My mother was getting me ready or school. When she turned around, I was collapsed on the floor, unconscious, unresponsive, and not breathing. I have no memory of that morning or the collapse prior to coming back. I found myself floating in a huge bright void with the most incredible music, yet it was completely silent. It felt peaceful. There was no fear. I felt love. I felt I had to come back. I awoke suddenly and found myself on the floor with my mother giving me the kiss of life. I was happy, yet also sad when I returned.Since that experience, I have been different. I can sense things much more. I work as a healer and people tell me that they feel calm around me and that my hands get very warm when I am working on them. I frequently astral travel in my sleep. My husband died 12 years ago very suddenly and within hours of him passing, I could strongly sense his presence.
Date NDE Occurred: 1963
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
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? No
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal About halfway, it was like I knew nothing. Yet, I knew the reason for everything all at the same time. I felt a sense of mass consciousness and intelligence.
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
Time had no meaning, not important there. It does not exist.
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. Much more clarity
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Infinitely stronger
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Brilliant whiteness
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Timeless no boundaries up, down or anywhere.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace calm joy
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 or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe Although just a child I felt grown up.
Did scenes from your past come back to you? 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 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 I practice praying in mindfulness if unhappy.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Protestant
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not 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? Yes Always be good and kind, trivial things don't matter
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
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.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
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? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God probably exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes I felt I was brought there to be given something. I was far too young to have any beliefs or preconceptions about such matters.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I slightly fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Unknown
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Moderately 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? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No I felt very loved while there
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life Large changes in my life. I behaved better, I became very shy and found it hard to play and connect with other children as I was aware of something inexplicable that now set me on a different path.
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? Yes I can sense things before they happen, I can tune into other people's feelings, and I am able to help people who are unwell, but not cure people who are dying.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The serenity of that beautiful space.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Told my parents, not sure what they thought. Other grown-ups said they have known something similar.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real It felt magical and when school was hard I sometimes tried to imagine myself back there.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It is as real as my existence today, I have never forgotten it.
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 am glad to have experienced it.
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