My experience is rather singular in that I believe I lived through someone elseís life after death experience. This is how my dream went: I was in the back seat of a car, it was night-time and I had the impression of lying down. I realized that there were two people up front, a man was driving and a woman was in the passenger seat, she was sleeping I think, but I couldnít see their face. They didnít realize I was there, lying down in the back. All of a sudden I felt the car falling into nothingness, and I felt that we were crashing (but I only felt like a simple observer of the scene, seen from the inside). I looked at the passenger and saw her coming apart. While one part of her remained lifeless in the car, the other part of her went through the car and flew off into the night. I was still lying in the back of the car and looking out the window, but in doing so I also was leaving the car without realizing it. I watched her from a distance, flying ever higher into the darkness. Thatís when I looked toward where she was going, it was towards a man who was at the threshold of a sort of luminous white entrance. He seemed reassuring and was drawing her to him, towards the light. Thatís when I stopped looking at her and started trying to see the face of this man, who to me only seemed a shadow, like when you look against the light. So I looked away from him and looked behind him, into the light and I saw other pale shadows in the distance and I got the feeling that they were there to welcome the woman.
And itís at that moment, I think, that I no longer felt like an observer. I suddenly felt drawn to this light which was at once so gentle and so powerful. I wanted to go towards it and I started to rise and thatís when I felt an incredible love (which is difficult for me to describe) an urge to laugh without being able to do so, an inner well-being, a serenity which even in the happiest moments of my life I have only been able to barely scratch the surface. I had the impression of returning to a familiar place and I was so happy, while at the same time being conscious of the human condition and really I wanted only one thing and that was to enter the light.
But at the moment when I reached the threshold of the light I saw the shadow-man (to whom Iíd no longer paid any attention whatsoever) slam the door in my face and I woke up, my eyes wide open in my bed with the memory of that love still intense within me and such a powerful wave of emotion; but already those feelings were (quickly) fading to a vague and bittersweet memory of a paradise lost. Strangely I felt a sense of unease and of injustice towards the shadow-man, but I understood that my time had not come and that by slamming the door in my face heíd saved my life.
Strangely I didnít question the experience in the days following the dream, until the day when my father told me of the death of a friend of mine who was killed in a car crash. It was night time, her boyfriend had fallen asleep at the wheel and theyíd plunged into a ravine. She was killed instantly, he was only slightly hurt but remained traumatized.
Was the kind of experience
difficult to express in words? Uncertain to transcribe with words the feelings felt.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Uncertain I was sleeping and nothing happened to me but I had a feeling that if Iíd continued to go into the light, I would no longer be here.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Just before the man slammed the door in my face.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience
compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?
More consciousness and alertness than normal
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: Just before the man slammed the door in my face.
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? Uncertain I had the impression of seeing but not with my eyes and I could only see the light and it was as if the light was just positive feelings of infinite fullness.
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?
Yes in fact I was only hearing things the way we hear them in our own head except louder. And it was as if I was being spoken to but not with words and that I was only being told truths.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain
What emotions did you feel during the experience? A sense of intense wellbeing and love.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Uncertain I wanted to enter the light and I was rising towards it.
Did you see a light? Yes bright but not dazzling, it seemed alive.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes the soul of my friend, a being who seemed to be a guide and people inside the light.
experience a review of past events in your life?
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes after the dream my friend died.
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes I experienced another personís life after death experience.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes I was shocked by the death of my friend and I think that if I was sent this dream it was to show me where she was going and that I had nothing to fear for her and that sheís doing well.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? Yes as described above
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes Iíve always been rather sensitive.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes but strangely I didnít tell anyone about the dream until after it happened.. which never happens to me.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain Iíd heard about it but had never looked into it.
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes Iíve explained everything in detail but I know Iíve forgotten things which I havenít been permitted to remember.