“Every person has a mission to do before they die,” wrote one woman who has extensively studied near-death experiences.
“Examine your life in the past. There is a reason for anything that occurs in this world. This is God’s way of giving you chances to improve your soul. Always show love. God’s timing is always accurate. He gives lessons in each person’s life, even if they may seem to be painful, such as: sickness, loss of family, loss of money, an angered family member, and so on.
“No matter what troubled situation it may be, God wants to see how each person will handle the situation.
“Remember, this world is just a test for your soul. Try to help as many souls as you can. The more difficult your task seems on earth, the more your soul will accomplish and grow, if you complete your task with love.
“You’ll want all the difficult tasks you can get so your soul can mature at a higher level. Everyone on this earth has obstacles to go through. God throws them at you because He wants to see your soul grow.”
He particularly wants to see you and your family purify.
More than anything, He wants to see us love.
There is a woman from Long Island named Barbara who had a “near-death” experience during a hysterectomy. When the Lord showed Barbara her life, she was astonished. For it turned out that what Barbara had thought were the major feats in her life were not considered so major by the Lord, and what she thought of as small achievements—ones she barely remembered—were in some instances seen by Him as magnificent (such as listening to a woman whose fiancé had recently died).
In this trip to the other side, said Barbara, she saw how particular events bore tremendous repercussions. When she rose grumpily from sleep and was negative to her family, she was shown how this spread to others throughout the day—at school, at the workplace, at stores (and then through the families of those who were touched by that negativity).
The goodness we present to our families will spread not only to them but to those at work or at the store or to the teller at the bank who then conveys it to others who take it home for dissemination in a pattern that has global supernatural consequences.
“When you see it through the eyes of the Lord, you see your life as a whole,” she recalled. “You see how in the course of all Creation your life makes a difference and you see how it affected the Creator—how it stops at the Creator when you offend one of His own. We don’t see things the way the Lord does, and for me it was a tremendous eye-opener.
“At this point the way I was offending the Lord the most in my life was my attitude and the way I spoke to my children and husband—my nearly verbal abuse. It was the tone and the things that I said that were very offending to another’s soul and heart. You can be firm with your kids, but the Lord doesn’t want you to use an insulting tone.
“I was shown my vocabulary and the tone with which I said things, because it was a condescending one. When I got up in the morning, smiled, and presented breakfast, hugging the children, it went from my house everywhere. I was shown a drop of light that falls into this ocean and has a rippling effect.”
[adapted from What You Take To Heaven]