I was in the washroom having problems breathing. All of a sudden, I was looking at myself. I could see the whole washroom but it was like I was near the upper far left corner looking down towards the toilet. The washroom was not big, but it was all in view. I looked at my body on the toilet. It looked like I was slumped over and leaning to my left. All of a sudden, I realized I was not in myself and that did not seem to bother me. I was not feeling anything but peace. Then I realized I did not even feel my breathing. It was at that moment when I saw I was not breathing that a panicky feeling overcame me. It was as if I was sucked back very fast into myself, as if the second I panicked that I was back and gasping for air.
I have never had an experience like this since but I would like to do it again. It scared me at first but now, later in life, I know there is nothing to be afraid of. Death is nothing to be scared of now. I have tried to project myself since and read up on it but to no use. It was a once in a lifetime experience that changed my life. I know for sure there is something more when we die. We leave our bodies. I now believe in a similar manner but that is just my opinion. I myself know, think and believe with all my heart now that there is more.
Date NDE Occurred: june 1982
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Allergic reaction Clinical death I went into anaphylaxis shock from dog dander and ceased to breath.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? During the experience I could see all going on around me and everything happening.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes I knew I was in my washroom.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I did not feel like I normally would and I had no smell that I can remember. But I could feel I was not breathing.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was fine at first and really did not have any feelings other than feeling very at peace, even while watching myself until I saw I was not breathing then I felt panicked.
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
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 is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Full belief in God and the Catholic Church Now this experience directed me to God through time and study for now I know there is life after death
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes My belief in the afterlife, from that day on I was a true believer and no longer afraid of death also I am now a true believer in God and the Holy Catholic Church.
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? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The feeling I first had, but the worst part was the panic I felt when I realized I was not breathing.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes My mother she did not believe me, a priest he believed me, and my wife also believed me. My wife was a attempted murder victim from before I meet her and she has had a near death experience of a tunnel and a choice of whether to go or stay, so she believe me as well.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No