When I had my NDE experience, I was at home as I had just taken some pills. I tried to kill myself. Although it appeared to me like a dream but in fact, everything was real.I saw next to me two sturdy men who took me in their arms in order to transport me to the ambulance; they looked very tall and very bright. Afterwards I found out that I had been walking to the ambulance on the arm of this nurse who helped me. I was told that I had been lying at the back of the ambulance all the way to the hospital - but I remember being in front, next to the driver, I even felt the breeze on my face. At the same time, I could not understand why he did not answer me. After some time we arrived at the hospital, and I saw everything they did in order to resuscitate me. At the same time, I went down the hallway to speak with this man who was covered in blood and was trying to get up from the floor. I helped him and I asked him what had happened to him? He told me he overdosed in order to take his own life, but now he couldn't move and no one was helping him. I think once in a while, I was back in my body for a second or so and I could see everything around me but did not understand. This is a short description of what happened to me during my first NDE.P.S. Since that day I dream about people who had been deceased and about future events, some of them apocalyptic, in some cases I know when people are going to die, weeks in advance, it is simply horrible to have that kind of knowledge.
Date NDE Occurred: Sptamanal de 8 ani
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Suicide attempt Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No
I lost awareness of my body
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 Don't know.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Don't know.
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
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. I saw everything exactly the way it is in ordinary like, even the sense of touch was the same.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was the usual kind of hearing.
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
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
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 The ones at the hospital, I did not know them, they asked me to help them out.
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? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Complete tranquility. I wasn't aware of my physical body at all.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Were I to talk about them, no one would believe me, for instance I saw a meteorite fall into the ocean next to Australia, and the entire continent disappear into the ocean, and in the year 2448 the earth will have a temperature of 298F and people will be living in caves deep within the earth, these caves will be discovered later on and they are emitting a strong florescent light.
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
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes
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? Yes
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
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes
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