reiki sounds fascinating, nell

Anna Haven from Scotland on June 14, 2013:

This was fascinating and awesome!

The stories from the children were really interesting. I have done my Reiki attunements and I think I have seen some of my past lives.

When I have time I will be reading your other paranormal hubs. You do it really well.


Nell Rose (author) from England on June 14, 2013:

Totally right suzette, and no you are not nuts! lol! its exactly the same for me too, precognition, dreams etc, it's a funny old thing isn't it? pity scientists can't get to the answers, now that would be great! imagine a physicist saying, yes actually premonitions can be proved! thanks so much for reading, nell

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on June 14, 2013:

Nell, very interesting. You just write the most interesting articles. I have not had a before birth experience, but I have had a near death experience. I have seen the white light; I left my body and was watching myself - I was ill at the time. I also have premonitions in my dreams at night. I dream, wake up and don't remember the dream, then live the dream some time later and realize I had dreamed it. I also have premonition dreams that I do remember when I wake up and they do come true in the future. This can be good or bad, depending on the dream. I don't talk about it much because people think I am looney. But, in this context, I don't feel so bad about revealing this. I think there is much we have to learn about our subconscious and therefore I don't rule out reincarnation. After all, if one believes in God, anything is possible, right?

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 14, 2013:

Thanks alocsin, you may well be right there, fascinating though isn't it? thanks so much for reading, nell

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on June 14, 2013:

These are all so very interesting. The afterlife experience seems to be colored by culture -- I'm wondering if those from other cultures who experience this see their own deities, rather than Christ. Voting this Up and Interesting.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 13, 2013:

Hi tobusiness, thanks so much, I am glad you liked it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 13, 2013:

Hi Deb, I will have to look into that, I am sure there are those out there that believed they were an animal, and to be honest I quite believe it. If we were people before, why not animals? sometimes strange things do happen. I remember once a couple of years ago something odd or should I say totally spooky happened to me. I lost my best friend after 40 years. She always said she would come back as a dog, then laughed. at this particular time about a year after her passing, I was sitting down the park, a huge park by the way, and suddenly from the other side of the park a woman was walking with her dog. she let the dog of the lead, and without deviating from its path across the grass, it shot straight over to me, there were hundreds of people on the grass, picnicking etc, and it ignored them. It shot over straight to me, jumped on my lap and stayed there! I didn't know the woman or the dog, it was a small white terrier, and when the woman called it, it wouldn't move, just licked my hand, snuffled up to me and lay on my lap. she had to physically pull it off me, and totally apologised. I was left stunned, bewildered and totally laughing, afterwards I thought...was it? could it have been? thanks as always, nell

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on June 13, 2013:

Nell, I find this so intriguing, a brilliant hub...I'll have to save to read again later, you did a great job with this.

Voting up and awesome.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on June 13, 2013:

This sure brings up a lot of questions, Nell. Did anyone ever report being newly human, previously having been an animal?

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 13, 2013:

Thanks Alicia, glad you liked it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 13, 2013:

Hi mary, sorry to hear about your accident, but that sounds fascinating, thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 13, 2013:

Hi Denise, thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 13, 2013:

Hi drbj, thanks for reading, and yes you do have a point, maybe we really shouldn't know, thanks!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on June 13, 2013:

You pose interesting questions, Nell, about pre-birth and afterlife experiences. Knowing the answers to those questions as well as the possibility of reincarnation would be fascinating. Then again, do we really want to know ...

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on June 13, 2013:

Very interesting, Nell. These 'life after death' experiences have always fascinated me, and I am a firm believer in reincarnation. Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful examples. :)

Mary Hyatt from Florida on June 12, 2013:

Very interesting read, Nell. I almost drowned when I was a child. I saw the "light at the end of the tunnel", and was quite angry when I was pulled out. Guess I didn't want to come back!