Heather I Probable NDE
changed my whole way of thinking and my life.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes Translating all of the telepathic knowing into words
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Uncertain Associated with a TBI with no medical documentation of whether I "died" or not.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Unsure
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: Unsure
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 Majorly detailed and vivid colors. I saw the universe as if I were floating in it.
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.)? Yes Heard telepathically
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I felt like I knew everything and recognized this knowing was different from what my thoughts and feelings had been before. I begged to come back, but only because I have 2 young daughters.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes The tunnel was made of light and looked like fractals.
Did you see a light? Yes The tunnel was made of light and looked like fractals.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes A lot of other beings. One I knew and most I didn't. A whole lot was communicated.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? Yes I was not judged by God, but rather by my self. I saw the way things "really are" and thought, Why didn't I ever figure that out. It seems so simple. They were things about spirituality, humanity and physics.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Uncertain Still trying to verify
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes The universe and it was also heaven, in what seemed like another dimension the was within the dimension of our universe.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes Sometimes it would seem like hours and just be minutes or even the other way around.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes To use the info I saw and learned for the greater good of humanity. I saw that we were just pieces of one person.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes String of light attached to my body- somewhere.
Did you become aware of future events? Yes
Not sure yet
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes An "understanding" of physics, psychic stuff and painting. I've painted over 60 paintings in 5 months.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes A couple of months. Good and bad reactions, but yes, some seem influenced.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Very little knowledge and it didn't affect my experience except to help me come to terms with what happened to me.
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely not real TBI caused memory and cognitive issues. I chalked it up to that at first, then I started having more and finally said- OK, it's real.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Yes
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real It's hard to quantify this, but I saw things that are really happening.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I feel more connected to everyone- even strangers, but some of my friends and family think I've gone nuts:)
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Was a practicing Zen Buddhist, with a strong Christian heritage, but didn't go to church. Now I feel deeply spiritual, but not religious, and go to church every time my TBI lets me.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Yes LSD in college. Very similar, but still pales in comparison.
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes You asked pertinent questions that I wouldn't have thought to tell