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Enocia J NDE 6291
I was on my way to school at the time. I was about to cross this road. I noticed a van parked and I checked to see if the road was clear. When I crossed a car came from nowhere but it missed me but when I got to the other side a car hit me and I fell. The time seemed to slow down and as I was falling I could see car wheels coming towards my head but they stopped just in time. Then I felt myself out of my body, like I was everywhere at once.
I heard a voice in my head saying "It's not happening. It's all a dream!" I was back in my body, crying and feeling embarrassed for being in that situation. I felt myself being lifted up and put at the back of a car. Then I heard commotion and someone saying that I was lucky as there was an ambulance at the back. I was transferred to the ambulance which took me to the local hospital. I remember being very excited at riding in an ambulance as I'd always wondered what it would feel like riding in one. I couldn't wait to share my adventure with my friends at school. At the hospital the nurses asked me for personal information which I gave them including my home telephone number. I can remember I was still very alert. I only had a few cuts and bruises, one above my right eyebrow and bruises on my knees and the back of my thighs.
My right side hurt as it was where the car had hit me. After the nurses dressed my wounds, I was left in this room with another patient who I remember was in a lot of pain and kept moaning. I did notice that I got a lot of attention from the doctors and nurses who kept coming in to check up on me. When my mother and aunt arrived, I was discharged. The doctor recommended that I had 2 weeks off school to recuperate. Later, we discovered that the woman who had been driving the car that had hit me was on her way to work at the hospital where she worked as a sister.
Now it made sense why the staff had been fussing over me.
The driver (sister) also came to visit me at home with lots of treats - biscuits, sweets and soft drinks. We then discovered that she was actually related to my cousin's boyfriend. (They did end up getting married years later). Because the woman was more or less "family" no legal action was taken against her.
I remember everyone being very surprised at the turn of events and how everything had worked out so harmoniously.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes The experience where I was out of my body and hearing the voice was difficult to explain. I didn't tell anyone, I just kept it to myself. It was only years later that I discussed it with my mother.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Uncertain I had been run over by a car. It could have been life-threatening.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I believe my consciousness was the same in every moment.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness Not applicable.
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.)? No difference.
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.)? It seemed louder than usual. Then again, there were lots of people around me at the accident scene.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I did hear the voice that told me the accident wasn't happening and I was dreaming it.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? None during the experience but distressed when I was back in my body.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? I heard a voice I could not identify I heard a voice telling me the accident wasn't happening and it was a dream. I felt myself as a kind of awareness or observer.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm It felt like I was everywhere present and observing things but this only lasted for a moment.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual Time seemed to speed up before the accident and slowed down when I was falling. There was no time to speak of when I was "out of my body."
Did you seem to understand everything? No Although I can clearly remember the Voice telling me the accident wasn't happening and I was dreaming it, it wasn't till years later that I came to understand what that meant and who the "observer" was.
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 regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose? Yes Although I didn't understand what the Voice meant by the accident is not happening, it was many years later that I came to understand what it meant to be dream the accident. I came to understood it to mean that life is an opportunity for us to express and experience love. Only love is real. Though accidents and suffering appear to be real, they are not really happening, they are only dreams. We can dismiss those dreams by waking up from those dreams rather like one can wake up from a sleeping dream and realise it was only a dream.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information/awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships? Yes Although I didn't understand what the Voice meant by the accident is not happening, it was many years later that I came to understand what it meant to be dream the accident. I came to understood it to mean that life is an opportunity for us to express and experience love. Only love is real. Though accidents and suffering appear to be real, they are not really happening, they are only dreams. We can dismiss those dreams by waking up from those dreams rather like one can wake up from a sleeping dream and realise it was only a dream.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information/awareness regarding love? Uncertain Not directly but from the way things worked out perfectly, it demonstrated to me that Love was at work in that experience.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge or purpose? Uncertain I believe I got three important insights from that experience. 1. My nature as Awareness. I realised I have two states of awareness: one that is experiencing time and space in the body; and one outside of the body that is the observer. I switched to the observer on impact. 2. Accident as a dream. When the Voice told me the accident wasn't happening and I was dreaming, it was a reminder to me that I'm not to pay attention to suffering but to dismiss it as a dream which I can wake out of. I believe if I had taken on board what the Voice had been saying, I could have got up and walked away uninjured or the accident scene could have been erased from record and memory as if it never happened. 3. Love in action. I got to see that Love was present working things out for the best. The first demonstration of Love at work was the ambulance close by. In a country of limited resources, it was very rare to see an ambulance. What usually happens after an accident is they rush the victim by car or taxi to the hospital. That's why one of the witnesses at the scene had called me "lucky" when he noticed an ambulance behind. Another demonstration of Love in action was the fact that the woman who ran me over and had a medical background. Therefore, she knew how to take care of me. And because she worked at the hospital I was treated like a VIP by the other members of staff at the hospital. The final demonstration of Love in action is the driver of the car turned out to be "related" to the family via my cousin's boyfriend. Because she was more or less "family", no legal action was taken against her for the accident.
Discuss any changes that might have occurred in our life after your experience: I must stress I have no religious life. I just believe life is spiritual.
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I do not know how my remembrance of the experience compares to my remembrance of other life events at time There are events that have occurred in my life that I've forgotten. This one stands out very accurately because of the synchronicities. My mother is still amazed at how things worked out for the best.
Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience? I must stress I have no religious life. I just believe life is spiritual.
Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience? Yes It made me see life as wonderful. I also believe just because you've made your bed, you don't have to lie in it. Love can erase all errors and make everything perfect.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain I am constantly experiencing the oneness and wonder of life, which I record in writing on my blogs. I don't consider my experiences to be special gifts; I believe we all have these "gifts" in us.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All of the experience was meaningful. I was being shown that Love cares about me at all times. Love took care of me after the accident. Love also gave me insights about the accident that it wasn't happening. If I had taken that insight on board, it could have been erased from record and memory.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I didn't share it with my mother till about 20 years after the accident. She thought it was wonderful. She saw what happened at the time how everything had worked out anyway. I have shared the experience on my blog. I don't care what people think. I leave it to people to make of the experience what they will.
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 knew the Voice was real and that I had become the observer but I didn't quite understand what the part about the accident wasn't happening meant. It was years later when I started studying Truth principles that it made sense.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time? Experience was definitely real I still view the experience as very 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? Yes I definitely believe in Love's omnipresence but I've got no religious belief whatsoever.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Yes In my early twenties, I had this idea to start meditating. Although I didn't have a clue how to meditate, I would just lie in bed and just try to relax. After months of meditating, I started seeing light within that looked like a sun and I could feel it pulling me but I resisted it. One day I surrendered and I was pulled into this light that was millions of times brighter than the sun. In that light was infinite happiness, joy, peace and bliss. I was aware that I was the sun. I also felt like everyone else was there with me in the sun. It was such a wonderful place to be that I never wanted to leave that sun. When I returned to normal consciousness, I got depressed. I would then try to duplicate the experience. Months would pass and then I would have another experience of the sun. The more I experienced the sun, the more depressed I got because I saw the sun as life and the earth experience as "death." Gradually, I came to realise that my purpose on earth is to express the sun/light here and now and share that light. I've also had near misses. Once when I was crossing the road, a van appeared and was about to run me over but someone grabbed me and pulled me out of the way. When I turned round to thank my saviour, there was no one there. Another time, just as a bus was about to run me over, time slowed down or speeded up (depending on perspective) and I had all the time in the world to get out of the way. It was only later that I realised what a close shave that was.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? Life is wonderful!
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes