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Jasper V Experience

Experience description:   

As mentioned, I shut my eyes for a short time as I laid in bed. At that moment I moved out of my body and shot far upwards out ("through my head") and saw extremely clearly a stone path over which I "Leapt". I didn't see it with my "eyes", but with "myself" and saw everything far more clearly than what may be seen with eyes. Large, beautiful, sand colored stones. On both sides of the path  were the most pretty flowers and exuberant plants I had ever seen in unbelievably beautiful  colors. The scene cannot be described in language. Words like, "nice" or "beautiful" really don't say enough. The path and the flowers swayed, strangely enough, in a darkness filled with stars. When I realized this I looked up from the path and I saw before me a powerful, intense Light.  I "leapt" over the path towards it, I did this without taking steps but rather I was transported by mere thought. The Light was so unbelievably intense and bright; I had never before seen or experienced anything like this. The Light was extremely white but did not hurt my, "eyes". In the Light was such a gorgeous love, absolute acceptance, complete security, peace and warmth. It is indescribable in earthly words. I had never felt so loved, secure and safe as with Her and that Light. I wanted so badly to get to that Light, to become One with it. The emotion was so strong; it felt as if at last I had arrived, "home". I came closer but did not go into the Light, that couldn't happen as I saw a Person, "standing in the light." This Person seemed clearly to me to be a woman and I knew immediately She was the one who controls everything, is everything. She was that Light and she was the love and complete acceptance. She wore a beautiful white robe.  She looked at me although I could not make out Her actual facial features because of the brightness of the Light. She was also very big and I very small. When She looked me over I felt the total intensity of Her love and security coming over me. Somehow I asked myself what I was doing here and what this was. I didn't ask Her this directly, not with words but formed an emotion out of the "question." Lovingly She enveloped me with Her warmth and said, "Let yourself not be worried, you have still a long way to go." Also She let me see how life works and why everything exists and it was so logical and clear! But I was not allowed to take this information with me. (after the experience I knew I had understood everything but I could not recall all the details. Then it became clear I needed to return, to understand my mission and work it into my life. I didn't want to leave, I wanted so badly to keep feeling the bliss of that Light. But I went off the path on the way back and returned into my body. After all this I felt different; refreshed nearly even though I still longed to feel again the emotions in that Light. I amazed my wife when telling her what I saw and she is open to it. Aside from this no one else knows about my experience. Since then I've tried to live differently and often think about Her mission for me. "A long way," Is that in terms of time, in terms of education? Inwardly or just what I carry out? How relative can "long" be? Still, I keep everything to myself. Although completely immersed in scientific circles, I fear mankind can not deal me a better similar experience. 

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

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Uncertain     The part about how life works and why everything was I have never been able to repeat, even though at the time I knew immediately and exactly how logical it all was.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?           During the entire experience

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   Colors were very bright, communication was by thought. Intense alertness.

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   Vision was unbelievably clear and sharp. Colors were unearthly and indescribably lively and beautiful. Vision was not by eyes but direct.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   Communication was accomplished without spoken words. I cannot answer about my hearing.

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?   Intense love, complete acceptance and warmth. Peace and quiet. 

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No  

Did you see an unearthly light?   Yes   Indescribably beautiful, intense, immense and clear.

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   I encountered a definite Being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Communication happened without words; in some way through expressing emotions, but this is a poor description; I can't really explain it better.

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   I'm not sure if She ever lived on Earth but She was and is everything, the basis of and for everything, the origin of everything - difficult to describe... I couldn't give Her a specific religious name because this would fall short of Her intense love and acceptance. An earthly religious name would be far too limiting.

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?   The path on which I found myself was very nice. Large, beautiful, sand colored stones. On both sides of the path were the most pretty flowers and exuberant plants I had ever seen in unbelievably beautiful colors. A clearly mystical or unearthly realm. This all swayed, strangely enough in a darkness filled with stars. At the end of the path was the Light with therein the female form in in beautiful robe.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual. Linear time seemed not in the usual manner.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   Everything about the universe.
Everything was suddenly clear and it was so logical! How we make things so busy on earth and so busy about the wrong things...!

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.   Because I had been given the possibility to see the immense beautiful Light, to see Her and to receive a mission, it was real (!!) And it became clear that that was what comes after.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   Yes   I am fully convinced that the Being in the Light is the One who controls everything. She exists and mankind can certainly call Her God.

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?   Uncertain   During my experience it was explained, not as on earth via literary explanation, but it became clear in a flash, how nature works, how life works, why everything is, and why after death we return to Her. It was so simple, elegant and beautiful. I was not able to take this knowledge with me and can now hardly recall how logical everything is and how it is based some way on a cycle.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose?   No   Personally I received the message not to worry so much, that I had a long way to go. Since then I have often thought about this message. Why did I get this message? Why did it come, "out of the blue", (I was not sick or dying? What does, "Long way" mean? Is this in terms of time, in terms of personal education, in terms of education among others? A "purpose" that I still have? with the passage of time it gradually became clearer to me and I think I have an idea of what was meant. The expression of, "don't make yourself so worried," was so exactly right, at that moment and during that time in my life, but strangely it had a deeper meaning concerning later years right up to the present time. I developed a chronic, rare peripheral neuro-muscular disease. Her message to me, oddly enough helped me with this and in getting along better with others; to form my thoughts differently and to deal better with problematic others. Maybe to communicate differently with them. I drew hope and strength from it; also a sort of reassurance, a peacefulness.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships?   Uncertain  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love?   Uncertain   Not specific to love as emotion of interpersonal entity. Rather an experience of love in the Light which was so pure, peaceful, pleasant, unconditional and warm. A feeling remains with me that this is the sort of love toward which humankind should strive, to propagate and absorb here as well. It's not always convenient in daily life but I'm doing my best to personally go further in this.

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?   Yes. As mentioned I saw why life exists and how everything works and how simple it was. But I could not take the knowledge with me.

What occurred during your experience included:  
Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs I had at the time of my experience. Until that time I thought probably there is no God and it is everyone for himself; since then I've become more spiritual (but not religious). I listen more to an improved intuition and have a definite feeling that after this life there is a following level.  

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:   Oddly enough I have a heightened intuition to which I have learned to listen. Very often my intuition has been proven correct. A few incidents have presented themselves which were unexplainable and can well be called "paranormal", even though I do not actively engage in this.

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 seek to live better and be less judgmental. I prefer to do less useless worrying or pursuing unfounded anxieties.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?   Yes   Heightened intuition, more empathy and sensitivity regarding places and buildings; what might have happened somewhere for instance and what vestiges might still remain there; sometimes clear flashes come to mind of scenes of an earlier time. Unexplainable shadows that I've seen in an earlier house, unexplainable light phenomenon that I've seen and coincidentally photographed.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?    The seeing of the Light, meeting Her and receiving the personal message. 

Have you ever shared this experience with others?   Yes  I shared it with my wife and After a few years in a short conversation with my mother. Otherwise with no one else. As a successful scientist it is best not to talk about these kinds of things.

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?   Yes   Relationships have deepened emotionally and I look more toward "the person", I'm also more this way with strangers.

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   Before the experience I was an unbeliever and almost not spiritual (I found it mere wispiness. After the experience I became more spiritual though not religious. (I think that the human addition of "belief" falls short of Reality) I am studying this spirituality constantly. I'd like to mention that I never felt myself to be, "chosen" because I had this experience or that I was better than anyone else. I'm not like that. It was for me very personal. It spurred me, and has others to set out to work.  

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

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience?                Because my NDE occurred without direct threat of death and this certainly can happen as Dutch cardiologist Pim Van Lommel has mentioned in his writing (although it is rare). Is it maybe beneficial to include an option for those who have had an NDE without threat of death. It could be interesting to examine these further. Is there a form to fill in which may be found by these people?