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Paula S NDE 6297
Narrative edited for clarity by Judy Shea 7.20.12
I had an attack of pancreatitis while at work. The pain was extreme – my enzyme levels were at 70,000 (normal is 6-100.) An ambulance was called. While on the gurney, I saw a tunnel of bright light in the distance and I felt myself floating towards it. At first, as I entered the tunnel, it was dark. As I floated along through the tunnel, it became brighter and brighter. I noticed that all my pain was gone. I felt an incredible peace and love, and a sense of all-knowing. I saw my father, my nephew, some in-laws, Grandma, and also a friend that had passed away. My grandmother held my hands and stroked my face and told me I had to go back, it was not my time yet because I was still needed on Earth. As I travelled back through the tunnel, I felt my pain returning stronger and stronger. I remembered that when my father had recently passed away, incredibly, just before he passed, he let us know that he had seen my nephew, just as I had seen him during my experience – he was the first to greet me.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes hard to put into words the way I felt in the light
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Uncertain pancreatitis with extremely high level of pancreatic enzymes
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? after passing through the tunnel and being greeted by my deceased friend and relatives
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 seem to be more aware of everything, seemed to be a sense of all knowing, no need to ask questions just seem to know.
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.)? everything brighter
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.)? duller, people talking on earth seemed distant and pulling away
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? peace, joy, love, like I was being enveloped by them. I also felt grief that I might be leaving my son who was 2 at the time
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Yes it was dark at first and then became light and brighter and brighter till I entered in a place of pure light
Did you see a light? Yes the light from the tunnel. the people I met were of that same light
Did you meet or see any other beings? I heard a voice I could not identify i heard a voice that told me to go back
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 the place was all light
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning it seemed there was no sense of time at all
Did you seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe a sense of all knowing
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 life meaning is only valued in love nothing else matters
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 yes, that that what god is all about and not about religion or rituals. no human can ever love with the love I felt in that light. it is all consuming, all forgiving. nothing matches it. it is like the day you looked into the eyes of your child for the first time magnified a million times. indescribable
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge or purpose? No
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 as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience? place less emphasis on religion, holds no value anymore. realize god's all about love not doctrine or rituals
Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience? Yes hold no value to religion anymore
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes one of the people I met was my mother in law who I never met on earth. she died before I met my husband. she was an artist. I never could even draw stick people. after meeting her in the light I painted freelance murals on kids bedroom walls with ease.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? the incredible feeling of peace and love
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes i didn't at first because I thought people would think I flipped. I then read about other experiences and I had never heard before about first entering a dark tunnel before light like I did and then I read other people did so I told a few people. they were amazed.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain i heard about them but I thought they were bogus
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was probably real i was unsure. it felt real but I was skeptic
What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time? Experience was probably real have since read on it and my experience was similar to others
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes somewhat have changed. have a different view, believe religion is totally worthless and love is what god is all about
Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your Experience? Yes as above said I think religion is worthless, just a game people play. god is about love
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes