I was taking a bath and started to fall under the water. I remember looking up at the water. Then a gender-less voice asked me, 'Are you ready to go?' I said, 'Yes.' Then I went through a black tunnel. I was so calm and peaceful. It was dark but I felt very secure. It was as if I were with the Holy Ghost. My whole life flashed before my eyes like watching an old movie with reels, except, it was crystal clear in color almost like triple HD. The voice said, 'It isn't your time yet.' My energy/soul/self was hurled back into my body. I started to vomit, which jolted me out of the water instantly. I began to breathe while gasping for air.
Date NDE Occurred: 2001
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. Drowning. Other:
In bathtub head underneath the water. I was no longer breathing
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal Someone close to me had just died.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Watching my life flash before my eyes.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Don't know how it wasn't all at once; it's just as if it had no meaning. It wasn't necessary.
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. My vision was crystal clear, yet I have to wear glasses for sight, daily.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Very good hearing normally. Same.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes In the beginning dark, like a slide; not scary just a ride or like a BART ride.
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Darkness
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain I don't remember.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Serenity and Peace. Comfort and secure not emotionally, physically…like a blanket around me.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
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? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Life flashed before my eyes, such as seeing daughters being born.
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
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 importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Unknown
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic Doubting a 'just' GOD.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Unknown
What is your religion now? No comment Believes in GOD. Trouble with one teaching.
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify No gender. No fear.
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Uncertain ?
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes It does.
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Uncertain ?
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife probably exists Uncertain ?
Did you fear death prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Unknown
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Unknown
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the ex
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Before I could dream and the event would come true. Now I believe in the collective conscious.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I was raised as a Catholic: dreams and premonitions are demon related, so I thought I was bad. Now I see it can be a gift or warnings from Angels.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Daughters and husband.
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 probably real How I was lucky to be alive and I was here to do something, or meant to be here.
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
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No.
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