Debra Y's NDE
As a teacher, I was supervising students coming out two doors of the cafeteria for recess. One child was running very fast when he should have been walking as there were 120 children filtering into a very small space. I put my hand out to sign to him to slow down and whistled at him as we made eye contact. THE NEXT REMEMBRANCE WAS LOOKING DOWN AT MY STILL BODY LYING ON THE CONCRETE FROM ABOUT 25 YARDS AWAY AND ABOUT SIX FEET IN THE AIR. I said to myself "that's my body, but I am over here". I HAD THIS FEELING OF TOTAL PEACEFULNESS--A PEACE BEYOND UNDERSTANDING. MY "BODY" DID NOT EXIST--MY CONSCIOUSNESS WAS TOTALLY ETHEREAL. TIME DID NOT EXIST EITHER. I WAS AT PERFECT PEACE! When I joined my body again, I still felt a sense by me of perfect peace and I didn't want to open my eyes to the muffled concerns of the three girls that I observed looking at my body when I had this out of body experience. Finally their voices were heard by my conscious ears and I opened my eyes to pain. I was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. But, the out of body experience certainly changed my spiritual views and I am no longer afraid of death.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Very Aware
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes My conscious mind was ethereal and very aware of everything around me.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Perfect Peace
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes My consciousness was working but I had no body and only visual sense.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes Time did not exist. I was totally separated from my body but observing my body and the people around it in perfect state of peace.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No Universal Order in the sense that when we die our consciousness separates from a useless body to move into eternal space.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes Peace that goes beyond man's notion of peace and that time is a construction of mankind and not of eternity.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes A psychiatrist who said I had an altered state of consciousness
What emotions did you experience following your experience? A desire not to return to my body but move on without my body to eternity.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Waking up was the worst part of the experience.
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