When I was 16, I was in a bad place mentally and physically. I did drugs frequently and did not eat much. I was living in poverty, unsure of anything. In the midst of my reckless lifestyle, I began to consider God. I prayed frequently and read the bible a lot. I had a massive curiosity with God and Jesus. I learned as much about God as I could. During this time, for a few days, I had not eaten anything. I would say two or three days. I was in the shower when I started to feel dizzy. I knew I was going to faint. I swayed backwards and forwards. The next thing I recall is sitting on a massive stone talking to a man. There was a waterfall in front of us and beautiful scenery. I would probably call it a beautiful garden. However, everything was natural. I remember a feeling of love and reassurance. I don't remember what the man was telling me, but he was speaking for a long time. It felt like hours. I remember being shocked at a few things he said. Now, in my experience, I was ME but I wasn't 'HANNAH'. I knew myself, but not as Hannah. I don't remember what was spoken but I remember the feelings I felt. All I remember him saying was, 'It's time to go back now.' I looked at him puzzled, not remembering earth, and then felt a pain on my shoulder. When I felt the pain, I began to travel through a tunnel. As I went down the tunnel, I could see images of my life and my life on earth came back to me. I woke up with my boyfriend calling my name and a burn on my shoulder. The hot water tap in the shower leaked hot water and I had been against it while unconscious. I was dazed and confused for a while. My OBE slowly came back to me. As I don't remember what the man said, (who I feel was Jesus), and I wasn't earthly me in my 'experience', I don't feel that what was spoken to me is relevant to my earthly journey. I have taken from my experience, that there is a much bigger part of us that a lot of us are not aware. Jesus/God emits feelings of love and peace, and near them is where our home really is. I honestly am not afraid of death. I do, however, want to live on earth. Also that pain is the best reminder of earth.
Date NDE Occurred: 2007
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I felt pain.
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
Although I was only unconscious for a few minutes, it felt as though I was away for nearly an entire day.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? More vivid than usual
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I'm not sure there was much difference.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could hear a humming sound and a very loud waterfall.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes After feeling the pain on my shoulder I went straight down a tunnel. There were images of my life the whole way as if to remind me of my existence on earth.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm A piece of heaven.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love, reassurance, awe.
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 no longer in conflict with nature
The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
The experience included: Life review
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 importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Unknown
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Protestant
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Unknown
What is your religion now? Other faiths- Unitarian and other liberal faiths
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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 My entire experience was conversing with a man I identify as Jesus.
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? Yes Jesus
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Yes
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably existsá
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Uncertain
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are probably meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife definitely exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I slightly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes
Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Slight changes in my life Slight changes in my life.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was probably real
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes A discussion about evolution gave me a tiny memory of my experience.
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