It was 8 am on June 1, 2011. I was driving my wife to her office when suddenly I felt some unfamiliar discomfort in my mid rib and tummy area. We decided to drop by the hospital, which was along our way for a medical checkup. As I was in the outpatient dept. of the emergency room, a nurse was taking my vital signs. Then I passed out. My heart stopped. I had no pulse, dilated pupils, or anything. I was clinically dead. The team of medical interns on duty tried to revive my heart. It is at this point my near death experience starts.I saw a light, an extremely bright light, radiating various dominant colors of white, gold, orange, and yellow. I began to feel comfortable with the presence of the light now. It became my companion as we traveled a very vast green meadow. As we traveled further, I sensed there was a festival along the far horizon. I couldn’t hear sounds. I could only sense what was happening. I felt joy. My whole being was so peaceful. I didn’t even know what pain and sorrow were anymore. I didn’t have the correct adjective to describe what I felt. The light started a ‘conversation’ with me. It wasn’t audible but I could understand the words he was saying. He was speaking to me through my mind. I can still clearly remember his words. ‘Be humble. Say this words three times. Pray as simple and short as you will. ‘Have mercy on me, a sinner.’‘ From there I heard some clanging sounds and some voices. I opened my eyes. I saw humans wearing white robes. It was the team of doctors and nurses in front of me. One of the doctors was still holding the defibrillator machine. After eight rounds of electric voltage to revive my heart, it was successful. I could feel pains on my chest, my ribs; my whole body was in pain. I felt so thirsty and hungry. I was looking for my wife. The first word I uttered was, 'what time is it?' I spent fourteen days at the intensive care unit. I realized, that pains, thirst, and hunger, are part of life. Part of being alive. I’m back to life, my second life, but this does not the end of the story. This is just a beginning of a new chapter.
Date NDE Occurred: 'June 1, 2011'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack. CPR given Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
I had a family history of cardio-related illness.
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? Yes During the time my physical body was undergoing some medical procedures to revive me, my ‘other’ self roamed around the hospital. I ‘recalled ‘I went upstairs at the intensive care unit and was able to see the color green of the nurses, the orange curtains, and was even greetings the patients. This event seems blurred in my memory now.
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 I was not my own self. I became part of the light.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? After three days in the intensive care unit.
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
Events go so fast. What I wrote here were the ones I was able to recall. Some events were ‘deleted’ from my memory.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? More vivid than usual
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Until now, I still asked myself what was the real purpose? Why I was already there but I came back to my old material self.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. During the experience I didn’t hear any audible sounds. All communications were coursed through my ‘mind’.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, but the facts have not been checked out
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? Yes My deceased mother.
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 It was like the sun, but I could look at it directly as it radiates various dominant colors of white, gold, yellow, orange, and more.
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? Unexplainable. Who can ever describe a heavenly place called paradise in our own layman's language?
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 myself or others I became more conscious of my spirituality.
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? I remembered many past events
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from my personal future
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I felt so humbled.
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? Moderately important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic had occasionally doubts about my faith particularly soul and heaven.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I tend to believe other faiths too. Because nobody ‘up there’ asked me what religion I belong to.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience once I have a place I normally call HEAVEN...now i fondly call it HOME.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I don't value much material things anymore.
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 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? 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? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes HE "spoke" to me through the LIGH...I can feel His omnipotent presence.
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? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are probably meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes read in books and internet informations only.
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists┬
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes was able to made research in the internet on the NDE subjects...me myself dont have a specific answers as of this moment.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Moderately 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 pains and sorrows,etc.were part of life and being alive.
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes the presence of the LIGHT I can feel an unconditional 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 My spiritual faith deepened.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I can’t find the right adjective to describe the feelings, the different dimension I experienced. Never on earth can anyone experience such phenomena.
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 I was repeatedly interviewed by everyone I met here and I told the same testimony repeatedly over and over...and its so vivid and accurate and question about its accuracy.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I usually have a good silent intuition now.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? My close encounter with the light.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I was interviewed on the local radio.
I shared it on my facebook page.
I have a page created by a friend featuring my own near death experience. https://www.facebook.com/neardeathexperiencewelcometothelight
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Definitely real, or else I wouldn’t waste my time filling up this very long survey form.
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? Uncertain Not sure enough about it to elaborate here right now.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? The questionnaire is too long. You can make this as brief but precise as possible so as not to complicate things.
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