This was not a near death experience, but rather a strong vision, seen with my 'third eye.' This incident actually involves a beloved pet (dog), and I wanted to share it with other animal lovers.
Kiwi, was her name. A super sensitive, loving border collie, who was also
incredibly intelligent and funny. Through her innocence and trust she advanced
my soul, as I would have never believed the love lessons taught by her, had they
come from a human being. As Kiwi became ill, approaching the end of her 14 year
life, I was distraught at the thought of losing her. I was traveling home during
a particular rainy evening, crying while driving as the sadness would not leave
me. At this time, a very clear
vision came into my mind. I saw a
long velvety dark brown tunnel, with sparkles falling from the top. Also, at the
top of the tunnel, there was a glow of lights around the entire rim. It seemed
that within these lights, there were hundreds if not thousands of entities.
Their message to me: 'She has done an A++ job, we can't wait to get her;
you have seven days.' At this time, the vision seemed to evaporate, but not
before the final message: 'Religion is like cardboard' (for some reason, I had
thought to ask about religion during this experience).
Later, because Kiwi was so seriously ill, she had to stay at the animal
hospital overnight. Early the next morning, the vet called, intimating she had
passed. It was the seventh day from
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? No
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? n/a
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness n/a
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. n/a
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. n/a
Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? A little surprised, but the occurrence of the vision actually seemed quite natural.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
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
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)? Yes Apparently, there is life after death for animals.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love? No
During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives? Yes Seems like the message I got is that religion is not important; Spirituality is.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose? No
What occurred during your experience included: Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
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. Experience is seared in my brain. I remember it like it was yesterday.
My experience directly resulted in: No changes in my life
Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience? No
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? The very clear message that animals are greatly valued, appreciated and loved in heaven.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I shared the experience with friends, a couple of days after it happened. They were neutral on the subject.
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 at the current time: Experience was definitely real
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes