Originally, I was run off the road and kidnapped. When I tried to jump out of the car, I was then beaten with a tire-iron. At that time, I was in and out. Maybe about thirty minutes later, after he did 'his thing', I was taken outside of my body, outside of the car, and wrapped with this most incredible feeling of power and peace. It was God!! God then asked if I wanted to stay here on earth or go with Him. Of course, I said I wanted to go with you God. He said, 'Okay, let me just show you something first.' He put me at my funeral, under the ground, on a grey drizzly day; I was in my casket with my hands folded on my stomach. All my friends and family were there and all I could see were their grey tears. God said, 'Is this how you want your friends and family to remember you?' I think I said no, but I still would rather go with you God.Well, three days later I woke up, and freaked out that I was alive. I 'thought' I had said I wanted to go with God!!! Well, my minister was called and we had a long talk about it - and here I am. I 'tried' to think of why God would want me to stay, and yes I have two beautiful children, but sometimes I really do have a hard time figuring out what else I am here for.
Date NDE Occurred: 2/16/77
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Criminal attack Life threatening event, but not clinical death My rights were also read to me when I got to the hospital.
I was left for dead at the base of a mountain at sixteen degrees below zero.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I felt so light, free, and pain-free in God's arms. It was the best!!!
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Not very conscious - but when God took me out of the car, I felt fine, no pain!!!
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Total relaxation, spiritual, weightless, HAPPY!!!!!!!
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Well, I learned that there is NO fear in dying!!!! Sometimes I actually get down and out because that was soooo much better than here.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future My funeral.
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 God asked me if I wanted to stay or go with Him. Of course, I said YES, but after showing me my funeral, I guess I changed my mind.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate protestant
What is your religion now? Moderate protestant
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Uncertain
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I've always had some degree of psychic capabilities (not a lot, just 'some') My mom and grandmother did also. And my eleven year old is showing signs too now.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best was being so safe and comfortable in God's arms.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Everybody would say wowwwww that's sooooo neat.
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 have since been diagnosed Bipolar, and even with medications find it difficult to cope knowing Life is soooo much better with God. Sometimes, it's almost like this 'life' is like a farce, and I sometimes get bitter towards people.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Is there anyone else out there?
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