I recently found out that I have Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome/Heart Disease which causes sudden death at any moment because of the extra path way in the heart. The only way to fix this heart disease is by ablation, which is surgery where the surgeon removes the extra pathway in the heart that the blood pumps through. I was under in a conscious sedation. I felt sedated to the point where I did not know what was happening to me but there was a moment when I went into ventricular tachycardia - where the heart speeds up so fast it causes a heart attack. Even under the sedation, I felt a small amount of pain but when my heart starting going into ventricular tachycardia a peace came over me. I became fully aware of my surroundings I could feel the shell of my body and my spirit began to rise; an extreme peace came over me. As my spirit began to rise the doctor shocked me and then again and my spirit stopped and went back into my body and my state of mind went back to being sedated. I felt complete peace no worries about anything and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life.
Date NDE Occurred: 'March 19, 2009'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-relatedHeart attack 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
I was in surgery for a heart disease operation called ablation.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
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 As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When my body started going into ventricular tachycardia and I could hear all the monitors go off. The pain left peace came over me and my spirit began to rise from my body.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I felt that my body was separate from my spirit and they where on two different planes of existence.
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. Vision was blurry in sedation. When I was having the heart attack vision became clear as my thoughts also did.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Enhanced more clear.
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
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? Peace complete peace.
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
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? Moderate Christian/non denominational
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Moderate Christian/non denominational
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? No
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? When I felt the separation between body and spirit and a sense of peace came over me and my spirit began to rise there was no greater feeling.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes The next day.
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 have full memory of the whole experience not half or partial but I remember it all.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I know the difference between real and not real.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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