As a teacher, I was supervising students coming out two doors of the cafeteria for recess. One child was running very fast when he should have been walking as there were one hundred twenty children filtering into a very small space. I put my hand out to sign to him to slow down and whistled at him as we made eye contact. The next thing I remember was looking down at my still body lying on the concrete from about twenty-five yards away and six yards in the air! I said to myself 'that's my body, but I am over here'. I had this feeling of total peace, a peace beyond understanding. My body did not exist, my consciousness was totally ethereal. Time did not exist either. I was at perfect peace! When I joined my body again, I still felt a sense by me of perfect peace and I didn't want to open my eyes to the muffled concerns of the three girls that I observed looking at my body when I had this out of body experience. Finally their voices were heard by my conscious ears. I opened my eyes to pain. I was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. But, the out of body experience certainly changed my spiritual views and I am no longer afraid of death.
Date NDE Occurred: 8/26/2010
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Assault Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes My conscious mind was ethereal and very aware of everything around me.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Very aware.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Time did not exist. I was totally separated from my body but observing my body and the people around it in perfect state of peace.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm My consciousness was working but I had no body and only visual sense.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Perfect peace.
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe Universal Order in the sense that when we die our consciousness separates from a useless body to move into eternal space.
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? 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? Liberal
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes
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? Yes Peace that goes beyond man's notion of peace and that time is a construction of mankind and not of eternity.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Waking up was the worst part of the experience.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A psychiatrist who said I had an altered state of consciousness.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No