The bridge or barrier in the NDE 01
Type of Spiritual Experience
There is a barrier between the holding area and the Spiritual world at large – the final resting place. It is possible to cross this barrier whilst you are alive, but it is well guarded and you have to have already learnt a good deal about the layout of the spiritual world as well as 'earned your spurs' so to speak.
The dead cross it anyway, irrespective. The most frequent barrier seen is a bridge which can take any number of different forms. It often crosses an abyss – it should be noted that for the living spiritual traveller this bridge and abyss represents a very severe challenge – the guardians are formidable and the bridge can be razor thin. Its thickness usually depends on how well qualified you are to pass.
The various forms this bridge takes depends a bit upon our expectations.
A description of the experience
Recollections of death – Dr Michael Sabon
As time passed on, I knew it wasn’t my time to go with him. He was smiling and turning me in a direction to cross back over this little bridge … it was just a handmade, wooden type walk across bridge… as I was walking, I was looking back and I was really wanting to go with him. And I gradually crossed over to the other side… it was the side of a hill, very green with a rock or two here and there. A stream was coming down with nice clear water – just a real peaceful, beautiful setting. The sky I can’t recall seeing, or paying much attention to.