After the doctors could not revive me, I found myself above them in the corner of the room. I felt so peaceful and did not want to return to wherever I had come from then. It was like a clear white lit area, I could not see myself, the flesh part, but I could feel everything else of being human. I did not see anyone though. It was so quiet. I really liked it. This feeling of peace I cannot really describe it all but it was the BEST feeling ever.Okay, after a few minutes of that (maybe five minutes) I went back down to see what these doctors were working on - I saw that it was me. I, then, for some reason, went back into my body and I felt so much pain as they brought me back to life.I felt this twice in my life. For some reason I am still here. I am NOT afraid of death now. I welcome it - I am excited to pass on; whenever that may be.
Date NDE Occurred: 1981 and 1987
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes ectopic pregnancy and appendicitis. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
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 While up above the doctors in the corner of the room.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? While up above the doctors in the corner of the room.
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
As if I was a million years away from earth time. Like there was NO TIME.
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. I could not hear anything at first. I started to hear when I wanted to hear - other than that it was peacefully quiet!
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? Uncertain Can't really remember much of that part.
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
The experience included: 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 a clear white lighted area that I was in.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt free and happy.
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 Too much to mention.
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? Conservative/fundamentalist Spiritual
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes Not so sure anymore about a God and a heaven.
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Spiritual
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Not so sure anymore about a God and a heaven.
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 I was in tune with the spiritual world since I was five years old. I was not sure why and I tried to run away from it and hide and tried very hard not to dream.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It was so serene and I felt free and peaceful.
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? Yes, the PEACEFULNESS! UNBELIEVABLE.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes It was many years before I said anything to anyone. I shared it with my younger brother and he too is sensitive to the spiritual world. He is limited because he is not ready to accept everything that goes with being connected to the spiritual world. He is not clear from many human worries to concentrate. I help people in this world to communicate with the spiritual world. But I helped only those that I trust.
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 Not too sure, but I know that I was tired of being here on earth and took any chance to leave the world as we know it to check out what was on the other side. I knew that there was another side of life. Not sure how - just knew it - before I had the NDE.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Same as above.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I see things before they happen and I dream of things to warn others. And yes I validate them before it happens.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No - but I would like to meet others like me. I feel so alone - but I know there are others out there.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Please ask others why did they come on their own while out of their bodies.
© 2014 NDERF, Jody Long & Jeffrey Long, MD. All Rights Reserved.