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Rhonda M's Experience

Experience description:   

My teenage daughter and I got into a fight and she ran away form home. I looked into the mirror and looked like a leper and thought is Jesus could love and heal leper he could help me too. He love Mary Magdalene the sinner he could love me too. I took a shower, out on a white night gown and prayer with tears that God would give me meaning to this illness and why I was going through this.  I feel asleep and floated through the Milky Way and the stars became angels and I found myself on a cloud with Jesus and he put his arm around me and told me I was his sister and he was my brother and I am to give and receive love and forgiveness and I told him I could do that and I woke back up in my bed and three days had passed and my front door was open and my doing was still in the front yard.  I wrote the word Joy in green ink and the world seemed to be in color and I had a completed sense of hope and peace

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   Yes  I was sick for 9 years and three hospitals told me there was nothing more they could do for me.

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  No    

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    Completely aware of where I was

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   I saw things differently, colorful, hopeful felt more kindness and peace with life

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   Intense

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   Thought transference, I could hear the words in my head

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   Milky way sky

What emotions did you feel during the experience?   Peace, love, unconditional acceptance, joy, hope, ultimate satification  

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?   I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Jesus

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   Jesus

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?   Yes   Jesus

Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?   No  

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?   Some unfamiliar and strange place
On a cloud

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   Everything about the universe

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   No

Did you come to a border or point of no return?   I came to a definite conscious decision to "return" to life

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   Jesus is my brother and I am his sister and my purpose in life is to give and receive love and forgiveness

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   Yes   Jesus does exist and created me in a clods that later found out was in the Bible somewhere

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   Jesus is alive

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose?   Yes  

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   my purpose in life is to give and receive love and forgiveness

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   my purpose in life is to give and receive love and forgiveness

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   I was raised to believe that Jesus loved me but felt like I was being punished here on earth for all the bad choices I made and was an unlovable person at the time of the experience, everyone was afraid of me and what I looked like (leper) and people wouldn't even get in the same elevator at the doctors and the skin eating bacteria was being discovered at the time and it looked people thought I had that

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:   I began to volunteer and a suicide prevention hotline for 10 years, finished my BA in behavioral science got my Master degree in conflict management, getting my doctorate in clinical psychology.  Found a doctor who found the source of my illness and am now healthy.  I chose to work in mental health and with seniors who are new foster parents. I am more patient, caring and nonjudgmental. I went form being almost homeless to owning my own home. I went from being unemployable to job stability.  I went from making poor choices to good choices. My daughter and family live with me now when I was once alone.  I feel a sense of peace with life that I didn't have before.

My experience directly resulted in:  
Large 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   My belief in Jesus was confirmed and I got re-baptized with my mom and dad on my 50th birthday.  I committee my life to God in the prayer tower at Crystal Cathedral and God gave me a rainbow as I walked out of the tower and I was the only person on campus that early morning, I believe God confirmed my commitment. I have that picture of the rainbow since it was in the paper the next day while I was in Reno seeing a doctor to remove the infection in my jaw.  The picture is on my mantle

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?   Yes   I can tell when people are lying    

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
Yes  I shared it right after the experience and a story was published on the angels on earth magazine and then someone out in a book called how to listen to God

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   better relationship with my daughter

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   No   didn't belong to a church since I was a child but had 10 years of service on the crisis suicide hotline but then church was supportive when I went through family hardship so I secluded again but recently discovered watching Joel Osteen with my family in Sundays

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