I was leaving my mother's home and stopped to get gas. As I left the station, there was a stop light and I had a stop. I was relaxed and not anxious to get on the road so I was not really paying attention to what was behind me. I sat for a minute at the light, and then felt a huge impact from behind me. I was pushed into the middle of the highway and into the opposite lane as well. My back just tightened up and I was very afraid as I watched oncoming traffic coming at me and the fear of being hit from the front side. My driver door was on that side, it was a very frightening scene in my head. But in all this I noticed a tow-truck go around me and he stopped ahead in the next street. I thought, 'oh good, he is going to help me get out of harms way.' He got out the truck and walked around his truck then got back in. I saw him very clearly. I was angry and at the same time still very fearful. Cars were still coming at me. I left my body. I feel a rush of what was like air going through my mind. It was about for thirty or forty seconds. Then a car pulled up right next to me and stopped at my car door. He said, 'Get out and I will stop the other cars.' I got out and stood on the side of the road, thinking, 'What the heck happened?' I was driving a small Mitsubishi car and was hit by a huge tow-truck. How was I able to walk and talk? I looked to see the man who was in the car that shielded me from the oncoming cars and enable me to get out of my car without being hit. But there was no one. The next thing I knew, a police officer drove up beside me and took my statements as to how I was rear-end etc. I told him someone helped me. He asked where the man was and if he could get his statement. He saw no one either. I said I could identify the tow-truck. He put a call in and had me move my vehicle. Then he said, 'They have been looking for a tow-truck in the area that was involved in thefts, would you please come with me to identify it?' I said, 'Yes' and we drove to the criminal's house. I had a perfect description of the man because I saw him so well when he got out to walk around his truck. Later they found the truck hidden in the garage. They knew he had been driving it because of the warmth of the engine, and arrested the man. I called my mother on a cell phone to say where my car was and my father came and got me. I would have never seen what the guy looked like if he hadn't got out. I was very aware at that time.
Date NDE Occurred: June 2003
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
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 As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? As this was such a pivotal point of my accident when I felt the back pain so strongly and my legs pushed into the transmission my fear was to how my body would be to do my work. (I am a massage therapist as well as owning a Holistic business and work as a Spiritual Intuitive.) And as my car in a different town from where I live, I didn't think I could have moved, but nothing wrong but fear. As I was out of my body I felt this beautiful Angel presence, a warmth and calming feeling come into, over, me just surrounded me. I was able to recall when EMDR was done on me two months later because I was left with panic attacks. I heard the most beautiful voice when I was out of my body 'Your name is Liv not Di.' Simple and funny I know that was my Angel's way of reassurance as I had things to do still and they sent the man in the car to shield me, as well as allowing me to walk and talk and see the criminal that hit so he could be stopped. I know The Angels are humorous and loving and they have guided me throughout my life and they tell me always to keep things Light.
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
I never felt so loved and PROTECTED, felt like forever.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Absolutely LOUD.
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? Yes It felt as I sensed surrounded by wind tunnel.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Angels.
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? Uncertain
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I WAS NOT IN MY BODY BUT FELT AS IF i WAS LIFTED AWAY IN THE CLOUDS
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? CALMING.
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 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 I am always able to connect with Angelic realms.
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 Spiritualist
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Liberal Spiritualist
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
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
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? ALL.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes My mother explained she had a heart attack at thirty-seven was in a hospital bed and they pronounced her dead, she knew she was and felt ashamed she didn't want to return to her family then she saw a veil float over her bed. Woke up later and didn't' tell of it until years late.
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
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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