Experience Description

I was accidentally poisoned. Almost instantly, I could not breathe. Then I just knew I was dying. I ran to my brother's bedroom it was the first room I came to. I laid on the bed in serious chest pain and 'pop'! I was on the other side of the room, but my body, my shell was on the bed. I saw and felt the Light, am I dead? Then gentle laughter, 'No Nick you can't die you were never born. Is your shell going to die? Not yet.'

'Are you Jesus?'

'I am the great I am. I come to you the way you want to see me; there is a golden thread in all religions and practices. I am the blanket and you are a thread of it.'

This is my imagination.

'Is it Nick?!'

No, I was never as sure of anything as I am of this.

'You have chosen an experience, you wish to live, and it is far from over.'

The Light told me many things, which I choose not to talk of. I was told there is no hell. Hell is a lack of harmony. Heaven is harmony. You can have these in or out of the shell. Several things were told to me one of which was, 'You will have a child late in life. You will call him Quentin. It will be with the third woman.'

I had Quentin with my third wife when I was fifty-five years old - my first child. There is so much more, all I can say is I still have daily contact with the Light every day. I was asleep; I awoke to find the rest of the world still sleeping! It comes from within.

Peace - Nicholas P.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: June 1969

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) I was perfectly healthy at the time of the occurrence then the accident.

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 As I said I was sleeping, I awoke to find the rest of the world still sleeping. Today I am aware.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? The whole time I was out of my shell.

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 Again I cannot describe it?

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did your vision differ in any way from normal? My vision, well having no material body I was sensing, seeing, and feeling on another plane - it is like trying to explain the colors of the rainbow to a blind person.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Again you are asking me to describe something that has no 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? Yes Only the Light I told it in the writing above.

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? Yes There are no words to truly describe it, maybe love energy.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? First fear then profound Love.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness

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

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future It was completely, unbelievable accurate and more.

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 catholic schooling ohhh!

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Religion is for people who are afraid of hell, spiritually is for people who have been there.

What is your religion now? Liberal spiritual

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Religion is for people who are afraid of hell, spiritually is for people who have been there.

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 I choose not to thank you.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I am more forgiving.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain Some of it is easy to tell some of it is hard to explain, and some most will not understand.

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 It took some time to tell others. Oh by the way, I saw God and He told me things but since then I have no trouble talking to anyone who asks me.

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. I knew it was real because I started to change.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I have never lost contact with the Light, I have become awakened. For in the material world seeing is believing, in the spiritual world believing is seeing.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes How can I put it, I have positive schizophrenia (or however you spell it!). I hear a voice that is not my own, a kind loving forgiving presence.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? The original sin is most people don't know they are a spirit having a human experience.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? None, but thank you, it comes from within peace.