Kenya C Probable NDE
Edited for clarity by Judy Shea 3/18/13
I broke my back about six years ago in a skydiving accident. I did what's called a "hook turn" and collapsed my canopy, falling roughly four hundred and fifty feet to the ground. I should have died but I went on healing without surgery and, well, I fell again, this time while teaching my son how to skateboard. Before I could blink, the board was out in front of me and I flipped up and went down, landing on my back, which broke my back again. This time it kept me from doing much until just a month ago when I finally had surgery (only been waiting three years due to health care insurance issues.) On January seventh I had my first surgery, which went well, with the exception of having major pain down my leg afterwards. To make a long story short, I went back for surgery seven days later to have a screw removed. This is where things got good. I felt myself being pulled along, as if by a magnet, to where there was a sort of platform—and there was my dad, my daughter, and my dog! Over to my the left, there was this unimaginably bright light. Behind my family was a line of people, but their faces were blurred out. The second person in line, though, was jumping up and down, like doing jumping jacks. Then her hair swung out from the perfect row of unrecognizable people. It was my Aunt Shelly! I turned to my dad, who said, "Give that ruby red squirt a kiss, and tell Nanc (my mom,) that yes, I'm with her, and tell her that our daughter said to, 'Tell Hannah, (his other daughter, and my sister) that I can't wait to see her again.'" Then, last, I looked at my dog Meadow, sitting there smiling. I called him to me and he just stared off. I didn't feel bad because I knew he must be happy. Then, as I looked to the left, I saw this long, arched, endless, golden gate. Behind it was a light. Such a bright light!! And then he spoke—GOD, that is! He said, "Kenya, it's not your time to come home," and immediately I was pulled back out (as if by a magnet,) but then I found myself walking, or gliding, down a red-rock pathway. On both sides of me were the most beautiful mossy, grassy valleys with streams, and trees bearing fruit! Weird—all of it, and all the colors were like pregnancy dreams or being in Disneyland, every color tuned to its fullest potential! I wanted so badly to keep walking on the red-rock pathway, but then I woke up to the nurse removing my airway tube.
I remember I was smiling from ear to ear and the nurses were asking me, "What's
wrong?" and so I began to tell them about my experience. From there I was taken
to my room and as I'm telling my mom, who was on my left, about Dad, next to her
stood one of my daughters, about whom her grandpa (my dad) had said, "Tell Ruby
Red Squirt 'Hi,'" and then, next to the right side of my bed, was my other
daughter Hannah, to whom my deceased daughter (her sister) had said, "Say
'Hello!' to her." Well, I was ninety-nine percent sure of heaven before,
but now I'm one thousand percent sure that we are not alone, and we never die!
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? No
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Coming out of surgery.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal. I was on many drugs coming out of surgery, but this happened during the procedure. I am not sure if, when I died, they just didn't realize it, or what, but I did die, and that's how I know.
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Everything was "Technicolor" colored.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Very intact.
Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? That I wanted to be there. But that I was not thinking of what I would leave behind me.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes. More of a pathway.
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes. GOD was the being of light.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin.
I heard everything that was going on.
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes. My dad, my daughter, my dog, my aunt, and God.
Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm.
A beautiful waiting area in heaven, and then the river of life.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about myself or others.
We're not alone, and we don't just get buried and stay there.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes.
Yes, a platform and the golden gates.
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)? Yes. Explained earlier.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist? Yes, God.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime? Yes.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love? Yes
During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives? No
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose? Yes. I know…
What occurred during your experience included: Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs I had at the time of my experience.
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience.
My experience directly resulted in: Large changes in my life.
Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes. Immediately I shared it with the surgery nurses, and then everyone else.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time: Experience was definitely real.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes