I went to bed after a few beers about 1:00 am. My girlfriend was asleep in the bed, I felt a bit asthmatic but soon fell asleep. The next thing I remember I could see myself sitting cross-legged in the air above me as if on a cloud. I was smiling down at myself, even laughing, then very quickly I was floating up a tunnel with very brilliant white light at it end. This light contained overwhelming love, more love and beauty than I can express, and a presence of Jesus Christ. There was a presence of a life form with me, in the tunnel, guiding me, but this seemed not important at the time. I was then spoken to by a voice, which asked me whether I wanted to finish my task on earth, or not? I was told that my task was to find out about all aspects of love. As attractive as the light and energy was, I said I would come back to earth, I had a choice, and chose to be here. I then rapidly found myself waking up to a full blown asthma attack covered in sweat and breathing not very well. In minutes, I came out of this asthmatic state and felt very happy that there was life with Christ after death. I have not had an asthma attack that bad ever since.
Date NDE Occurred: 1990 summer.
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes IllnessAllergic reaction Life threatening event, but not clinical death Asthma attacks.
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 clearly left my body and existed outside it
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Through the whole experience I was totally aware.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
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
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Can't explain.
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? Yes I went about half way up a tunnel, which was like a giant womb with bright light at its end.
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 I felt the presence of Christ in the light, and also a being guiding me.
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 Bright, brilliant, fantastic white light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? LOVE, beauty, security, happy, NO fear!!
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
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control My task on earth was to learn all aspects of LOVE.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I was going to Christ when I died.
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? Yes Firm beliefs in GOD and JESUS CHRIST.
What is your religion now? Moderate strong faith and belief in Jesus Christ. But not church goer.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Firm beliefs in GOD and JESUS CHRIST.
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 That we all need to learn all aspects of LOVE, and there was something very special when we died.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Relationships are harder, as I try to always do the loving thing, this can be very testing and taken advantage of.
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? It made my life much harder in some ways as I find life hard and sometimes think of going to that place, permanently.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I shared this with my girlfriend at the time, and many people since, and have been repeatedly surprised at peoples' lack of interest.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain I was killed outright when I was five years old but have little or no memory of this, I was resuscitated.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. It was a clear message from God or Christ that life doesn't end with death.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. The feeling and thoughts are real to me.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I have more tears and sadness than before, and can feel peoples pain very deeply, I feel other peoples loss as if it's me sometimes. People are scared of me, they have so much fear!! I can also feel a greater love yet can't find it in others. Life can be so lonely.