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David B's Experience

Experience description:   

I don't EVEN know how to describe all of this, but here goes nothing..... 

I remember that I was in the presence of the Lord. In Heaven before I was born. It was a huge family and we all loved each other and played and we had no fear as if we were children being closely guarded and cared for. I remember a voice saying, "Come here, my children. I have a wonderful plan and it is your turn to become part of it." What the 'plan' was....I have no clue. I don't remember it. But when I read certain parts of the Bible....something 'clicks' and it sounds very familiar to me. As if I had heard it before, but not on Earth. 

I remember all of my friends being chosen for missions on Earth and it was a VERY prestigious thing to be chosen. All of my counterparts in this..."Pool" of spirits were all being chosen and sent to Earth to fulfill their assignments. I was not chosen. I don't know why, or at least I don't remember why. I THINK it had something to do with the fact that I served a purpose in Heaven already. What, you ask? I soooo wish I remembered that. 

Anyway, I begged and begged the Lord to let me go. I wasn't lonely, because I was in the presence of the Lord, but I was kind of....jealous? (I guess you could say). I so much wanted to be a part of the plan and have the same reward that awaited my counterparts upon their return. 

Finally, Father agreed to send me. He gave me an assignment that to this day I don't remember what it was, but it was one of those things where like a prospective employer would say..."We don't have anything in the area of your expertise, but we DO have this job that nobody else wants." I just have to laugh at that because it sounds so stupid, but it's the truth. That is the job I took and I feel like I'm failing miserably because I don't even remember what it was that I was supposed to do. Sometimes I lay in bed at night crying, because I want Father to remind me what it is that I'm supposed to do, but He won't. 

When He finally agreed to send me. He pointed to Earth as we observed it from Heaven and said "You know what to do." I said, "Yes Lord". He then said.."Go". Then I came to Earth.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No      

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     Because most of it was not words. They were.....How do you say.....Assumed? Like as if it was known but not spoken.....It's really hard to explain.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No      

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Not born yet. Part of the Great Spiritual Consciousness, I guess you could say.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes and no. From what I remember, it was VERY REAL and at the same time...Dreamy.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain      I wasn't in my body yet, although, I was in my body in some things.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          Excited! Ecstatic! Joyful and happy! I miss it.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           I heard music in the background....Kind of like white noise, but it was music. Later, after I was born and in the US ARMY, I would hear buzzing noises when I was sleeping. When I experienced MANY Hypnogogic and Hypnopompic Reveries.

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    Yes            I recognized Heaven and Planet Earth.

Did you see a light?           Yes     There was light everywhere. It wasn't a blinding light or anything, but if you were to see that now, (In physical form), I highly doubt you would be able to make anything out. I believe I was able to 'see' everything, because I was in the presence of the Lord and in heaven. I had not been corrupted in my spirit, so I could 'see' everything in detail. Not that I'm corrupt in my spirit, but once you enter the physical world, you can only receive certain things.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     I knew everyone. I don't know names or anything, except "Father" and "Lord". All of the others were all spirit, like me and were awaiting their chance to experience life or were already on their way. (Waiting to be sent....in transition). I don't know what the transition from life to death feels like yet, but I know what the transition from Spirit to physical existence and life is like. It's VERY MUCH like an NDE, as described by the many NDE experiences that have been discussed throughout history.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes    

Yes. Once I saw my Uncle return home from the Viet Nam War and lean over to kiss my Mother, who was sleeping on the couch....The only thing is.....I was still in my Mothers womb at that time. During the same time period, from what I perceive, I also remember hanging upside down in my Mother's womb with an umbilical chord under my knees as if I were hanging from a set of monkey bars. I also saw my father repairing a flat tired on a Mountain road by Mt. Rainer. I was hovering over the cliff and watching him and I was not born yet. I was in my Mother's womb.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     Yes. I once overheard my Mother say that I couldn't possibly know these things because I wasn't born then when they happened. But they happened. She was talking to someone on the phone about the experiences I had after I told her for the first time. I was about...7-9 years old then.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          No       I didn't really "notice" anything...sort of like....you don't "notice" that you are breathing sometimes, but you are.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain      Ummm.....I can't really say I perceived "time", I had never heard of it then...from what I recall. But those things were unimportant and it was kind of like....You know that we experience time here, but we take it for granted. Time wasn't an issue when all of this happened.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Uncertain            I know that I DO have a purpose. I was assigned a mission but I don't remember what it is....It's SOOOO frustrating. It has caused problems in my life because of it. Sometimes I feel like I am failing God.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Uncertain      Not really. I just know that I saw landscapes and white...light and I saw planet Earth as the Lord pointed to it and said, "You know what to do." I said, "Yes Lord". He then said.."Go". Then I came to Earth. That is when I started experiencing things when my Mother was pregnant with me and I was no longer in the presence of the Lord.

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes     Yes. But only after I was born. Some have not come to pass yet, but other things have.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     I so much wanted to come to Earth and share in the rewards that others were going to have when they returned. You see....I wasn't supposed to come here, but I begged and pleaded with the Lord until He finally gave in. But there was a condition. He assigned me an assignment and I don't remember what it is. An inner voice tells me that I won't know what it is until it transpires so that I won't ruin it with my earthly decisions.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Uncertain      As of now, I am active and practicing in the gifts of the Spirit. My gifts are: Prophecy, Word of Knowledge, Word of Wisdom and Teaching. I also am able to...'feel' what others are feeling when they are depressed or are experiencing difficulties in life. Sometimes I...'Feel" what others are thinking. But I think that is something we all do, but just don't realize it.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No      

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I feel like a failure, because I am always self sabotaging myself and setting myself up for failure. I wasn't treated very well when I was a kid. I went through a lot of mental, spiritual and emotional abuse.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Yes. I have shared it with my Pastor and he thinks I'm nuts. But it REALLY happened.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Life.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best was that I was finally able to come to Earth and be part of what was going to happen on Earth and to partake in the reward afterward.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I would like to know if there are any others out there that have experienced things like this. I would like contact with them.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Uncertain      Sometimes I can....'remove' myself from my body and hover above it. That feelings is kind of like the half-way point to the feeling in heaven. Sometimes it is VERY scary. Sometimes it will happen when I'm not even trying. That is the scary part. But always when I'm almost asleep. I attribute this to possibly experiencing a Hypnogogic event. But it hasn't happened in quite awhile. I'm VERY depressed and suicidal at times and I think that blocks it out. Those feelings also prevent communion with God.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes     Pretty much.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    Depending on how many experiences you hear of with this type of scenario, maybe you might consider creating a form that is a geared more toward "NLE's". By the way. the term "NLE" or Near Life Experience" is a phrase that I coined because I didn't know exactly how else to label it.