Gundula G's Experience
Before this event (days of this very enlightened feeling, actually) I had extensive counseling for depression. I came across a book written by Neale Donals Walsh, Conversations with God. This book had so much truth for me I could relate to. Life all of a sudden changed by choice and not that "things" happened to me. I began to feel happier each day and could feel that this happiness was not limited. As I said before, I wasn't on death door steps but very much alive. As I progressed, I felt myself deeply grateful to some form of Higher Self/Universe/God. I knew God exists but I was God. When I met people I had this overwhelming consciousness of "One-ness".
On the day of my "out of body" experience I was massaging a client. While I was massaging her, time stood still, even for my client, who commented afterward that this was the nicest longest massage she ever had. Even though it was an hour, I had this feeling it was going on for ever (in a very pleasant way). During the massage all of a sudden I could feel my soul float in front of my third eye. I had this overwhelming bliss within me and I knew then, that this is what will happen when I die.
event lasted for roughly 3 days. I was more aware of other people, I noticed
their strength (even if they didn't) and had this all encompassing Love for all
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? No
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I still feel that this experience is a state of being and rather difficult to put into words. We all have different perceptions and words just get interpreted differently
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? That was when my soul floated in front of my third eye and for a day afterward
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Every thing seem so much more alive and beautiful.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. No changes in hearing, however I felt like even the trees and the waves were "talking" 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? Total and utter bliss
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.)? Yes as described before I became aware of my Higher Self, of God and I felt I was God, I felt one with God!
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 In my case the past became non-existent. There was only NOW!
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Time stopped. I looked at the watch every now and then but I wasn't aware how "fast" or how "slow" it was going. The hour described with my client went on for ever in a very nice way
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about myself or others
I understood, that we are all ONE and I understood, that this feeling/experience I had is what is going to happen to me/others when I die, no matter what race, religion, "good" or "bad".
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”)? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist? Yes I was very much aware of my Higher Self. I felt God inside of me, I was ONE with God, but at the same time I was God. Every other person also was God as I felt ONE with all other beings.
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? Yes It was this awareness when meeting people that we all were one. I felt an incredible bond to all beings, even animals.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose? Uncertain
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? Yes while I had this experience I felt I was full of unconditional love for all beings. It came naturally, this is what my true state is
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? No
What occurred during your experience included: Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience I heard phrases like "love is all we need", "we are all one", do unto others as you would do to yourself, however, they absolutely became meaningful after my experience, however, this is the part I find so difficult to explain as the whole experience seem one big "feeling"/ awareness
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: Unfortunately I couldn't keep this state of Heaven here with me and for some years after I actually experienced "Hell". I became depressed, including post natal depression and even blamed myself for not being able to reproduce this awareness again. It seem to have come so easy at the time. I know, it will come again when the time is right, however, I feel I choose for my soul not to return to my body but go on when my body needs to die
My experience directly resulted in: Slight 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
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain sometimes I feel I am psychic
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I heard it through media
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
What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you? I came to your site through Anita Moorjani's Book "Dying to be me". When I read about her experience it was exactly what I felt when this happened to me, but I wasn't actually dying. I never talked to anybody about it and I wonder if I had if I could have held on and didn't have to go through another bout of depression.
Please offer any suggestions that you may have to improve this questionnaire. Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Very good questionnaire, thanks