Sandra Rogers' Suicide Near-Death Experience
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
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
"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.
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
"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."
2. Insights from Sandra Rogers' Near-Death
a. Sandra's Insights About God
God is Love, Light, and energy in all. God
is the source of perfect Love and all; life.
All you do and think is known to God, and
God understands everything perfectly, and
loves everyone just the same.
God loves and forgives you, and expects you
to love and forgive others.
All the pain we feel or cause is felt by
Our soul is a part of God and God is a part
of us; therefore, our souls are immortal and
Just as the smallest atom of your physical
body is part of you, you are a part of God.
We are all one with God, and to hurt even
the smallest part of God hurts us all.
Everything is a part of God.
Light is the single source through which all
God is love, light, and the energy in all.
God is the source of perfect love and all
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
God sends truth through many channels to
those who ask.
God is in all places at all times.
Listen to that small inner voice in your
thoughts; it is the voice of God.
b. Sandra's Insights About Love
Love, being God, is too immense and profound
to ever be fully understood or experienced
in the physical world.
The only thing that lives forever is Love.
God's paradise for us is Love. We can create
paradise again if we learn to love one
another as ourselves.
Life is a road full of lessons teaching
Love. When Love is learned, you will forever
To have an abundance, do what you do with
love, and love what you do.
In the search for truth and understanding,
all paths lead to Love.
Where Love dwells, God is there.
God transforms the results of man's sins
into opportunities to learn Love.
When we work for God, we create love.
Every action of love has a reaction of joy.
The greatest joy is to share love.
Love at its best is Love motivated to
Indifference is the opposite of love.
Forgiveness is the capacity to give love in
the most difficult circumstances.
Forgiveness shows God's Love in action. It
is as close as we get to God's nature in
this physical world.
Love in the physical world is a reflection
of Love throughout eternity.
c. Sandra's Insights About Spirituality
You are much more than you think you are.
Others are much more than you think they
If everyone knew their true nature, there
would be peace on Earth.
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.
When you do unto others, you do unto God and
Those who seek to do good are on the
quickest path to God.
If practice makes perfect, why not practice
What you think is where your heart will be.
We can only gain what we are willing to
If you want to find happiness, look for
those in pain and help them.
A simple act of kindness, like a ripple on a
pond, radiates from the giver throughout
Kindness finds its way back to you.
React to the faults of others as kindly as
you do with your own faults.
That which you loathe in others is the very
aspect you forbid yourself.
Others judge us by our actions; God judges
us by our motivations.
Our character is built by our dominating
Sleep is a time in which our spiritual body
connects in a focused manner with God to
recharge our energy.
Dreams are messages from your subconscious
in the form of a puzzle. To comprehend your
dream, piece the puzzle together.
Dreams without action remain dreams.
d. Sandra's Insights About Religion
There is one God who is worshipped through
many different teachings of many different
God is in all of us. God is male and female,
all races, and the reason for all religions.
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
The gods of one faith are the angels,
saints, or supernatural beings of other
Angels only need to be asked to intervene in
God created differences in religion because
of the different lessons we all need to
There are only two true religions - the
religion of love and the religion of fear.
A wrathful and threatening god is a god of
The universe is God's cathedral.
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.
The more spiritually evolved one is, the
more one sees truth in different religions;
one less spiritually evolved sees only
To be fixed in beliefs is to try to make the
The belief that we are limited is an
illusion. We are limited only by our
Cries, wishes, hopes, desires, and thoughts
are all forms of prayer.
Prayer is talking to God. Meditation is
listening to God.
I. Sandra's Own
Experience With Religion
"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.'
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
e. Sandra's Insights About Evil and Sin
Satan and demons are what you make them.
Evil only exists because we fear and think
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.
There is no unforgiveable sin. It is best to
think of sin as the mistake of forgetting
our oneness with God.
Anger is love's energy misused.
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.
Bigotry is self-hate.
When we hate others, we hate ourselves.
When you see someone full of hatred or
anger, treat them with love so that you can
be an example they may later reflect.
As long as you are a child of rage, you will
not find the power to know your potential as
a child of God.
An act of hostility, like a ripple on a
pond, radiates out from the giver until
f. Sandra's Insights About the Physical
The physical body that the soul enters into
is chosen prior to birth.
Souls choose to be born to parents who will
help their spiritual advancement as well as
the spiritual advancements of the parents.
Souls who choose lives which which end in
childhood deaths often feel the need to
comfort the parents with after-death visits.
Most younger children have memories of their
life before their birth, but those memories
are dismissed as imagination by parents and
Those born with mental or physical
afflictions are more spiritually advanced
than others, born to help others evolve
Hardships are necessary for the growth of
Obstacles are opportunities in disguise.
The greatest desire of your heart, when
granted, can become a burden.
The greatest burden of your heart can become
Life in the physical world is a struggle to
find true happiness.
Pleasure is of the physical world. Happiness
is of the spiritual world.
God wants us to have abundance. You will
have physical abundance if what you are
doing is spiritually fulfilling.
If an addiction isn't conquered before your
physical death, it could keep your spirit
Moderation during physical life is the key
to a successful transition to the spirit
The forbidden fruit symbolizes the spiritual
body entering the physical body and starting
the spiritual body's desire for things of
the physical world.
Earth is just one realm of learning; there
Knowledge is more valuable than gold. It is
something of value you can take with you to
the spiritual world.
Using knowledge is far better than having
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.
In our physical life we continually search
for answers to the "whys" of life. When we
die we will know the "whys."
A society that asks, "What's in it for me?"
instead of "How can I contribute?" is a
society that is doomed.
g. Sandra's Insights About Death and the
After life, you take with you what you are,
not what you own.
Communication in the spiritual world is
telepathic. Your thoughts are answered as
rapidly as your mind can send and receive
When you die, everything you have said,
thought, or done will be known by all.
Souls with like thoughts are drawn to each
other in the afterlife.
There are no secrets in the afterlife.
Souls with evil thoughts avoid the light
because they are too ashamed to have their
You will eventually know the motivation of
others who have touched your life.
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.
You will be judged as you judge others. Your
prosecutor will be yourself.
That which controls you in the physical
world (such as an addiction) will control
you in the spiritual world.
We can help a deceased loved one's spiritual
transition through prayer. Prayer helps
because our connection of love with that
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.
Death, as the end of life, is an illusion.
Death is only a change from one state of
existence to another.