Saturday or Sunday night I woke up because my blood sugar was too low (hypoglycemia). I needed to get some sugar as soon as possible but I was so out of it I could scarcely walk. I instantly knew that this was the worst episode of hypoglycemia I had ever had. I had to act rapidly. After eating something sweet, I went down to the refrigerator to get a drink (my living room and kitchen are on the first floor). My blood sugars were still too low and it was very difficult to walk. When I reached the refrigerator, everything went black before my eyes.
The next moment I saw myself lying on my abdomen next to the refrigerator. I saw myself from up above (a bird’s eye view). What was notable to me were the colors. They were very intense and bright. I had a feeling of massive peacefulness with restful silence. I felt no fear at all. The colors in my surroundings were so intense. I simply saw where my refrigerator stands, and I was lying on the ground, but the colors were terribly clear, pure and intense. I felt so pleased and happy. I then felt myself slowly descend toward my body and I suddenly came back. I found myself lying next to the refrigerator on my abdomen. I got up with difficulty and slowly walked back to my bedroom because I was totally exhausted.
Date NDE Occurred: 17 april 2005
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Te lage bloedsuikers (hypoglycemia) Other Te lage bloedsuikers (hypoglycemia) Hypoglycemia. I had been diabetic for 3 years. My blood sugar was so low I could scarcely walk.
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 Very intense, bright and pure colors observed. A feeling of intense happiness and joy.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? The whole time.
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 I felt like it lasted only 20-30 seconds, but when I came in and looked at the clock it appeared that I was gone for at least 1 hour.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Very intense, clear and pure colors.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Totally no sound, absolute peaceful silence, a silence which I cannot define in words.
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
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? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Intense happiness and joy. I totally felt no fear.
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
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? Liberal Geen geloof
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I did not believe in God and Christ before at all, and it has become even clearer to me, through this experience, that heaven and hell do not exist, nor do God and Christ.
What is your religion now? Liberal Geen geloof
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I did not believe in God and Christ before at all, and it has become even clearer to me, through this experience, that heaven and hell do not exist, nor do God and Christ.
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? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
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 I told two people. Both said I probably had an NDE and referred me to this website.
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. It was real. I had my normal thought process during this experience.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. It was real. I had my normal thought process during this experience.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No