Experience Description

My friend told me she could make me pass out. I, being a naive eight or nine year old didn't believe her. She dared me to let her try and I went ahead with it not believing anything would happen. She had me lean over and breath really fast, she stood behind me and squeezed my stomach really tight. The next thing I remember is being in a void. Then all around me almost as if I were one with them, were colors. More than are here on earth and a feeling of peace. I felt like I was surrounded by love, comfort and peace. I also heard music but not like we hear it here. It seemed as one with the colors. I felt like I understood this all and wanted to stay. Then a sad feeling and I opened my eyes to my friends staring with very worried looks on their faces. They said it had taken a long time for me to wake up. It felt like only a few minutes to me.

After this experience I felt I could understand a lot of adult emotional situations even though I hadn't had the life experience to yet account for this. As an adult, I usually instantly know people's true personalities even when I don't care to know. This has been ever since I have had this experience as a child. I don't know what to call this but I'll never forget it.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1976

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain n/a a friend convinced me to let her try to make me pass out by having me lean over and breath real fast and then she stood behind me and squeezed my stomach i didnt think it would work... boy was i wrong!!!!!I had passed out from lack of oxygen, my friends were scared, they say it took awhile for me to wake up.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain I didn't feel as if I had a body, almost like I was a speck, a spark.

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Felt like only a few seconds -- but was told I was out for five minutes or more.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Music, but not like music here it was interconnected with the colors and feelings -- like it was conveying feelings.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain Colors swirling around me kind of like a tunnel.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain Felt intermingled with other energy conveying love.

The experience included: Darkness

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Colors vivid -- many more than here blending together -- alive, awesome.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe Very strongly -- felt I understood exactly what was happening -- but could not remember upon wakening -- just a vague persistent feeling.

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Feel like I understand people's emotions more than others -- which is good and bad -- many thoughts swirling around while out, like understanding more.

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 Suddenly felt sad I had to awaken.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe we are here to learn to grow spiritually.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Experienced it more in feelings and colors and knowledge wanted to stay.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Understanding of people's emotions.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Waking up.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

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? Not sure what this was but will never forget it.