I was in hospital due to Anorexia Nervosa. I woke up suddenly at like 3:00 am. I was looking down at my body and aware of a presence sort of to my right and behind me. I realized (not really visual, but could somehow see him?) that Jesus was there. It surprised me, as I was agnostic. We began a communication/transmission. As if we didn't speak, yet I could hear his voice somehow.It was very brief and to the point. Firstly, I was not scared, just really surprised. I initiated the dialogue. We spoke without speaking. It's hard to describe. He was up sort of above and behind me to the right. I 'saw' him without looking/seeing him. Here's how it went:Me: 'What are YOU doing here?' (I knew he was put off by this and felt things hadn't started out too well, he seemed in a rush, impatient once I 'transmitted' this to him.)Him: 'Do you want to stay or go?'Me: 'STAY.'Him: 'Okay, you have to make a promise.'Me: Okay, what?'Him: ' You can never do this again.'Me: 'Okay.' Then he was not there anymore and I was back in my body, I was lying in the bed. I got up, (before this, I was unable to walk). I walked to the nurse's station and demanded food, of the highest calorie sort.I never looked back and was on a mission to gain the weight needed to get out of hospital, go home to my former life. And I did.
Date NDE Occurred: 'January, 1971'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Other 'Anorexia Nervosa, complicated by pneumonia'
Anorexia Nervosa. I was fifteen years old, five feet seven inches tall and down to sixty-three pounds.
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 The whole time.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? The whole 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
See main narrative.
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. See main narrative.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. See main narrative.
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? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
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? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm See #3
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Total surprise, then it all went down very fast, so kind of a ' rushed' feeling. Jesus seemed sort of impatient.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I chose to stay because I knew I wasn't willing to go.
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? Liberal
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I have researched the 'Other Bible,' etc. I will always feel a connection to Jesus.
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I have researched the 'Other Bible,' etc. I will always feel a connection to Jesus.
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 See main narrative.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain Others believe it happened, they are forever associating me with Jesus.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It didn't match my beliefs. So I was confused about it, therefore I hadn't any way to articulate it.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Felt I had profound connection with Jesus and still feel it, even though he seemed a bit annoyed with me.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I knew somehow that I had been saved. It was my only way to remain here.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I didn't wish to share it for a while, thought I would be put in a mental institution, which was an option at that point. It was a long while until I shared my encounter.
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
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Well, I don't know why, but Jesus saved me. I am still not a convert to religion.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I've sensed he was around. Then, radio would start lots of new Jesus songs, etc.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? You were very good!
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