I collapsed on the side of the road, but I was watching the police pick me up from the bus stop across the street, and I remember thinking that the poor guy was in worst shape than me.A week later I was walking the same route to my parents' house, an old lady came running up to me and throwing her arms around me and said OH thank God OH thank God you are alright. Last week you were lying on the side of the road and you had to be helped. It was then that I realized what happened last week was real. I was outside my body. More happened! I was taken up to the entrance of The Kingdom OF GOD. Off to the left was a school bus filled with people, A little off to the right were people dressed in plain clothes, and all through this experience was a marching sound through the whole experience.I believe that GOD was making known to me in my mind the interpretation of these things. The school bus etc. which were revealed to me years later and are still are being revealed today.I experienced nothing but pure love from God. Finally, God started telling me that I had to go back and I moved back away from God when He said the word 'back.' I started pleading with God to stay. God told me that I could not come into heaven in the condition which I was in because I was strung out on drugs and alcohol. God said again that I must go back, and I moved further away, still pleading to stay. Then God said, 'All of the alcohol and drugs that you do won't kill you And I am going to bring you out of it.' Oh yea the light through all of this was so pure. Sad to say but even after all this I continued to use drugs and alcohol, about three to four years later I consistently started trying suicide. I finally crying out to God 'Why won't you let me die.' Forgetting that he told me that all the drugs and alcohol would not kill me. God won the battle, and I got clean.Today I hope to correspond with others who have hade NDEs God is still working out his plan. I really need someone, or several others to communicate with.
Date NDE Occurred: July 4 1976
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes 'Died from Walking to my parents, I fell out on the side of the road. I was really abusing myself.' 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
I was beating my body with drugs though I had none the day of the NDE.
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 As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I would say through the whole experience, but especially when I was pleading that I wanted to stay there.
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
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
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? Yes Coming back to earthly reality it was if through an enclosure.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw people in a school bus to the left of me. I also saw people somewhat towards the right of me. Had no contact with them, though I do believe I had met several of the people over the years that were to the right of me who also have had similar experiences. Don't know where they are today.
The experience included: Light
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? Yes Pure unadulterated beautiful light.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace, unconditional love, total peace really 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
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 I learned that God could be trusted to keep his word.
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Everything I was shown has had and still does have future revealing.
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? Liberal
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I no longer believe in denominations, I believe because of this experience most church folk are in trouble with God, JESUS teaches us LOVE.
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I no longer believe in denominations, I believe because of this experience most church folk are in trouble with God, JESUS teaches us LOVE.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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 A lot of things were shown to me but I was not given understanding until years later - and still more is being revealed at this time.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I begun to have dreams which would come true.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The people in the school bus. GOD'S VOICE OF LOVE. THE marching sound, and the people towards the right of me. ALL of this experience is significant to me.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes It was seven years before I shared it with anybody. Most were very skeptical.
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 realized that it was true when the woman threw her arms around me that I was outside my body. Sad to say I started using drugs and alcohol more suicidally, because GOD told me that all I did would not kill me, and back then I had a death wish GOD WON!!!
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real This experience NEVER left me and parts of it still happen in my life today. I still live with these things today more than ever.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I have had dreams which actually happen, some still yet to happen.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? It IS with me constantly, and I have no human to talk about it with. I am reaching out the best that I can.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Not that I can think of right now.
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