I had passed out at home. I was told that I had been 'coded', and that my bodily functions were shutting down. While I was gone from my body, I was walking toward a brilliant light. It was brighter than anything that I had ever seen. As I kept going toward it, it kept going further and further away. I was so calm and peaceful. I knew that I wanted to be where the light was. I awoke five days later; I was both peaceful and calm. I was not nervous being in the hospital. I was told that I had been 'out' for five days.
Date NDE Occurred: '14-19 August, 2012'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness. CPR given. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
Bodily functions were shutting down due to pneumonia.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No
I lost awareness of my body
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 t was as if all my senses were sensitized, and that I became more alert than before the experience.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? While I was going towards the light
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Were your senses more vivid than usual? More vivid than usual
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I had bits and pieces of a vision before the experience, but now everything has become more acutely aware.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I thought I was hearing my name before the experience, but now I can hear it more clearly since then.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain It was like a long pathway drawing me toward the light.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes My uncle Kenneth
The experience included: Unearthly 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 the brightest light that I have ever seen. It seemed like the sun, but I was not getting burned by it.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place The path I was on had beautiful trees on each side, beautiful red bricks and water flowing on either side.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? The emotions were peacefulness and calmness.
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? I felt united or one with the world
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? I remembered many past events
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 that I was not permitted, at this time, to walk any further toward the light, and that I had some unfinished business on the earth plane to do first.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Do not know
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Moderately important to me
What is your religion now? No comment
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 moved away from the person who did not believe the same as me, and I found someone who was willing to accept me the way I am.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I sensed their presence
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.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Yes The awareness was one of peace, and being calm and not edgy or nervous.
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes I felt as one with trees and other things around me.
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? I was uncertain if God exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
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? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are possibly meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes I am to be at peace with myself and with others.
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably existsÂ
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes walking toward a light unlike any light here on earth.
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? Greatly 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? Yes I am to let others have their own opinion, regardless of what I might think. I am also to love others and help as much as humanly possible.
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Slightly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes I am to love others, and not look down on them.
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life Large changes in my life.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes I left the one who did not believe me, and went to the one who did.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I could not tell anyone for fear of being laughed at or called a lunatic.
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
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I sometime have a premonition about something or somebody.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All are meaningful to me.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Two weeks later. They thought I was losing my mind, or they did not believe 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
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I am finding out why I had to come back to the earth plane.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No.
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