This dream I had was too real to call a dream. It was very real. It's like it just happened yesterday. This experience has been with me for my entire life. I was an infant when it happened.
I found myself in this pink and purple atmosphere, floating slowly through pink and purple clouds. I was an infant and being carried over the shoulder of someone I thought was my grandmother. Following behind us were two teeny-tiny Cherubs. They were very small and had wings. They were naked with short curly hair, and were neither sex. One was solid pink and the other, solid purple. It was like they were trying to keep me entertained, and they did! I was trying to catch or touch them, with much laughter and giggles. They were fluttering around us like humming birds. The scenery changed to a beautiful landscape of green valleys and hills. I could not see what was to the left, but I could hear the laughter of children playing. I asked if I could go there. I heard a voice in the distance saying, 'NO! You're too young!' Then the scenery and atmosphere changed to a brilliant pastel blue. Standing in mid-air were these huge golden gates. Beyond the gates, there was nothing but a brilliant white light. We heard a loud voice, neither male nor female, coming from all around us saying, 'She needs to go back. It's not her time.'
Through the years as a child, I questioned my mother about this experience, and told her I wanted to go back there. I never got a clear answer. At the age of twelve, I brought it up again. She loved my story and was familiar with it, but at first, she would not give me an answer. She then told me that when I was around six months old, I had died in my grandfather's arms. Unbelievably, I remembered this, and I exclaimed to my mom, 'Yes! I remembered him holding me, crying and screaming, saying to me, 'If you die, I will, too!'' Mom was in shock over how I could have known this, 'because you were only six months old!' This memory is so vivid today, it's like it happened only yesterday. I have been trying to find someone else who has had an experience similar to this, with the tiny Cherubs.
Date NDE Occurred: 1943 fox
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Illness Choking. Phlem 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening' Infant 6 to 9months old.?
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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 The whole time.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? The whole time.
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
There was no time.
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. Everything was more brilliant - colors, sounds, smells, extreme love. And there was telepathy.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. All was peaceful.
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 Only the two tiny cherubs at the beginning of journey. No! They were infants with lots of giggles and laughter!
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 It was too brilliant to describe. But it did not hurt your eyes, like the sun does.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Scenery to the left of beautiful green valleys and only hearing laughter and playing of children. May have been a school grounds. Wanted to be taken there, a voice said, NO! your too young.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love and Peace.
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
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 I had a sense of universal order.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It was too beautiful, like nothing on this planet!
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I was an infant, so I had no knowledge or gifts before the experience. I did as I became older. I had a photographic memory, and telepathy. I visited other realms of existence, and I still do today. It is all too beautiful to explain in words.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Seeing the tiny Cherubs. And that they were real.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Yes! With Mother when I was very young. She was surprised and did not know how to answer me. She just said, 'You went to Heaven and came back.'
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 knew the experience was 'definitely real.' Anyway, I was too young to understand what the difference was.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I still know that the experience was 'definitely real.' It feels like it just happened yesterday.
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? After all these years, I'm still trying to find out if anyone else has had an encounter with Cherubs. Because I know, they are real. I have seen them.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? This is too long a form.