Becki Hawkins, a hospice nurse and a chaplain, is the author of "Transitions: A Nurse's Education About Life And Death". She sat by the bedside of seriously ill and terminally ill patients for more than 30 years as an oncology and hospice nurse.

During that time, she listened to patients describe various kinds of spiritual experiences, including near-death experiences.

Becki shared some of her stories, including the lessons she learned from them, on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 with a small group of people that gathered at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Sedona, Arizona. Becki's presentation was co-sponored by NewHeaveNewEarth (NHNE) and The Mustard Seed Venture. Her presentation was part of an ongoing series of classes taught by David Sunfellow on near-death experiences.

"Many are asking me about my comment that I don't believe in hell. Let me clarify that. I don't believe in the hell that I heard about as a child; the terrible place that an angry God sends bad people. I think our experiences (in this world and the next) are based on how we live our lives, whether we've lived lives of love or non-loving. I choose to focus on loving God/Spirit/Jesus/All That Is and loving others. Those who have had hellish NDEs do come back 'changed' and seek to be more loving people. So it really is all about the Love.

To learn more about this important topic, I encourage you to visit a resource page on NHNE Pulse called 'NDEs & Hell' " http://nhne-pulse.org/ndes-hell/

-- In Love and Light, Becki