I was having a painful period and by mistake, I was given an overdose of a narcotic. I went to sleep and I had the most wonderful unforgettable experience of my life. I saw my body. My mother was coming into the room and calling me by my name. She was screaming at me to wake up, while grabbing me by my shoulders. I was in so much peace at the moment, I felt the disturbing voice of my mother much higher than her normal voice. It was extremely disturbing! She left the room crying and screaming my uncle’s name. I saw him walking into the room and carry me out of the house. Last, I saw my feet dangling in the air while being in the arms of my uncle and mother.From this moment on, I experienced a dark tunnel with flashes of neon lights of all colors, where I was traveling full speed in a form of a tornado. At the end, I saw a white bright light, as I got closer it got wider. All of a sudden, I was in a standing position surrounded by the most beautiful place I have ever seen: the peace, grass, trees and a very beautiful music with laughter coming from somewhere. Suddenly, I heard my name as I looked around I saw myself surrounded by nurses and doctor with an IV in my arm.
Date NDE Occurred: at the age of 14 years old
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Allergic reaction. Drug or medication overdose Life threatening event, but not clinical death
I took narcotics by mistake at 14 years of age.
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? Yes My mother and my uncle.
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
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I believe it was when I reached the end of the light, of course!!
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual
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. Colors were brighter.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Very loud
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 See above
Did you see any beings in your experience? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm See above
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Calm, relaxed, comfortable, love, beauty
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? I felt united or one with the world
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will See above. I wanted to go on but my name was called.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Not important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic I enjoy reading Buddism, New Age and rosicrucian monographs after the experience.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Since the age of 14, I have read so many books on New Age, Miracle, Dreams, Hypnosis, Bible, Egypt, Life After Death, quantum Physics and others.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic
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 Don't understand the question.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I now believe that God is in me and that I don't need to be in church to find Him and that we all have the same abilities that Jesus had.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin Music and giggling, laughter
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I sensed their presence
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? Yes There is life after this one!
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes see above
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? I was uncertain if God exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes I believe more in Jesus.
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? Uncertain
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are possibly meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Uncertain
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes It does exist!
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I moderately feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Unknown
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not 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? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes see above
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life Large changes in my life.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes I communicated easier with friends who have some spiritual beliefs.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
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 There is no life experience that can be compared with NDE.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I felt psychic for several months after the experience and I began to read more and more about astral projection. Astral projection, hypnosis and meditation are what bring me closest to the experience I had.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The peace I felt is like no other in my life.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes My mother was the first one I shared this experience with and I told her it was wonderful to die and that I didn't want to come back. I told her right away at the hospital. I have never stopped telling her over and over again. I only tell people that talk about death or my friends who are into meditation or astral travel.
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 I knew there was something more than just this ordinary life we live.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No I meditate and do astral projection to try to see if I can ever get close to my experience.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? It's an unforgettable event!
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