Experience Description

It happened when I was bathing in a pond. My younger sister started to drown and I made a dash towards the water to save her life. I managed to save her but got into a whirlpool myself. I was trying to bounce and take a breath but after a few moments, I got too deep and realized I had no more strength to fight with the water. When my feet touched the bottom, I knew I was not going to survive. The moment I thought about it I felt very warm and peaceful. I no longer felt anything else. I just felt good. All of a sudden, I saw a film showing all my life. All negative and bad aspects of my life, I could now feel myself deep in my soul. I was very ashamed of what I saw. Then I saw a tunnel with a bright light at the end of it. The light was loving and very bright, so bright that my eyes hurt. Some figures of people came out of that light. I heard a voice asking me if I was sure I'd done everything in my life. I still felt this terrible shame and answered, 'I don't think so.' The voice replied, 'Then go back and finish your work!' I didn't even have time to think about what the voice said because I suddenly felt a piercing and shooting pain. I took my first breath and it was horrible! The pressure burst a few of my air sacs, which lead to an extensive bleeding. The results of this can still be seen on my body.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 15.07.1995r.

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Clinical death I was drowning!

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was aware of everything that was going on.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I heard the voice coming from the light.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes A narrow tunnel with a bright light at the end.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Only the voice in the light.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Beautiful, very bright, I could see figures of people.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt good, did not feel any pain, I felt loved and needed.

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I found out that you have to take the responsibility for your bad actions later. What's more, I found out I'd not done anything on Earth I could pride myself on 'there' in all my life! Now I try to help people more.

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I have prophetic dreams and see events that are to happen. I was able to prevent some of them.

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes My values and beliefs have changed. Money matters are less important, are in the background.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I know I have a huge energetic potential. I was examined by a ......... I have helped many people reduce their suffering and (as I mentioned before) have prophetic dreams. I feel 'higher vibes' and know which organ in someone's body is ill. I know people's feelings.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best part was not feeling the pain and being immersed in this wonderful loving light. The worst was the question whether I did everything in my life. I was really ashamed!!!

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Their reactions were different. From critical to respectful.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No