We were at a lake in Washington with lots of kids there. We were jumping off a dock into the water. A boy jumped on top of me and I kept struggling to come up. Then this beautiful white light with beautiful music came upon me. I stopped struggling and felt a real calmness about me. I never felt such love in my life. I didn't fear anything. The next thing I remember is having mouth to mouth preformed on me. I don't fear death anymore. I look forward to it when it is time to leave this plane.
Date NDE Occurred: 8/18/58
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
I was drowning.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes While being given mouth to mouth, I could see them working on me.
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 It changed my life. Since that experience, I'm operating at a higher level of consciousness and things come to me from the universe; i.e., I get thoughts about people and they want to know how I knew things about them and I have to say, 'thoughts are given to me at the moment and I just share them with you.' They are usually very loving and full of encouragement.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I saw the light.
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
I lost all meaning of time, like time didn't exist.
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. It was clearer, like the fog was lifted.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. My hearing was clearer.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
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: Unearthly 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 I saw a vibrating and beautiful white light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm It was just a beautiful white light and spiritual music; music I never heard before.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt beautiful emotions filled with complete love.
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
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I understood that the universe was always growing.
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Moderately important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic It was Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I believe in spiritual practices over religious practices.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? No comment I belive in all religions
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience I never knew of Near Death Experience until I was in my early 40's.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I had changes in my beliefs. I look at mankind, nature and the earth as connected to the oneness and universe.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
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? Yes I have existed many times.
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes I felt a oneness...so I know it exists.
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? Yes I felt a bond to a powerful source..oneness.
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? Yes Special knowledge comes to me all the time, and I share that when it comes to me.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are probably meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes I know my purpose...It's to take mankind out of slavery.
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 definitely exists Yes I felt at peace and loved and knew that there was more to life than earthly experince.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
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? Yes Love abides all.
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life I learned that religious life is not important but spiritual life is very important. We are all connected to the oneness.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No 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 experience It's like it happen yesterday.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I am clairvoyant, psychic and I have a constant conversation going on with source.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The connection with source.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No I shared it right away. They believed me and were very happy that I wasn't hurt. They weren't influenced. They thought the white light and music was something I made up.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Prior to my experience I had no knowledge of NDEs. I never knew of Near Death Experience until I was in my early 40's.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real It was so real to me.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It's still so clear to me.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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