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Shari R's NDE

The pain intensified from mild to severe in less than an hour. Soon, I was on the floor in a cold sweat,  the pain all consuming as I was rapidly losing consciousness. My roommate had called paramedics and I knew they were on their way. Only I wished they would hurry... Then the pain worsened, cold, the weakness and shock, I felt I was slipping. They finally came , I saw them for an instant and was out cold.... Outside, it was warm, so warm and beautiful. I was walking with three others along a river bank.  I could hear the rushing water and see the glimmer of light upon the stones as the water trickled over and around them. Brilliant light shined through the leaves of the trees, creating shadows and warm spots on my face as I continued along the bank with the others. We were laughing heartedly, I was using a walking stick. Some leaves of a branch from a tree brushed my face and I gently moved it aside. I remember a smile upon my face, the strength I felt, pure joy, completely weightlessness and free from pain. I had this humorous thought " Ha! I wonder what the paramedics think of the grin on my face as I'm laying on the floor unconscious! " The thought made me chuckle. I turned to my companions ( who were more like beings of light and shadow. Not of this mortal world )  and smiled. I could feel the pebbles beneath my feet as I continued. They were taking me somewhere, .....Cold, the weight of returning to my body , excruciating pain. A light beam penetrated my eyes. A male voice, hallow at first, bellowed  " OK, stay with us now " and so I was back. My time at the river was infinite even though it all took place in a matter of 10 seconds or so. As I re-entered my body I noticed my face was far from grinning. Needles, jabs, tubes water, pain so like torture. I wanted to go back to the river.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain      Difficult to describe this profound knowledge and understanding, warmth and peace when there is nothing of comparrison here on earth.

( it may exhist, but mdern civilization has thwarted it )

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No      

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    When i was truly removed from the binding of skin, cells, and flesh. I was free spirit, whole and enlightened, walking along the river.

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:            When i was truly removed from the binding of skin, cells, and flesh. I was free spirit, whole and enlightened, walking along the river.

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     My vision was more intense, colors more vivid and sharp. Shapes were extremely defined, like each blade of grass, tree leaf, outline of a pebble.

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     hearing became acute.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            joy, pure joy, love, happiness

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          Uncertain      I felt like i was pulled lightly into another realm

Did you see a light?           Yes     First there was brilliance, an overwhelming warm light sensation

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     3 others. nameless, but on a mission. Of light and shadow. peaceful and knowledgeable.

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?          No      

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?            Yes     brilliant nature alongside a river

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     Time seemed to slow down.

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes            The difference between spirit enlightment and the mortal world and the unnecessary suffering.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain      I can't explain

Did you become aware of future events?       No           

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     As I was recovering, i could not wait to tell this to friends who wouldn't shun me for it.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    Yes     I did have a drug overdose when i was younger. my heart stopped and i was pulled through a tunnel, towards a light. but that was all i remember.

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real    That it was a truth I never could have imagined

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?    A gift of awareness.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real    It was real. i have never felt something so real. the branch against my face was as real as if I were brushing away a branch today.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No      

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?        it was profound and unless it happens to you, you can never truly understand.

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?   None, thanks for the opportunity!