Daniel P NDE
I remember at the gas station where I was shot looking down and seeing my internal organs laying in the ground and knowing that death was soon upon me before I passed out and I remember asking for grace and peace in this moment. Then I passed out and I next remember going to a place that was not far away and being surrounded by an aura and general pain free existence but I was also having like fleeting thoughts of my children's lives and my life and the good and bad that I went through, it was all so fast and so colorful, but like faded and had a haze to it, but then I remember that I was trying to pull these thoughts into place and make sense of what I was seeing, and it started to get cleared the haze and then I could see my daughters and their faces plain and in front of me and I was trying to reach them and I couldn't. But as this became so hard I remember waking in the helicopter and seeing the trauma nurse and then the pain was unbearable.
Then in surgery I can remember going out from the drugs, and I was
like dreaming and living in a place that was clearly not from earth, and I was
looking down at myself in the hospital I think but not sure, all I know is that
as nice as this felt I had the need to get back to this body and what was going
on. It was like a struggle because I had this wonderful sensation knowing that
this was a definite good warm place and that I had been forgiven, yet the desire
to get back was overwhelming and I tried to cry out and nothing would come out
not a sound. I kept yelling and saying I wanted to come home and there was
nothing no sound to be heard anywhere, just total peace and tranquility and
warmth. At this point there were no fleeting thought of family and friends
because I knew that I was dead or dying, but still the urge to move back into my
body was strong and the desire to live was phenomenal. Finally the total picture
was gone, everything, and somewhere in there I was back and woke up in recovery.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes because I was out of my body, total peace and willing to surrender, but at the same time I wanted back to be able to be with my family and friends. But the was not like fear or dread, but rather a tranquility and satisfaction that I was going to die and that even if I did not regain my body I was able to pass.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? not sure but it seems as if as soon as I passed out I was immediately taken to this place and this freedom, tranquility and peace.
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
not sure but it seems as if as soon as I passed out I was immediately taken to this place and this freedom, tranquility and peace.
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 not as clear but vivid in colors but hazed over
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
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? not many more like a peace and understanding of what was happening
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Yes
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? Yes no I didn't learn anything but I found a sense of purpose and need to push myself in a new direction in my journey in life.
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? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain I knew that I was like not in the final place and I knew and felt I was ready to pass, as if this place was a alter or medium for life after.
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 for some reason now I can see in a person walking by their emotions or maybe like family strife and such, not always but in special times. I am also in touch with people who live far away in other countries and at times I can see their face and their emotions and issues
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes in a friendship with a person in Guatemala, and I can see things she is doing and I will tell her to like stop touching her hair, or looking at the ceiling, once I seen her in the refrigerator and called to tell her to stay out kidding around and at first she was scared but as we continue the experience is normal
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 while in the hospital they had a shrink come in because of the trauma from the shooting and I tried to explain what I seen and how I felt and he tried and tried to tell me that is was my sub-conscience leading me to this feeling. But I am convinced that I seen all of this and was there and witnessed it immediately after I was awake.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real at first I started to think like the shrink after getting out and I tried to down play the entire set of events, but as I started to see these other things like peoples emotions I don't know and then seeing people in other parts of the world I never was able to do this before it convinced me that something took place.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I can see people in places far off and feel even special things while out on dates and around others. I don't offer these visions to them because of being like weird but they happen quit often
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
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? No