At this stage, it doesn’t really matter to me if other people believe that the “journey” of an NDE is real or not. I know what happened to me, and thousands of others have had similar experiences. Whether we see “Heaven” or some other place that cannot be defined in earthly or medical terms, or if people define a loving energy as Budda, Jesus, or some intensely caring & compassionate “being,” again undefined in corporal language, something profound has happened while our hearts & breathing have stopped and our bodies were shutting down, or during some traumatic event. For those of us who got to come back, we all must deal with the very real After Effects that are forever part if our lives and for those around us. That’s what’s important – to be able to help others whose lives are turned upside down by what happened.