Experience Description

I instantly shot out of my body, but I was not above myself. It was as if I was some kind of energy, and I was flying away from earth. Then it seemed as if I was flying away from the solar system. Then I started flying away faster and I saw bunches of stars as if they were galaxies flying away from me. Then they seemed to be bunching together into huge packs as if they were separate universes or something like that. It was as if there was a force or energy out there way bigger than anything we know, and I had an enormous sense of understanding the meaning of life, that's when I seemed to shoot back at a phenomenal speed! I then came round, realized I had been in a coma, and must have died.

It is very frustrating because I cannot pinpoint my understanding. As it was happening, I remember feeling very excited and thinking to myself 'So that's why we are here!' And it was so real, but my understanding was not explained to me. Due to this experience, my view on life after death goes somewhere way beyond planet earth and our energy possibly passes to another dimension or a different universe. I would like to hear if anybody else has experienced this because I have not heard of this NDE before. I have heard of people seeing earth from space but nothing this extreme.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: February 2009

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes During diabetic coma 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening' Diabetic coma.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed

The experience included: Out of body experience

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 All times.

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

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. Did not feel like I was looking through eyes.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. No sound.

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

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? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm A level beyond what we know.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Excitement, understanding, shocked, alive.

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

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

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? Uncertain I feel there is something way beyond our planet, and something more than heaven and hell, something huge like a whole different dimension.

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain I feel there is something way beyond our planet, and something more than heaven and hell, something huge like a whole different dimension.

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 Amazing sense of understanding.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain Sense of understanding, but can't explain what I understood.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Same day, they were skeptical.

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 very rarely dream, and I have never experienced a feeling like this before. It was more real than life itself.

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