By Bob Olson There are multiple factors that determine how and when we die. I’ll explain five of them here. The first factor is our pre-birth choices regarding what we came into this lifetime to accomplish. PRE-BIRTH CHOICES: Picture yourself as a soul in the spirit world (before you are born) getting together with your… read more
Death & Dying
How Can I Help My Loved One Transition To The Afterlife?
What can I do to help my loved one’s transition into the spirit world? By Bob Olson Our loved ones don’t “need” our assistance when crossing over to the other side. The process happens unconsciously and instinctively, just like birth yet even more flawlessly. While we humans have learned to control the birth process in… read more
What Happens To People Who Are Sedated By Morphine When They Die?
By Bob Olson The only thing that changes when people are sedated by morphine or other drugs while dying is that they might not be awake to have a deathbed vision. Deathbed visions are when loved ones in spirit visit a dying person days or hours before their death in order to welcome them back… read more
Will I Be Able To Communicate With The Living After I Die?
By Bob Olson You will certainly be able to communicate with the living while in spirit, although the messages are subtler than the direct communication we know as humans. I recall more than one time after my father died, for example, that the room I was in suddenly filled with the scent of lilacs, even… read more
What Happens When A Person Dies At Such An Early Age That They Don’t Have Any Deceased Loved Ones In Spirit To Greet Them?
By Bob Olson There are always people in spirit to greet us regardless of how many family members or friends in our life have died before us. For one, the spirit world is home to us, so we know a lot more people in spirit than we’ll ever know in our human life. Don’t forget… read more
Do We Instantly Know That We’re Dead When We Die?
By Bob Olson The simple answer is that some know instantly and some figure it out rather quickly. In cases where people first have an out-of-body experience and are looking down from above at their body, there is sometimes a bit of a surprise at seeing their lifeless body. Yet this surprise doesn’t last long,… read more
My Loved One Was Talking Or Seeing Someone In Spirit Hours Before He Died. What Was Happening?
By Bob Olson It’s common that dying people are welcomed by their loved ones in spirit days or hours before their death. These experiences are known as “deathbed visions.” In most deathbed visions, the dying person will see or hear (often both) their deceased loved ones on the other side. Some describe this experience as… read more
If Our Brain Is Dead, How Can We Be Conscious After Death?
By Bob Olson Contrary to common belief, our minds are not an aspect of our brains. No doctor or scientist has ever dissected a brain and found the mind, otherwise known as consciousness. This is why many people who have had near-death experiences (and were determined to be brain dead at a hospital) were able… read more
Will I Remember Who I Am And What I’m Like Afterlife Going To The Afterlife?
By Bob Olson You will definitely remember everything about your life in the spirit world, even more than you might want to remember. Everything that you ever say, do or think is recalled, mostly due to a process we go through upon our entry back into the spirit world known as our “life review.” While… read more
Do We Continue To Feel Our Pain, Sickness Or Sadness After Death?
By Bob Olson To be in spirit form means to be free of all physical suffering. This means we do not feel pain and all our maladies, injuries and deformities are healed, both physical and mental. This means that even depression, mania, dementia and retardation are nonexistent in spirit. As spirits, we are perfectly whole… read more
Is Death Dark?
By Bob Olson Some people might describe death as dark, but death is not dark in the way that we know darkness. In the darkness of our physical world, we can’t see anything—it is total blackness. As a result, our darkness can be frightening because we don’t know what is before us. Evidence indicates that… read more
Is Death Scary?
By Bob Olson Once again, while dying can be scary for most people due to fear of the unknown, death itself is not scary. Those who have died and returned to tell us about it say that they felt nothing but peace, warmth and inner peace during their near-death experience. Especially once we left the… read more
Is Death Painful?
By Bob Olson It’s important to make a distinction between the word “dying” and the word “death.” Dying can be painful. Death is not. Death is the state where you are physically dead but your consciousness survives. Many people who have died for a few seconds or minutes and then been revived have said that… read more
Why Do The Dying Often Wait Until Their Loved Ones Leave The Room Before Dying?
By Bob Olson Sometimes it’s very difficult for surviving family members and friends to understand why their loved ones died while they were out of the room for only a brief period of time or died only minutes or hours before they arrived to be with them. Our soul-self (higher self), which is that part… read more
When Does Our Spirit Leave Our Body At Death?
By Bob Olson Our soul-self (higher self) is really in charge of this choice, and a lot depends upon what our soul wants to experience. Since the purpose of life is to have experiences that can only be known in physical form—including both positive and negative experiences—our soul might or might not feel any benefit… read more