Paul P NDE
edited for clarity by Judy Shea 7.23.11
I was a baby. I had been born with a heart defect, and I had become weaker and was very sick. I was afraid, because I could not breathe. My mother held me up on her shoulder all through the night so that I could breathe. She took me to the doctor the next day, and they sent me right to the hospital. In the emergency room they began sticking needles into me and I cried. But when I cried, it got worse, and then they put me on life support. My mom says that I turned white, and every time someone touched me, it left a purple mark on my skin. She said the hospital chaplain came into the room. They transferred me to critical care, and the heart specialist came. My heart rate was up to 300 beats per minute and stayed that way for 5 hours. I remember the lights were glaring overhead, and I could not fight any more. I left my body and went up a tunnel toward a beautiful golden light. I was in the presence of a spiritual being, Jesus. He told me that it was not time for me to stay there and that I would go back, that my mom needed me. He told me other things that I cannot remember. I remember being in the hospital room and realizing that I was not in my body. I remember seeing a baby. I no longer felt sick or scared. It was very peaceful, and I knew I would be okay. When I returned to my body, I felt stronger, and I got well.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes. The doctors were fighting to save my life, I had lost oxygen and was on life support.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was with the spiritual being.
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. When I was with the spiritual being.
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. There was a bright light. Everything was vivid, beautiful.
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. Telepathy.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was no longer afraid, in pain, or struggling to breathe. I was at peace.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes.
Did you see a light? Yes. It was a bright golden light.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes. Jesus. And an infant – probably me.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? Uncertain. I was an infant at the time, so there wasn't much to review. I understood that it was not time for me to leave Earth, that my mom needed me to stay, and that everything was going to be okay. I believe I will return to Him one day. Some things that I was told, I can't remember or cannot put into words.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Uncertain.
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes. I went up toward the light.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain.
Did you become aware of future events? Uncertain.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes. I told my mother about it when I was still very young, after I had learned how to communicate.
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.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain.
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Uncertain.
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain.
Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience? It was too long and too much to answer at one time. I may have left out some information.