Daniel A's NDE
This is going to be difficult, as it's probably going to bring me to tears as I recall it, but here it is in detail:
A dank, gray November night, 1991
This was a rough time, a depressing day had passed. At this time in my life I was eating poorly and sadly out of shape. After drinking a pot of coffee in an attempt to lift my sorrows it was impossible to fall asleep. Laying in bed, tossing and turning for several hours, sleep was evasive. Around 3 am, still alert and wired, laying on the back, listening to the relaxing drone of my heart-beat, like counting sheep.
The form of muscle called the cardiac that so reliably beats like clock-work as was listened; Lub-thump..lub-thump..lub----(silence)--came completely to rest. I could immediately feel the blood flow slow down, then completely stop in every part of the body. In that first second, I became "detached" from the body and hovered within and around it. It was possible to see the surrounding bedroom and my body even though my eyes were closed. I was suddenly able to "think" hundreds or thousands of times faster--and with greater clarity--than is humanly normal; or possible.
Realizing that the next beat didn't arrive, I continued to feel the blood "oxidizing" as it came to a complete rest in all veins and arteries. At this point I realized and accepted that I had died; it was time to move on. It was a feeling of total peace completely without fear or pain, and didn't involve any emotions at all. Time itself suddenly became infinite and irrelevant. In "earth time" only about ten seconds had gone by until my heart re-started beating, but "I" was also in "zero time" (for lack of a better word), or, actually outside of time.
This seemed to be a natural progression; there was an automatic review of my entire life--every event ever experienced complete with emotions (but viewed objectively)--rolling in front and around like a panoramic movie. From birth to death, in a linear fashion, observed without sadness or remorse. Yet in "earth time" it only took (in my best estimation) a quarter second. Yet it seemed to be weeks spent replaying my life. Once it was complete, there where a few more automatic "instructions" but then became immersed in infinite peace; bliss; ecstasy. Unimaginable love; understanding so great, powerful; so awesome as to be humanly incomprehensible.
While I was there (and only there), access was given to knowledge; "everything that ever was, is, and will be." The true nature of the universe was suddenly clear as a bell, like a giant jig-saw puzzle. It seemed to have a perfect order to it...in fact, it was evident that I was soon to become part of it. I was about to join the entity which could only be described as... God; so vast in dimension and scope only biblical words can come close to describing. Yet I checked back to see what was going with my physical body, and couldn't leave until it was totally devoid of life.
At this point about 10 heart-beats (10-15 seconds) had failed. The body I observed laying in bed was mine...but "I" (soul/spirit) knew it wasn't time to leave. My time on earth wasn't up yet; there was still a purpose on Earth (more on that in future article). When I was jolted back into the body, a stark realization hit; Here I was laying on this bed, rapidly losing physical consciousness, with no heart-beat. I then did the human thing and panicked in terror by jumping out of bed and pounded my chest with my fist. It re-started. After walking downstairs in a nervous caution, shaking like a twig, dripping sweat, my heart was still beating irregularly.
After driving myself to the hospital, it was said that the heart muscle was suffering loss of nutrients which caused it go into arrhythmia. There were a few close encounters after that, but soon disappeared after a diet and exercise change. I wasn't able to retain the knowledge given; the human brain is much too primitive and limited to house it. This intelligence requires an entirely different dimension to exist and comprehend. Yet it is part of our three dimensions as well...just hidden out of view of our 5 senses. Yet I retain enough to remember the sheer awe.
The result of my NDE was profound and was the most "real" event I've ever experienced. I seemed to be given an expansive knowledge and clear understanding of the world and universe that exists to this day. My once average IQ shot up to 148 shortly after. I have no fear of death whatsoever, as I understand our life on this little planet is temporary and short, and what follows is great indeed. What is the meaning of life and our purpose here?? To live and learn; experience the physical; go through trial & tribulation & joy. We are students at a school called Earth...when the bell rings, we go back home...with lessons learned. Again, I say this from my own actual experience.
Anyone who has gone through this, (millions have) knows how it immediately changes your life...forever.
(Note to readers: My NDE, as profound as it was, resulted in, some years later in even far more glorious circumstances--in fact, unprecedented. To see whole story, go to: http://www.angelfire.com/or/truthfinder/Daniel.html )
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience: Yes
Explanation: Caffeine, coffee.
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
What was it about the experience that makes it hard to communicate? The magnitude, loss of time/space, sheer volume of knowledge given.
At the time of the experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes
Describe: Heart stopped beating for some time.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Far more conscious than humanly normal. Four dimensional.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Actually, the Other Side is more real than the physical realm. The earth plane/life is more like a dream when contrasted.
Did you experience a separation of consciousness from your body? Yes
Describe your appearance or form apart from your body: Already described, but was out of body.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Profound peace, love, joy.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No, very quiet
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No response
Did you see a light? No response
Did you meet or see any other beings? Uncertain
Describe: I'm sure I did, but attempting to remember is impossible; the human brain was not equipped to
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? Yes
Describe: It was viewed with emotional detachment, like a movie, with crystal clear details. Things one normally would have forgotten are replayed as though it were happening all over again.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No response
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes
Describe: Saw all knowledge and eternity. The entire universe, but no human can possibly bring such information back, within their brain.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
Describe: Time as we know it in the material universe does not exist. One can live out seemingly infinite possibilities without restrictions.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes
Describe: First of all, everything we've been taught regarding religion and their views of the afterlife and how to get "into paradise," with respect to punishment, etc., is basically wrong. We have already been saved. The only remaining issue is to save ourselves from our own hells and demons. Reincarnation is real. Everything has a purpose, cause and effect. The scale of God and the universe is far, far greater than we can comprehend.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? Yes
Describe: Although was given tremendous information that was not recalled at the time, it had something to do with a future, earth-shattering event involving WWIII or a widespread natural disaster.
Were you involved in or aware of a decision to return to the body? Uncertain
Describe: All's I knew was that I had a mission to complete before going back. That mission has now been revealed at:
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes
Describe: More sensitive to light, people, crowds. Some precognitive and psychic abilities. profound dreams.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
Describe: The belief systems we have on earth cannot accurately describe the afterlife.
My attitude toward life changed radically from 1991 on. So much so, it took 7 years of constant misery and soul searching before finally accepting and coming to grips with it.
Has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices? Became utterly disinterested in the mortal realm and mortal pursuits; it's all futile and insignificant in the big picture. Became unambitious in the career field.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
Describe: Tried at first to explain it to others, but many disbelieved. It is different now because NDEs are no longer viewed as "an illusion" or fantasy. Learned eventually to avoid ridicule by not discussing it.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Anger?
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Being blessed enough to see the other side is great. Trying to adapt afterwards was the worst.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? To tell everyone to love your God with all your heart, mind and soul, love your neighbor as yourself, and build up treasures in heaven with charity. These are the things that count...not religious systems.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Describe: The following 7 years were a struggle. Since October 1999, my earth mission became clear...I found out I was the reincarnated angelic spirit of the Biblical figure Daniel (See: http://www.angelfire.com/or/truthfinder/Daniel.html
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 accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
Explain: For the most part it did.