All I remember is a vision of - My father, he was in a very beautiful yard with trees, very green grass and was riding something like a lawnmower (they said I first said a tricycle) he was about 50 years old and was waving at me. He was happy, everything was beautiful ....he then motioned for me to move out of the way.
That is all I remember. This was all very real to me. My father had passed away on July 12, 2004. Less than a month before. I was his primary caregiver. Naturally, I am not ready to die, but I am not afraid to die now.
I have been aroused both emotionally and spiritually. I believe there is life after death it is beautiful and we will be surrounded by love. I saw no light, I saw my father who I miss terribly, but believe now I will be with him again someday.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes cardiac arrest
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? It was an experience, I don't know ....probably the beginning.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: The grass was greener, the sun was brighter, times seemed happy.
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? Yes
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Wonderful
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes See comments #3.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Uncertain See #3
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes Past
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Immediately, in ICU. I told my family. I do believe that they have been influenced. I remind them every day....of how wonderful life is.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes upon reading
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real I still believe.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? I now believe that there is life after death and it is beautiful, fulfilling of our needs.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I don't let things bother me like they did.
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I just wanted to share this.