A profound near-death experience that changed the life of Tricia Barker when she was just a senior studying at the University of Texas. Join us as Tricia shares her amazing story of learning to walk again and her newfound passion for teaching English in public schools and colleges using the lessons of love and guidance she obtained from her trip to the other side.

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  • Tricia’s experience at the University of Texas – 2:20
  • The spinal cord accident – 3:24
  • Tricia’s description of her “Spirit Form” – 5:12
  • How it feels to meet God – 5:26
  • The angels worked through the surgeons – 6:38
  • An out-of-body experience – 7:00
  • Feeling love for the human race – 8: 04
  • The purity of the afterlife- 9:30
  • Feeling peace and joy when being near God – 11:50
  • A river surrounded by souls – 12:54
  • Becoming a teacher, a newfound passion – 13:23
  • Coming back as a different person – 14:28
  • God is different than what has been said – 16:16
  • The influence of angels on her teaching experience –  21:47
  • What to do if you have lost a loved one and how to connect with that person – 24:08
  • A piece of advice on grieve – 24:26
  • Tricia’s card reading – 30:37
  • Having love and compassion for other people –  33:00
  • How to get in touch with Tricia- 36:36
  • “Love on Earth” a lesson to learn through the cards- 38:27
  • When are we truly free? – 40:40


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Ned Matinnia has always been a sensitive and deep thinker. As a teenager, he questioned the purpose of living on Earth and found that near-death experiences were the only stories that gave him solace.

Ned is a software engineer by day and a seeker for the rest of the time. Since discovering near-death experiences, which he credits as saving his life, he has joined IANDS and served at many of their conferences, and also on their board of directors. He hosts the Near Death Experiences Facebook group with currently, as of this broadcast, about 31,000 members.

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  • The real reason people are seeking answers – 3:13
  • He tells us his experiences as a child – 3:38
  • Why he was so sensitive as a child – 4:36
  • Being afraid of people and the burden that carried – 5:50
  • Why am I here? – 7:25
  • How finding out near death experiences changed his life – 8:47
  • His process of learning about religions – 10:04
  • Why everything we do matters – 11:49
  • What he felt when he joined IANDS – 12:56
  • How everything is recorded and what that means to us – 13:30
  • Everything is reviewed in the future – 15:14
  • Why life on Earth is painful – 17:38
  • Lisa reads come cards for Ned – 20:40
  • The lesson of “you being you” – 21:30
  • Ned tells us “to put yourself in other’s people shoes” – 24:20
  • Lisa reads some cards about what is the point for us being here in this Earth – 26:15


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When Ingrid Honkala was 3 years old she drowned in a tank of water and since then she’s been able to experience other dimensions of life. She was also gifted with the wise input of “Beings of Light” who gave her invaluable insights and assistance as she faced the challenges of growing up, falling in love, and finding her professional destiny as a research scientist and oceanographer.

Despite many hardships, she accomplished her dreams, becoming not just a successful marine scientist, world traveler, and a mom, but also a mentor and a giver of light. Through her compelling life adventure that journeys from her native Colombia to Europe and her eventual home in the United States — and from a deadly war zone to underwater explorations and a NASA research center — Ingrid reveals how any human experience can be illumined from within. If we are willing to pay attention to subtle signals, take our intuition seriously, and forgive our most challenging difficulties, anyone can experience a brightly guided life.

Throughout her life, Ingrid has been guided to meet and help many people on their journey to become aware of a deeper reality and reconnect with their inner wisdom.

Ingrid also wrote an autobiography: “A Brightly Guided Life: How a Scientist Learned to Hear her Inner Wisdom”; in which she reveals how after having a near death experience at the age of two, the first glimpses of heaven were revealed to her and the doors that allow her to communicate with Beings of Light were opened.

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  • Ingrid’s connection with the “Beings of Life” – 2:11
  • Learn to ask the right questions a get the right answers – 4:11
  • Ingrid’s disease when she was a kid – 4:40
  • Ingrid talks about her near-death experience -7:56
  • She tells us that she saw her body in the water – 8:59
  • Let the divine guidance do what have to do – 10:26
  • She tells us what she felt – 13:11
  • What’s a Being of Light – 14:00
  • “We are guided” – 15:27
  • She tells us how she felt that she was being pulled back – 16:29
  • Everything has a purpose – 17:25
  • She talks about a Being of Light – 20:01
  • Ingrid tells us that she talked with the Beings of Light – 22:58
  • She tells us that she learned how to meditate – 26:03
  • Ingrid talks about two ways that you can live your life – 30:29
  • How to go back to life – 32:26
  • She tells us when she came back to her spiritual life – 33:52
  • She tells us that she went to India to see the Dalai Lama – 34:34
  • Awareness is the key to the light – 37:19
  • Everything starts with a question: “Why is this happening to me?” – 39:46
  • It’s all about awareness – 40:17
  • Ingrid tells us to start little by little – 41:22
  • What makes you feel grateful makes you feel great – 41:51
  • She tells us that in all situations you have to ask you: what is this trying to teach me? – 47:53
  • Lisa reads some cards for Ingrid – 49:02
  • Ingrid tells us that we are just vehicles in this life – 52:27
  • Each one of us discovers the true essence of who we are – 53:38
  • Ingrid talks about her book and where you can find it – 55:09
  • Lisa reads some cards about her conversation with Ingrid – 56:57


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Stilt walker, national speaker, and best selling author, counselor, Rev. Peter Panagore, M.Div., just finished fifteen years broadcasting in Maine and New Hampshire on two NBC stations as devotional writer, and storyteller, bringing daily hope, inspiration, and light into the middle of the morning news getting thirty million views a year. He has written several books: Two Minutes for God: Quick Fixes of the Spirit, Heaven Is Beautiful: How Dying Taught Me That Death Is Just The Beginning, Chicken Soup For Veteran’s Soul, (New York Times #1 Best Seller), and one story, Former Enemies.

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  • Peter talks about how he is a stilt walker – 2:06
  • How he makes 30 million views a year on video – 3:17
  • Peter talks about how his two near-death experiences changed his life – 5:07
  • He tells us the biggest change in his life – 6:52
  • “I came back for love” – 8:23
  • Peter tells us that love never dies – 11:45
  • He talks about grieving – 13:46
  • How to have faith in God to believe that life does not end – 15:00
  • Tools to help you: Meditation and Pray – 17:52
  • The love that we give to each other belongs to God – 22:19
  • Why you have to be in your pain – 23:30
  • Peter talks about the Bible – 26:20
  • He tells us what it’s “coming back”? -29:54
  • Peter talks about going to Hell when he went to the other side and what that experience was all about – 31:14
  • “Everyday I know I cause people’s pain” – 35:54
  • On the other side, there’s no pain – 37:28
  • Lisa reads some cards for Peter – 38:05
  • Peter recommends to Love the people around us – 40:18
  • Lisa pulls some cards about Faith – 42:26


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Over twenty years ago, Dr. O’Driscoll met an unconscious Jeff Olsen in the emergency department following the devastating car accident that killed Olsen’s wife, Tamara. While Olsen experienced a profound out-of-body and near-death experience, Dr. O’Driscoll had an amazing shared-death experience with Tamara. Jeff and Jeff later shared their experiences with one another and have been dear friends since. They shared their experiences at a conference of the International Association for Near-Death Studies.

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  • Jeff Olson’s experience in the hospital – 3:47
  • Jeff talks about his book: “Not Yet” – 7:57
  • How Jeff and Jeff shared their experiences at the International Association for Near-Death Studies conference – 9:36
  • His first spiritual experience – 11:09
  • He started seeing things that nobody else could – 12:41
  • Knowing and understanding are the senses of the spirit – 13:33
  • People need to trust their feelings and believe what they know – 13:43
  • How a voice told him to give his family a message – 16:55
  • What can I do to serve somebody else?: With this question, you can have a spiritual connection – 19:58
  • Lisa reads some cards for Jeff O’Driscoll – 23:40


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Jeff Olsen is a bestselling author and inspires audiences internationally with his intriguing story of perseverance and inner strength. In 1997, Jeff experienced a horrific automobile accident which inflicted multiple life-threatening injuries, but the most devastating outcome of the accident was the loss of his wife and youngest son, both killed instantly.

At that time, Jeff had profound out of body experiences, which gave him insights and gifts not common in today’s world. Olsen has appeared on many national and international radio and television programs sharing his insights and gifts and today he is here with Lisa Jones on Exploring Death.

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  • The tragic story of the accident that took his son and wife – 2:55
  • The aftermath: “My choice was to come back” – 8:50
  • “…that was my body and I was outside of it” – 10:55
  • How the accident changed his life – 11:54
  • Jeff explains how going back to the body was difficult – 12:23
  • How he continued to have conversations with his passed away wife – 13:35
  • His little boy became a part of him – 17:59
  • Lisa and Jeff talk about grieving  – 22:43
  • The importance of not judging other people – 27:43
  • Lisa reads some cards for Jeff – 31:01
  • It’s all about healing – 33:51
  • Lisa reads some cards about near-death experiences – 38:10


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David Maginley is an interfaith spiritual counselor at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. David has also survived cancer four times, which resulted in a profound near-death experience and explorations in the connection of body, mind, and spirit. He knows cancer from both sides of the hospital bed, and this life from both sides of the veil.

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  • David’s background – 1:19
  • His fight with cancer since he was 17 years old – 2:44
  • They talk about the feeling of being home – 8:12
  • How to play the “sound of love” – 13:39
  • How he has survived cancer four times! – 15:50
  • David’s thoughts on life and regrets – 17:02
  • Look at the past but don’t stay there – 17:21
  • God is the high level of consciousness – 21:56
  • Lisa reads some cards for David – 23:13
  • We are on earth to figure out what our love story is – 23:39


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Elizabeth Phinney was the founder and President of a multi-million dollar destination management company for meetings and incentives in Boston, MA. At the age of 21, her son was riding his bike one night to pick up some beer from the liquor store, ½ mile from his house, when he was hit from behind and died instantly.

Now, almost nine years later, Elizabeth has grown into a dynamic speaker, trainer and consultant for Fitness After Forty Five and her son is her guide and greatest support as she writes her first book. Elizabeth believes that her destiny and strength to pursue it are directly connected to the strength she gained from surviving the death of her son.

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  • Elizabeth explains to us how she found out her son had died – 2:39
  • She explains to us how this experience made her a stronger person – 5:04
  • They talk about the importance of being grateful for what we have – 7:20
  • Elizabeth talks about the book that her son told her to write – 9:30
  • She explains to us how she created a new training technique – 17:14
  • She explains to us how her book is about designing your physical future – 19:59
  • We all have a role to play in the universe – 24:19
  • Elizabeth talks about the night that she knew her son was dead – 26:13
  • The strength that you get when a loved one dies – 30:11
  • Elizabeth tells us that she went to art therapy – 31:50
  • Her dead son’s visit in Las Vegas – 34:46
  • Lisa reads some cards for Elizabeth – 38:59
  • Get in touch with Elizabeth – 47:44
  • Lisa reads some cards about losing a loved one – 48:56


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In this podcast, Lisa Jones talks with Rick Randall about getting your legal affairs in order before you pass away. They talk about the importance of taking care of the difficult times in our lives, what is a Loving Trust and the terminal illness process.

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  • Lisa talks about Rick’s occupation – 2:30
  • Rick’s Background – 2:35
  • Lisa talks about Rick’s book: Empowered Estate Plan – 3:04
  • Rick has a Podcast: “The Truth about Estate Planning” – 3:09
  • Traditional planning” – 4:11
  • The importance of having your estate plan in order before you pass away – 7:02
  • Rick shares with us how he became interested in estate planning – 8:41
  • The importance of teaching the classification of estate planning – 14:00
  • Rick’s story about the “Loving Trust” – 16:42
  • What is a Loving Trust – 18:53
  • Lisa shares her father’s Estate Planning – 20:10
  • Rick talks about a “Life Review” – 25:06
  • They talk about the terminal illness process – 27:27
  • Rick shares with us how an estate plan works – 30:40
  • Lisa reads some cards about estate planning – 31:50
  • The dash between the year of your birth and the year of your death –  39:05
  • Get in touch with Rick Randall – 47:15
  • Lisa reads some cards for us: about doing our estate planning – 50:05


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No Regrets

In this podcast, Lisa talks about the top five regrets: a life transformation by a departure.

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  • First regret: I wish I had lived my life thru myself and not the life others expected of me – 0:57
  • Second regret: I wish I hadn’t worked so hard – 2:03
  • Third Regret: I wish I had the courage to express my feelings – 3:06
  • Lisa tells us that the more you share your feelings you can be happier with people – 4:01
  • Fourth Regret: I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends – 4:20
  • Lisa challenges us to reach two or three of our old friends – 4:50
  • Fifth Regret: I wish I had let myself be happier – 5:35
  • Lisa express us another regret that her husband Ian had before he died – 6:53
  • Lisa tells us Ian’s regret: He didn’t help enough people – 8:51
  • Lisa explains to us the meaning of “I wish I could help more people” – 11:08
  • Lisa reads some cards about regrets, living life and dying – 15:02
  • Your life is short so think about what you want to do because you may not get a second chance – 18:09


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