Cori R NDE
I was having extremely bad headaches for about 5 days prior to this happening. I had gone to the doctor and was told it was my sinuses. The pain and pressure continued to get much worse and I wasn't able to sleep during the night. After a pretty painful, sleepless night I had gotten up early and decided to lay on the couch while my 11 year old daughter watched TV The next thing I knew I was on a path with "blurry" beings on each side. They didn't look like "people" but I knew they were. The colors were very earth tone. As I floated down the path, there to the right I saw my dog Molly, who had passed away about 7 months before. The next thing I knew, I was at the end of the path. It felt so good. Then I heard my daughter, from what seemed a million miles away crying "Mommy! Mommy! What's wrong?!" I heard her, but I didn't want to go. She cried again very, very faintly. I again said to myself "I don't want to go. I won't go!" It felt so good there, no pain at all, so peaceful and cozy. I felt so good. Just then, one of my dogs literally jumped on my chest and stuck her tongue in my mouth! I was then almost "slammed" back in to reality and stopped seizing.
ultimately ended up having a craniotomy to remove all the blood from the inside
of my skull.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes It's hard to explain what I was feeling during this episode
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes I was having a seizure caused by the brain hemorrhage
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I reached the end of the path and felt so good.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
When I reached the end of the path and felt so good.
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 was all earth tone colors. Grey, browns, tans.
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.)?
Uncertain The only thing I heard was the very, very faint crying of my daughter.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain
What emotions did you feel during the experience? bliss, pain free, peaceful
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Uncertain a path with beings on each side
Did you see a light? Uncertain
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes other beings and my dog that had passed away
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? Uncertain just my daughter's cry
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Uncertain the path and the end of the path
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
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? Yes very in tune with family members that have passed
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes A month or so
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes saw on TV many years ago
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was probably real I first thought that maybe it was a dream
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Yes, that I shouldn't be afraid of dying and that it felt so good.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was probably real I think it is awesome. I used to be so, so afraid of death. Afraid that when your gone, that's it! The end. I don't believe that anymore.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes It has calmed my own fears and it makes me happy to know that it isn't the end. I used to panic when I thought about dying.
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes In no uncertain terms, there is a greater being (God) watching over and taking care of us, here on earth and beyond.
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