Experience Description

I was having headaches. I had two small children. My husband and I were having money trouble. I had a headache in the afternoon; I called my girlfriend to take me to the hospital. My husband was at work she called him. My neighbor at the time watched the kids. When I got to the hospital, they took me into the x-ray room. They did not know what was causing the headache. They wanted to do a spinal tap. My husband Scott had just came in to the room with me. They started with the shot to help with the pain. That was it, my heart stopped. I was wrapped in what felt like velvet, with the LOVE, LOVE, that I have never felt before or after. Then I was told that I could not stay I had work to do. I came back into the body. They had to watch me overnight. The next morning I went home never to be the same. So much LOVE, I help as many people as I can.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: January, 1982

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Allergic reaction 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening'

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

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 Remembering how the love felt.

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

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

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I did not hear it with my ears. I felt it in my heart.

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? Uncertain

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain

The experience included: Darkness

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? LOVE and KNOWING.

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 So many things that I did not know before. I do things that help save my life every day.

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? Conservative/fundamentalist none

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I do not go a building to think GOD.

What is your religion now? Liberal

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I do not go a building to think GOD.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

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 LOVE is one thing that is felt above a things.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Loving, caring, giving. Not a lot of needs for me.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes To talk to anyone about it, took me over six weeks to tell my husband. I was looking for answers that no one knew. I turned to the Bible.

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? That death is not the end. I know I do not walk alone.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Not very many, I have to get close to a person and know of their will to understand. It is always good.

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. My heart was happy, I no longer felt empty.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. When things happen, I Know they are teaching me the things I have to do to get to the other side.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Had to go through a death of a child with a friend, we did it together.