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Richard L Experience

Experience description:   

I almost died twice before and during intestinal surgery. Afterwards, I was resting and sitting up.  Suddenly, I was given a vision of what happens right after we die. I became a ball of light, propelled (like a rubber band snapping) into space at tremendous speed. Several other balls of light were around me. My feelings were being totally free. Then I realized that I would have to land somewhere soon. All I could say was, 'Jesus, please receive me!' Then the out of body experience ended.

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

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? Throughout the experience

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Felt totally alert and aware of what was happening

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.
Totally clear vision, no different than from before

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.
nothing audible occurred

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? Sense of total freedom and joy

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.)? 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? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
mystical, ethereal, other-worldly

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? Yes
I knew a boundary was impending. I would have to land somewhere solid

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 knew God was everywhere, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving

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? Yes I knew God loved me and every other person without limitations

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 knew these things in my head, but that knowledge moved down to my heart

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 as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the ex

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience: my faith is more intense. I have more heart knowledge now

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?
No

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 two months, My wife understood completely. I became more bold to share with others.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I had read books about NDEs

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real I just had no doubts. It fit in with my faith and my knowledge.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time: Experience was definitely real These questions are getting monotonous

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Have more compassion towards people. A bit more patient too

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

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 What's to explain?

What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you? no suggestions

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? stop asking the same questions repeatedly