I exited my body and saw my relatives around my lifeless body. There was so much white light everywhere. The light emanated from every point, strong but did not hurt. So much joy, it was almost uncontrollable, and I didn't want to return to my body which I knew was in a lot of pain. Then something insisted that I must go back and I began to feel the pain from my feet up. I forgot the whole experience until one day several years later I remembered the event. I knew then that my mother had made a vow, a prayer, a sacrifice in exchange for my life.
Date NDE Occurred: 19/01/01970
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related Life threatening event, but not clinical death
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? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was out of my body.
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
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
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 Amazing light, strong but not blinding, clear and white, it didn't emanate from just one source, every inch was light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Immense joy.
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
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? 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? The light and the joy.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I am normally a very skeptical person, but my memory of it is so clear that I have no doubt it was real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I have so many questions. I ask myself, why me? At the time, I was a 'good' person, and maybe it was a miracle. I don't know what to think.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No