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The NDE Declaration on Unconditional Love


A Joint Declaration,

Amsterdam, 2019




People who have had a near-death experience (NDE) had the privilege to look beyond the separation between life and death. Most NDEs occur during a critical medical situation – such as a cardiac arrest or a serious accident – or during an existential (psychological) crisis, but they also sometimes occur during other circumstances such as deep meditation. 


During the experience, the consciousness of near-death experiencers (NDErs) is in a timeless world without physical limitations, which is described by them as much more real than the earthly world. NDErs are convinced that they will return to this extraordinary world once their physical bodies die permanently. They are also convinced that everyone will access this world eventually after their bodies die. So, consciousness does not end after death. Rather, it is eternal.


During their experience a great number of NDErs have had contact with an entity they often identify as the Being of Light. In this Declaration it is referred to as The Universal Light because it represents an infinite energy and an infinite power that is universal and supersedes everything humans know. The essence of The Universal Light is unconditional Love, and it is felt that each and every one of us is part of it. 


However, also when NDErs have not had a direct contact with The Universal Light, they get to see a glimpse of the essence of what there is after this earthly life: unconditional love for all and everything that is. For the smaller number who experienced the trauma of a distressing NDE and were able to integrate it fully, they also may arrive at an awareness of the centrality of unconditional love. 


Even though there are millions and millions of people around the world, that have had an NDE, there is no solid scientific proof (yet) of the reality of these experiences. Yet, there are important indications for their reality, and these occur primarily in the first phase of an NDE when the consciousness of the NDEr leaves the body and observes the physical world. During this phase NDErs were able to observe other people, situations or things that could be objectively verified later. There is an overwhelming number of these so-called veridical observations, which supports the conclusion that the consciousness can exist independently from the body.


NDEs occur everywhere in the world, with people of all walks of life. Through their experiences NDErs have very important and positive messages for all people, regardless of their gender, race, nationality, descent, level of wealth, sexual orientation, beliefs, or other characteristic. This Declaration has four messages that can all be traced back to the core message of unconditional love from NDEs. 


Message 1: Love is the Essence


Love is the essence of the universe, and unconditional love is the essence of The Universal Light. The Universal Light is pure Peace, pure Perfection, and pure Unconditional Love. No one can imagine the infinity of the love of The Universal Light. To make it clear and to emphasize: unconditional is really unconditional. It means that there are no conditions attached to this love. Additionally: The Universal Light is neither male nor female; its identity is indefinable.


Message 2: Closely linked with all and everything


All and everyone are incredibly closely linked with each other, as if we are part of one big whole, part of The Universal Light. It includes everyone, all of nature, and everything there is. It excludes no one. The Universal Light loves each of us infinitely, and there are no exceptions. To The Universal Light everyone is incredibly important and valuable. There are no inferior people on Earth; there are no lesser souls.


Message 3: Love has no limits


The love of The Universal Light is not limited to a specific form of love. It encompasses any kind of pure love, because love has no boundaries. For The Universal Light, it does not matter who you love, but that you love. To say it differently, The Universal Light is not interested in someone’s sexuality; It is interested in someone’s love. The love of The Universal Light itself is without boundaries; it easily surpasses all boundaries that people create for themselves and others, such as race, gender, nationality, religious or spiritual background.


Message 4: Feel other people as if we are those other people


The Universal Light does not condemn anyone for anything. The Universal Light does not judge; It is neutral, and does not choose sides. If anyone judges us, it is we. Many NDErs report that during their life review, they could feel everything they had done to others or done for others as if they were the other people themselves. They are convinced that in our own life review, each of us will experience both the joys we have engendered and the injuries we have inflicted on others, as if we are those others ourselves. This places the Golden Rule, which in one way or another is expressed in all major religions, in a special context: Treat others in only the ways you yourself would like to be treated.




With this Declaration on Unconditional Love we, NDErs, want to stress that love itself, in whatever form, is immensely important. The limitation of love is not in accordance with the essence of The Universal Light. That essence is Unconditional Love, love that has no boundaries or limits. 


If you have had an NDE, know that you are not alone. Everywhere in the world many millions of people have had a similar experience. If you haven’t had an NDE and are afraid of death, know that many millions of people have had the privilege to look beyond the separation between life and death, to discover that consciousness continues. If you think that you are not loved, or if you are oppressed because of your ideas, gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, or any other reason, know that there is infinite love for you. Such Love is available for all of us, without a single exception. So, continue to live your life the best you can, as it is important, and strive to be aligned with the essence of The Universal Light.

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