I was about to collapse, dizzy headed. I got about one foot towards the floor when I was running in a beautiful euphoric lily field, a bright sunny day, long grass, a fence, a tree; I was wearing a white veil over my body. I could feel the beauty and love in me, surrounding me. I could also see myself through an eye shape, just watching and being myself at same time. I was beautiful and healthy again, unlike the state I was in on earth. I was laughing, unlike earth. I was running to meet people I knew, but I didn't know anything else such as who I was. I was brought around with water being thrown over me. I saw the criminal first, I said to myself, 'He's not God!' Then all the voices entered my head again, I said, 'Oh, no!' I asked my daughter how long I was out; she said five minutes. I didn't mention the experience to the criminal or anyone for a long time. I went to hospital for blood test. I looked up NDEs in the library, where I found out the dress I had on was called a veil.
Date NDE Occurred: 19 years ago or so
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Criminal attack. Other: collapsed
I was attacked.
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
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? The whole 5 minutes. Euphoria, I've never felt before, beauty and love that I crave for in everyone. Warmth of a perfect heat wrapped around and in me, all of the above.
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
There was no 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. Heavenly beautiful
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Can't remember
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Family members and God
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm It was definitely heaven.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love Happiness Euphoria: I felt wanted and needed and incredibly loved.
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
The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
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? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Greatly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic I no longer believe in catholic faith, I am spiritual now
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Other or several faiths spirituality
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience Ibelieved in heaven but never knew how amazing it isand how easy it is to get there,it is a dimension straight in front of us
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
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 Everything about it was different,except lily field,im sure they exist here
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes
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? Yes
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? Yes
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? Yes
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 Yes
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? Greatly 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? Yes How was the fence built? there must be things on earth in heaven,that was a sign
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? Uncertain When I returned I knew what todo next
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes Total love,infinate
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. I never had a serious relationship with a man again. I don't drink alcohol, I talk more to heaven as a whole, lots things. I don't trust people but try to help the poor. Money is God's enemy. But I still need to live, he knows that. I and my kids sold our souls to heaven just to see what would happen and we all won a small amount of money and we have extra talents.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? 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 more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience Iremember every detail and when i am in a bad place I go there in my mind for answers
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Faint voices
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Everything
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes 1 year or so
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I saw a ghost when I was 13 or so.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Out of this world, can't wait to be there with my kids and grandkids who are here on earth with me.
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
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I am very happy it happened but not under those circumstances; now I think of it every day. I feel life here is depressing, for everyone, except for my children and their children who are precious and beautiful and they mean everything to me. No matter how hard life gets and we get joy from each other but nothing compares to the feelings in heaven.
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