"Beyond the Tunnel: A Death Experience by Suzanne Boehm. It is my sincere hope to be able to help strengthen others' spirituality by expanding their knowledge of the Creator's Divine Love. LOVE IS THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING!
Date NDE Occurred: 'July 13, 1993'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-relatedAllergic reaction I died in the dentist chair Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) . It wasn't supposed to be life threatening. But I flat lined during dental surgery.
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? At all times. I retained everything from the other side. I was in super consciousness.
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 There was no sense of time and yet it was only four earthly minutes.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? All of above. All questions were known instantly.
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 See main narrative.
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 ascended, white layer by white layer, each layer brighter than the one before. I discerned other souls at the last layer that cradled the magnificent ball of light. I had no form, no eyes, yet I could feel and see. I was all mind. I recognized no one in particular. We were energy thought-forms, each soul a point of light. The others looked at me with a warm and loving awareness. I heard them say, 'We know that you know where you are going.' They seemed happy to see me, and their unified radiance and loving reassurances were both supportive and over-whelming. All tension dissolved from my mind, with unending bliss taking its place.
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
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 After ascending through layers of incandescent light there was a magnificent ball of light. The strata of light I moved through formed a crescent-shaped nest for the ball of energy to rest in. I could stare directly into this sphere of light, yet not be blinded by its brilliance. The translucent ball throbbed with a life of its own. With the rhythm of each pulsation, the color would shift and harmonize the many subtle hues of the light spectrum. Radiating softly, it beckoned to me, inviting me to bathe in its afterglow. I couldn't help feeling that I was part of an immense solar system.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Levels of white light. I would consider the dimension of being in the realm of the Transcendent' space as a very distinctive dimension.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Awe, beauty, compassionate, harmony. Woes of the world were lifted from my shoulders. The challenging talk of recounting my personal experience in 'the Great Beyond' was daunting, to say the least. Ferreting out the right words to describe the 'indescribable' is done with the hope that it will add a sense of wonderment to the understanding of the life beyond. The emotion of hope, a sense of safety; a lifting of the spirit; a smile; the splendor brought tears of joy from the beauty of this transcendental experience. I felt serene and totally unencumbered. Love flooded my senses and left me immersed in feelings of ineffable beauty and tranquility. I felt a kind of love and peace that surpasseth understanding. The voice of the Creator washed over me like an ethereal blanket of love emitting waves of healing compassion, permeating my very essence. I know how much each one of us is loved and valued by the Divine. I let go and willingly surrendered to Infinite Wisdom and Essential Truth. A soothing voice of Source washed over my consciousness and raised my awareness to higher levels of understanding.
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
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control To describe the life review would be like re-writing my whole book. The Creator took me through the life review Himself and finished each scenario with a 'Lesson for Life'. (you would have to read the book to get the whole life review. It is too immense a task to write it all here again. Forgive me. This is exhausting.)
The experience included: Vision of the future
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 Baptized in 15 different religions because I was an orphan growing up. Explained in my book.
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I am a child of God and therefore belong to the Universal Church of God. I am with God wherever I am in the world. I have trouble with organized religion.
What is your religion now? Liberal 'Field Minister with Dodona Community Church Of Religious Science, Jamul, CA Follow all religions that have ''God'' at their helm.'
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I am a child of God and therefore belong to the Universal Church of God. I am with God wherever I am in the world. I have trouble with organized religion.
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 The Creator explained who we are as spiritual beings. Spirit showed me that we existed before, we exist now, and will forever be connected as spiritual consciousness. For edification, He used the language of symbols (star, comet and circle) to illustrate that we are, first and foremost, spiritual and, as such eternally connected to Him. To illustrate what he meant to convey, God drew a circle. He then traced an open parenthesis intersecting the circle, pinpointing that this represents our birth. He then drew a closed parenthesis not far away from the first, which represents the end of our earthly life. The space between the two parentheses represents our human existence. Death is the closed Parenthesis and represents our GRADUATION back to the world of spirit. What a sweeping gesture, He indicated that the rest of the circle is what we, as spirit, have yet to experience.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes In a group discussing, what I deem to be negative, I leave. I have had to sever several friendships because their conversation is 100% complaining with no chance of stopping. I am careful who I choose to be around. It definitely has isolated me from most of the population. I choose to see musicals, nature movies and can no longer stand horror or killing, or movies of rape, incest and stay away from them. The blockbuster movie houses sure won't get rich on me, with their blood and guts approach to entertainment.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes There are no earthly words to describe the magnificence of the experience. However, I did my best in my book: Beyond The Tunnel: A Near-Death Experience. It was difficult to translate the world of the nebulous and make it concrete, thereby giving earthly life to an awesome transcendental experience.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Totally balanced energy field with no breaks in my aura. Extreme sensitivity. Hearing negative conversations really upset me. I cannot be a part of that any more. I feel no longer a part of this world but only on the edge of it. I am aware of people that drain my peaceful energy and avoid them. Extremely sensitive to souls of small animals. Can't keep my watch running. Turn street lights out. Am sensitive to people thoughts. Pay attention to the messages and messengers on the pathway. Recognize the continued contact and messages of affirmation from the other side as to what I am doing and the decisions I make.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The fact that I was talking to God and was being told to write a book and bring back His messages. The assurance that God exists and is always with us and that His promises are fulfilled. The quotes from God in the form of 'Life Lessons' at the end of each of sections of life review!
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No Never. Lived in Europe before and never heard of it there either.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. It is as real to me today, fourteen years later, as it was when it happened. I also talked to doctors, philosophers, psychologist and various ministers from a variety of religions to make sure I wasn't crazy.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. It is a vivid reality that will never change. It is with me every day. It is now my mission to share that God, source, The One, The Higher, the transcendent, or whatever one wants to call the Creator, the Spirit REALLY EXITS. HE IS NOT A FIGMENT OF OUR IMAGINATION. HE IS REAL.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? It is my fervent hope that my unearthly odyssey will bring inspiration to others in their spiritual enfoldment.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? My brain in is a whole new space. Places I had never dreamed of doing before.
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