I was feeling unwell from a change of medications. I then drank at least two or three energy drinks. My friends dropped by. I smoked some dope with them (just a joint, I had done this many times before). We were sitting at the table and I fainted. The next thing I knew I was in another place. It was a white room, and I was sitting on a box covered in white shag pile carpet. The door to the left was shut. I could hear kids playing outside. I had no pain and felt happy and relaxed. I was talking to someone, but I could not tell you whom it was. I got the impression that they didn't expect me there, as the person I was talking to was coming through a door. The door opened to me, and all I could see was bright light! Then, here on Earth, I heard my brother start to talk to me. He put a cold cloth on my head, and I was back. Everyone that was at the table said I looked dead. All the color had drained out of me. Not my brother, though. He said, 'She just fainted, that's all.'The funny thing is, I always wondered about white shag pile carpet - how do you keep it clean? I remember studying it while I was there. I must have been dressed in white, because I feel like I blended in. I do remember watching my hand feel the carpet. Now I am no longer able to smoke dope û it knocks me out. Why, I don't know. I've had a brain scan, everything looks good. I've given up drinking energy drinks as they make your heart go faster - too fast for me. They hooked me up to a heart machine, and my heart was going flat out. I think what happened was due to a combination of things. For one thing, when the heart stops, you have three seconds until you pass out. In my current life, I'm in pain every day, but when I was there I wasn't. I miss that place. I wonder - what if I had gone through the door?
Date NDE Occurred: summer 2010
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No 'feeling unwell, change off medicine for depression' Other feeling unwell
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? As soon as I arrived there.
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? 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? No I just talked to 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
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was happy there. In this world, I am depressed.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
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? Moderate none
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Moderate none
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I don't worry about death anymore.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Straight away.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I saw it on TV. What I saw on TV had no effect on me.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Straight away. It was real to me. It felt kind of the same as just sitting in a waiting room, as I have done plenty of times.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real My view remains the same.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Should ask what the background noise is.
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