Experience Description

I was being strangled by my ex-husband. I tried to fight him off, but I eventually gave up and just went with it. I remember standing next to a male being who wore a grey cloak with a hood. He stood to my left. I felt my whole life up until that moment. I was engulfed with overwhelming sadness because my life had been empty. I didn't want to cry. I got the feeling or thought I had to resume living because I hadn't done or learned what I had come here for. At no time during this experience was I aware of my earthly body. I could not see it. I had no thought or feeling to what was or had happened.

I woke up on the back of the sofa. I lay with my eyes closed for a few seconds; my partner had just released his grip. I felt solid, strong, but very weak. The attack carried on for some time although no more attempts were made on my life.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1994

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Criminal attack Other I WAS BEING STRANGELED Being strangled.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes 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 Throughout.

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

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

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I was not using my eyes etc. It was a whole body feeling my senses. My whole being was my senses.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was not my ears that were hearing. It was all of me.

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? No

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 The being stood at my left hand side. I felt the being to be male and he showed me my life up to that date.

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? Uncertain I feel there was a blue white light, although not exceptionally bright.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt sadness, emptiness, etc.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness

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 I was shown that we are accountable for all our actions on earth. We become our own judges. We feel all the pain and happiness. We are responsible for actions, only if we know at the time we do it that it would cause another person pain or suffering.

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? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes God is everywhere in everything we do say etc. He is all of creation.

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes God is everywhere in everything we do say etc. He is all of creation.

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? Yes That man becomes his own judge upon death you cannot hide from anything you did that you knew to be wrong.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes

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? Yes I have a heightened six sense. I'm frightened to develop this further.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The whole experience was overwhelming, like being given the holy grail to life and you can't ignore it - ONCE YOU KNOW YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO LIVE BY A MORAL CODE.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes It was quite some time, years. People are disbelieving. It's hard for them to understand. Even though everyone wants to believe there is more to life than death.

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 definitely real

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No