Experience Description

I was floating upward. I was thinking how I wasn't having any pain. My neck and shoulders had been in a spasm for about two days. It was the first time in five years that I could feel warmth. The light was so bright, and warm, it had a yellow hue about it. (I told people that if the light was that bright it would blind you.) It was bright, but warm and calming at the same time. I could hear voices, none were familiar to me. At first, I didn't understand, but it became clear. It wasn't time for me. I wanted to stay. I was at peace.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: May 2001

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Illness I had sepsis. I'm not sure how dangerous it is. I almost stopped breathing.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

Did you feel separated from your body? No

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Was not alert.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I don't know how long I was there. I didn't know the date or time.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes I walked right inside. The light drew me closer. It was warm, safe and comfortable.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain They were in my blind spot. I was not familiar with the voices. They said I had to go back, it wasn't my time.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Bright with a yellow hue, and it was warm.

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Completely. I don't know how to explain it!

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

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? No

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 The voices decided for me. I was overwhelmed. Happy because I was getting a second chance. See my family again.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes More positive outlook on everything.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No It was at first, but it happened again.

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? It was all good.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Amazement. I don't know if I influenced anyone or not.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I got sick again, and I saw an angel. She had the same yellow/hue glow.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No.