Sandra Rogers' Near-Death Experience
On April 30, 1976,
following an unsuccessful suicide attempt by drug overdose the previous
night, Sandra Rogers placed a .38 caliber pistol to her chest, aimed it at
her heart and pulled the trigger. At her darkest hour, Sandra committed
suicide. She expected to die. Instead, she found herself in the presence
of a brilliant light. Instead of the nothingness she sought by committing
suicide, Sandra was given an amazing look at life beyond death, and the
infinite wisdom of the Other Side. What she learned profoundly
changed her. On April 28, 2000, Sandra made the transition back to the
Light due to complications resulting from her suicide attempt in 1976. The following is an excerpt from her
excellent book, Lessons
from the Light, reprinted by permission. It describes an episode of
her near-death experience and some of the insights she received while in
Rogers' NDE Testimony
I came into the presence of a brilliant, wonderfully warm and loving Light. While I was in the presence of this Light I was shown a review of my life and all the events that brought me to that point.
I was fascinated as I watched my life unfold, that I was aware not only of my own emotions, but also the feelings of those around me as well as those whose lives we touched. I experienced their pain or pleasure and understood what motivated their actions toward others and me...
As my life review continued, I encountered again all of the pain and hopelessness of my next several years; a series of bad relationships, pregnancies, miscarriages, broken marriages and suicide attempts. I saw myself as a young woman of twenty-five, married and divorced three times and hospitalized for drug overdoses six times. I felt how I hated my existence and could not understand how a loving God could allow these things to happen.
I was aware as I relieved each of these terribly painful events in my life that the
light, which was with me as I watched, felt all of my pain and sorrow and never judged me, but instead understood and loved me.
The love I felt from the light was overwhelming and I never wanted to leave it. While I was in Its presence I had unlimited knowledge about anything I wanted to know. I was given the choice of remaining with the
light, provided I return later to the physical world and experience all that brought me to the point of shooting myself, or I could return now and pick up my life where it was. I was told that I would eventually have the family and love I so desperately yearned for. I was also told that I could only take back the knowledge I needed to sustain myself, although I would be given insights to help others and me along the way as I continued my life journey...
During my NDE I followed my angel guide into the light. The angel was absorbed by the
light and so was I. While in the light I learned that everything in existence was created from the essence of God, the
Insights From Sandra's NDE
Listen to that small inner voice in your
thoughts; it is the voice of God.
Our soul is a part of God and God is a part
of us; therefore, our souls are immortal and eternal.
Hardships are necessary for the growth of our
Those born with mental or physical
afflictions are more spiritually advanced than others, born to help others evolve
The physical body the spirit enters is chosen
prior to birth.
If an addiction isn't conquered before your
physical death, it could keep your spirit earthbound.
Earth is only one realm
there are many.
Hell is a state of being we create by being
away from God until we choose to return to him. It is a state totally devoid of
All you do and think is known to God, and God
understands everything perfectly, and loves everyone just the same.
All the pain we feel or cause is felt by God.
In order to become one with God, work must be
done to remember or find the truth. The truth is this: your true self is a spirit
and your spirit is one with God.
Love, being God, is too immense and profound
to ever be fully understood or experienced in the physical world.
The universe is God's cathedral.
God created differences in religion because
of the different lessons we all need to learn.
When you do unto others, you do unto God and
The beginning of all sin is seeing self as
separate from others and God.
There are only two true religions
- the religion of love and the religion of fear.
Communication in the spiritual world is
telepathic. Your thoughts are answered as rapidly as your mind can send and receive
When you die, everything you have said,
thought, or done will be known by all.
There are no secrets in the afterlife.
Spirits with evil thoughts avoid the
because they are too ashamed to have their life revealed.
Spirits with like thoughts are drawn to each
other in the afterlife.
God's paradise for us is love. We can
create paradise again if we learn to love one another as ourselves.
There is one God who is worshipped through
many different teachings of many different religious faiths.
The gods of one faith are the angels, saints,
or supernatural beings of other faiths.
In the search for truth and understanding,
all paths lead to love.
God is love, light, and the energy in all. God is the source of perfect love and all life.
God loves and forgives you, and expects you
to love and forgive others.
The only thing that lives forever is
Religion and Spirituality
About the light, Sandra Rogers
During my youth I grew up believing that God is unfair. I was taught
that when Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one
comes to the
Father, but by me," this meant that only those who publicly profess their faith in
Christ go to heaven. I felt if this were true, God is unjust because not everyone
wants, or has the opportunity to be exposed to, Christian teachings. I asked the
light, which I call Christ, how people from other religions get to heaven. I was
shown that the group, or organization, we profess alliance to is inconsequential.
What is important is how we show our love for God by the way we treat each other.
This is because when we pass to the spiritual realm we will all be met by him, which
substantiates the passage, "No one comes to the Father, but by me."
The light showed me that what is
important is that we love God and each other, and that it isn't what a person says, but
the love in their being that is examined in the afterlife. In reviewing and reliving
your life, your acts and thoughts of love bring you and God great joy, and your acts and
thoughts of indifference, selfishness, and anger bring you and God deep remorse. We
are all part of God's family, and are all interconnected. Those organizations,
or religions, which claim some singular relationship with God, claim superiority over
others, or exclude people for various reasons, go against God's law that we love one
another as we love ourselves.
"Hell is a state of being we create by being away from God until we choose to return to him. It is a state totally devoid of love."
- Sandra Rogers
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