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Finding The True Purpose Behind Our Experiences.

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

“Nothing in the universe lacks purpose," the Beings of Light once said to me ~ Ingrid Honkala, PhD.

My beautiful friends, today, I want to share with you the titles and topics of my upcoming presentations at The Afterlife Awareness and the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS) Conferences. During these presentations I plan to go beyond the experience whatever it is (NDE, OBE, STE) and bring you to discover the true purpose behind the occurrence.


My presentation abstract for The Afterlife Awareness Conference (June 6-9, 2019) is as follows:

Life After Near-Death: Coming out of the Spiritual Closet

Recently I have come out of the spiritual closet where I was for years from fear of being ostracized, which happened to me as a child after talking about Truths that people couldn’t understand. When I was nineteen the Beings of Light told me that one day, I was going to pass their teachings to others. Some of the first words they said to me were: “Someday your life experience will talk for you.” Today the meaning of this message is clear to me, that my hardships are enabling me to relate and help others to reconnect with their inner wisdom. After having a near death experience (NDE) at the age of two followed by forty years of countless out-of-body and spiritually transformative experiences, and direct guidance from Spirit Guides I have been able to resolve a very important question: How do I bring spirituality into my daily life?

My own experience has brought me to realize that we are part of a Universal Plan that is guiding us to wake up, and we are co-creators of that plan. We do this for the sake of our own evolution and the evolution of humanity. This presentation will go beyond the experience and show how you can realize your full potential and fulfill your dreams without the need of an NDE. If our essence is that of Pure Love, Peace and Joy, then the true question is, “What am I doing to disturb my True Nature?" Learn how our challenges do not need to turn into pain and suffering, but into a conscious doorway to awareness, awakening and evolution; and learn how Unconditional Love is the only way to accelerate our spiritual growth. Attaining Conscious Awareness is the gift that we are giving to ourselves, and therefore, to humanity.


My presentation abstract for the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) Conference (Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2019) is as follows:

Love Is The Only True Answer.

During last year’s IANDS event, the Beings of Light showed me that we have to go beyond the story of our near-death or spiritually transformative experiences (NDEs / STEs). Our true gift to humanity is our ability to extend the unconditional love that we were gifted to connect with during these experiences. NDEs and STEs are an astonishing way to go back to self-awareness and to start rediscovering our True Nature, which is none other than Universal Unconditional Love. However, many people stay at the level of the experience and don’t have clarity of what to do next.

After having my NDE at the age of two, followed by 40 years of countless STEs including direct teachings by Spirits Guides, I have been able to go beyond the experience, and become a self-realized, self-actualized being. This has given me the possibility to live a life driven by conscious awareness and from there resolve a very important question: How do I bring spirituality into my daily life? This presentation will go beyond the experience: learn how to realize your full potential and fulfill your dreams without the need of a NDE.

Topic objectives:

1. Unravel the ‘Who I AM?’ question and become aware of our True Nature.

2. Understand the purpose behind our challenges, and how changing perception is the key to eradicate all suffering.

3. Discover the infinite power of Love and realize that we are all connected as One.



Conversations with The Beings of Light:

"Why did my NDE happened when I was so young?" I asked the Beings of Light.

"Because you were old enough to remember but young enough not to be conditioned yet," they replied. "Nothing in the Universe lacks purpose," they stated. Then they continued saying, "The purpose of time and experience is to help you remember."

From the time I was a little girl I always felt as if I was an observer. In young adulthood I was able to ask, “What is that that I am observing?”

“All of life,” the Beings of Light answered, then after a pause they added, “through your personal experience.”

This helped me understand the unique importance of my existence. I know that although we are one with the Whole, each of us is a unique emanation of the One, or God, or Whole. This is why the Beings of Light always referred to each one of us as special. Nothing in the universe lacks purpose. Every one of us is special because of the unique way in which we experience and perceive life. We are part of the universal flow of infinite creation always reinventing itself, manifesting, and eternally expanding.

Ingrid Honkala, PhD.


My autobiography reveals how after having a near death experience at the age of nearly three, the first glimpses of heaven were revealed to me and the doors that allow me to communicate with Beings of Light were opened. Since then a myriad of experiences that many could call as mystical and perhaps impossible have crossed my path. However the Beings of Light have made it clear to me that I am not here to convince anyone about anything but to be a giver of light.

To accomplish this purpose I have been guided through an amazing journey of unimaginable challenges, awakenings and miracles where along the way I became the vehicle to help others to rise up from some of the deepest states of hopelessness and bring them back to life. Through helping others I was also able to become aware of my own shadows and overcome them as well. For all of this I am forever grateful. So I want to continue awakening, growing and giving anything I can to anyone that is open to listen.

Ingrid Honkala, PhD.

To see a list of the most frequent questions and answers about my near-death experience, the Beings of Light and much more visit my website at frequently-asked-questions

Thanks so much for all your love and support.

Tons of Love, Light and Blessings,


In-Lak'esh (I am you in Mayan)

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