After leaving my school bus and walking toward my home, I fell over on my lawn. Suddenly, I found myself looking down onto my body. I thought, 'Must be my diabetes, I must be going low.' I felt a purpose to life and understood that I cannot 'float' upwards anymore. I should head back down and go back into my body. I felt sadness about my state of being, as I was lying on the face of the earth. Since then I have felt a powerful calling in my life: don't ask me what that calling is I have yet to find out!
Date NDE Occurred: 1992
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Neither pleasant NOR distressing
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain I was young. This happened so long ago, that I am probably forgetting some of the experience.
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. I felt everything around me, as if I knew a pool was 70 degrees farenheit as opposed to swimming in a 70 degree pool.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was at the highest point above my body.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual
Were your senses More vivid than usual? More vivid than usual
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. .
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere, as if by ESP? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place. The sky.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Sadness and peace
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a definite conscious decision to return to life. I made the choice to return.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Protestant
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Christian- Other Christian
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience. I believed we went to heaven but I never thought we could exist outside our bodies and still be in this universe.
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? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes Cannot really expand on this, I just knew I had a reason to be here.
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
During your experience, did you gain information about an afterlife? An afterlife definitely exists. I saw my body from a place where I was not stationed physically.
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Unknown I was so young when this happened, I don't think this event changed my views much.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Can't
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I can see future events sometimes; rarely. I have knowledge of things many don't.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Not really
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I shared this with my girlfriend, they just thought I was crazy.
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
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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