Natalie worked as an archeologist in the Great Basin states for sixteen years before accepting a position managing construction contracts in Iraq. As a female civilian employee of the Army Corps of Engineers in Basrah and Nasiriyah, Iraq, she was riding in a truck when a roadside bomb destroyed the vehicle. As a result of the severe injuries her body received from this roadside bomb, Natalie had a near-death experience where she left her body and entered the spirit world. There it was decided that her work on Earth was not done and with the help of spirit guides, they repaired the body so she could reenter it. She retained the conscious memory of what happened and during the time in the hospital, more details returned. Before this experience, Sudman was dubious about anything that smacked of the paranormal. This experience made her a believer.
After being injured in Iraq, Natalie retired from government service. She is now enjoying art, writing, and continuing explorations into the non-physical. Natalie has also been a subject of studies performed by the University of Virginia’s Division of Perceptual Studies, and welcomes invitations to act as a lab rat for any scientific investigation. Describing herself as an open-minded skeptic, Natalie finds that the rigorous methodology of science appeals to her critical mind, while her artistic nature enjoys the expansive freedom of leaving behind the critical mind in frequent forays into the non-physical. She maintains that an irreverent sense of humor and a willingness to look foolish are the cornerstones of constructive exploration.
Raised in Minnesota, Natlie Sudman has lived most of her adult life in eastern Oregon, Montana and South Dakota. She recently moved to southern Arizona. Natalie’s two-dimensional work is available through Davis & Cline Galleries in Ashland Oregon. Her ceramics are available online at Inyan Trace Art Studio. She occasionally blogs at Trace of Elements.
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“This is an amazing true story of a female civilian employee of the Army Corps of Engineers in Basrah and Nasiriyah, Iraq. She was riding in a truck with other men when a roadside bomb destroyed the vehicle. Her body was so severely damaged that there was no possible way she could live. She vividly recounts her Near Death Experience when she went out of the body to the spirit world. There it was decided that her work on Earth was not done and with the help of spirit guides, they repaired the body so she could reenter it. She retained the conscious memory of what happened and during the time in the hospital, more details returned. This is the amazing story of a survival in wartime conditions. This has happened to many others in Iraq, but how many remember the spirit side of the experience?
“Before this experience, Sudman was dubious about anything that smacked of the paranormal. This experience made her a believer. She shares her story here for the first time to demonstrate that the paranormal is normal and to assist others who have had similar experiences. This is a book for anyone interested in near death experiences and out of body experiences. It is one of the first such book to come out of the Iraq conflict.”
Part One of Three
This is Part One of a three-part series of interviews that Natalie Natalie Sudman did with AfterLifeTv’s Bob Olson. In this interview Natalie Sudman tells the story of her encounter with a roadside bomb (IED) and what happened when she left her body and had a near-death experience. In the blink of an eye, Natalie found herself in another dimension, what she calls the “Blink Environment.” Surrounded by thousands of other-worldly beings, she instantly began downloading minutely detailed information to them about events, thoughts, concepts, judgments, projections and connections regarding her physical life so far.
“A lot of times we think that our lives are small and petty and are not very valuable. I’m not as valuable as the person who has control over millions of dollars. Or I’m not as valuable as the person who runs a country. But it’s not true. All of our lives are valuable. If you do nothing more than enjoy your day then you have done something valuable for creation, for The All That Is, God, whatever you want to call It. Just our being here is amazing and everything we do matters. Everything we do matters.”
“We don’t really realize how amazing and totally cool we are; that we can, as Spirit, maintain the focus that it takes to stay in our physical bodies and work in a physical environment. It takes a special kind of skill and not all spirits or beings have… developed themselves in that direction… That kind of razor focus that it takes us to stay here is a real high, it’s a real thrill for the Whole Self to be able to do that.”
Part Two of Three
This is Part Two of a three-part series of interviews that Natalie Natalie Sudman did with AfterLifeTv’s Bob Olson. In this interview Natalie Sudman reveals what happened to her in the second stage of her NDE, which she calls the “Rest Environment.” She talks about the relationship between spirit and soul, her experience having a life review, the matrix that connects all living things, coincidences as serendipity, choices we make and those we don’t make, the power of our beliefs over our intentions, and a profound final message about the gift of being human.
Part Three of Three
This is Part Three of a three-part series of interviews that Natalie Natalie Sudman did with AfterLifeTv’s Bob Olson. In this interview Natalie Sudman reveals what happened to her in the “Healing Environment.” She talks about the different forms (shapes/appearances) she took in all three environments, and how her soul (whole self) chose the injuries she would have when re-entering her physical body. She also discusses why she chose those injuries, what the Healing Environment was like and what it teaches us about our soul’s detachment and sense of humor, and why our souls make choices for tragedies in the first place. She also talks about spirit guides, the environment in which they exist, and how they fulfill our requests when they get mixed messages from us.