Experience Description

I was woke up by someone I did not know. He was a white man and he had a suit on. He said his name was Mich'l and for me to come with him. I looked and there was a tunnel where he was, I looked at myself on the floor where I slept by my sister. I saw her sleeping in the bed. I looked back at him and took his hand. For some reason I trusted him. I had a feeling that he was a good person. We walked through the wall into a tunnel. There was a bright light and he stopped and told me to go through it. I remember stepping through and it became a bright sunny day. A beautiful place and children playing with lions and everyone was so happy. They all looked at me and told me to go meet them. There were two glowing figures. I could not see their faces but one was sitting on a throne and one was standing next to the other. A thunderous voice spoke and the other man said it is not time my son, go back and take care of people.

My mother woke me up by shaking me. She took me to the hospital. The next day I told her God has spoken to me and I went to heaven. I told the doctor and he said I hallucinated and it was not real. I stopped breathing and thought I died.

After that, I always know God put me here to take care of the sick. I am graduating paramedic school and planning on going to medical school next year.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: Sometime when I was a child

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Other I had sleep apnea and stop breathing for a long period during the night I had sleep apnea, and my mother would sleep during the day and stay up all night to check to make sure I was breathing. But she fell asleep I guess, when she finally got me to breathe I was out for some time.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain 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? More consciousness and alertness than normal Yes.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Yes.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

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 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 A beautiful bright light.

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 Mich'l and they told me to come with them.

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 Words cannot describe it.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm heaven or a beauitful field that people where there with all kind of animals

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love.

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

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe

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? Scenes from the world's future

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? Liberal

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Liberal

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

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

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? Uncertain I can sense when someone will die soon at work. I can tell how long they have left.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Yes, I know why I am here.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes My mom, doctor and certain friends.

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 I know in my heart I was in heaven.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I am living my life-reason.

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? God is real and heaven is real.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Nothing.