We humans often have a propensity to over describe our experiences. We all get programmed to respond to various experiences. I wish to be brief and to the point. I was poisoned inadvertently at a Mexican Restaurant. I ate food that someone had poured toxic levels of Mono Sodium Glutamate, (MSG) into. I arrived home several hours later under extreme physical duress. I went to the bathroom and tried to throw up, but the pain in the top of my head was overwhelming my senses.Suddenly, in my mind's eye, there was a very small yellow twinkle that seemed as though it was moving towards me until it encompassed my entire being as it seemed. There was the seeming appearance of a glittering, draped, flowing black dynamic tunnel of sorts. It led to a yellow bright light. As it approached, and the light fell at my feet, I felt the pain in my head relieved. I saw no one and heard nothing. I felt a very satisfying feeling of well being. As soon as this happened, I sensed in my mind, as if I was asking myself for some reason, ‘Well Doc, it is up to you.’ I felt that the meaning was whether to enter the light or not. I reflected very briefly, and ‘said’, ‘not now. I have a very ill cancer-ridden wife who needs my help to survive and depends on my daily nursing.’ I was then instantly thrust away from the light and the tunnel disappeared. I found myself in the bathroom. I felt terrific pain, which continued off and on for the next twenty four exhausting hours.I had the same experience happen two more times that night. The last time, I requested that it not occur again. That was my experience. I had never studied the near death experience before, and really had no concept of it prior to this event. Since then, I have done some research. I do not call it a religious or spiritual event. It seems it may have been some instinct that triggers whenever we are at a final moment of life. Some say that it rallies from the inner mind, perhaps the Pineal Gland. My interest now is to clarify the nature of the experience, and just what triggers such a response. ----NDERF response: A near death experience is medically inexplicable. Nobody knows what causes it. This experience is hard to classify because there is no evidence as to whether this was medically an imminently life-threatening event. It is a possible near death experience unless there is more information on this point.
Date NDE Occurred: 2015
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Other: I had monosodium glutamate (MSG) poisoning.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing
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? Throughout.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain It stopped at my feet.
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place I stopped at the light.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt that I needed an explanation.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
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? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
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? No comment none
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Not important to me
What is your religion now? No comment none
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
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I have more questions.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
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? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? Unknown
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
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? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? Unknown No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I slightly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
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 possibly 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? Slightly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Slightly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Moderate changes in my life
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 as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
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? It was all a mystery.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I first shared it after several days. Weeks, perhaps.
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 probably real
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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