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Jeffrey W's Experience

Experience description:   

My physical body was lying on the living room floor curled up and I was in immense pain, then I was up to the ceiling looking down at myself rolling about on the floor holding my stomach, curled up crying with pain, but I, up in the ceiling I felt no pain, I was just watching myself on the floor. at the time I told my mother (who is still alive) that I could see the other children from my school outside the house leaving bunches of flowers against the walls (I can remember this account but not talking / telling my mother. Around this time 12 noon a doctor arrived I remember seeing him standing over my body. I was then taken to the hospital and operated on immediately by 12.20 (I only know the times because my mother later on (maybe 1,2 years later) The next time I was myself I was in a hospital bed, I don't remember if this was the next day, 2 days, 3 days. My appendix had perforated and I was being poisoned, if I remember correctly I was in hospital for 3 months. 

I think my experience then stopped, without speaking to my mother about it I don't think I can remember anymore, but I have stated the event quite briefly.

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   Yes  unknown to me

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Yes     I was very young and did not understand it, my mother has spoken to me regarding the event but only when I've asked. I think she was/is just happy to see I did not die. apparently the doctor stated that another 5-10 minutes and I would have died.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    I believe I was never unconscious ?? (I've never asked my mother) but I know I was in extreme pain and unaware of the surroundings and other things going on, only what I recall seeing from the ceiling.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness?      Less 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.
   I think I was oblivious to everything when this was happening. but my vision from the ceiling was very clear

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.
   I think I was oblivious to everything when this was happening. from the ceiling I don't remember any sounds.

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?   Yes   only the children from my school outside our house leaving flowers

What emotions did you feel during the experience?   none  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No  

Did you see an unearthly light?   Uncertain   don't remember, I would have to ask my mother as at sometime when I was on the floor I told her what I was experiencing at the time, which I don't remember doing, only the events happening.

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   No
Don't think I did

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.)?   No  

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?   No

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   No

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   No

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?  Scenes from my personal future 
children from school outside my home leaving flowers (and not very many)

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   I had left my physical body and I can see both me's one looking at the body on the floor from the ceiling and the other me on the floor looking up at me on the ceiling, so both me's looking at each other, but the one on the ceiling had no pain and was quite relaxed, peaceful and no worries.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   No  

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?   No  

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?   No  

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 not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   Although I later rebelled against religion at the time I was a very regular church goer, choir boy, confirmed, alter boy, chief server.

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   have stated the event above

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:   optimistic regarding death, don't want it to happen, but it will, open minded what is there.

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   rebelled against religion

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?   No       

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
Yes  I was only a young kid, spoke to my mother but cant remember how long after, it might have been a week, a month, 6 months or even a year, haven't really spoke much about it to others but I have on times given a brief description, have told my wife bits of it now and then, it did happen a long time ago, it is or was the sort of thing you would not speak about incase people thought you were going crazy.

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   explained above

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was definitely real   the unknown !!! why did it happen ?? will I encounter this again when my time is up ?? I believe I was at deaths door on reflection and if this is how you leave this world then it is painless and would be a pleasant way to go, no worries, carefree.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   it has made me a very optimistic person, I know what I saw, "you don't"

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   don't want religion in my life

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?   no

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   Yes