My brother has just shown me a great deal of money and it was in a pouch. I got real nervous because it should have been in the bank. My sister and I were visiting my brother and these two men entered the store. The one short man was looking at the cases and us. The tall man did not turn to look at any of us. In that moment, I saw my life in front of my eyes, all the things and ages to the present. I saw my life in great detail. I saw my life from birth to my given age. All the events that took place, all the things that I had long forgotten.
Date NDE Occurred: Nov 2010
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Fully alert. Other Fully alert.
Two men entered the store. One man I will never forget his face. The other man, he was going to do the shooting. I never did see his face.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely distressing
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal I was not aware of what was in the physical space; I was in a timeless place.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I don't know. It was like a movie and I was stuck in it. I could not move nor could I talk. When the men left the store it stopped.
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
From the time that my life was being put in front of my eyes; I had no idea what the concept of time was.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I don't remember hearing anything and I don't know how long it lasted.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? 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? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm It wasn't until it was over that I realized that something had just happened to me.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I had no emotions during the experience.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? No
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
The experience included: Life review
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? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Greatly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Not important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic
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
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes It's not so much values as realizing that we are a small piece to the puzzle and that we should exist in harmony with each other.
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
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes It was life changing for me; trying to understand why this happened. I felt that I was on the edge of death.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? Unknown No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I moderately feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Moderately fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
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? Yes I was shown my life and all the mistakes and failures that had caused me to be where I'm at today.
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Slight changes in my life
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes I'm more of a passive person; I walk away from arguments.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes How do you tell people just what happened? How do you tell them what you saw without having them think you were nuts.
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? Uncertain I have always been an intuitive person. This experience brings it out more.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I cried for 6 months because the experience was so inner shattering; that something so revealing about me could be shown to me. My family did not and does not know what to think. Co-workers are more liberal.
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 It was about me and the life I had led.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It was very unsettling as my life was thrust in front of me; the good, bad and the ugly.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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