Christopher N NDE
5/7/11 Edited for clarity by Judy Shea
This happened to me at the time of my accident, and the experience consisted of three different parts.
First , I floated above myself on the operating table and I could see the doctors and nurses working on me. It was a short-lived experience but very vivid.
Secondly, I found myself floating in a dark room, with bright white clouds all in the background, with light coming from behind the white clouds. My family members were there and also there were what seemed to be a team of doctors standing in a perfect circle around me. I believe it was here where I decided, or was told, to come back - it was not my time.
Thirdly, (and in this one I have proof I was out of my body) I was in a coma for ten days, and my sister was in the room holding my hand. I was across the room by the door, looking at her. I would see the back of her head, then she would turn towards the door and begin to cry. I could see her perfectly.
When I came out of my coma, one of the first things I asked her, was "Why were you crying?" and she stated she wasn't. Then I told her that I had seen her - I had seen her from across the room. When I told her that, the hair stood up on the back of her neck, she told me later. Then she admitted that she had wanted to be strong for me, so she would turn away from me in the bed in order to try and keep me from seeing her weakness. I explained that I had been over by the doorway, out of my body, and that when she had turned to cry, she was actually facing right toward me.
This last one is proof, in my opinion. How else would I have seen her crying?
Since then, I have read a book about OBEs and I practice inducing them. I have
been able to get out of my body on my own.
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 Major blood loss, and I died in the hospital on the operating table.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Not sure what you mean, I was aware the whole time, each time.
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: Not sure what you mean, I was aware the whole time, each time.
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.)? Uncertain It is hard to think of how my vision was affected. But in the experience with my family and the doctors standing around me, it seemed more like I was in a field of light and darkness. The light was very bright, but did not bother my eyes, like it would in waking life. I did not have to squint to look directly into, I mean.
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.)?
Yes Not so much during the experiences I had in the hospital, but more in the ones that I have induced myself. I always hear a sound like the buzzing a bumble-bee makes. It gets louder and louder right before I am able to separate.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Pure love
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Yes Yes, but not just a light, it was mixed with darkness and white clouds. The light was behind the clouds and I was surrounded by all the light and clouds.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes Most seemed to be family member from this life - they were the ones I was familiar with; and the others looked like doctors and nurses, all dressed in white.
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? Yes I was in a coma for ten days, and my sister was in the room holding my hand. I was across the room looking back at her. I would see the back of her head, then she would turn towards the door and begin to cry. I could see her perfectly.
When I came out of my coma, one of the first things I asked her, was "Why were you crying?" and she stated she hadn't been. Then I told her that I had seen her - I had seen her from across the room. When I told her that, the hair stood up on the back of her neck, she told me later. Then she admitted that she had wanted to be strong for me, so she would turn away from me in the bed in order to try and keep me from seeing her weakness. I explained that I had been over by the doorway, out of my body, and that when she had turned to cry, she was actually facing right toward me.
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes When I was in the dark room with white clouds, it was somewhere else, not of this time or space. Hard to explain in simple words.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes I knew that we are all connected, from one source, tied together with and from the light - all separate in ourselves, but all one at the same time.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? Uncertain
Since my experience, I have been much more in tune with my instincts and I have had dreams of premonitions. I have written my premonitions in my dream journal and some of them have happened.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes I am very much more psychic than I was before. Sometimes I try not to be because it gets scary sometimes, to be honest.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I have shared some with family and a few friends. Some have been accepting and others have just brushed it off. It is hard for them to see and understand what I know to be true, since they have not walked in my shoes.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real My sister validated it for me. She confirmed that she had done exactly what I had seen from across the room, so if that was true, then the other things must be, too.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? All of it was meaningful to me. But the one with me floating, deciding whether or not I should stay there or come back, that was pretty profound. Sometimes, I miss that pure love feeling and wonder why I was sent back.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real It is just something you do not forget, or dismiss. I have been working on ways to perfect my gift, but time and money get in the way. I guess life gets in the way, lol.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes, some. Some of the friends I used to have, I no longer have; and having these experiences has brought others into my life.
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I was raised Catholic, but I have come to realize that God is in all of us, and all we need to do is look within and we shall see. But I do not discount any church, as churches are where others need to be for their own paths.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I have tried different types of medicinal substances like Mushrooms and such, trying to cross over to other realms, but nothing is like the real thing.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? This was a life-changing event, (for better or worse - who's to say!) All I know is that it was what I was supposed to go through and experience. I do not fear death and only want to live life to the fullest.
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? Not really - pretty good survey.