Lori N's Experience
I don't remember any out-of-body experience until December 7, 2013 after I received a failed attempt to implant a pacemaker. The surgery was performed the last thing in the evening and my heart was accidentally punctured. When I asked for pain meds my doctor was notified and prescribed a routine pain medicine not realizing my heart was actually punctured. His advice was to take the pain medication and walk around as much as I could because I could only have just so much and would have to wait in between doses. I continued to walk all over that hospital all night until early the next morning when my body functions ceased and I was unable to move. They did some emergency measures and discovered my heart was overcome from all the bleeding that had gone out into my chest cavity. I was told they would have to operate without anesthesia in order to pinpoint the location to stop the bleeding and then add a shunt to allow it to drain off.
Somewhere during this surgery I found myself somehow being embraced by Jesus in a great throne room of brilliant light and a love that was beyond description. I was being completely saturated to the brim with a most heavenly LOVE and kept being embraced as ONE with Jesus as His strength was flowing through me and restoring me to wholeness. I was aware that I was being promised a complete recovery and needed to go back to earth to complete what I had been created for.
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain I was purchasing something that was requiring rapid-fire decisions and just passed out.
Was the experience difficult to express in words?....Yes....I don't remember having thoughts
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?....More consciousness and alertness than normal During the time I spent with Jesus.....I was completely free of pain and conscious only of the overwhelming experience of Divine Love.
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I was in excruciating pain right before the vision and completely free from pain or anything unpleasant during it.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. My everyday hearing was fine before and I'm not aware of any change during it.
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? Uncertain I remember my surgeon leaving the operating room saying "Thank God" and I was pleased to realize he at least believed in God too.
What emotions did you feel during the experience?....Supreme Joy
Did you pass into or through a tunnel?....Uncertain....If I did it was too rapid to tell
Did you see an unearthly light?....Yes....Brighter than aything on earth
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 I distinctly recognized the being as Jesus as I had met him once many years before
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?....Yes
Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?....No....
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?....A clearly mystical or unearthly realm....A great throne room filled with goodness and light
Did time seem to speed up or slow down?....Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning....Time became irrelevant. All that mattered was happening NOW
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?....Everything about the universe....I understood that everything was perfect and under Divine control and could be trusted and honored and loved as much as I was being loved.
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....
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?....Yes....Yes, see 39.
Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:....Large changes in my life....I was too weak from loss of blood and pain for many months to do much. Also my nerves wouldn't allow me to be able to tolerate any stimulation so I stayed to myself and studied my scriptures for the most part.....
Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience? Yes Yes, I value what Jesus did for us much more. I value life itself much more. And I value the role of love itself in our relationship one to another.
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 Idon't believe they had fully grasped the full significance, especially the skeptics.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?....Yes I had read several accounts. The one I remember is by Moody.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:....Experience was definitely real Because of it's effect on me and the change for the better it brought about.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:....Experience was definitely real....For the same reasons as in 56.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?....Yes....I have only kindly, loving feelings for everyone i come in contact with or hear about even.
Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?....Yes Yes, I am far more broad minded and tolerant and loving.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?....Uncertain I realized that Jesus cared about me in my first encounter but the love I recently experienced didseem to register as much at that time. Now I believe it has made it possible for me to reproduce the same experiences in my life.
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes To the best of my ability.Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The fact that I am dearly loved affects me greatly