I had been taking medication for my heart and blood pressure. I was outside with Sara. We were planting some tomatoes at the back door of our trailer. We finished with one pot of tomatoes, so I brought it around to the front yard and grabbed another pot to plant the others in. When I put the pot down, I got a little dizzy and tried to tell her but I could barely speak. I went in and sat down in my chair where I eat at the dining room table. I remember trying to call Sara a couple of times but I think the dogs brought it to her attention. She came in and I was leaning to one side and kept on leaning.Then there was no light and I was floating above my body. It looked like it was an orange or bold color. I thought for a minute, 'Oh I am on the other side.' Then I heard the words 'leave me.' From that moment, I saw my body again. I said to myself, 'Wow, I'm floating and I don't hear that stupid ringing in my ears.' Then I zoomed back into my body. 'Whoa, was I dead?' Sara said that my heart stopped, I stopped breathing, and let out a gasp of air. That must have been when I saw myself and realized I was floating. It happened so fast though and it was not like I had thought because there was no Light at all except my glowing body.
Date NDE Occurred: 7-15-09
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Low Blood Pressure brought on by medication Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
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 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 When I realized I was floating.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I realized I was floating.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I was floating.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I have a non-stop ringing in my ears and when this happened I realized there was no ringing.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
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? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Just that I wanted to get back in my body.
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? My past flashed before me, out of my control
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
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? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It was so Dark.
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? No, it was just odd I didn't see any lights except my glowing body.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I went to the hospital right after and told the nurse and she said it happens all the time.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I have just heard of it.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I know it was real there is nothing so dark as that was on earth.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real The reality is we do not float on earth and I was definitely floating there.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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