On a Saturday afternoon around 3:00 pm, I told my father that I would go around the pond and come back. I was hardly gone having made about a hundred or so meters, when I saw a car coming towards me on the small white road rounding the pond. The driver of the dark green Renault 5 saw that I wanted to pass before him. Neither he nor I gave way. As of this moment, I still don't know how I did brake. There was a black gap where I had a total blackout. I literally felt myself leaving my body. I was within an inch of going into the other world, when suddenly I started to hear people on a bench some meters away. Maybe it was this that awakened me. I saw the car, myself, and my bike lying between two rocks. One of the people got up to help me get up, another one followed him to take my bike, while the driver, who forced his way, went away saying that he still had other things to do. The people that helped me up made me sit on the bench where they had been sitting previously. Then he told me not to move, as he would go to fetch everything needed to tend to my knees, which were not looking nice. I was so groggy that I didn't even feel the pain of my knees. One could see something like the bone of the right knee, and a little bit on the left knee; once my knees where tended to, I didn't want to take my bike anymore following this accident, but I had to get home as it was too far to walk. After this experience I had the impression that I got a gift which is clairvoyance/medium or speaking to spirits: this kind of gift.
Date NDE Occurred: 1995
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes. Accident. Other: je ne sais pas comment j ai pu éviter la voiture qui m a vais refuser la priorité mais j me souvient avoir eu un trou noir comme plonger en comma
I had an accident on my bike.
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 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? Shortly after
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual
The time passed faster, I must have had a blackout of at least 10 minutes, but it seemed much longer than that, more like it took 30 minutes.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Let's say I had a normal vision before this experience and it did enhance it.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I would say that I happen to have the same hearing as an owl: a small noise and I'm alert, meaning that when somebody is talking not too far away I am able to hear it.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes It was as if I was attracted through this tunnel by the light.
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw one of my aunts, who died some time before the experience
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes At the end of the tunnel I caught a glimpse of a white light, and there my ears started to hear again and they heard people speaking.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt I was floating freely.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt no longer in conflict with nature
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
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
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes The limit of the terrestrial world and the one in the beyond
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? Not important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Do not know je n avais aucune croyance
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Buddhist
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience l experience a fais que j suis devenu boudhiste
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain The experience led me to become a Buddhist.
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
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? I was uncertain if God exists
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 does not exist
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Uncertain I don't remember
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are not meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes je pense que cela ma destiner a aller vers les autres les aider ....meme si biensouvent tu a peu de retour
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists
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? Greatly 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? Not compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes qu il fautprofiter de ce que la vie te donne car elle peut aussi te reprendre donc profite autant que tu peut de voir ce que tu aime avant que la vie la mort les appel
Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life Large changes in my life.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes I'm more open to others; I think more about others than about me, before it was the contrary.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
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 was normal, didn't see spirits, didn't talk to them, and had no gift of clairvoyance and medium before the experience.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? One has to take advantage of what life is giving to you, as it can be taken away again, so take advantage as much as you can to see whom you love, before life/death is calling.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
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
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably not real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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