Sheri G's NDE
I had been out with a girlfriend and had come home. I snuggled up to my husband and he said, "Do you feel this?" It was the knife pressed to my throat. He raped me at knifepoint, tried to get me to take a bunch of pills. All the while saying things like "Now you'll call the police" or "I'm going to kill you". I had asked for a divorce a couple weeks before that and he'd asked me to wait till after Xmas because of the kids. We had three, two of which were his from a previous marriage. Any way, I had started calming down and getting pissed and I scooted to the end of the bed to get up and the first stab got me in the back. We fought over the knife and he finally plunged it into my chest. He then hugged me and I said "You've killed me". He left the room and went upstairs where I could hear the girls screaming.
I kept thinking I have to keep my hands closed because both of my thumbs were just hanging having been cut to the bone while fighting over the knife. So I laid down and covered up with a quilt. I was getting cold and having a hard time breathing because, I found out later, the first stabbing had punctured my lung. When the ambulance attendants came downstairs they checked me over and I wouldn't let them take me till they put on me a clean pair of underwear. I guess my Mother's warning stuck in my head. When we got into the ambulance I started getting SO COLD! I still to this day, can't take the cold. I found out later I went into shock.
The next thing I knew I was in the ER floating above watching the
doctors shock me back into my body. They took me into surgery and the next
thing I remember is someone pushing on my stomach and the pain was
excruciating. Someone said "Rebound" and we were headed back into surgery. I
was in a coma for eight days, so I'm not sure exactly "When" but at some point I
found myself traveling a dark tunnel with a bright light beckoning. The closer
I got to the light the more love I felt. The light got bigger and bigger and I
could see all kinds of loved ones who had passed on. My grandma Jessie had her
arms wide open to hug me and the closer I got the more overwhelming love I
felt. I heard beautiful music and saw angels all lined up across the sky behind
my relatives. I was so happy!! I felt SO MUCH love through every pore in my
body. All of a sudden I heard my Mother saying "Think of Tina" (my daughter)
"Think of Tina" and the light started getting farther away. I came to.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain I can't describe the overwhelming feeling of love pouring through all my cells!
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes I was stabbed several times, raped, tortured both physically and emotionally by my husband who in seven years of marriage, had not raised a hand to me in anger.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Just before I started hearing my Mother's voice. The colors were so intense, the music was so pure.
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: Just before I started hearing my Mother's voice. The colors were so intense, the music was so pure.
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 could see very far in the distance and everyone was so filled with love that they were almost glowing. The colors were extremely vivid.
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 I could hear them talking among themselves saying things like how glad they were to see me. The music got louder the closer I got to the light.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Overwhelming love!
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes It was definitely kind of like a tunnel I couldn't see on the other side of it.
Did you see a light? Yes Yes, and it kept getting closer and wider.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes Yes, I saw lot of relatives and friends who had passed on. They didn't talk directly to me but I could hear them talking amongst themselves.
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? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes I sensed that I was seeing a lot in a small glimpse.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
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? Yes If I dream about someone for three nights in a row, that person had usually had something bad happen to them.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes 6 mo maybe before I spoke to a psychic.
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 I just knew in my heart that it was real and that I was extremely lucky to have felt that incredible amount of love.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? The love, I have not been afraid to die since then.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real I just know in my bones.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I have become a better person because of it because I want to make sure that when my time does come, I end up back up there.
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
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes