First the wave smacked me, and then I found myself standing in a blue channel of light.
Date NDE Occurred: 1969
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack. Drowning. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
Swimming along the shore, I was taken far out into the ocean. I saw three huge waves approaching. That's when I noticed how far I was from the shore.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
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? I tested myself; my body was like a hologram. My whole life replayed itself. Then I got to the end of the channel and was greeted by big group of beings (human). I knew them all, but only on that other side. When I came back I realized, I didn't know any of them. I was given a choice to stay or go back. I was shown the place, a very, very beautiful place that will always be there. I chose to come back. I didn't want my family and friends to mourn me. I was conscious of time. Life here is just a speck of time, compare to eternity.
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
Time had a different meaning. It’s hard to describe.
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. My whole life played clear and vivid in a flash.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. There were no sounds.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
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 I knew them all when they greeted me. They all wore white clothes. When I came back I knew I didn't know who they were.
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 close in color to the background of your website.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm At first it was only people that greeted me in the all-white place. Then I was shown beautiful place with people, animals, and nature. It was all pristine.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt peace and calm. I was light without my material body.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
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
The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I felt that's where I came from and where I am going to.
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
The experience included: Awareness of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future To help out people in some future is a very big event.
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 I did not want to make anyone sad. I knew there was still something I had to do in life.
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? Christian- Protestant never concidered my self belonging to religion specialy church
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Not important to me
What is your religion now? Unaffiliated- Nothing in particular- Secular unaffiliated I belive there is god and remember as a child - guardian angels.
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 Never expected this experience.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I learned to not be afraid and to trust my instincts.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
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 I
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? 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? Yes Nothing that I already didn't know.
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 life here is an experience, we are given free will, concience, there is no judge or jurry , it is you- the judge
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes yes, life is eternal, that is what this experience showed me
Did you fear death prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not 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? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No bot love is all there is
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Moderate changes in my life For a while I had ability to see auras around people. I could tell if someone was sick. Walking down the street, I could stop babies from crying. I could levitate objects, but I gave all that back.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No No
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 as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience Only thing I do not remember clearly, is what ihe event gona be, when I will be needed to help people
( and I recoll wagly it is for people to not be afreight )
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I can still see auras sometimes. The rest of it I gave up.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I think I am more compassionate toward feelings of people in the whole world.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I don't know how people were affected by my experience.
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 I feel very fortunate to have had this experience. It was like having a peek behind the curtain.
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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