I was walking in the park with a friend on a nice cool breezy summer night. I noticed my shoestring was untied and sat on a wall to tie it. Before I knew what hit me my heart felt like it was racing. I grabbed my chest and was immediately surrounded by the brightest light I had ever seen, but I was looking right into it and then I felt as if a blanket of love had been wrapped around me. The love I felt told me that this had to be God. A voice came out of the light and told me of when it had saved me from myself many times. The voice told me many things my future was revealed[J1], and my true destiny in life was revealed. The last thing that happened was the voice gave me the choice to live here on earth or come and be with God for all eternity. I chose to live, and God chose to give me another chance. One last thing, the whole time this was taking place I could hear my best friend in the background yelling that my body was glowing like a light bulb.
Date NDE Occurred: 1979
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack Life threatening event, but not clinical death
Heart attack. At the time, I did not know that I was developing Coronary Artery Disease. Three years ago I had to have six bypass heart surgery and the doctors said that it looked as if the development of plaque in my arteries started when I was fifteen years old.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
Did you feel separated from your body? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I could hear everything, but I could not take my eyes from the light.
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 time was standing still.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Just the voice in the light.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes God was there.
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes See main narrative.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEE!
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe See above.
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I was shown the real reason we are here to begin with, it changed my life forever, and it was like being reborn.
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future See above.
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 was given a choice.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Now I know the truth for me.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes People would think you were crazy if you told them you could talk with God, and believed in real angels that walk around us every day. They do not understand that, why would God pick you to talk to and not them, but what they don't know is God does talk to everyone, it is up to us to CHOOSE to listen.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Being able to tell who is truly good at heart or not. After the experience, I am now aware of a presence that is always with me to guide me. I am not sure if this is an angel or God, but the guidance is always good.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best part was the love I could feel coming from the light. The worst part was losing my best friend; I think the experience frightened him.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes No one believed.
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? That we are all special, and no one has a right to take that away from us. God did break the molds as soon as he made us.
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