I woke up this day feeling a bit tired but nothing unusual. After my usual morning routine, I took a walk to the store for a friend. The weather was very hot that day and I was getting very weary. On the way back, I felt very weak and felt like I was going to pass out. After making it home, (barely), I gave my friend her item and said to her 'I think we might have to call 911 today.' I felt so weak that I decided to just go lay down on my bed. This is when it all started!After lying down for a bit, I started to feel really strange - my body felt like it was sort of preparing for something. My limbs started to stretch and settled back in a certain position, my whole body followed suit. Then I felt myself just drift away and leave my body. I remember that it was a most pleasant feeling. I then felt enveloped in a warm loving peaceful light. At this time I was told that it was not time for me yet, and I felt like I was kind of 'slammed' back into my physical body. After all of that I had a very bad seizure and paramedics came and were trying to bring me around, I can still remember what they were saying and doing although I was not 'awake'. I finally came around when I was in the hospital later that night. Now, as time goes by a sort of veiling process happens and things become vague. But this I will never forget! It was very, very real!!! I now have No fear of death at all. And I know that our 'spirit' does go on!
Date NDE Occurred: 'March,2006'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain 'Very tired and weary, with an ominous feeling.' Other 'NDE, followed by Seizure.'
This was followed by a seizure.
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 When I left my host body.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I left my host body.
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
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
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
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 an area of warm light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Total Peace.
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
The experience included: Special Knowledge
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
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? Moderate Raised Catholic. Spiritual.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Moderate Very spiritual.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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 Death is not to feared, it is a process to another existence.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes At first it was hard to convey due to medical circumstance (unable to speak for a while); then bewilderment and confusion, after that I did not think people would understand or believe this experience, and it was difficult to describe so that others would understand, while still trying to understand it myself!
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? Understanding everything better. A different perspective on death.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
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 is still a process of understanding it all.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It is just a knowing feeling.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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