Day: Meets the second Wednesday of each month -- except August when we have no meeting.
Time: 7:00-8:45 p.m.
COVID-19 Restricted Location: Via Zoom. Link will be sent to everyone on the group email list. If you are not on the list but wish to be, send your email address to Jan Holden at email@example.com.
In-Person Location (once restrictions are lifted): First United Methodist Church, 907 West Main St, Lewisville, TX (Northwest corner of Main and Summit). Room: The Parlor -- in the front building.
- From I-35E, take exit 452 - FM 1171 (Main Street) WEST.
- Go through three or four stoplight intersections, the last of which will be Surf/Summit. (You'll see the First United Methodist Church on the northwest corner of the intersection.)
- Continuing on Main Street past Surf/Summit, turn RIGHT into the SECOND parking lot driveway, and park anywhere.
- With your back to Main Street, the entrance is directly in front of you (double glass doors).
- Upon entering, turn RIGHT. Walk to the end of the (long) hallway; The Parlor is the last room on your RIGHT.
The DFW Friends of IANDS exists for people who've had near-death and/or related experiences or who have personal or professional interest in such experiences. The purpose of the group is to provide these people with a forum in which to discuss such experiences and their meaning and integration into subsequent life. Discussion takes place in an atmosphere of openness and interest/support without judgment, proselytizing, or advice-giving. Our meeting content varies from month to month. Sometimes we have a structured program, such as a speaker or watching a relevant video followed by discussion. Other times, we "circle up" and discuss our own NDEs and related experiences and their ongoing meaning in our lives. Although we meet in a Methodist church, the group is not affiliated with the Methodist--or any specific--religion. The church is conveniently located, and they gave us permission to use a meeting room without charge. However, those who attend and who can afford to do so are asked to make a $1 contribution to the church for our use of their meeting room. To have your e-ddress placed on an a list to receive a monthly email reminder about the group, contact Jan Holden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August: Vacation month: no meeting. Recommendation: Attend the IANDS online conference Friday, August 14, through Sunday, August 16. Early bird cost: $99. https://conference.iands.org/
September 9: As an adult in the early 1980s, Paula Lenz had a recurring dream. In 1983, that dream proved to have been a precognitive warning of the sudden, shocking loss of her dear brother, Don. Three days after his funeral, while Paula was driving Don's truck to visit her grandparents, her consciousness unexpectedly left her body and encountered Don's spirit. Her experience uniquely combined features of after-death communication (ADC), shared-death experience (SDE), and near-death experience (NDE). In 2017, Paula published Driving Into Infinity: Living With My Brother's Spirit. On Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm (Central Time), Paula will join us live via Zoom to share the story of her encounter with Infinity and the transformations it wrought in her subsequent life. Discussion to follow.
October 15: (Note: This is a Thursday -- not our usual Wednesday.) Early one morning in 2008, Jane Thompson was taken to the hospital in extreme pain, where she had a profound NDE that left her struggling with unfamiliar awareness and strange sensitivities. Feeling very alone, broken, and lost, Jane eventually found herself at a DFW Friends of IANDS meeting, there discovering the tools and community to help integrate her remarkable experience and its aftereffects. Now, having trained and embraced her newfound skills and sensitivities that include healing and mediumship, Jane has turned to helping others through their own transformations, creating an online tool called White Light Solution (safehandshealing.com/whitelightsolution). On Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 pm (Central Time), Jane will join us live via Zoom to share the story of her life-changing encounter with the light and her ongoing journey of integration. Discussion to follow.