Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes Yes, I was in anaphylactic shock
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I heard the voice and I was instructed to go back.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Less 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: Until the voice was heard I would have to say I was less conscious and alert. I just had this extremely peaceful feeling and a feeling of all is well. I was not in this state for long. When I heard the voice and felt the presence of the being beside me I felt very conscious and alert.
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 I cannot say that this was a vision, but rather I was no longer with my body. I was going to be with my maker, but it was not my time yet.
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? I felt happiness, love, extreme peace, joy, contentment
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Uncertain I am not sure, but I had to pass through something, because when I was instructed to go back I was sent through something, but I cannot explain what the something was.
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes Yes, the being was standing beside me on the right. Yes, sort of, I think it was God or Jesus. The only thing the being said to me was, "It is not time for you to come yet. You have to go back." And, I went back. I did not see the being , but felt its presence.
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? Yes Yes, I saw the room I was in in the hospital and the doctors and nurses that were working on me. It was strange, because I was looking down on them from behind myself.
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 Yes, it was a void, but I loved it and I wanted to stay and go on, but the being met me and said, "No, It is not time yet, go back."
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes I did have feeling that all was well and good.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes It was the first thing I said when I came back. I told everyone who came into my room. I am still telling them.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I had seen things on TV. Other than looking down on my body as the doctors and nurses worked on me, my experience was quite different from what I had seen on TV. I don't think it had any impact on my experience. Even when I was looking down on my body it was not quite what I had seen on TV.
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real I know the experience was real! It happened because I was dying, but it was not my time to die. I know that is why I did not go far and the being told me to go back. I did not question the being.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Two parts were meaningful. The extreme feeling of peace, joy and happiness to be where I was was one of them. The other was the being sending me back and telling me it was not my time yet.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real It has only been one day since my experience. I still view the experience as real. It was a real experience.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain It has been only a short time , but I know that my relationships will change as a result of this experience.
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
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? The experience was real!!!!!
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I felt it was hard to understand what some of the questions were asking. Word questions differently.