Experience Description

I am a Diabetic. For years, I wondered why I never experienced any 'life after death experience', because I have been close to death several times. On this occasion, I dropped rapidly and my husband could not bring me back. I remember looking down at myself standing in a field of flowers. I saw myself younger. I started to pick a flower when I turned and looked up in the air and heard a voice say, 'Linda you can't stay, you have to go back'. Then I woke in my husband's arms.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 4/01

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes I'm a Diabetic, I had a hypoglycemia episode Life threatening event, but not clinical death My sugar was so low, it didn't even register on the meter. My husband gave me all kinds of medications to bring me back, but it didn't help.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I looked down and saw myself in the field of flowers.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I saw myself - and I know it was very real! I even had a favorite black sweater on!

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could hear my husband calling my name when I came back.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain Just bright sunlight.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Just a beautiful field of blooming flowers.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Sadness, because I couldn't stay. Amazement, that I saw myself outside my body.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No That it is God's decision when we go to Heaven.

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? No I know I had to go back.

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 I heard God say I couldn't stay.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate Methodist

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I feel closer to God and I know there is life after death.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The more time went by, the more I remembered.

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? Best, I could re-live this experience and know God is there always. Sadness that I couldn't stay.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes My husband, he knew I was beyond his help, to bring me back.

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? It took a couple days before I could actually remember everything.