The Healing Message of Near-Death Experiences

Janis Hunt Johnson
6 min readJul 31, 2023
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Time is an illusion.

Time isn’t absolute; time is a continuum, a fourth dimension, after the three dimensions of height, width, and depth. “The distinction between past, present, and future is an illusion, although a persistent one,” Einstein said.

What does this tell us about the possibilities for healing?

A “chronic problem” is one we have been experiencing for a long time. The word chronic comes from the Greek chronos, meaning “time.” If something is chronic, it is habitual; thus it becomes linked to the false concept of time, as if it’s permanent. Yet all it is, really, is just a long-held false view.

With this understanding, we can free ourselves from any disease, addiction, or problem — no matter how long we have been struggling with it. We can even call into question the validity of any so-called “hopeless,” “terminal,” or “incurable” condition.

A spiritual healing tradition.

Because Jesus (Rabbi Yeshua) had this spiritual understanding of reality, he healed lepers, the disabled, the mentally ill, and more — and he even raised the dead (see, for example, Matthew 8:1–4; Luke 13:11–13; Luke 8:26–39; and John 11:1–44). Jesus taught his followers how to do it, too. And the Apostles weren’t the only ones. Centuries before, the prophet Elijah performed miracles and raised the dead as well (see, for example, 1 Kings 18:20–39 and 1 Kings 17:17–34.)

This Jewish mystical tradition of healing has endured — from the Baal Shem Tov (1698–1760) to Rebbe Nachman (1772–1810), and others. It’s a spiritual reality that has survived throughout recorded history, and continues today. In the 19th century, Mary Baker Eddy (1821–1910) revived the spiritual healing practice of Jesus and of the early Christians, to reinstate what she called “primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing,” naming it “Christian Science.”

But of course, spiritual healings don’t have to be called Jewish or Christian. It doesn’t matter what you call them, they are still happening around the globe, available to anyone.

A miraculous healing of cancer.



Janis Hunt Johnson

Author, 5 Smooth Stones: Our Power to Heal Without Medicine through the Science of Prayer. Transformational Editor. From Chicago to L.A., now in Pacific NW.