I knew I was taking my last breath for I could feel the air become thicker with smoke than with air (due to the fire). Once I accepted this was it, I felt great peace and everything from my past flashed before my eyes in a matter of seconds and was overcome by the presence of God. When I say God, I say the most beautiful love my heart has ever felt and the feeling got stronger as the body got weaker. I was in no pain physically or emotionally, and as I crossed, which was like blinking or taking a breath, from one world into the next and it was busy with things happening. Everybody was doing their own bit but in complete peace within themselves and with each other. It was so nice it was quite noisy but not with chaos like here.
But there is an order and the knowing of something greater is being built for God and his children. Everyone and we were naked but the naked is a covering that is so beautiful without lust. I say this because this is what I felt when I looked around. I was just the same not even burnt but I knew on earth I was burnt. There were people there without flesh that glided along but they seemed more aware of me than the others did. There were trees and a huge wooden Buddha. Then almost like the next blink, I was in a huge glass house almost like something you see at the botanical gardens like the greenhouse. It was the hospital but not the physical hospital a spiritual hospital. I was led to a room that was white and I lay down, on what I don't know, but I couldn't lie there I wanted to walk around and meet people. Part of me went and met people but part of me stayed in the white room. Someone looked over me and thought nice thoughts of me and for me. Then again, like a blink, I am inside a room full of books with shelves of them in many rooms but everything was wood and smelt natural and clean. Then Martin Luther King entered the room and asked me to sit down so I sat in a leather chair quite comfy but I knew I was in this room to be told something important. (I can't tell you what it was because I really can't remember as I think I'm am not supposed to.) He moved his ladder across the shelf of books climbed the ladder and pulled down a book opened it and placed it on the table.
He talked to me, it was something I had to agree to and it had something to do with something I had to endure and do back on earth. He asked me questions and explained something really deep. I agreed but I remember going (oh no this is going to be hard). He gave me some words of encouragement, then he wrote something in my book, said a few more words to me and then put the book back. Then I remember waking up in hospital.
Date NDE Occurred: March 10, 1998
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death. House fire.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
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? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Yes.
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? Different sounds.
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
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
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
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
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Great 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
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
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
What is your religion now? Liberal I love Jesus
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes
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
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Yes and no, for to convey the feelings I felt is hard but what I seen is easier to explain.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain I always knew I was going to die young but never knew I'd come back.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real.
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? Uncertain
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I'd like to talk to someone about what has happened to other people in regards to spiritual gifts. Also in regards to feeling the other side around you, constantly all levels of them too not just nice ones. Also in regards to this question: Does anyone else out there also feel the other side around them, see them at times, and hear them also just like they did when they were there? Likewise, do they get home sick for that peace that exists on the other side?