In the ambulance, I remember telling the emergency medical technician (EMT) while on the way to the hospital, that 'I'm dying; I can feel that I'm going.' She yelled, 'no, no, no, you’re not! Stay with me!' I even heard the machine I was connected start beeping as I flat-lined. The next thing I know, I'm in a bright light but it doesn't sting my eyes. Even the ground was light. I looked to my right and saw three identical, humanoid beings but they were very old. They seemed to be connected as one. They wore a robe with flower petals and feathers that were falling around them. My spirit spoke for me telepathically to the beings. My soul knew the questions I needed to ask, which centered on why I have endured so much heartache and hardships. He answered telepathically, 'You have chosen every path you have taken; everything that has happened was directly related to your choices. You will rejoice in every experience one day, but it isn't your time yet.' Next, I was in a cathedral and surrounded by people I couldn't recognize because my own light was too bright. They all began to talk at once. I yelled, 'One at a time! I don't understand you.' Then I woke up. The EMT was giving me CPR. I remember my first breath because it was the hardest thing I have ever done, taking in air for the first time after being dead. My doctor was amazed showing me where I flat lined. He said 95% of people don't come back from being gone as long as I was. Even more amazing, I had no organ damage. I was only gone 20 seconds. I remained in critical condition for three days but have made a full recovery.",When I was before the three beings. I'm certain I was before God.,More consciousness and alertness than normal, I was experiencing telepathy and understanding of things so clearly.
Date NDE Occurred: January 19, 2011
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack. Allergic reaction. Drug or medication overdose. CPR given. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
I took medication that sped up my heart. I went into cardiac arrest due to an undiagnosed heart defect.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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 I was experiencing telepathy and understanding of things so clearly.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was before the three beings. I'm certain I was before God.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
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. My vision was normal
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I only heard voices in the cathedral. It was like a crowded room with everyone talking.
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? Yes I couldn't see their faces because my light was too bright. I was unsure.
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 A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace
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? I felt united or one with the world
The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about myself or others
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? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
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- Other Christian
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Other Christian
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
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
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.)? Yes I saw god, Jesus, and the holy ghost im sure of it. Even though he didn't introduce themselves. I knew they were one. It's hard to explain.
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Yes He told me I made the decision to become human to be alive that I will rejoice in a higher understanding and will tell my story to others when I return. That life is a precious gift. Not all get to experience.
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 probably exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes I was before him right away. He was three. Very ancient looking.
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 To simply experience life happy, sad, or whatever it may be. To make good decisions and build your life around a purpose. To strive for goodness and to be happy.
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? Yes To experience life, to build a path. To make our own purposes. To be happy to love, to feel even pain. That these things and experience are specific to being alive.
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 greatly feared death
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? Unknown
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? Yes We are products of our own choices. Our free will.
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Uncertain
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
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 as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience I remember the experience as accurately as 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? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Immediately with my doctor. He was amazed and felt I was special.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes TV
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I remember it as if it just happened
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 had a child that was murdered 4 years prior. I also grew up being abused and unloved.
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