Experience Description

The experience was not of the mind but what I believe to be of the soul and spirit. There was a huge light and my soul was at a learning point, our lives spent here in body, and soul being present in them, is to learn as much as we can. When we are older and pass from this life, I was shown that a new life to go on learning doesn't stop. For example, like a car we make newer and better models, just like our souls. As time goes on and our soul leaves our bodies at the time of death we go on to another dimension in time and learn even more without recollection of what was previous or in the future, but our souls remain always everlasting. I hope this makes some sense to you because it did to me. Thanks for allowing me to enlighten you on what had happen to me. Maybe you can make more sense of this than I.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1976

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness. Surgery-related Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) Death upon operation, and resuscitation.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I lost awareness of my body

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Less consciousness and alertness than normal As above.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Unaware until brought back and then reflected on what had happened.

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 I believe I was shown that time can be present or past in any event what was shown was that spirit and soul was to be an ongoing event of learning from experiences and to consume as much knowledge as can be.

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? Uncertain

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

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 Huge light, brilliant.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Calm, a revelation of what a spirit and soul really meant.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness

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 I learned that you are a soul living in a being that is to learn and experience everything you can to bring forth to the next level after this world has passed.

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Life does continue even after your earthly experiences.

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 Baptist

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

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? Yes That the soul can pass through time and in any living element.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes We are here to learn from each other, help, teach, and most of all love.

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? Uncertain

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? That the universe and all that is in it was created and for everything made there is a purpose for it.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Right away, but others skeptical.

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 That our bodies are the structure of a learning tool which is the soul - most think it's the mind.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Same as before.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Yes, your soul continues even after you pass from this life.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? The near death experience is not about the body or mind. I think it's a path to who some have this be shown of what may become for special beings in this life to know that time and space is constant and for some of us is shown our souls are for a higher purpose, thanks.