Experience Description

On 2nd of February I had to go under general anesthesia for surgery but something went wrong as my heart stopped. I just got out of that state of unconsciousness to being aware that I found myself floating above the surgery room. I was surprised that I seemed to have no weight at all. I was very light and movement was very easy compared to the physical movement. I looked down and saw my body and the doctors working on me, heard them yelling, 'We are losing him!'

They struggled to get me back to life and I was so confused thinking, 'Wow, why do they bother? I don't need my body I'm fine, actually better than before.' It sounds funny because for them it was a life-threatening situation but I was so calm and relaxed up there suspended in the air that I thought, 'This is death? How can I see if I have no eyes?' I then saw a bright gentle light coming down on me from the ceiling, it filled me with happiness, and love that I never felt on earth - I completely became addicted to it was so powerful. I let myself be involved in it, like I was bathing in pure euphoria, I never thought and cared anymore about my worries or fears about the errors I made in my entire lifetime. But then something was odd, I noticed the medical team voices getting annoying and more loud and clearer. They were disturbing me, kept saying, 'Come on kid, don't give up on me.' I knew that my journey was ended I needed to go in my body and I was not pleased about it.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 2 02 2009

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) I had cardiac arrest due to a complication from surgery.

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 I clearly left my body and existed outside it

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 Yes.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Yes.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Time and space seemed to be insignificant.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. All seemed more colored and brighter than usual.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Sound was deeper like I could hear more distinctively.

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? No

The experience included: Light

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? Yes I saw a light it was very bright but gentle not blinding.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Like I said in my description, intense happiness and love.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy

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

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? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

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? Uncertain It was weird, it seemed so simple at the time it occurred.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Only a few family members, colleagues and a close friends.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes But I didn't believe them.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I keep asking myself, why do we have to live this earthly life?

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I really saw my body from above during OBE.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Uncertain I was under general anesthesia.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Death is not supposed to scare anyone.