On Life After Death
Elizabeth Kubler Ross, M.D.
Author of On Death and Dying
with a Forward by Caroline Myss
"I consider her one of the heroines of our age." Caroline Myss
The book is based on the author's study of over twenty
thousand people who have had a near death experience.
Ross, of course, did the pioneering work on the five stages of dying that has
influenced the lives of countless people as they face the grieving process...
Selected Quotes form the book (a series of lectures):
"The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours."
In order to quiet the skeptics we did a scientific experiment with blind people.
Those who had an out of body experience and
came back... --can tell you in detail what the color of the jewelry you were
wearing if you were present... the color and pattern of
your sweater or your tie and so on...
"...dying is only a transition to a different form of life."
"God is unconditional love."
All the hardships you face in life... If only you would realize that nothing comes
to you in life as a negative. All the trials and tribulations... are gifts to you. ...
It's like somebody has to temper the iron. It's an opportunity that you are given
to grow. This is the sole purpose of your existence on planet earth. You will not grow if you sit in a beautiful flower garden and somebody
brings you gorgeous food on a silver platter. But you will grow if you are sick, if you are in pain, if you experiences losses and if you do not put your head in the sand but take the pain and learn to accept it is not a curse or a punishment, but as a gift to you as a very very special specific purpose.
"Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding the cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh and to grow."
(the little girl) She told him it was such a beautiful experience when she died that she did not want to come back. ...she said
what made it so special was that her brother was there with her, and held her
with great tenderness, love and compassion. ...
"The only problem is that I don't have a brother." ...
Her father started to cry, and confessed that she did have a brother who
had died three months before she was born. ...
"Get in touch with your own inner self and learn not to be afraid."
"You make your own hell or your own heaven by the way you have lived."
""All of us when we were born from the Source, from God, were endowed with a facet of divinity."
"Also the moment after death occurred, their facial features showed an
incredible sense of peace, equanimity, and serenity
which I could not comprehend since it was often a death that occurred in a state of anger, bargaining or depression."
"...people will also be aware that it is impossible to die alone."
An American Indian woman struck by a hit and run driver...
A stranger stopped to help.
She asked if he could at some time he could tell her mother some 700 miles
distant... that she was OK and that she was already with her dad.
Some time passed and the stranger gave the dying message to the mother only to discover that the Dad had died of a heart attack one hour prior to the Indian
"In every audience of eight hundred people there are at least twelve authentic cases
of people who have had such an experience..."
"Should you shield the canyon from the windstorms...
--you would never see the beauty of their carvings."