Channeled Messages From Presidents Jefferson, Lincoln and Eisenhower
One of the saddest things about the death of great leaders is the loss of their wisdom. Many people through the ages have wondered what it would be like if we could continue to communicate with notable people who have shaped the world’s destiny. In an exclusive interview, Gates McKibbin shares her channeling experiences, bringing the sentiments of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Dwight Eisenhower back to life, offering a compelling message for those open to listening.
McKibbin isn’t your stereotypical psychic medium. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and has received numerous academic awards, as well as a membership to Phi Beta Kappa. She has enjoyed an illustrious career as a corporate executive, a management consultant, and an adjunct college professor specializing in strategic and organizational renewal. However, there had always been a more spiritual side to her, lying in wait for the right moment.
Living life “in the fast lane,” as she describes it, McKibbin’s corporate career eventually took its toll, and chronic stress led to a serious decline in her health. Her physician gave her a blunt choice: Keep your job or regain your health. Taking his advice to heart, McKibbin said goodbye to her fast-paced lifestyle and began journaling. With no financial security and still battling a weak and debilitated body, her life took a strange turn. Suddenly, her deceased father, John McKibbin, began sending her telepathic messages, including encouragement to publish what he had to say from beyond the veil. This continuous engagement with her father not only helped her get through a difficult time but also freed her “to become a very different person.”
While McKibbin’s corporate career continued and remained successful, in the summer of 2001, her psychic door opened even wider. Feeling “something was afoot,” while sitting in the comfort of her San Francisco home one evening, McKibbin grabbed a pen, cleared her mind, and discovered the presence of our second president, Thomas Jefferson.
After introducing himself, she sat stunned and intimidated until the two minds came into sync. As she worked to bring Jefferson’s words to life, McKibbin quickly found gratification, committing to the messages coming forth, and deciding to surrender them to the world when she felt the time was right. Following her sessions with Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln showed up to discuss his troubled presidency and fight to preserve a divided Union.
After five weeks of channeling Jefferson and Lincoln, McKibbin found herself in a state of exhaustion, not sure whether she had any energy left to continue channeling. That’s when Dwight Eisenhower began dictating messages to her on the morning of September 9, 2001.
A few days later, the September 11th tragedy took place. McKibbin was unable to find a publisher to get the presidents’ messages out, and they sat in her flash drive for 18 years. Still, she knew the presidents were offering the same basic advice: Treasure our union, find unity among people, and preserve freedom.
McKibbin’s work has led her down a rabbit hole of consciousness and a multiplicity of dimensions unseen to most. In the late 1990s, she wrote her seminal book, “The Life of the Soul: The Path of Spirit in Your Lifetimes,” unveiling a cosmology outlining the evolution of the soul during and between lifetimes. Her writings discuss the principles of karma and reincarnation, eternal life, the soul’s mission, multiple dimensions of reality, and the lifting of the veil between our earthly awareness and higher consciousness.
McKibbin’s message might have come from the mouths of Lincoln, Jefferson, and Eisenhower directly, as she explains, that “diversity is the best possible ingredient for democracy. It requires us to be tolerant and respectful of other viewpoints. We’re capable of living in the light; of being light, of seeing the stars, no matter how dark it is.”
Through her explorations channeling these great presidents, McKibbin reminds us of the spirit of democracy. Her subsequent book, “Epic Steps: Rekindling Democracy, Unity, and Peace,” offers yet another powerful warning from Dwight D. Eisenhower, who warned of the military-industrial complex more than six decades ago.
Eisenhower told McKibbin, “You have no choice but to establish and maintain a true and lasting global peace. If you do not, the planet will continue on its current course. Perhaps sooner, perhaps later, the tension and violence will escalate to the point that the survival of humankind will hang in the balance. That is not a conjecture. It is a guarantee,” he said.
“Peace throughout a global community is possible. You must believe this. You have no other option.”
The After Effects of a Near-Death Experience
Stories of near-death experiences have existed for centuries. The subject is well researched yet the question remains: Is the origin of the near-death experience rooted in science or religion? Despite the continuous search for empirical explanations, accounts of near-death experiences and their aftereffects prevail.
Initially, aftereffects of a near-death experience can incite feelings of love while negative reports often express fear. Over time, aftereffects can stimulate psychosocial and psycho-spiritual deviations. Psychologists, school counselors and professionals in the medical field understand a need for intervention. Professionals can assist people who have near-death experiences by helping them integrate their experience, as well as provide support for family members.
The Question Remains: Is a Near- Death Experience Fact or Fiction?
Do we need to question our scientific world or spiritual space to understand near-death experiences? Stories from real people and their perceptions may shed some light upon clarifying the subject of near- death experiences.
Over several decades, many clinical cases have been recorded explaining events of people having life-changing experiences of dying, then coming back. This mysterious phenomenon has been named “near- death experience”, or “NDE.” According to the 2006 article Near-Death Experiences and Spirituality by Bruce Greyson, many stories revealed common features such as bright lights, tunnels and feelings of joy.” Furthermore, investigators collected data and found similar features including helping others more often, amplified compassion, spiritual versus religious inclination, and an overall disposition of gratitude and appreciation for life.
History of Near-Death Experiences
Stories of near-death experiences have been reported by many different cultures throughout several eras. The 2009 article Near-Death Experiences and Psychotherapy by LJ Griffith retells the story of a near-death experience: “Plato recounted a tale of a soldier who seemed to be dead, but came back to life explaining he had visited another world.” Global accounts of near-death experience stories “originate from Israel to South America,” Griffith states.
Raymond Moody is considered the pioneer of near-death studies in the mid-1970s. The main focus of his studies was to look at the actual experience and aftereffects. In 1975 Moody published Life After Life, which initiated further research and public interest. Moody’s book ignited over 50 research teams who published more than 55 studies involving a wide cultural span. According to the 2001 article A Hawaiian Near-Death Experience by Allen Kellehear, data collected on near-death stories spans the experiences of over 3,000 people practicing a range of religions.
Research on Near-Death Experiences
Research on near-death experience caught the interest of professionals in a variety of fields. According to Christian Agrillo’s 2011 Near-Death Experience: Out of Body and Out of Brain? research on near-death experiences is considered a valued subject in the field of cognitive neuroscience. The mystery of whether an afterlife exists represents an extremely important topic in philosophy as well. Additionally, Griffith discusses how researchers involved in near-death experiences include physicians, nurses, chaplains and psychologists – and some have written substantially on the subject.
Despite the amount of research on near-death experiences, a roadblock remains regarding what exactly a near-death experience is. Agrillo explains that some investigators have attributed roadblocks to the reality that the process of death and subjective manner in which we die is still a topic of limited knowledge.
Definition of a Near-Death Experience
Psychological and physiological models postulated in the past have failed to pass empirical investigations thus limiting a clear definition of a near-death experience. Research has involved exhaustive interviews resulting in categorical evidence. According to the 2010 article by KE Bell on How School Counselors Can Assist Student Near-Death Experiences, the results of interviews from several studies indicate patterns that define a near-death experience.
In Greyson’s 1999 article Defining Near-Death eExperiences, Greyson described twelve to fifteen consistent themes and features that were discovered on near-death experiences:
- An awareness of being above your body or dead
- Rise in joy or euphoria
- Entering a space or sometimes tunnel
- Seeing or feeling a very bright white light
- A sense of a being in a peaceful, beautiful or sometimes frightening place
- Encounter with loved ones who have previously passed on
- Angel type beings, guides or religious figures
- Some form of a life review which often involves experiencing deep emotion associated with ones actions
- A choice or perception that one has to come back
What happens after experiencing the near-death experience phenomenon? Often experiences result in positive, sometimes profound aftereffects such as a sense of bliss and euphoria in their lives. Many people find their personality has changed in addition to different beliefs and attitudes toward subjects in religion and death. Furthermore, Griffith explains that physiological transformations such as experiencing heightened sensation to noise or other senses, increased or decreased need for sleep and some level of sensitivity toward electromagnetic were described by people interviewed.
While examining the subject of religion, researchers found profound changes in near-death experiencers. According to Greyson’s 1999 article, interviews found the most often reported alteration in life was that of a spiritual matter. Additionally, reports of a stronger concern or empathy for others, a solid sense of purpose, closeness to God and an aversion to conventional religious practices were recorded. Not surprisingly, as reported in the same article, newfound characteristics parallel the definition of a spiritual transformation which often encompasses an authentic love for others on a large scale.