Out of body experience. My soul or spirit made its way through mist and a tunnel. I arrived at the end, facing a solid oak door. Next to the oak door was a spirit, shadow figure who knew me really well. No words were spoken or exchanged. All communication was through mind communication between us. The oak door opened for me. I peered through. It was a beautiful place with music that sounded peaceful and blissful. I was feeling euphoric and wanted to step through. I was reassured by the spirit to go through the door. 'You deserve this. You can go back in any year you wish or into any being.' It felt awesome and overwhelming. I was so close to going through the door, but stopped. A sudden thought came into my mind. I can't leave yet. I have not prepared for this. I have to sort things out for my family. An urgency took over me and the spirit reassured me. It said, 'If you want to go back, leave now. But you will have to fight.'As soon as I blinked my eyes, I was transported into another dimension and another world. All I will say on this is that it was a horrible, dark and desolate place where I was alone. It stank. There were fires burning with grey clouds of burning rubber. All my feelings and thoughts were filled with the most fearful emotions I have ever experienced. This is where the fight began.Upon returning to my body, which felt like going back into a shell, in a blink of the eye, I was met by another being who gave me intense feelings of reassurance and touched me on my shoulder. I looked into her eyes and then I feel asleep. I awoke to find myself talking to a family member.
Date NDE Occurred: 04/04/2011
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Surgery-related 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 All the time.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? All the time.
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. More colorful.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Very 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? Yes Misty corridor.
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 Spirit or soul of someone who knows me very well who I can't be a hundred percent sure off.
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 Drawn towards light.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm as described above various dimensions
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Pain, anger, sad, sorrow, intense happiness.
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
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I feel I have to help others and to pass knowledge of this on to those who need it.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future Some things I've wanted and thought of have come in this life.
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? Yes I feel like I've been chosen but I'm not sure why yet.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I can see through others easily and connect.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Both life and death.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Three-quarter days after coming back, very emotional when I spoke of this.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain Heard about it.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Amazing feeling like given a chance to experience what happens when you die, how people you know reacted to this.
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? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I can explain more to those who need to know if it can help them only.
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