There seemed to be an all-encompassing yellow light. I was floating. I felt a peaceful, serene feeling like everything was good.
I have no memory of the 6 weeks before my death and my first memory is waking in the hospital 6 days later. The time differential was like Christmas morning when you are about 4-years-old, surrounded by your family, and everything is good!
Date NDE Occurred: 02/06/2014
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack. Direct head injury. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function)
Massive heart attack, cardiac arrest with V-tach. CPR was given. I was defibrillated 6 times by ambulance crew. I spent 6 days in a coma.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
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? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I have no idea
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I don't understand the question.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I don't understand the question.
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? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes. There was a yellow-tinted, all-encompassing light
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? peace, happiness, contentment
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
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. I felt everything was o.k.
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? Not important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Unaffiliated- Nothing in particular- Secular unaffiliated
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Slightly important to me
What is your religion now? Unaffiliated- Nothing in particular- Secular unaffiliated
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience. There was no heaven or hell; I just was.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I have no fear of death and believe the afterlife is wonderful
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
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 probably exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? I am uncertain if God 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 meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? I was uncertain if an afterlife exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists. Yes the feeling was that this would be permanent
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I moderately 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 not 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? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Slightly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes I was surrounded by 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
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I find that people don't want to understand what I experienced, with the exception of my mother who passed away 10 months later. I was able to discuss at length with her my experience and it definitely helped her when she did pass away. I was with her the whole time.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes, how can you explain the unexplainable?
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 had a distinct feeling of serenity
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? no
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
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. It was what I experienced
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. It was what I experienced
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? no
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? no
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