I was involved in a motor accident. I was a pedestrian and was hit by a car going sixty five miles per hour on a forty five mile per hour zone. I was told that my brother brought me back as he was a fire fighter with the hot shots. Well, I felt like I was lifted up. I felt like I had jumped over a wooded fence and ended up in a place that I know doesn't belong on this earth. Like in a whole new dimension. It almost looked like a painting. The most beautiful long grass with the wind blowing it perfectly. I could smell a fulfilling kind of air strong like a paint, but sweet like cotton candy. I will never forget the smell. I can still smell it about three or four times a month. I brought that back with me! I saw Jesus dressed as the shepherd and the Virgin Mary. Jesus was gazing through the grass. The Virgin Mary was standing on something that looked like rocks made of a mixture of gold, diamonds, pearls, and silver. I also saw two children. A little blonde-golden-haired girl and a little boy with black hair. They were kneeling near the pile of beautiful rocks where the Virgin Mary was standing. I was standing in the middle of this amazing field looking at all of them at what felt like the same time.Without physically talking to me, I could understand them all. The children kept signing me to keep going and Jesus kept extending his right hand and telling that I could stay or that could go. What got me thinking all these years was how Jesus signed with his hand. The way he has his hands on the sacred heart of Jesus. I keep looking at the children and they were very persistent that I keep going. I felt heaviness and something pulling me back. Next thing I know I woke up from an eight day coma. Kneeling and praying the fifteen minutes with The Lord was my mother at my bed side. My parents were told that because of the severe head trauma and brain surgery, I had a twenty percent chance I would wake up and even if I did I'd be a vegetable. If nothing more, I would have to learn everything like a baby all over again! Well, to the doctor's surprise I woke up like nothing had ever happened to me. It was a miracle is all they could say.For the longest time after the experience, I couldn't understand who those two children were. Finally, later on I had my first child and she was born with blonde-golden hair. And then my second child, a son, with black hair. They looked just like the children where I landed in that different dimension. Well here, I am today. A true miracle!
Date NDE Occurred: 6/18/83
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Accident. CPR given. Direct head injury. 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death'
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing
Did you feel separated from your body? No
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? As soon as I saw Jesus and the Virgin Mary.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
It felt like I was there fifteen to twenty seconds. But I woke up eight days later from my coma.
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. Colors were more colorful and brilliant.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I had no hearing. I didn't need it, I guess.
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
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
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm It looked like a vivid painting.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? A feeling of freeness and love.
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? No
The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
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 felt a presence calling me back. And the two children made it very clear I needed to come back for some reason. As if almost for me to someday be their mom.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Moderately important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I feel that god or Jesus put in my mind that they are not a religion.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic
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
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I value my life. I’ve never done drugs. As to the guys that hit me, they were all drugged and drunk.
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 Jesus and the Virgin Mary. They had a beautiful unearthly glow.
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.)? Yes Jesus and the Virgin Mary with a beautiful glow.. Hard to explain.
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Yes I became aware that I had another life a past life.. Seems to me like in the 1800 era...
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Uncertain
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably exists┬
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes I saw Jesus so beautiful.. So amazing.. It happened so many yrs ago but has never left my memory.. Feels like it just happened yesterday..
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 Knowledge of knowing what he wants and expects of us. And that is to believe in him and his love for all of us.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are probably meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes I feel like the purpose for me coming back from the dead was to tell people about believing.. And loving in Jesus.. Feel like he sent me back to talk about my experience and touch people's lives...
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists┬
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? I am uncertain if an afterlife exists Uncertain
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Slightly 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? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes Feel like Jesus sent me back to touch people's lives and so people can believe in him and his pure love to us..
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Slight changes in my life
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 more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience The whole experience... Imprinted in my mind forever!!!
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes At first I did till about eight years ago. I could feel family and friends’ deaths. I could feel slot machines that were going to hit. Made a lot of money that way. But I felt after a while I didn't want my new feelings.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All of it was.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes With my parents and family right away. With other people later on in life. I stopped sharing because people started looking at me like I was crazy. Others said I needed to share my story and they said they were privileged and honored to meet me.
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 It’s hard to explain. If it wasn't real, I don't think I'd remember it as clearly as I do. It’s been thirty years since it happened and I vividly remember it as if it just happened today.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I just knew it was real.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I met a man in California that told me I was chosen by god not to suffer the end of the world. He knew about my car accident and everything that I experienced during my coma. This is a stranger that just came up to me. He knew all about me it and scared me. He said we need to talk and he will find me again.
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