Maggie C NDE
My father had taken us to a small beach. I was alone where I was, bobbing up and down in the waves, squatting so that my head was under the water each time. My legs grew tired and I could no longer raise my head above the water line. I tried hard to stand erect and when I couldn't I panicked, but the fear did not last long.
I soon found myself feeling comfortable, peaceful, relaxed. My consciousness was no longer in the water. I was in darkness, but I was not alone or afraid. I had no sense that I might die and I was starting to become curious about where I was. That's when my father plucked me from the water. The water drained from me and I began breathing on my own, but I was very sick. I was surprised to find that I was still at the beach and felt robbed of the opportunity to be in the other place.
did not speak of the experience until last year (age 45). My father had never
told my mother, but he remembered the day clearly. Both were surprised about
what I had to share.
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I did not speak of it as a child, but I have always remembered it very clearly.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Just before I was plucked from the water.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I felt more awake.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I did not hear anything.
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? Love, joy, contentment. All was "right" with everything.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
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 was not alone. I felt comforted and protected. I knew that I was safe.
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? No
Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place
I could not "see" anything, but I was no longer with my body.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual
I felt that I had been gone for a while. I don't know how long it took my father to find me.
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about myself or others
Yes, but not in a way that I can explain.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
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”)? Uncertain I was with others. I was not with my body.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime? No
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 Love was everywhere. I felt it through and through.
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? No
What occurred during your experience included: Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience The faith I was being raised in was highly judgmental. I went to a place of total acceptance, not judgment.
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 The experience was profound. I have a very good memory of my early childhood years, but this experience was much more vivid.
Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience: After my experience, I could see energy move through the air and auras around people and living things. I was young when this happened, so I thought for a long time that everyone could see these things. When I realized this wasn't so, I thought there must be something wrong with my eyes. It took me a long time to accept that what I was seeing was actually there.
I also felt that the church my family attended did not properly represent God. I left at age 12 - something that was unheard of in my community. I searched for other religions and stayed with some for a while. I am now without a church, but still feel deeply connected to God and the universe.
also hear things... I will receive messages about people or what to do in
difficult situations. The messages are always helpful and positive. People will
say that I just "know" things or that I can read people. I have a strong
intuition, but on occasion, I have information that no one could sense. In these
cases, I am very aware that my brain is not involved with detecting any special
insight. The information is just given to me. I have no control over it.
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? Yes I was very young, but I was fearful attending church. I always felt that it was a place where people thought bad things about you. As an older child, I felt the lessons were there to incite fear so that people could be controlled. It annoyed me that other people were not questioning these things. I felt hurt at times, like as if someone was spreading nasty rumors about a friend. I felt that it was wrong to represent God as judgmental.