I was quite drunk and riding with my friend to a party. There was a train parked on the road and we drove right under it. He died and I am told that they had to resuscitate me. The whole top of my head was sheared off and I had severe throat lacerations. I came to in the emergency room and I was joyously telling dirty jokes! True story! People were laughing and all kinds of nurses and staff knew my name and talked to me. This very handsome nurse named Mike, who held my hand and was so sweet. Slowly the realization came upon me of where I was and what had happened. They told me that my buddy, Bob, had been taken to another hospital as this one was too full. The most wonderful doctor ever came and stitched me up. Dr. Steve had to give me so many Novocain shots; and it was no big deal! I had 5 or 6 in both my forehead and throat and it was all right! I knew how blessed I was! The only thing I remember about the NDE was that I felt like I was a part of the northern lights! I was (am) pure positive source energy and I felt the pure power of that!
Date NDE Occurred: October 1980
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident. CPR given. Direct head injury Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain I know that I did; I just don't remember.
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 I felt total oneness, pure love and peace.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? It was while I felt like I was a part of the aurora; the euphoria afterwards is also so amazing and complete!
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Time seemed irrelevant.
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 became more joyous.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was purely positive, harmonious harmony.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain I feel as though I did.
The experience included: Unearthly 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 I saw the aurora lights; many colors.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt euphoria, joy and lightness.
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 or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I just felt oneness with all.
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? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Other or several faiths searching...
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I know that I am one with pure positive source energy. I focus on my alignment.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Other faiths- New age i love the Teachings of Abraham as channeled by esther hicks!
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 i was still working on my beliefs...
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I am more open-minded, compassionate and joyous. Just the feeling of complete euphoria! Please realize that I was a hot happening party chick whose face was ripped violently apart and I laughed when I first saw myself! It was so unimportant.
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 I felt the purest love and was enveloped by it.
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I sensed their presence
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? Yes i just know
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes felt it with every bit of my being!
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes felt the love!
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes That we should be joyously, ridiculously happy; not merely content.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes i knew that my purpose was joy!
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife definitely exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes i felt the eternal-ness of my true nature
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I did not fear death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Slightly 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 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? Yes this is such a short blip on the radar screen of our eternal lives!
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes OMG!PURE LOVE
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life Many changes all good.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes I am a better person.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes To me it is so much more a feeling; a whole body/mind miracle!
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 more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience i was told that i needed cpr and stuff. don't remember that.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I just 'know' things sometimes yet no control over them. I see dead people at times.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Just the feeling of complete euphoria!
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I shared it all the time. A lot of people passed in my life and I tried to others.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes This was my second NDE.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real The euphoria that is experienced afterwards is awesome and very real
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real The experience was magical; lots of twists and turns but feeling the joy and laughter most of the time!
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes It was reproduced through meditation; booze and drugs don't work so good!
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I would be happy to try to verify any of these details.
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