Sandra Rogers' Suicide Near-Death Experience

By Kevin Williams


On April 30, 1976, following an unsuccessful suicide attempt by drug overdose the previous night, Sandra Rogers placed a .38 caliber pistol to her chest, aimed it at her heart and pulled the trigger. At her darkest hour, Sandra committed suicide. She expected to die. Instead, she found herself in the presence of a brilliant light. Instead of the nothingness she sought by committing suicide, Sandra was given an amazing look at life beyond death, and the infinite wisdom of the Other Side. The Light gave her the choice of remaining in the Light with the provision that she reincarnate and experience once again all that brought her to suicide; or she could return to life and live out the rest of her life. She chose to return to life. What she learned on the Other Side profoundly changed her. On April 28, 2000, Sandra Rogers finally made the transition back to the Light due to complications resulting from her suicide attempt in 1976. The following article is an excerpt from her excellent book, Lessons from the Light, reprinted by permission, describing her near-death experience and some of the insights she learned while in the light.  

Table of Contents
1. Sandra Rogers' Near-Death Experience
2. Insights from Sandra Rogers' Near-Death Experience
a. Sandra's Insights About God
b. Sandra's Insights About Love
c. Sandra's Insights About Spirituality
d. Sandra's Insights About Religion
I. Sandra's Own Experience With Religion
e. Sandra's Insights About Evil and Sin
f. Sandra's Insights About the Physical World
g. Sandra's Insights About Death and the Afterlife
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1. Sandra Rogers' Near-Death Experience

"I came into the presence of a brilliant, wonderfully warm and loving Light. While I was in the presence of this Light I was shown a review of my life and all the events that brought me to that point.

"I was fascinated as I watched my life unfold, that I was aware not only of my own emotions, but also the feelings of those around me as well as those whose lives we touched. I experienced their pain or pleasure and understood what motivated their actions toward others and me...

"As my life review continued, I encountered again all of the pain and hopelessness of my next several years; a series of bad relationships, pregnancies, miscarriages, broken marriages and suicide attempts. I saw myself as a young woman of twenty-five, married and divorced three times and hospitalized for drug overdoses six times. I felt how I hated my existence and could not understand how a loving God could allow these things to happen.

"I was aware as I relieved each of these terribly painful events in my life that the light, which was with me as I watched, felt all of my pain and sorrow and never judged me, but instead understood and loved me.

"The love I felt from the light was overwhelming and I never wanted to leave it. While I was in Its presence I had unlimited knowledge about anything I wanted to know. I was given the choice of remaining with the light, provided I return later to the physical world and experience all that brought me to the point of shooting myself, or I could return now and pick up my life where it was. I was told that I would eventually have the family and love I so desperately yearned for. I was also told that I could only take back the knowledge I needed to sustain myself, although I would be given insights to help others and me along the way as I continued my life journey...

"During my NDE I followed my angel guide into the light. The angel was absorbed by the light and so was I. While in the light I learned that everything in existence was created from the essence of God, the light."

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2. Insights from Sandra Rogers' Near-Death Experience  
a. Sandra's Insights About God

Multi-colored icon.   God is Love, Light, and energy in all. God is the source of perfect Love and all; life.

Multi-colored icon.   All you do and think is known to God, and God understands everything perfectly, and loves everyone just the same.

Multi-colored icon.   God loves and forgives you, and expects you to love and forgive others.

Multi-colored icon.   All the pain we feel or cause is felt by God.

Multi-colored icon.   Our soul is a part of God and God is a part of us; therefore, our souls are immortal and eternal.

Multi-colored icon.   Just as the smallest atom of your physical body is part of you, you are a part of God.

Multi-colored icon.   We are all one with God, and to hurt even the smallest part of God hurts us all.

Multi-colored icon.   Everything is a part of God.

Multi-colored icon.   Light is the single source through which all are united.

Multi-colored icon.   God is love, light, and the energy in all. God is the source of perfect love and all life.

Multi-colored icon.   God does not punish, He only loves. He has given us free will to grow in knowledge and find happiness. Every thought or action causes a reaction by which we must live with the consequences. As an example, if I choose evil over good I suffer the natural consequences which I may perceive as God punishing me.

Multi-colored icon.   God sends truth through many channels to those who ask.

Multi-colored icon.   God is in all places at all times.

Multi-colored icon.   Listen to that small inner voice in your thoughts; it is the voice of God.

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b. Sandra's Insights About Love

Multi-colored icon.   Love, being God, is too immense and profound to ever be fully understood or experienced in the physical world.

Multi-colored icon.   The only thing that lives forever is Love.

Multi-colored icon.   God's paradise for us is Love. We can create paradise again if we learn to love one another as ourselves.

Multi-colored icon.   Life is a road full of lessons teaching Love. When Love is learned, you will forever be home.

Multi-colored icon.   To have an abundance, do what you do with love, and love what you do.

Multi-colored icon.   In the search for truth and understanding, all paths lead to Love.

Multi-colored icon.   Where Love dwells, God is there.

Multi-colored icon.   God transforms the results of man's sins into opportunities to learn Love.

Multi-colored icon.   When we work for God, we create love.

Multi-colored icon.   Every action of love has a reaction of joy.

Multi-colored icon.   The greatest joy is to share love.

Multi-colored icon.   Love at its best is Love motivated to action.

Multi-colored icon.   Indifference is the opposite of love.

Multi-colored icon.   Forgiveness is the capacity to give love in the most difficult circumstances.

Multi-colored icon.   Forgiveness shows God's Love in action. It is as close as we get to God's nature in this physical world.

Multi-colored icon.   Love in the physical world is a reflection of Love throughout eternity.

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c. Sandra's Insights About Spirituality

Multi-colored icon.   You are much more than you think you are. Others are much more than you think they are.

Multi-colored icon.   If everyone knew their true nature, there would be peace on Earth.

Multi-colored icon.   In order to become one with God, work must be done to remember or find the truth. The truth is this: your true self is a spirit and your spirit is one with God.

Multi-colored icon.   When you do unto others, you do unto God and yourself.

Multi-colored icon.   Those who seek to do good are on the quickest path to God.

Multi-colored icon.   If practice makes perfect, why not practice being good?

Multi-colored icon.   What you think is where your heart will be.

Multi-colored icon.   We can only gain what we are willing to accept.

Multi-colored icon.   If you want to find happiness, look for those in pain and help them.

Multi-colored icon.   A simple act of kindness, like a ripple on a pond, radiates from the giver throughout eternity.

Multi-colored icon.   Kindness finds its way back to you.

Multi-colored icon.   React to the faults of others as kindly as you do with your own faults.

Multi-colored icon.   That which you loathe in others is the very aspect you forbid yourself.

Multi-colored icon.   Others judge us by our actions; God judges us by our motivations.

Multi-colored icon.   Our character is built by our dominating thoughts.

Multi-colored icon.   Sleep is a time in which our spiritual body connects in a focused manner with God to recharge our energy.

Multi-colored icon.   Dreams are messages from your subconscious in the form of a puzzle. To comprehend your dream, piece the puzzle together.

Multi-colored icon.   Dreams without action remain dreams.

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d. Sandra's Insights About Religion

Multi-colored icon.   There is one God who is worshipped through many different teachings of many different religious faiths.

Multi-colored icon.   God is in all of us. God is male and female, all races, and the reason for all religions.

Multi-colored icon.   Even those who say they do not believe in God believe in energy and/or a life force; therefore, they do actually believe in God, they just have not figured out the name for "God" yet.

Multi-colored icon.   The gods of one faith are the angels, saints, or supernatural beings of other faiths.

Multi-colored icon.   Angels only need to be asked to intervene in your life.

Multi-colored icon.   God created differences in religion because of the different lessons we all need to learn.

Multi-colored icon.   There are only two true religions - the religion of love and the religion of fear.

Multi-colored icon.   A wrathful and threatening god is a god of man's creation.

Multi-colored icon.   The universe is God's cathedral.

Multi-colored icon.   The problem with institutionalizing God's church through religions is that each religion tries to limit that which is limitless. God created differences because there are different ways to serve God, and different lessons we all need to learn.

Multi-colored icon.   The more spiritually evolved one is, the more one sees truth in different religions; one less spiritually evolved sees only differences.

Multi-colored icon.   To be fixed in beliefs is to try to make the infinite finite.

Multi-colored icon.   The belief that we are limited is an illusion. We are limited only by our beliefs.

Multi-colored icon.   Cries, wishes, hopes, desires, and thoughts are all forms of prayer.

Multi-colored icon.   Prayer is talking to God. Meditation is listening to God.

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I. Sandra's Own Experience With Religion

Multi-colored icon.   "During my youth I grew up believing that God is unfair. I was taught that when Jesus said, 'I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, but by me,' this meant that only those who publicly profess their faith in Christ go to heaven. I felt if this were true, God is unjust because not everyone wants, or has the opportunity to be exposed to, Christian teachings. I asked the light, which I call Christ, how people from other religions get to heaven. I was shown that the group, or organization, we profess alliance to is inconsequential. What is important is how we show our love for God by the way we treat each other. This is because when we pass to the spiritual realm we will all be met by him, which substantiates the passage, 'No one comes to the Father, but by me.'

"The light showed me that what is important is that we love God and each other, and that it isn't what a person says, but the love in their being that is examined in the afterlife. In reviewing and reliving your life, your acts and thoughts of love bring you and God great joy, and your acts and thoughts of indifference, selfishness, and anger bring you and God deep remorse. We are all part of God's family, and are all interconnected. Those organizations, or religions, which claim some singular relationship with God, claim superiority over others, or exclude people for various reasons, go against God's law that we love one another as we love ourselves."

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e. Sandra's Insights About Evil and Sin

Multi-colored icon.   Satan and demons are what you make them. Evil only exists because we fear and think unkind thoughts.

Multi-colored icon.   The beginning of all sin is seeing self as separate from others and God, creating the illusion that the deeds of self will not cause harm to others.

Multi-colored icon.   There is no unforgiveable sin. It is best to think of sin as the mistake of forgetting our oneness with God.

Multi-colored icon.   Anger is love's energy misused.

Multi-colored icon.   Anger is not the opposite of love. Indifference is. Anger is an expression of our free will, often manifested as a result of feeling controlled and feeling the need to assert our willpower over others.

Multi-colored icon.   Bigotry is self-hate.

Multi-colored icon.   When we hate others, we hate ourselves.

Multi-colored icon.   When you see someone full of hatred or anger, treat them with love so that you can be an example they may later reflect.

Multi-colored icon.   As long as you are a child of rage, you will not find the power to know your potential as a child of God.

Multi-colored icon.   An act of hostility, like a ripple on a pond, radiates out from the giver until eternity.

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f. Sandra's Insights About the Physical World

Multi-colored icon.   The physical body that the soul enters into is chosen prior to birth.

Multi-colored icon.   Souls choose to be born to parents who will help their spiritual advancement as well as the spiritual advancements of the parents.

Multi-colored icon.   Souls who choose lives which which end in childhood deaths often feel the need to comfort the parents with after-death visits.

Multi-colored icon.   Most younger children have memories of their life before their birth, but those memories are dismissed as imagination by parents and others.

Multi-colored icon.   Those born with mental or physical afflictions are more spiritually advanced than others, born to help others evolve spiritually.

Multi-colored icon.   Hardships are necessary for the growth of our soul.

Multi-colored icon.   Obstacles are opportunities in disguise.

Multi-colored icon.   The greatest desire of your heart, when granted, can become a burden.

Multi-colored icon.   The greatest burden of your heart can become a blessing.

Multi-colored icon.   Life in the physical world is a struggle to find true happiness.

Multi-colored icon.   Pleasure is of the physical world. Happiness is of the spiritual world.

Multi-colored icon.   God wants us to have abundance. You will have physical abundance if what you are doing is spiritually fulfilling.

Multi-colored icon.   If an addiction isn't conquered before your physical death, it could keep your spirit earthbound.

Multi-colored icon.   Moderation during physical life is the key to a successful transition to the spirit world.

Multi-colored icon.   The forbidden fruit symbolizes the spiritual body entering the physical body and starting the spiritual body's desire for things of the physical world.

Multi-colored icon.   Earth is just one realm of learning; there are many.

Multi-colored icon.   Knowledge is more valuable than gold. It is something of value you can take with you to the spiritual world.

Multi-colored icon.   Using knowledge is far better than having knowledge.

Multi-colored icon.   From the point of view of our conscious mind, life's not fair, but our spirit being knows there's a purpose to our dilemmas: to experience in order to gain knowledge.

Multi-colored icon.   In our physical life we continually search for answers to the "whys" of life. When we die we will know the "whys."

Multi-colored icon.   A society that asks, "What's in it for me?" instead of "How can I contribute?" is a society that is doomed.

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g. Sandra's Insights About Death and the Afterlife

Multi-colored icon.   After life, you take with you what you are, not what you own.

Multi-colored icon.   Communication in the spiritual world is telepathic. Your thoughts are answered as rapidly as your mind can send and receive them.

Multi-colored icon.   When you die, everything you have said, thought, or done will be known by all.

Multi-colored icon.   Souls with like thoughts are drawn to each other in the afterlife.

Multi-colored icon.   There are no secrets in the afterlife.

Multi-colored icon.   Souls with evil thoughts avoid the light because they are too ashamed to have their life revealed.

Multi-colored icon.   You will eventually know the motivation of others who have touched your life.

Multi-colored icon.   Hell is a state of being we create by being away from God until we choose to return to him. It is a state totally devoid of love.

Multi-colored icon.   You will be judged as you judge others. Your prosecutor will be yourself.

Multi-colored icon.   That which controls you in the physical world (such as an addiction) will control you in the spiritual world.

Multi-colored icon.   We can help a deceased loved one's spiritual transition through prayer. Prayer helps because our connection of love with that person.

Multi-colored icon.   Grief for a deceased loved one is like the pain felt by mothers who experience "the empty nest syndrome." It is only a temporary loss, because they have only gone to their next stage of life.

Multi-colored icon.   Death, as the end of life, is an illusion.

Multi-colored icon.   Death is only a change from one state of existence to another.

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"Hell is a state of being we create by being away from God until we choose to return to him. It is a state totally devoid of love." - Sandra Rogers

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