Sharing the Aftereffects of My Near-Death Experience at IANDS 2018

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

The IANDS 2018 conference was an amazing experience. Although this was my first time presenting my NDE and its gifts in public, all anxiety simply disappeared when I was welcomed by so many amazing and loving people. After being greeted by some of the participants, presenters and organizers, soon I realized that this was the place to be.

Today I want to share with you a video of one of the presentations I did at the conference where I had the honor to be part of a panel presenting under the conference's theme: Aftereffects of Near-Death Experiences: A Deeper Understanding and A Sharing of the Gifts.

Since many people couldn't see my presentation and expressed their wishes to me about wanting to be there; I decided to do a reenactment of it, so I could share it with all the ones that couldn't attend. Wishes Fulfilled! I hope you enjoy it! :-)

Here it goes, "A Brightly Guided Life: A Gift From My NDE":

Aftereffects of My NDE:

Since I was very little my parents discovered that my learning abilities were astonishing but that was not all. Later they also discovered that I could see and hear things that no one else could. All this seemed to be tied up with the aftermath of a near-death experience (NDE) where I drowned at the age of two. Not long after, I started to communicate with Beings of Light who have guided me through a journey of miracles, not just around the world but also through the barriers of time. With them I have been able to access past life experiences of myself and others, and future events.​

When my NDE happened, I was just a baby. I didn’t have any preconceived notions about a NDE. At the time I was too little even to understand that I had essentially died. All I knew was that I’d left my body and went to a place of indescribable well-being. However, this experience didn’t feel unfamiliar to me; somehow I comprehended that the current life that I was living was just a continuation of a very long existence.

As I grew up and remembered my drowning, I could never get away from the question, "How could I have seen my body lifeless if I was still alive?" This experience made it clear to me that there was an existence beyond the body. Like the shell of a crab is an extension of the crab itself, our body is also but a shell, and when it is not needed it will fall away. Before I was three, I was gifted with knowing that I had existed for a very long time. In fact, I have come and gone in different realms many more times, wearing many different shells.

Ingrid Honkala, PhD.


I was part of a group of people who felt alone, different and ostracized most of my life because I didn't know and couldn't find anyone who had also experienced what I had. My NDE and out-of-body experiences opened for me doors beyond anyone's understanding at the time, and only through all these years, thanks to the help and guidance that I have received from spiritual teachers, books and now by the people who have lived similar experiences I am able to understand it.

However, to get where I am today I had to go through a lot of suffering. So for the past few years I have been dedicated to help anyone who is seeking for answers. People don't need to be in the dark when we have in our hands the help they need to be in the Light.

Ingrid Honkala, PhD.