It was winter time with heavy rain and wet streets. As I was busy fixing a power line in the street, I was suddenly hit with a 360 volt electric shock. I lost consciousness. Fortunately, my brother happened to be around and he pulled away the live wires from my hands. As I regained consciousness, I noticed my hands and face were covered with wounds and burns. My brother had saved my life and I went home, praising God with thanks. As I drifted to sleep at night, I suddenly found myself out of my body. I was floating over the rooftop of the house, from where I could see inside our bedroom. I saw my wife was asleep and my body stretched by her side. Suddenly, I began to swirl and, after a short time, I went into a tunnel of light. I felt I was travelling through that tunnel at an incredible speed. I was sure I had died. I felt it was the end and that this was a one-way trip. Then, things changed abruptly and I found myself once again on the rooftop of my house. I looked at our bedroom and saw again my wife asleep and my body stretched by her side. I told myself, 'Here I am, returning to my body!' I woke up in the middle of the night and checked my limbs and face. I was there! Yes, it was I in flesh and blood! So, I wasn't dead, was I? Now that I was confident that I was still alive, I went back to sleep; and never mentioned this incident to anyone. However, it keeps haunting me and I feel sorry at returning to my body. I wish I had stayed in those lights forever. I keep asking myself, 'Why have I come back? What are the reasons? Why haven't I stayed T H E R E ??' I find no answers to these questions. I feel sorry for this separation from where I was.
Date NDE Occurred: 1993
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. Accident Other: Vie en danger , Choc électrique
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No See Experience
I clearly left my body and existed outside it
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal I felt a tingle at the incredible speed and hoped I would reach my destination safely. The stream of lights pulled me at light speed. My limbs were shaking all over.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? During the trip inside the tunnel
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I believe that the speed I was travelling had transcended time.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. My vision was much better.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I don't remember hearing anything.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes Lights from everywhere, harmless light rays and an incredible speed
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Lights all around and harmless light rays.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? A radical change in my life and the beginning of a new promised life
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No I recalled all my sins.
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Moderately important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Muslim Musulman
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I've become much less keen on practicing religious rituals
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Moderately important to me
What is your religion now? No comment
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience Nothing I encountered fit any beliefs and creed I was taught during my life ...
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Care less about this earthly world and avoid conflict about money, women ΓÇª
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife definitely exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Moderate changes in my life I keep thinking about this incident all day. I'm thinking of returning to this tunnel of light. I'm thinking that all religions are cruel assumptions made by people trying to guess what Resurrection Day is like. They're picturing it as an alarming day, packed with severe punishment and tortures. They're scaring us. I feel they're exaggerating, because it's all about Forgiveness, Love, Euphoria, Goodness and Caring. Agony on Earth is enough!
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I'm thinking about love that I've left there. I'm so indifferent now about struggling for earthly things.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I felt certain that the place I was going to was very important. I felt much Joy.
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 more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience. No magnificent landscapes, but a feeling of spirituality that I cannot describe. It felt like a shelter, much higher than anything in this world.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Nothing worthy of notice, I'm an ordinary man, just a layman.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Since I had been electrocuted at 360 volts, it was expected that I would die. Yet, it happened that I came back to life. I'm grateful that I came back with a wonderful discovery. I am instilled with Security, Peace, Love and Trust in the Beyond.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I've been thinking about it every day and I'm eager to return there!
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Roads leading to God are equal to the number of breaths of all creatures, says an old saying. One must not focus questions on current religions, but more on one's own thoughts, the philosophy of Life. Thanks for listening!
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