I had a diabetic coma at work about ten years ago. I have been a diabetic since I was thirteen. I remember talking to people in a room. I felt relaxed at peace. Of the conversation and the people, this sounds strange. I remember nothing that I can describe. The room appeared surreal brighter than normal. It was a different place and so real. I remember confusion and movement. I was yelling, 'Don't send me back! I don't want to go back!' I awoke in the casualty department of the hospital with my workmate holding me down. As far as I know the coma was not life threatening. What happened during that time seemed more real than what happened after recovery.
Date NDE Occurred: Unknown
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Illness Diabetic Other Diabetic ComaDiabetic coma.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes No
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal Everything seemed fresh and effortless. I was free, the world of pain had disappeared, and I was more focused.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? During the event.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning During the return.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? The events were vivid. As I came back, it was as if a layer of detail was peeled away. The room was square, faces I can't remember.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm The room
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Absolute peace and calm. When I returned I was almost in a panic.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control The strange thing about this event is I was not near death or I don't think so.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal To all religious people -once you give the creator of the OMNIVERS a name you demean.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Liberal Agnostic
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? That feeling of peace was so strong. I am a fairly highly strung person.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes One of the big questions! This is the only time this has happened. I have had many comas.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. The strength of the emotion on the return.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. No change.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? All the questions pertaining to NDE will be explained by science. I was watching a show on NDEs. A doctor stated that the soul resides in nano-structures inside cells almost at the quantum level. I read an article about Zero Point Energy in which the writer describes the quantum foam in very similar terms. This would tend to indicate that the Soul and the Universe are made of the same stuff (forgive simplification).