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“My joy need not be destroyed by a self-absorbed colonel, a terminally ignorant administrator, the incessant cell phone chatter of a self-important suit on the airplane, or losing sight in one eye. My joy is destroyed by believing that they can affect my joy, thereby making it so.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“My choosing which injuries to retain and my being blown up by a roadside bomb in the first place are assumed to be valuable, useful, and good from the perspective of my expanded awareness states. The experience isn’t a punishment for actions or thoughts that were bad or evil and isn’t bad luck or a mistake. My injuries are not reflections of some construct of original (or even mildly quirky) sin. From the expanded perspective of my Whole Self, the event and aftermath are experiences that I chose for various reasons with amusement and a sense of joy and excitement for this novel experience. That I’m not always as thrilled about the results from within the physical perspective as I was when I dreamed up this adventure often strikes me as amusing even within occasional frustration or discomfort. (In the meantime, getting blown up is a great source for jokes…)”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“Since I was a child, I’ve had precognitive dreams and waking “visions.” Ever since I can remember, I’ve been acutely aware of the energy of buildings and old battlefields and have often seen and interacted with spirits. I’ve had out-of-body experiences, given accurate psychic readings for friends and strangers, and journeyed through worlds and dimensions as shamans do. As”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“The Blink Environment, like any other vibrational reality, has rules of energy that define structures of experience within it—the rules being cooperative agreements. The personalities or beings that exist or participate in it are aware of the rules and voluntarily create them, maintain them, and operate within them just as we do in our physical world. The accumulation of intent, which is thought energy, fixes the laws of that universe more firmly as experience accumulates in the environment. And yet no law is unbreakable; it is only a guideline for shared experience and ever-expanding exploration of the potentials of creative force.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“Although similar experiences of OBEs or NDEs have drastically changed others’ understandings of reality, my experience has acted as a confirmation and expansion. I’ve experienced paranormal phenomena ever since I can remember, and though I did learn to keep most of those perceptions to myself, I generally retain a trust in my experiences regardless of the cultural programming that incessantly claims it to be fiction.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“We’re taught that thoughts are private, ethereal (without substance), and powerless until some physical action puts them into force. In the Blink Environment, however, thought is clearly understood as a force in and of itself. Thoughts have form when that is intended and otherwise exist as energy with potential effect, though lacking perceptible form. No form of any kind is possible without thought energy to instigate it. The”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“Physical reality is a balancing trick, a performance high, an intensely concentrated speed test of complex skill sets. We’re each an F-22 pilot flying fifty feet off the deck through an impossibly narrow canyon. Finding myself in the unusual situation of having been blown up, I felt as if I were flying that jet fifty feet off the deck through the narrow canyon upside down.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“So when I say it is my responsibility and choice that I got blown up, and it is others’ choice that they have been injured or hurt or are living difficult lives, that is not to be interpreted as placing blame. I’m not thinking, It is my fault. I’m more likely to be thinking, It is my unique gift to myself. I can try to appreciate it in some way.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“Understanding things in this way does not negate compassion for suffering and pain. Perhaps paradoxically, it often makes me more sensitive to it. I know that in the intense focus of being in the physical, the pains and discomforts and difficulties are terribly real and can feel endless and utterly hopeless. My own compassion is intense and can be nearly crippling, perhaps partly because I’ve been somewhere similar but also because I want to be able to wave my hand over the problem to make it disappear, the way I was able to do for myself while out-of-body. I want to give others a glimpse of the expanded perspective that I experienced in order to assure them that their pain isn’t forever, there is value and reason in it, and that the reason is their own—the experience is potentially as valuable as their pain is intense and real.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“The experience of living is considered invaluable, meaningful, and fun; its pains, struggles, horrors, difficulties, anxieties, and frustrations are not dire at all. From the Blink Environment, it’s easy to minimize or ignore the things I consider difficult because I know the ending and the ending is always good. I always walk out of the movie theatre. In that sense, those things that drove me nuts in the physical are not real or lasting. From inside the physical moment, experiences can feel almost impossible to bear while from the Blink Environment they’re perceived to be of a moment’s duration—valuable, amusing, and lacking the emotional charge.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“The stillness and vast space is profoundly peaceful in its silence. Although the idea of a vast emptiness might seem cold and intimidating to some, this vastness is intimate and cozy. Imagine burrowing under thick down quilts in the most comfortable bed imaginable while a snowstorm rages outdoors. Close your eyes then, and while you are feeling so physically cozy, enter into the limitless dark, peaceful, and creative space of the mind. Imagine the body as weightless and without boundaries within that, and the deep contentment that I felt in this Rest Environment might be approximated.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“In order to interact without being tossed into a mental institution, it’s often necessary to negotiate with myself, choosing when and where it’s appropriate to focus down to the pinpoint of physical life as it is and when it might serve to expand my awareness. Intriguing as all this conceptual perception-shifting is, grounding myself in physical life, in the practical, in the version of reality that’s collectively agreed upon at the present time, is important to me. I chose a physical life in this focus and this time-frame, so it seems logical to participate.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“All of those pieces of candy are good, just as every single experience in life is good. The evaluation, or judgment, on the choice of candy or on the life experience, is only applicable in light of personal interest or intent, which shifts and changes easily depending on this or that subjective circumstance and interest. The decisions aren’t dire and excruciating because every choice has a good ending (even though in the physical experience, it might be excruciating, boring, painful, or ugly). Choice is not fraught with tension and fear; every choice will lead to creative and satisfying experience.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“This life review might more properly be called a life exploration, as it was an exercise in discovery more than evaluation.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“Whole Self intentions can quickly veer off course under the influence of the conscious mind in a physical universe. Beliefs taught to us since birth and ingrained through the benign brainwashing of repetition via collective consciousness—which provides the structures of reality that we currently perceive as real—have influence on and can affect or even block the Whole Self intentions. Though beliefs can interfere with clear expression of the Whole Self, the Whole Self will still inform the physical existence to the extent that the conscious and subconscious minds allow.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“Yet this physical life is a unique experience, and it is entrancing from the perspective of expanded awareness. It is utterly lovely, delicious and strange, challenging, and wildly exciting. The razor focus required to remain in the collective physical is intensely satisfying for the Whole Self. Physical reality is a balancing trick, a performance high, an intensely concentrated speed test of complex skill sets. We’re each an F-22 pilot flying fifty feet off the deck through an impossibly narrow canyon. Finding myself in the unusual situation of having been blown up, I felt as if I were flying that jet fifty feet off the deck through the narrow canyon upside down.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“I call these sorts of simultaneously held beliefs contraries and certainly have my share of equivalent patterns.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“One person changes the world just by imagining a more harmonious one. Let’s try it.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“I don’t always enjoy the fact that I’m in this world, or enjoy being in this particular circumstance, but I always feel the foundational joy of being a conscious, creative, expansive personality exploring experience, and enjoy the humor inherent in that.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“The realization that enjoyment of an experience is a central criterion for the value of a life surprised me.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“The dimension from which the healing of my physical body is performed has a close harmonic to the physical. Whereas in the Rest Environment reality is entirely energy and in the Blink Environment reality is an infinite choice of either physical manifestation or pure energy, the Healing Environment has a vibration that necessitates form without dictating its structure.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq
“If we do nothing but enjoy a day, no matter how small and petty it may seem, we’ve accomplished something valuable. Everything we do, everything we imagine has value and purpose. Every existence has meaning.”
Natalie Sudman, Application of Impossible Things - My Near Death Experience in Iraq


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