In the parking lot of a local bar as I was getting on the back of my boyfriend's motorcycle a patron told me, 'Don't get on that bike.' That's the last thing that I remember before waking up in bed at my parent's house not being able to move and vomiting, while listening to my boyfriend screaming for someone to call an ambulance. We had had an accident and from what I have been told, at first was non-responsive then got up, denied medical treatment from paramedics and went with my parents who had been called to the scene.
I have no recollection of the accident or how I got to my parent's house. What I do recall is, I was with my biological mother who passed twelve years earlier and countless others who loved me and were so happy to see me and I them. I felt as though they were caring for me but I didn't understand why. I was told that it was to keep me safe and that I would have to leave soon. I didn't want to go because I felt like I was Home! I felt a very powerful, all-loving, and content sensation. I was surrounded with a powerful energy source. I was a source of positive energy myself. I was slightly confused as to why I wouldn't be staying with them.
Then I awoke, in pain and very, very sad. I wonder how I could've gotten up and walked and talked after suffering the injuries I had and have no recollection of it?
Date NDE Occurred: 7/18/08
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Direct head injury Other 'motorcycle accident, broken back in 3 places, concussion, broken ankle, and blood clots in chest'
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
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? Normal consciousness and alertness As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I started wondering why I was with loved ones who have passed on and began asking them questions.
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
It seemed to go way too fast, my time spent in the meadow, but with the timeline it was quite a while since my boyfriend had gotten arrested then came to my parent's and that's when I regained consciousness. I've never asked how long it actually was but I do know I told my mother that it would be alright with me if I stayed and didn't return to my body when it came time to.
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. I was taken to a beautiful meadow with the most gorgeous plant life and colors so vibrant that I've never seen anywhere, it was amazing!
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I recall hearing telepathically.
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
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? Yes My mom and other loved ones that had passed on, I didn't know all of them, they were greeting me telepathically.
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 glowing all around, was everywhere and felt wonderful.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I'm not sure where I was taken but was told that it was to keep me safe for a short while. I was taken to a meadow.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? All loving, peacefulness, contentment, safe and secure, challenging to put into words.
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
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 We are energy and it's important to stay positive and act with Love.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It was so wonderful that it is difficult to put into words.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain My boyfriend, now husband, asks me about my dreams since I will experience events in dream state before they happen, which also happened before our accident but seem to be more frequent now.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? When I was told that I was going to be returning and couldn't stay gave me a strong sense that I would be able to return when the time was right.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I have recently shared the experience with my children to verify that we still live after our bodies die. I shared with my husband shortly after the accident and he doesn't like talking about it, but the kids are fascinated and have many questions, some I have no answers to but do know that we are energy and exist even without our bodies!
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain I'd heard of it but just recently started researching NDE.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I really wondered why I didn't feel 'happy to be alive'.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I need to remain 'here' and be a source of positive love for those in my life.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No