Experience Description

My mother was driving to my aunt's house on Christmas Eve; we stopped and picked up a small dog. A car hit us at an intersection, right where I was sitting. I don't remember the impact but I do remember the dog flying from my arms. After that, I was looking down and watching. It was a cold winter day but I was not cold or warm. I could see them take me from the car and put me in an ambulance I watched them but was okay and happy but somehow I know I had to return and I did in the ambulance.

I have never shared this experience before, but it has affected my life more then I realized until now. After reading 'Evidence of the Afterlife' it is so clear. I am by most standards a quiet person that keeps to me. I have known that we are all connected from that day on, and that we and all around is the light the knowledge. I know what people are feeling and I know random things, the most powerful was a few years ago. I was on a short trip with a friend and her husband, I heard a deep male voice say 'Sarah dies' it was real and I know a Sarah had died. I just didn't know what Sarah. I instantly told my friend who just gave me a strange look. About five hours later, I received a phone call, Sarah a sweet girl and neighbor died in an auto accident. Her time of death is listed shortly after the male voice told me she died.

I believed for many years that everyone had these experiences in their lives and it was normal. I have learned over the years that it is not normal and at times judged so I don't speak of it much. I have never been competitive and see personal ego as the source of evil in this world, the elimination of ego is associated to the light and the knowledge.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 12/24/1965

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' Auto accident.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes 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 All was equal.

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

Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I was there watching but I wasn't there I could have left and went to full and complete love.

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. Brightness, color, and depth. As I watched, I knew who everyone was including me or my body but I was not aware that this was not a normal occurrence during an accident. It was all okay to my five year old mind.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I didn't hear I just somehow knew.

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? Uncertain It was bright all around me but I could still see the events below.

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain The knowing was in a deep tone.

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? Uncertain All around me it was light, not like a cloud more transparent less solid but more real.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? No emotion.

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 united or one with the world

The experience included: Special Knowledge

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 I have at times known things before they happened.

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 Parents were Christians

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Uncertain I'm not attached to a religion. I believe there are errors made within each religion; my spiritual connection is pure and real.

What is your religion now? Liberal Spiritual

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain I'm not attached to a religion. I believe there are errors made within each religion; my spiritual connection is pure and real.

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 I learned the world is all one. We are the light and we are given gifts of the light, gifts of knowledge.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain I am for the most part free of ego because I know we are all connected.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I'm given words to be written. I know people's emotions, and sometime I just know random events.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The gift of knowing to this day gives me a calmness.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes The random events I have shared with some, the voice telling me about Sarah I shared with family. My sister said 'You have always known things.'

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 was five, I was happy about it yet thought it was something that happened to all. Regardless I know it was real.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I feel it; I've learned or gained knowledge from it. It was real and gave me more than I know at the time.

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