The afterlife is something that has been experienced by countless people since recorded history. Like myself, many have returned to tell their personal/cosmic story. One, with the most noteworthy account experienced first-hand, is by Harvard trained brain neurosurgeon of 25 years, Dr. Eben Alexander. Before his experience, Alexander did not believe in the existence of a non-physical spirit. Trained in western medical school and surrounded by medical colleagues who are deeply invested in the materialism view of the Universe, he thought that the idea of a soul was outlandish. Dr. Alexander changed his mind however after he was in a coma for seven days caused by severe bacterial meningitis and experienced a vivid journey into the afterlife.
Eben's neo-cortex was completely non-functional during the time of his coma, so there is no scientific account for why he experienced this. In fact, he gives refutations to 9 different possible scientificexplanations for his experience in his book. In my book, i give only one explanation and that has to do with the fact that evolution (from dusk until dawn) has always walked together with involution (from dawn until dusk); an image so beautifully captured by Sokrates/Plato allegory of the cave (and handed over to them by the Atlantean's.)
In short. Alexander was guided by 'an angelic being' and shown 'the Divine Source', which he referred to as 'Om'. He then returned to his physical body, experienced a miraculous healing and went on to write the NY Times # 1 best selling book "Proof Of Heaven". What Dr. Alexander confirms is that our life on planet Earth is a 'test' of personal growth, and that the way to make progress in this test is to overcome evil while spreading love and compassion.
Here are a few other notable points he made:
-The experience of the afterlife was so 'real' and expansive that the experience of living as a human on Earth seemed like a artificial dream by comparison.
-The 'fabric' of the afterlife was pure LOVE. Love dominated the afterlife to such a huge degree that the overall presence of evil was infinite small.
-If you wish to know the Universe, know Love.
-In the afterlife, all communication was telepathic. There was no need spoken words, nor even any separation between the self and everything else happening around you. All the questions you asked in your mind were immediately answered to you telepathically as well.
When asked what he wants everybody to know about the spiritual realm, Dr. Alexander nowadays always answers saying that each and every one of us is precious and infinitely loved more than he/she can possibly imagine.
Dr. Alexander: 'You are always safe. You are never alone. The unconditional and perfect Love of God neglects not one soul. Love is without doubt, the basis of everything. Not some abstract, hard-to-fathom kind of love but the day-to-day kind that everyone knows. The-kind of love we feel when we look at our beloved ones, our spouse and our children, or even our animals. In its purest and most powerful form, this love is not jealous or selfish, but unconditional.
This is the reality of realities, the incomprehensibly glorious truth that lives and breathes at the core of everything that exists or will ever exist, and no remotely accurate understanding of who and what we are can be achieved by anyone who does not know it. '
I am still digging into all of the interviews and readings Dr. Alexander has given (of which some can be found on You Tube) so i'm not able to recommend a particular one at this moment.