I was on a gurney. I had an out of body experience. I looked from the side and down and saw several people, including the doctor that performed the surgery, were working on me. I felt and knew I was dead. I felt and knew it was okay. I then went through a void (tunnel) floating with an incredible feeling of complete grace. Ecstasy if you will. Total darkness that was entirely peaceful. The feeling of peace, love, ecstasy, grace and an all knowing of what is, was presented to me (through feeling). Much more happened after the operation: life review, incredible knowledge, extremely heightened knowledge of all things. Many 'gifts' had been heightened and released to me from this experience. This had been my second presentation to higher knowledge that had been presented to me. When I was seventeen, I had an experience with beings (I know now they were guides, showing me many things, world situations in the future - another whole story).
Date NDE Occurred: 'January 10, 2001'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Surgery-related Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) . Cardiac arrest.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal All my senses were extremely elevated.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? The second I died, then when I was brought back.
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 There was a feeling and knowing of no time or space.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Vision was heightened, (extremely sensitive to light afterwards).
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Unable to accept loud noises (after operation).
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? Yes Floating through a tunnel, complete darkness (which was a very graceful feeling).
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
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
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Not in this operation, but had previously in another experience.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Ecstasy, love, peace, grace, joy.
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
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Like a revolving slideshow. It was hit and miss. Learned about emotional items in my life.
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I was shown future events from another experience, when I was seventeen. I was shown 9/11 exactly, but was unaware at the time because the Twin Towers had not even been built, but as soon as it happened - it came back to me. I knew that was what I had been shown.
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain A tunnel (which felt long and lengthy).
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? Liberal None
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Much more aware of the presence of a higher power in my life.
What is your religion now? Liberal None
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Much more aware of the presence of a higher power in my life.
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 All was felt and telepathy of special knowledge and universal order. No fears of the future before and after the surgery.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Many people are very painful to be around. I can feel their energy immediately, and I have learned to trust my feelings. Not judgment, but energy suckers.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Many special gifts were heightened. Feeling people's colors around them. Understanding what people were thinking. Seeing into other dimensions. Feeling people's energy that I came into contact with.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All were meaningful.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I was immediately guided (about six weeks after surgery) to a local physician whose specialty was NDE's. She helped me tremendously to stay anchored.
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. Did not know what was happening at first, but I knew what had happened was real and I had no fear. I could not talk to anyone who understood until I was guided to a certain physician in town, who had an experience herself.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. There is no explanation, it was what it was.
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? This has been the most wonderful experience I have ever had, and I am truly grateful, that I returned and am able to pass along the knowledge to my family and friends. (About life and death from my eyes.)