First time, I had a near death experience as a teenager when I was drowning in the river. A tunnel of light pulled me up.Second time, thirty eight years ago, during a tour in Africa, my heart stopped. During this time, I saw my body transferred out from the earth. A soft light came down, covered my body and face, and lifted me up to some place. Very shortly after, I saw myself rise up in a sitting position, looking down at the place where I fell down and died. I could see everything around my body including my late husband. I saw they were talking. I couldn't hear them. I was talking to my late husband. He didn't hear me. I knew I was far away, and yet, everything looked to close.I do not have any recollection of when I returned to my body. Even now, I have no memory of what I did right after I returned, for a few years after.The most amazing feeling was ‘in transition’ from the earth to the other side. Words cannot describe that feeling. I could say ‘in Perfect Harmony.’ I came back with the gift of being able to channel healing energy.After my husband departed in 2004, I worked with energy to heal people on Sundays, pro bono. I worked on different people with different problems. It is effective to reconnect damaged nerves, help multiple sclerosis, addictions, and depression. It especially helps with severe pains.Sometimes, I like to talk, or meet the person/people with the same, or similar, experiences.
Late April, 1977, I was traveling with my late husband and his sister to Europe and northern Africa for his birthday. When we arrived in Casablanca, Africa, at a small three story hotel, I remember that I fell down in the hotel lobby.The next thing I saw was:One: A gentle light beamed down from a star, small, and not bright, in the north-east direction.Two: The light covered my body. I was face up, lying down.Three: I was lifted up toward the star. Four: Shortly after, I rose to a sitting position. I was looking down at where my husband and many others were around my body.Five: The entire journey was brief and in perfect peace. The feeling during the transition was not describable with words. Even now, I can feel it, when I close my eyes, and bring myself to that moment. If there is an afterlife, it must be ‘in perfect harmony’ Six: I remember telling my husband that my meridian was blocked. He didn't hear me. I couldn't hear what they were talking about.Seven: I saw a man wearing a white gown, like a doctor, who came through the door and examined my body. He walked out.Eight: I saw my husband and others looking down.Nine: I asked him why he didn't hear me?Ten: He said, ‘hear you?’ Then said he was going to make an arrangement to fly my body to the States.From that point on, I don't remember what happened, where we went, or what we did, for many years. My husband returned to his maker in May 2004. Now, our dogs and cats are keeping continuing my energy works. I re-connect energy to heal. It is effective.
Date NDE Occurred: April, 1977
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) Heart stopped.
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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal During the near death experience, I was not aware that I was in the ‘afterlife.’
Now, I am aware that I am alive.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Strange as it may sound, I didn't realize that I was dead clinically until I returned.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I know I left Earth.
I didn't know where I was.
I also knew I was very, very far away, and yet I could see everything so clearly, as though I was right there.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I did not hear the people around me. They did not hear me.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, but the facts have not been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
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: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes In the sky, there was a little, not too bright star.
A beam of light came down. It was like a spot light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm It was ‘nowhere.’
It was not a structure or nothingness.
Simply, it was a space.
Sometimes, when I am in meditation, I feel like that.’
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Absolute peace and beautifulness.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I am aware of much more about the universe then before my near death experience.
I understand the universe better, and feel it often.
When I see programs about the universe, I feel I am in it.
I feel much closer to 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? Moderately important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Protestant background is Korean. We grew up with multipul faith. Christian, buddhist and confusianism.
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? Other faiths- Unitarian and other liberal faiths believe in One God, christ the lord, and nature
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 was not sure there is a after life before NDE, and if there is, what form ?
I know it is after life.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I am much less attached to things.
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? No
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? No
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 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? I was uncertain if an afterlife exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes I knew who I was without physical body.
It was "me".
Did you fear death prior to your experience? Unknown
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 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? Moderately compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life I lost real anger toward people who badly trespassed on me.
I feel from time to time that I am not in the crowd.
It feels like I came back to stand looking a sight where I was before.
It feels like I’m ‘not a part of’ things.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes Since the near death experience, we were married for twenty seven years until he returned to his god. I felt each day was the most beautiful day.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The moment when the beam of gentle light beam that covered my body.
During the transition, I lifted from earth to some other place, the most peaceful, ultimately tranquil place. The floating, but most of all, feeling ‘beautiful.’
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I do not know how my remembrance of the experience compares to my remembrance of other life events at time
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I am able to channel healing energy to effectively heal people.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Knowing that the afterlife will give me peace in life and death.
Recalling that tranquility during the transition, and being able to feel it.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes After thirty five years, in April of 2012, I logged onto this near death experience website.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes When I was fifteen, I drowned in the river. Our boat capsized.
I got very tired, and then things around me got lighter. Then I was not tired anymore. Then, at some point, I remember seeing the Light lift me through the tunnel of light in standing position. I was slightly tilted, headed up.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Did not think nor talk about it for many years.
When I think about it, I can recall the feeling and feel it even now.
It is real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Because I can recall the whole event.
If I repeat the story one hundred times, it will be same. Because it was real to me.
Therefore, it is bedded to my memory.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I've had other experiences.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I am so glad and lucky to have had the near death experience I had. It helped me to be a better person, knowing God is there. I appreciate the beauty of Earth.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I learned there are so many ways the near death experience is processed. All near death experiencers seemed clear how they left their earthly body. Like light tunnels, being lifted by beams of light, or time speeding up.
None described how they came back. I’d like to know, if anyone remembers how they returned, in a physical sense.
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