When I was born, I was not breathing due to a lack of amniotic fluid in my mother. I died shortly after I was born. Of course, this has all been told to me, as I do not remember being born. But I do remember what it was like to be dead.
Date NDE Occurred: 8/14/00
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain. Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening
My mother didn't have any amniotic fluid during the time of my birth. When I was born, I was not breathing.
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 It made me incredibly excited to feel the way I did, without need and without existing.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? As I was floating through a timeless void of absolute everything
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
Time wasn't relevant to anything that happened. It seemed like time didn't exist
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The vision was through my mind, not any sort of ocular organ. Everything I saw was going exceptionally quick.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The sounds were unlike any earthly sounds, but I can't entirely remember what the sounds were.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain Don't entirely remember the tunnel but I think it was there.
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Unearthly 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 Many lights like stars, some were different colors
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place It wasn't a place, but it felt like I was headed somewhere
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Elation, excitement
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 or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I still remember the feeling of this and it is hard to attain but it is the best feeling in the world
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from my personal future I remember them in dreams and they do come true, although there is no way to prove it.
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? Unknown
What was your religion prior to your experience? Unaffiliated- Nothing in particular- Secular unaffiliated I was a baby and had no knowledge of religion
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Once I remembered my experience, my views changed
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Moderately important to me
What is your religion now? Unaffiliated- Atheist
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 I had no beliefs at the time
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Once I remembered my experience, my beliefs changed.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
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 Everything felt connected and I could understand everything
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes There was no evidence of god or a supreme being at all. God does not exist.
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God does not exist
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes I seemed to know and understand everything
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes Earthly life's purpose is to do what each person is able.
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? I am uncertain if an afterlife exists Yes I was continuing to exist after I had died.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you fear death after your experience? I slightly fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Unknown
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Moderately fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are not 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? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Uncertain I loved the feeling of the experience and the experience loved me
Were you compassionate after your experience? Slightly compassionate toward others
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes There are no words to describe the feeling of death. The closest meaning I guess could be 'enlightenment.'
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. This is my first memory.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I see my future
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? It was the best feeling
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
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 probably real I didn't know what happened
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably real The feeling I remember from it can't be conjured from my imagination
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I have done it a few times
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Ask if there is any part, you think you have forgotten or have not yet remembered
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