Guest Speaker: Robert Bare
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About the Presenter
You have to have a tough mentality to be a police officer, and Robert Bare spent more than two decades as a California State Highway Patrolman, including time serving the Bay area. “I saw lots of death, and I became callous,” he says. Spirituality or religion played no role in his life.
But his Near-Death Experience shook him to his core. It occurred shortly after he boarded a plane in March, 2009. He had a massive heart attack and was deceased for approximately 45 minutes. His NDE was profiled in the TV Show, I Survived… Beyond and Back, and he was a featured case study by author Debra Diamond in her book, Life After Near Death.
“Accompanied by loving beings, I gravitated toward a beautiful bright Light,” Robert recalls. “I saw some colors I had never seen before. I remember being in the presence of a Higher Power who talked to me. I had a Life Review and saw everything that I had experienced in my life.” He calls the review “the reckoning of my life… a humbling experience.”
“I could see everything in my life, but I was also in it, and I could read everyone’s mind. I realized that I could have done better, and I did not want to judge or hurt anyone.”
Taken to a hospital, he had a second NDE, floating near the ceiling in the operating room, observing what was transpiring below. He could hear medical staff talking about him while he was unconscious. Later, the doctors verified that he had indeed heard their conversation.
“I’m a different person now,” Robert says. “Now I only want to do good in my life.”
After he was elected Vice President of IANDS in 2019, Robert was interviewed for William Shatner's Unexplained television show on the History Channel, and became a panelist at the IANDS Conference in Philadelphia (2019), and has been the participant in several research studies.
Robert is now serving as Vice President of Spiritual Awakenings International.