Feb 13th 2013. I spent the day at work during a large snow storm. I carry the auto immune disease Henoch-Shonliein purpura, very rare. [Editor’s Notation: An inflammatory disease of the small blood vessels.] I was currently taking medication for this. I left work around 4 pm. My legs and hands were swollen. I left work early because I did not feel well. I took a shower. When I got out, I called for my husband to let him know I didn't feel well. I fainted just after that. I instantly went to a place that was pure white light and beautiful. I had a conversation with my deceased parents. My Father died December 17, 2007, and my Mother died on my Father's birthday, December 31, 2010. The love that was felt really isn't like what we experience alive. It encompasses everything around you. There are no earthly words to describe it. I told my parents that I loved them and they reciprocated. I was present with them but could hear my husband and son in the background, like they were the dream. I struggled with wanting to stay there or come back to earth. It was an incredible place. I told my parents I could not stay, that my son needed a Mother. We told one another that we loved one another. I awoke to the emergency medical technicians and ambulance at my feet. The emergency medical technician was calling in my blood pressure to the emergency room and it was 60/40 when it should be 120/80. I do believe I died that night and came back. I cannot wait to return!
Date NDE Occurred: Feb 13 2013
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. Illness. Drug or medication overdose. Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening
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? Yes While with my parents, they were the present and I could hear my husband and son in the background, as if they were a dream. The facts have been checked out.
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? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was at the highest level of consciousness when I had to make the decision to stay with my parents or come back to my family.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
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. My everyday vision is full of colors and heaviness. During the experience my parents were colorful but everything that surrounded us was a white light.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. My hearing was the same. Though while with my parents, they were the present and I could hear my husband and son in the background, as if they were a dream.
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
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
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 My parents. See my explanation.
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 Everything that surrounded my parents and I was bathed in pure white light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt love, joy, peace, sadness, and confusion. It enveloped every sense of my being. Love, joy, peace to be within the presence of my parents and all that surrounded us. Sadness, knowing I had to leave them. Confusion when I had to make the decision to stay or come back.
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 no longer in conflict with nature
The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about myself or others
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
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? Christian- Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Slightly important to me
What is your religion now? Other faiths- New age
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely not 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? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
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? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes Everything was encased in love, peace and joy.
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably does not exist
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? I am uncertain if God exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes That I needed to return for my son.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes I was certain that I needed to return to be a Mother to my son who was adopted in 2008.
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I did not fear 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? Slightly 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? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes Love is a word we use on earth. The "love" during the experience cannot be explained with earthly words.
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. I've chosen to travel to more locations. I take time for myself. Slight changes in my life. I've chosen to travel to more locations. I take time for myself.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The experience itself was not difficult to explain. I actually wanted to tell anyone and everyone that would listen. However, explaining what it was like, where my parents were, was difficult. There are no earthly words to explain the love, joy and peace that envelop you.
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 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? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Immediately. More believed than did not.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Source: Curiosity, reading. I don't believe that it affected my experience.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real It's been a few years and I can remember the experience like it was yesterday.
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? No
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