Sharon M Probable NDE

Experience Description

It was November 3, 2016. I had spent several hours in the hospital emergency room in excruciating pain and nausea due to a bowel obstruction caused from adhesions strangling the small intestine. After several tests, the surgeon scheduled emergency surgery to be done immediately. Within the hour, I was in the operating room.

During the surgery, my soul left my body and floated above the operating table. I could see the doctors and nurses working over me. This lasted what seemed like only a matter of a minute or two. All of a sudden, I was surrounded by a beautiful rainbow-colored light. I began to feel as though I was moving very rapidly through this light. Then, I found myself standing in Heaven. I recognized Heaven because I saw everything from having been there in a previous NDE.

Only this time, I was standing next to the golden wall that surrounded the glorious city. The wall was extremely high, very solid and made of the purest gold. I felt such a sense of pure love and peace which completely filled every pour in my body.There was a feeling of pure bliss. I felt a sense of complete awe as I stood there, only feet from the entrance to the city. I could hear what sounded like a celebration or party going on just beyond the city walls. The air was pure and clean, crisp and sweet. It was filled with the fragrance of wildflowers that danced in the warm silken breeze that touched my skin. The colors were rich and vibrant. The sky was of the bluest blue and reminded me of a gorgeous spring day. There was a beautiful light that lit up the sky. The light was as brilliant as the sun. Yet, there was no sun in the sky and the Light illuminated everything, giving off a beautiful golden glow. I knew that the light came from the heart of God. As I stood next to the golden wall, I saw a magnificent, lush green meadow filled with wildflowers of every color. The wildflowers were colored in rich vibrant pinks, purples, yellows, reds, violets and blues. They dotted the field in front of me that stretched from the garden, where I had been in my previous near death experience. This was toward the city and where I now stood.

I saw an old fieldstone wall with pink roses growing up and over the wall which stood halfway between the garden and the golden city. As I stood there next to the magnificent golden wall, a tiny brown and white beagle puppy wiggled at my feet demanding my attention. As I leaned down to pet him, he barked and wiggled all over with such joy while allowing me to rub his soft little puppy belly. As I continued to rub his tummy and play with him, I looked up and saw hundreds of people pouring out of the beautiful garden and begin walking through the tall grass and wildflowers of the meadow. Each person that I saw had an angel walking with them. The angels were taller, dressed in light blue and white colored robes and they were much more illuminated than the people. The people walking with their angels were laughing and talking among themselves happily.

As I stood there, I could clearly hear everyone's conversations. There were people from all walks of life, men, women, and children of all races and all ages. As the people passed me and began entering the city, two men walked into my view. The younger of the two, I had recognized immediately from pictures that I had seen. These pictures belonged to his mother who had been a friend of mine. He had died some years before. This younger man was accompanying an older gentleman who I had recognized as his father. As the two men passed by me, I smiled at them and said 'I know you.' They both smiled at me and continued walking toward the entrance to the glorious city. I have no idea how long this procession took place as time seemed to no longer exist. Standing there, Divine love seemed to fill every pour in my body. I was given infused knowledge that I had to come back, that it wasn’t my time yet, and I was to let this man’s wife know that he and his son were together and that he was o.k.

Upon entering my body, I awoke still hooked to several machines with the nurse standing next to my bedside. Later that day, when I was well enough to be taken to my room, I had received a message from another friend. She told me that the woman whose son had passed some time ago, had lost her husband that day while I was in surgery. I was not surprised as those were the two men I had seen while standing at the golden wall that day.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: November 3,2016

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function). Emergency surgery with a bowel obstruction

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 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. Everything was much more heightened

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? once I passed through the rainbow light and stood next to the Golden wall of the City in Heaven

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. Everything seemed to happen so fast on one hand and on the other, time slowed down

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 colors were more vibrant, more vivid

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. There were hundreds of people pouring out of the garden and walking toward the city. I could hear each person's conversations as well as I could hear various activities taking place within the city walls.

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out. Two confirmations came from this NDE, both of which I had no knowledge of prior to my experience and both were checked out and confirmed.  I wasn't sure about the puppy until I told my daughter about my experience. She began telling me about how they had called the police on a neighbor because he was beating a beagle puppy to death. I was absolutely stunned when she told me this. This was the puppy from my NDE. So if there was ever any question as to whether our pets go to Heaven, they most certainly do! I'm so happy to say. When I told my friend about her son and husband being together she was grateful and thankful. It was helpful in her grieving.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes it seemed to be made of a rainbow colored light

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. As the people passed me and began entering the city, two men walked into my view. The younger of the two, I had recognized immediately from pictures that I had seen. These pictures belonged to his mother who had been a friend of mine. He had died some years before. This younger man was accompanying an older gentleman who I had recognized as his father. As the two men passed by me, I smiled at them and said 'I know you.' They both smiled at me and continued walking toward the entrance to the glorious city. I have no idea how long this procession took place as time seemed to no longer exist. Standing there, Divine love seemed to fill every pour in my body. I was given infused knowledge that I had to come back, that it wasn’t my time yet, and I was to let this man’s wife know that he and his son were together and that he was o.k. Upon entering my body, I awoke still hooked to several machines with the nurse standing next to my bedside. Later that day, when I was well enough to be taken to my room, I had received a message from another friend. She told me that the woman whose son had passed some time ago, had lost her husband that day while I was in surgery. I was not surprised as those were the two men I had seen while standing at the golden wall that day.

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 There was something that resembled the sun but clearly wasn't. The light was coming from the heart of God as everything in Heaven is illuminated by God's light.

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm. I was standing at a huge, pure golden wall that surrounded a golden city. There were many buildings inside the city walls with a large building in the center with a golden dome. Outside the city, there was a beautiful garden with gorgeous flowers of rich vibrant colors. They were in between the garden and the city was a lush green meadow filled with wildflowers

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was in complete and total awe. I felt such Divine love and joy beyond words and incredible peace

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 once again I was given Infused divine knowledge

Did scenes from your past come back to you? No

Did scenes from the future come to you? No

The experience included: Boundary

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I couldn't go beyond the golden wall that surrounded the city of Heaven

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? Greatly important to me

What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic. I am Catholic more spiritual than religious

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? Christian- Catholic

Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely 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? No

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

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. I saw hundreds of angels walking from the garden toward the golden city

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them

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 we are all connected

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 I was infused with divine knowledge God does exist

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? Yes Divine love seemed to fill every pour in my body. I was given infused knowledge that I had to come back, that it wasn’t my time yet and I was to let this man’s wife know that he and his son were together and that he was ok.

Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are 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 definitely exists

Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists. Yes the young man who had passed away some time ago as a young teenager was there to greet his father. He had grown and matured since his passing. He looked to be in his 20's.

Did you fear death prior to your experience? I did not fear death

Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death

Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not 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 prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant

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? Greatly compassionate toward others

During your experience, did you gain information about love? No

Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others

What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Moderate changes in my life

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes, some of my relationships have changed.

After the NDE:


Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes. It has taken 4 months for me to just to be able to verbalize and begin to integrate what happened that day.

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.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I still have the same gifts that I had previously, they are just more heightened

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes this experience is my third near death experience. No, my knowledge of near death experiences did not affect my experience other than to make it easier to understand what had happened once I returned to my body.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. At first, I was in shock that it had happened again. I needed time to adjust. I knew that I had died and gone back to Heaven but I couldn't even put the experience into words.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. It has been a little over 4 months now so I've had some time to adjust to having had another experience

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