The experience was very brief. I was aware of arriving on the 'other-side' where I was met by a huge, radiant angelic being of white light. It was a soft muted area, ethereal and cloud-like. The angelic being communicated telepathically that I was being given a choice about returning to my body or continuing onward. I understood that my body had just died. I replied telepathically that I choose to return to my body to continue my physical life as I still had things I wished to complete.
Date NDE Occurred: September 2010
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident. Illness 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening'
I was very ill with severe chest infection, high fever, living alone in a very isolated region.
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? No
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
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? All through the experience a crystal clarity and multi-level awareness that felt very natural.
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
No sense of time, experience of the eternal now.
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. Crystal clear
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. No sound
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? No
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes In the cloud-like area: more like an energy that softly suffused everything.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm As above
What emotions did you feel during the experience? No actual emotions, more aware of experiencing the 'intensity'. I felt the pure love and intelligence of the angelic being.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
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 This was more a knowing for which I don't have words.
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
The experience included: Awareness of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from my personal future This came when I 'woke up'. I suddenly had a clear knowing that I had to move location (house) for my well-being.
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes Where I met the radiant being was the boundary.
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 as above
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Greatly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Other faiths- New age personal spiritual path (Incl shamanic training)
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
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 personal spiritual path- as above
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 I'd already read Mich'l Newton's books plus my work as therapist, dream work and shamanic practice
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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 A vast, white angelic-like being with a soft semi-transparent face, loving and kind. I felt this being knew everything about me.
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? Yes this was simply known as a 'fact'
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? No
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 meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes not the specific details, however a clear knowing that there were other tasks related to purpose though the details were not recalled by my physical mind
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 there was no doubt that life continued after death of the body, this was a known 'fact'
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? Slightly 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? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes a knowing that love is the natural state
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 Large changes in my life. Knowing more strongly how important to live my true life, authentically and loving.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes In a way, it's been quite hard to return.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
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 the experience was intense and clear, and high level consciousness that was somehow imprinted into my mind
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No The same, I'm already quite psychic.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes 4 months later: no response
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 I was feeling very depressed, very unwell after health problems associated with a head injury.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I just know this was a real experience.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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