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Dimitri E's Experience

Experience description:   

That Night I had just finished praying and went to bed. Shortly after I started to feel very heavy and fell into a trance. I knew I was in my bed and dismissed the fact that it was to soon to fell asleep. A short moment later I was standing in front of a lake. I think it was a lake, but in my mind I was thinking also it was too large to be a lake.  It was dark, but I can still see the going and coming on shore. I look as far as my eyes allowed me to see and I saw a small wooden boat approaching. A man with a long robe and a cape covered his head. When the boat arrived, he asked me if I was ready to go; and I replied yes. As I was entering into the boat, he asked me almost three times if I am sure that I want to proceed. And again I replied yes.

With a wooden paddle in his hand, he started paddling and the boat started moving into water. When I was not able to see land anymore, he stopped and again asked that this point I have to make my final decision. He explained that from this point on, he will be responsible to bring me, and that it will be my soul responsibility to return. I replied that I understand and to proceed. After I crossed the limit, I started to see light as if the sun was rising. When the boat hit the shore, it was a beautiful city. All the houses were beautifully painted white, pure white. As I stepped out of the boat, I quickly noticed that all over the beach, there was gold laying everywhere. I was surprised that all this gold has not value to me.  I approached the entrance of one of the house, and my grandmother's sister whom recently passed away greeted me at the door. The moment she opens the door, I felt warmth of welcome. She was not speaking, but I felt connected and understand everything she was saying.

From the balcony, I look over the city and saw my grandfather (my mother's father) approaching coming over the house. He was dress all in white with a long white bear. He entered the house and sat in front of me. He looks at me and we connected. I understand everything he communicating, but there was no sound. Shortly during our conversation, he explained to me that if I wanted to return, the time will be now. I wanted to stay, but I felt a need to return. I hug him and left the room. I exited the house and stand in front of the water, standing on gold. To my surprise, the moment my bare feet made contact with the water, I woke up. Till today, I am asking my self what exactly happened? I don't know if it was a NDE, or out of body experience, but I do know for fact that it was not a dream.

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   No 

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Uncertain     I felt that I had absorbed so much and so few words to explain my experience.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    when I crossed that limit he had given me.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness?      Normal consciousness and alertness   Everything around me was lucid. The gold all around me was pure and I felt a sense of energy when my feet made contact with land. And also the fact that I can understand my grandfather without him speaking.

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.
   During the whole experience, I know that I was not sleeping or dreaming.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.
   I did not have to hear, I just had a profound understanding of whatever they communicated to me.

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?   Free  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No  

Did you see an unearthly light?   Uncertain   When I saw the city, it was like early morning as if the sun was rising.

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   No
I did not hear voices, I just got connected and understand.

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.)?   Uncertain   The man on the boat who came to pick till today, I don't know who it was.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?   Yes   My grandmother's sister and my mother's father (Grandpa)

Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?   No  

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?   Some unfamiliar and strange place

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
The trip there took a while and I was in the city for some time and when I woke up, it seems that it was a short time.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   No
It was strange to me that I understand even if they were not speaking.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   No

Did you come to a border or point of no return?   I came to a definite conscious decision to "return" to life
When my grandpa said it was time to return, I left the house.

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   My great ante welcomed me to the house and grandpa came to see me.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   Uncertain   I felt complete.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime?   Yes   A city all completely white and gold.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist?   Uncertain   The man in the boat, the limit he gave me to return or to continue, the white and gold city.

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?   Uncertain   I felt love in that place.

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?   No  

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?   Uncertain   I understand that they are not gone, they are there waiting for me, for us, for the rest of my family.

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   I have always have a profound belief that those who left are not completely gone, they are watching over and us and waiting for us to cross over.

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  

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:   Daily I am thinking in my mind that this is not home. I often asking myself, when do I get to go home. I am always feeling the presence of a greater being watching over me.

My experience directly resulted in:   Moderate 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?  
Yes   I don't believe that anyone is right or wrong. I believe that we are all here for a reason and that when we cross over, we are been called to a higher life.

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?    
being able to understand without hearing.

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
Yes  my mother.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?   Uncertain   No, I left my body once.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:   Experience was definitely real   I was not sleeping.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was definitely real   I was not sleeping.

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  

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience?   I can't wait to go home when the time is right.

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   Uncertain   I don't know what I had, it was ad, and I just want some clarity.