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Dr. Eben Alexander has captivated headlines with his fascinating story about a near-death experience during which he was brain dead, yet recalls a very-real visit to heaven.
The neurosurgeon appeared this morning on "Fox & Friends," where he discussed his trip to the spiritual realm, while attempting to provide solace for those families who lost loved ones in last Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The discussion, once again, moved co-host Gretchen Carlson to tears.
Alexander, who authored a book about his experience called "Proof of Heaven," explained that the families of those lost can take comfort knowing that their children are being cared for by a higher power.
"For me it's become very, very clear that that entire realm and the eternity of our souls is very much a part of all reality," he said. "And that is something that I want to offer to [the families]...that belief can offer comfort and they can know that those precious souls are cherished and cared for right now."
While the scientist said that this encouragement for the families to seek comfort in the existence of heaven certainly does not diminish their current pain, he hopes that it will provide some relief. Carlson, clearly moved by the discussion, asked, through tears, "Will these children forget, when [they're] in heaven, what happened to them?"
Alexander responded by noting that he believes, based upon his own experience, they they will "know what happened, but they will not feel the pain." He also noted that those killed will be aware of the fact that "they have changed this world."
Another co-host, Brian Kilmeade, chimed in and asked a very difficult question to both ponder and answer: "Where is the shooter?" As he did with Carlson's inquiry, Alexander attempted to answer through the prism of his own experience.
"The shooter is in a place of reviewing his own life...it's what's called a life review," he responded. "A very real phenomenon of re-living all the events of one's life and reliving the pain and suffering that we've handed out to others, but from their point of view."
In the end, Alexander noted that there is a need for society to help individuals who are mentally ill -- a lesson that he believes this incident has taught the nation.(H/T: Fox News Insider)
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