Friend G's NDE
I was in a severe car accident. My arms were the size of my thighs. My whole body in essence was swollen. I was in coma for roughly a week and going downhill health wise during that week. My throat had a hole in it where the ventilator was inserted.Despite my condition I, however, knew what was going on around me. At the same time I was in a darkness. I had the feeling of continual falling and felt a terror which I try not to think about. When I do it does bother me. I heard the doctors say to the visiting family that the whole family should be called because I would not make it through the day. Not long after I saw a light. It is not like any light seen on earth. The light can be described as life itself. The best way to describe it in terms someone who has not seen it can understand is: one needs to imagine the sun coming in through the window and shining on a plant. This is the best image that can convey what the light was like. The light spoke to my spirit and said: "Rise and be healed!" Immediately I came out of coma and felt somewhat better and sat up. When the doctors and my family came in my room they were very surprised to see me sitting up and by my telling them, knew I would recover.
-- This is told by me (his friend) in the first person to the best of my ability based on what he told me about the experience. I even used his words to describe certain aspects. I was very careful not to add anything or get the facts wrong. He is a male.
kind of experience difficult to express in words?
Yes Didn't have a frame of reference for what the light looked like. The
light was not a light we are use to looking at but is alive and is life itself.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes Car accident caused to be at death's door.
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: Was fully aware of physical and spiritual settings.
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.)? Yes Sight was spiritual
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.)? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Terror - Then warmth and life at the presence of the light.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Yes The light was life itself. Different from earthly light. It was a living thing or person.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes Just the light.
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? 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? Yes Total and complete darkness - a place that is no place.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes Knew I would be healed.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? Yes
Only that I would not die.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Don't readily share. Only share with those knowing of the accident (nurses; doctors) they believed. Also share with those inquiring.
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 Matter-of-factly. Tried not to think about it because of the terror.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? No, just a relief to see the light and get out of the darkness.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real Still matter-of-factly. Try not to think about the terror. No fear, however, of it happening again.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Try to live an overall better life.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? I did not add or take away from what was told me by my friend. It is very accurate based on what I know.
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes Great questions.
Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Questionnaire is the best under the circumstances. Only other suggestion is to let the NDEers know that those who have not had an NDE wish (even greatly wish) to understand with the best words possible the wonderful or even fearful aspects of NDEs. One of the reasons they happen and are remembered is for the benefit and uplifting or possibly warning of those living who have not had one.