Do you have a fear of death? My interview with Tommy Rosa who had a Near Death experience after being struck by a car and left for dead, just may calm your fears about death. When I interviewed Tommy for the “spiritual” section of my book Eat Pray Get Well, I couldn’t help myself, one of my first questions to him when I got him on the phone was “after everything you have been through, are you afraid to die?” He gave me an astounding “No!”
When I began researching the fear of death for this article, I no longer felt alone in my fears. It turns out that most of us have a low to moderate fear of death. The interesting thing is, the fear can be just as strong for the young as it is for the old. Religious backgrounds do not seem to factor into the equation either. Many people from all different religions fear death. There is one standout though, and that is women. Women tend to fear death more than men. Of course it’s possible we could chalk this up to fact that women tend to talk about their feelings more than men. In any case, I believe my interview with Tommy Rosa on his near death experience may calm your fears. I know it did mine. If I catch myself fearing death, I think of Tommy.
Who Is Tommy Rosa?
Tommy was a Bronx-born plumber who medically “died” for a period of time in a hit-and-run incident and believed he went to heaven and met Jesus. While visiting heaven, Jesus gave Tommy eight revelations about heath, our emotions, and other lessons. Tommy has co-authored a book with renowned cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra MD, called Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth. Health Revelations is as comforting as it is practical for those who are ill, confused, and not sure where to start in regards to healing. In their book, Tommy lays out eight revelations one-by-one and Dr. Stephen Sinatra comments on each, stating why these revelations are medically and scientifically true here on earth. I hope you enjoy this excerpt of our interview for Eat Pray Get Well – A Journey from Chronic Illness & Brokenness to Wholeness & Healing.
Q&A With Tommy Rosa
Erin: You said Jesus discussed vibrations with you in heaven in relation to staying healthy. Can you explain vibrations more in detail and what we can do to raise our own vibrations?
Tommy: All energy is made up of vibration and frequency. Vibration is movement. Frequency is the rate at which something moves. All living things, including human beings, are made up of electromagnetic energy: our hearts vibrate at a certain rate and the organs and internal systems in our bodies vibrate at various frequencies. The higher your vibration, essentially the healthier you are. When your vibration is high, there is less potential for disease, depression, and other debilitating conditions.
Optimal health and well-being and a high vibration are interdependent. There are things that each of us do that can raise or lower our individual vibration. Eating too much sugar or other processed, unnatural foods lowers vibration. Taking drugs or drinking alcohol, harboring negative emotions like anger, fear, ego, jealousy also lowers your vibration. Keeping your vibration high is always the goal. Eat healthy foods. Stay away from sugars, alcohol and drugs as much as possible. Think good positive thoughts and live happily and faithfully and your vibration will stay high.
Tommy Describes God’s Love
Erin: Can you describe the love of Jesus and what do you think His purpose was in allowing you to come back and continue to live here on earth?
Tommy: The love I felt in heaven is like no other love I have ever felt before. It is a full, deep, all encompassing, unconditional love. It is the most wonderful complete love. In that love there is no fear, there is no shame, there is no loss, there is just the love which feels alive and so healing. I learned that the divine, unconditional love of Jesus and heaven is our birthright. Each of us comes from this love and it is to this love that each of us will return.
I believe that I was sent back to Earth with eight guiding principles that are true for all human beings everywhere, and was given this knowledge to share with others as I have done in Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth. I also believe that like many people who survive near-death experiences I can confirm that heaven is very real and that there is no reason to fear death. We go on.
Fear Is A Mind Killer
Erin: How does fear block us from God, and how much of our healing depends on us having hope and faith?
Tommy: Fear is the mind killer. It is the enemy of health, happiness and joyful heart-based living. When we are in fear, it is hard for us to feel God’s love. Even though God’s love is never gone or denied to us, fear can create the illusion that we are all alone in a bad situation, event or experience. Fear closes us off from the divine truth-that there is never a moment when we are unloved, abandoned or fully alone. God is with us always. From birth to death and beyond death. All healing depends on our belief systems. If you believe that you are going to stay ill or even die, than no amount of healing or medicine can override the belief that your fate is sealed. Hope and faith are the best, most effective and important healing tools for maintaining a happy, healthy meaningful fife. It comes down to this: We are what we believe!
How Supporting Our Mitochondria Helps Keep Us Alive
Erin: Can you explain what Jesus revealed to you on what we can do to support our mitochondria and what are elements that may weaken them?
Tommy: Mitochondria are in every cell in our bodies. It the powerhouse energy source within us that creates ATP which produces the energy we use every day. When you feel run down and tired, your ATP and your mitochondria cells are overtaxed and not producing enough energy to make you feel optimal. In Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth, my co-author, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, goes into great detail about which supplements you can take to boost and support mitochondria and ATP production. D-Ribose, Magnesium, CoQ-10, and L-Carnitine are what Dr. Sinatra calls the Awesome Foursome. He recommends the Awesome Foursome for healthy energy production. The same elements that reduce energy: poor eating, negative thinking, drugs and alcohol use, not enough rest, and poor hydration all contribute to the weakening of energy production in our bodies.
Erin: Most of us Americans have a horrendous diet, what can you share about the foods we should be eating?
Tommy: To nourish our bodies, we must eat the most natural foods from the earth and the seas. Processed, sugary foods cripple our bodies defenses against invaders such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc. The more natural the food, the better for our nutrition. Proteins, vegetables, and fruits are excellent for vital health. Fast foods and processed foods have little nutritional value. In Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth, Dr. Sinatra, an esteemed cardiologist and my co-author recommends the Mediterranean Diet as an excellent nutrient-dense diet rich in olive oil, vegetables, nuts and other healthy foods.
What Jesus Taught Tommy
Below are a few of the revelations that Jesus taught Tommy.
What Jesus Taught Tommy About Grounding
Erin: Please explain the revelation of grounding.
Tommy: One of the most profound moments in my near-death experience (NDE) was when my heavenly teacher, who later revealed himself to be Jesus, said “My Father gives His children ways to heal themselves but they do not use them.” What Jesus was referring to was grounding. We are electromagnetic beings; the earth is also electromagnetic and is hit by thousands of lightening strikes a day which recharges this electromagnetic energy. Grounding is the way we can discharge or dispel negative energy and speed up the healing process. Standing in your bare feet on grass, or touching a tree or standing in a body of water up to your ankles for 20 minutes are all effective grounding techniques that clear energy and promote healing.
Grounding is simple, free, and available to all of us no matter where we are. This simple practice, which can be done daily or just when you feel your energy has been compromised, is the best healing remedy recommended by Jesus Himself.
What Jesus Taught Tommy About Self Love
Erin: Why did Jesus teach you about the importance of Self-Love?
Tommy: Self-love is the necessary foundation for ALL healthy relationships. When we don’t love ourselves as God encourages us to do, we seek outside relationships for validation and acceptance. We give our power away and ask someone else to be responsible for our joy, happiness and identity. We make the fundamental mistake of creating relationships based on need which puts any relationship completely out of balance from the start. Co-dependent and even toxic relationships can result from someone who doesn’t have a healthy identity or idea of who they actually are. Seeking love from someone else without a healthy foundation of love gives someone else the power to ‘fill in the blanks.’ When you have confidence and healthy self-esteem, you do not need validation from others, you know who you are and you are free to love without placing the burden of your own happiness on your partner.
Can Fear Attract What We Are Afraid Of?
Erin: Can you explain the Revelation of Faithfulness; and what Jesus told you about our fears attracting that which we are afraid of?
Tommy: The opposite of faith is fear. Fear and faith cannot co-exist. Think about it. If you really trust God, what is there to be afraid of? The Revelation of Faithfulness teaches us that in order to be close to God, we must have mastery over our fears. We must trust that God is with us, He loves us, and He is our true protection against darkness. In order to help us achieve mastery over our fears, God created a plan where we attract what we are most fearful of to ourselves, so we have opportunities to face our fears and let them go. Mastery over any personal fear allows you to be free to love, to heal, to feel joy. It is a path to inner peace and self-fulfillment. Letting fear go is a most necessary step to trusting God fully and completely.
Why Tommy Is Grateful For His Near Death Experience
Erin: You have said that you are grateful for your near death experience and that you are more alive than you were before. Can you explain?
Tommy: I was an ordinary man before my NDE. I believed in God and went to church. I worked hard and tried to be a good neighbor, a good friend, a good employer, a good son. Going to heaven and seeing it for myself profoundly changed me. I was taught so much about what is important, what is meaningless and what life and death are really about-and I lived to share what I learned with others. I learned firsthand that there is definite order to the universe. God has a plan for each of us. I learned how loved we are, how blessed we are. I am forever changed, and it is actually the truth for so many NDE survivors like myself. We come back grateful and humbled and so filled with love. Things that annoyed me before, seem so petty now, so unimportant. If we all lived as if it was our last day, we would fill it with love and compassion and forgiveness and much more fun. We would smile more and laugh more and make our day count. That is truly the way to live.
A Final Word From Tommy For People Who Have A Fear Of Death
Erin: What would you say to people who fear death?
Tommy: I would tell anyone who fears death that there is no reason to fear death. Death is not the end of you, it is the beginning of something new. It is like walking through a door, you are on the other side. No longer in a body, you feel lighter, more connected to everything around you. Heaven is very real, and it is breathtaking. It is a beautiful place filled with love and loved ones. When you die, you go on. You live in a different form, in a different way and in a different place but you are still you. Fear nothing. Live and love and laugh and when your time comes, be ready to let go and embrace the next phase of your development. You are loved beyond measure.
Full interview an be found in the second edition of Eat Pray Get Well 0 A Journey from Chronic Illness & Brokenness to Wholeness & Healing
Dr. Stephen Sinatra (the co-author of Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth) also sells organic olive oils and heart healthy alternatives to wheat pasta at Vervana.com
Tommy’s wife Michelle has a wonderful new book out called Love Letters From Heaven.
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