MY STORY BECAME ONE OF PEACE, TRANSCENDENCE AND GRACE, BUT IT DIDN’T START OUT THAT WAY…
My near death experience is unforgettable. When I want to re-live it I can take a deep breath, close my eyes, and I am right back there, hovering over my body in the operating room as the surgeons work feverishly to save my life.
I can easily re-live all of the events of my near-death experience, from my meeting with my departed father on the rim of Hell, to the past lives that explained my problems with ego and prescription medicine, to the glorious meeting I had with Guardian Angels – Raphael and Michael – coming to me out of a field of flowers that glowed with the ineffable power of pure love. It was there, in this heavenly place, that they gave my life new direction, saying, “Now it is your time to heal the diseases of the soul: addiction, depression, chronic pain and cancer.”
The beings I met on the other side gave me information that transformed my life and gave me new purpose. Now my goal is to practice the consciousness-based medicine they taught me, a form of medicine that focuses on the mantra “Forgive, Love and Heal.” It is based on seven eternal truths they revealed to me:
- Consciousness exists outside of the body.
- There is life after death.
- We have past lives and our experiences therein can shape our current realities.
- We are all connected to each other because we are all made of the one and same energy that manifests as differentiated matter.
- Divine beings exist to help and guide us.
- There are different levels of consciousness.
- There is one, all-pervading, supreme love and intelligence that is the source of the entire universe, and that love is the supreme source of creation.
It is through the study of these eternal truths that readers can achieve the benefits of the near-death experience without having to die.
Teaching these truths has become my life’s purpose, my dharma, and I have to say it is very satisfying. Where I used to put people to sleep as an anesthesiologist, I now wake them up by using this spiritual medicine that combines Western and Eastern practices with meditation and other conscious disciplines to access the healing forces in the universe.
Consciousness based medicine is the most effective way of healing “diseases of the soul,” chronic pain, addiction, and depression. These were conditions I had that were healed immediately after my near death experience when this form of treatment was revealed to me.
I have left the practice of anesthesiology and am now living my beliefs. I tour extensively, telling my story to interested audiences, holding workshops to demonstrate methods of healing and pain control that won’t leave individuals dazed and confused like the medications of Big Pharma.
I also believe that we all have spirit guides and the ability to communicate with them. One doesn’t need to die to tap into the spiritual power of the universe, only become versed in a more consciousness-based lifestyle.
At its core, DYING TO WAKE UP is about transformation, the readers and mine. Where most near death experience books focus on the incident itself and offer very little take home information, this book and my teachings in consciousness-based healing contain eternal truths that can be applied to an individual’s life without having to nearly die.
Nearly dying was horrifying, yet it healed my spirit and changed my destiny. Helping others do the same is now my goal in life. A dream of spiritual peace is a common one. I want to show people how to attain it.