I was having extremely bad headaches for about five days prior to this happening. I had gone to the doctor and was told it was my sinuses. The pain and pressure continued to get much worse and I wasn't able to sleep during the night. After a painful, sleepless night, I had gotten up early and decided to lay on the couch while my eleven year old daughter watched TV.
The next thing I knew I was on a path with 'blurry' beings on each side. They didn't look like 'people' but I knew they were. The colors were very earth tone. As I floated down the path, there to the right I saw my dog Molly, who had passed away about seven months before. The next thing I knew, I was at the end of the path. It felt so good. Then I heard my daughter, from what seemed a million miles away crying 'Mommy! Mommy! What's wrong?!' I heard her, but I didn't want to go. She cried again very, very faintly. I again said to myself 'I don't want to go. I won't go!' It felt so good there, no pain at all, so peaceful and cozy. I felt so good. Just then, one of my dogs literally jumped on my chest and stuck her tongue in my mouth! I was then almost 'slammed' back in to reality and stopped seizing.
I ultimately ended up having a craniotomy to remove all the blood from the inside of my skull.
Date NDE Occurred: 'July 17, 2007'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Brain hemorrhage from being prescribed too much blood thinner medication 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
I was having a seizure caused by a brain hemorrhage.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
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 When I reached the end of the path and felt so good.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I reached the end of the path and felt so good.
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
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. It was all earth tone colors. Grey, browns, tans.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The only thing I heard was the very, very faint crying of my daughter.
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 A path with beings on each side.
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 Other beings and my dog that had passed away.
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? Uncertain
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm the path and the end of the path
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Bliss, pain free, peaceful.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
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 Christian
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes In no uncertain terms, there is a greater being (God) watching over and taking care of us, here on earth and beyond.
What is your religion now? Moderate Christian
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes In no uncertain terms, there is a greater being (God) watching over and taking care of us, here on earth and beyond.
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? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes It has calmed my own fears and it makes me happy to know that it isn't the end. I used to panic when I thought about dying.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It's hard to explain what I was feeling during this episode.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Very in tune with family members that have passed.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Yes, that I shouldn't be afraid of dying and that it felt so good.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A month or so.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Saw on TV many years ago.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I first thought that maybe it was a dream.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I think it is awesome. I used to be so, so afraid of death. I was afraid that when you're gone, that's it! The end. I don't believe that anymore.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No