Lawrence Poole - Lessons from 4 Near Death Experiences/NDE & Out of Body Experiences/OBE
Who am I?
I lived through the long version - including 4 near death experiences, 6 weeks in the ICU attached to a respirator and 11 months in hospitals. I left the rehab totally paralyzed from high on my chest and with a life-expectancy of 5-7 years because of the extensive internal damage. Several of my broken bones were never set properly and because I’m quite tall, my body structure is a big, fragile and unstable mass.
I found myself jobless, severely disabled and financially destitute in a largely inaccessible environment, I faced the arduous task of rebuilding my life. In that quest, my first idea was to discover what had given me joy until my career was suddenly interrupted. I intuitively knew I would need that to tap into joy in order to generate hope and I had a very steep hill to climb with not much to promise joy. Looking within, I found that the moments which had given me the greatest happiness until the moment of impact, back into my earliest childhood, are all related to Nature. In my earliest memory - I loved exploring fields and forests in Québec, Canada. Young adult, I was an avid camper, fisherman, naturalist, photographer, skier and much more... but nothing tickled me more than a campfire after a day in the heart of Nature.
So I decided - paralyzed, immobile , destitute and in a hospital bed - that if God granted me a little more life, I’d get myself into the woods.
« The jungle manages an incredible complexity... up to10,000 co-existing species in a hectare.»
As soon as I could, and with no specific intent except to experience the joy of it, I devoted the little time and energy I thought I had left to exploring the woodlands in and about my hometown and then, as things turned out, farther and farther afield. Trekking into Nature was the best decision I ever took. There I encountered, contemplated and resolved so many WHY
s... and I discovered a highly intelligent, very creative but very complex world of systems within systems
. I was first amused, then amazed and now impassioned. I discovered “creative Ørder” and was so captured by its logic, I felt an urge to share. I kept notes... and have teaching ever since.
On this site, I’ll you tell a bit of what I found: That Nature requires every member of every species to adapt to constant change.
Nature’s management rule is “altruistic self-interest
” so be adaptable
and help others do it too. I also found that Nature favours creative leaders. Nature champions innovative thinking. Nature has self-organizing strategies to deal with complexity..
. and so many more lessons learned. In summary, the solutions to problems cannot exist where the problems are
. Nature requires us to explore the creative “Consciousness” animating complex organized systems
Why the jungle?
Lawrence Poole's inspiring multimedia conferences illustrate the « deep wisdom » he learned from Nature and from his four near death experience (NDE) and out opf body experiences.