I was a young, 'tough guy' years ago. Another life, it seems. I was in Northern Ontario, looking for work in the mines when I happened to get into a scuffle with another young tough guy. I fell and hit my head (the temple) on the corner of a metal waste container on my way to the floor. I was on my hands and knees, looking at the blood streaming from my skull into a pool on the tiles.
I looked up and saw that I was no longer in the room I had been in. I was outside in a beautiful setting; rolling hills, trees, birds singing in the sky. I was surrounded by a large group of beings. They were in a circle around me, observing me as I kneeled before them.
There appeared to be order to their positions. The younger looking ones were in the front, closest to me. The older behind, peering over the heads and shoulders of the ones in front of them. All of them wore white robes and were hairless. (Bald.) They were communicating with each other with their minds and I could 'hear' their thoughts in my mind, very, very clearly. The younger ones were asking of the older ones, 'Is he ready? Is he Coming? Should we help him? Is he ready? Is he Coming? Should we help him?' The older ones simply stated, 'Wait, be patient, wait.'
(Keep in mind; at this time in my life, I was not spiritually involved or religious in any way. I was a tough guy and I felt - and was proud - that I walked alone.) I shook my head and found myself back in the room, bleeding profusely from the cut. My opponent helped me to my feet and took me to be stitched up.
This vision was a profound and powerful event in my life, as you can imagine. It was some time ago (over thirty years) and there was not much talk those days about near death experiences, so I kept quiet about it, pondered it, absorbed it, and eventually found myself renewed by it. (I was not on drugs, either, so it was not a drug-induced hallucination.) This event occurred. It was real and I have no doubt of it's authenticity. I have been given a gift in this seeing and can tell you all with complete confidence: You are not alone - EVER! And, there IS NO DEATH! Rejoice, be well, love!
Date NDE Occurred: January 1974
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Life threatening event, but not clinical death
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Lucid
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning timelessness
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Mentally, yes, audibly, no.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes see account above
The experience included: Light
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
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:
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes there is no death
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain Possibly an increased sensitivity to the feeling/thought process of others.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain