Everything has a reason as to why things happen. On December 2, 2015, it is going to be seven years since my incident occurred. It has changed my life and the way I view things. On Tuesday, December 2, 2008, exactly around 4:30-5:00 pm that evening, my mom and I went to a restaurant to have a bite to eat before she dropped me off for my evening classes. I remembered telling her earlier that I was feeling unwell. We got our meal and I ordered a club soda to settle my stomach. After eating, I drank the club soda. On my second intake, I let out a loud burp and after that I lost focus of my mom and everything went dark. I was unaware of what was occurring around me, since I was transported to a different world. It seems that I was travelling to a destination in a car. I had no idea who was driving since I wasn't allowed to turn around. It was as if some force was keeping me from seeing who was next to me. I remember it as if it was yesterday. I was looking out the window and enjoying the view of vivid colors. The trees were of different colors and the grass was a shade of green I am not accustom seeing on earth. Everything around me appeared to be really bright, but not hot. It was a beautiful day. I remember holding out my hands in front of me which appeared to have a glow, like a halo surrounding me. I started to panic because I was in a strange place and everything seemed unreal. I could feel three beings sitting in the back seat with me. The strange thing about it, I never felt threatened by them or that they were any form of evil. I felt goodness coming from them. One of them spoke to calm me down, 'Don't worry, everything is going to be all right. Sit back and relax and enjoy the ride,' were the comforting words that were spoken to me. As soon as she said that, I felt as if a weight was lifted off me. It was like nothing mattered anymore, no more worries, and I felt totally at peace. I felt as if all the shackles fell off that kept me bonded to earth. I felt light as a feather, floating freely and being totally happy. The scenery was like in a painting. I awoke with a pastor's hands on my forehead saying prayers and my mom looking worried. I got medical attention afterwards. When I awoke, I felt refreshed and full of life. To this day I search for answers and I am happy to come across your site to share my experience. Thank you for giving me that opportunity.
Date NDE Occurred: 12.02.08
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain. Choking on a beverage. Life threatening event, but not clinical death
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I awoke
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Faster than usual
Were your senses more vivid than usual? More vivid than usual
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Colors appear brighter than usual.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was quiet.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No I sensed their presence
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes It was Bright and everything, like the color around me, appeared to be at a high intensity.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place
What emotions did you feel during the experience? First I felt panic, then peace and happiness.
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? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Hindu
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Hindu
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believed more that there is life after death and that there is a Supreme Being looking out for us, no matter your race, ethnicity or religious belief.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are probably meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I moderately feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Moderately fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life. Large changes in my life.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The feeling of peace: I will always remember that feeling of pure happiness and joy.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes The very next day I shared it with my friends and colleagues. Some thought I was crazy and tried to give a rational explanation as to what really happened and some believed.
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
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? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I lost awareness of my body.
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