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Sandra C's Experience

Experience description:   

my inner tube was stuck around a dead head tree rapids behind me

right before the event I understood I had no other choice than to follow the voice in my head that said on the count of three push the inner tube down and you will be okay

pushed and bang the 'shock' upside my head

and bang dropped on the shore not very gently

no viewers of the event the event has stayed in my mind for years as ODD

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   Yes  almost drowned found self in a situation where I was about to die - next thing you know I have - a 'loud' slap of electricity in my head and I feel like a hand picked me up from my dangerous place and was 'thrown' on the beach - by what felt like a giant hand

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Yes

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    before and after

no memory of the travel (swim?)

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   no memory of movement from water to land

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   vision was sharp - color of hands - coldness of water-

no memory of movement from water to shore

flash of light in head - no memory - on shore - breathing hard

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   hearing a voice in my head loud directing me

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?   none  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No   flash of very bright light an electrical snap

Did you see an unearthly light?   Yes   see above

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   I heard a voice I could not identify
voice before the light

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
no memory of 'movement' out of water

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?   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?  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”)?   Uncertain   something? moved me from the danger to the shore and not that gently

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   Yes   something moved me

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   the voice the snap the movement the deposit on shore

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 both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience  

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:   something electrical runs the 'show'

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   something happened    

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  right away

influenced? unaware of any

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?   Yes   heard about tunnels and light...

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:   Experience was probably real   because no one witnessed the event I thought I was somehow transported

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was probably real   I try to believe I swam but don't believe it

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   more thankful

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Uncertain   something more powerful but like me exists -its electric based like me

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?   Yes   a dream before the experience I woke up and was laughing like I was crazy because I figured out how everything 'works' and it is so simple - upon waking again I had no memory of just what that was...  

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