Posts Tagged ‘Dannion Brinkley’

Life Is a Game of Boomerangs

November 23, 2009

We all came from and will return to the one Source. By definition then, we are all one. Hence, whatever we do for others, we do for ourselves. So when you choose to be loving, you will receive love in return, both in this life and beyond.

How does this principle affect us on a practical basis? Author and speaker Dannion Brinkley offers a compelling example. While undergoing a near-death experience after being struck by lightning, Brinkley found himself receiving a life review in which he relived every emotion from every encounter he ever had on Earth. The process was then repeated, except this time he experienced the emotions of the people with whom he had interacted.

Today, when appropriate, Brinkley greets those who cross his path with a long, lingering, loving hug, a gesture that is at once selfless and selfish.

He explains that, since (more…)

Dannion Brinkley Points His Father Toward the Light

November 14, 2009

Dannion Brinkley

Dannion Brinkley is a passionate guy, and I’m grateful that I could interview him for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. He told me the poignant story about his father’s last days on earth. Here are excerpts from his story, beginning with his bio.

Brinkley, who survived two lightning strikes, open-heart surgery, and brain surgery, which was followed by a grand mal seizure, wrote two best-selling books about his near-death experiences: Saved by the Light and At Peace in the Light. In his third book, Secrets of the Light, co-authored with his wife, Kathryn, Dannion describes his third near-death experience and offers spiritual strategies for raising consciousness and empowering daily life. An early crusader for hospice and palliative care, Brinkley cofounded The Twilight Brigade, one of the largest end-of-life-care volunteer programs for dying veterans in American history. Click here to visit Dannion’s website.

I was with my mother when she passed in 1984. She trusted what I told her about the experience of going home, but she was still terrified. She said to me, “Don’t let them hurt me anymore.” She also said, “Take care of your father.” I protected her and held her in my arms as she took her last breath and left this world.

I committed my life to those two things. The first—Don’t let them hurt me anymore—is palliative care, or alleviating pain at the end of life without prolonging suffering. The second—Take (more…)