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Sandy W's Experience

Experience description:   

I had recently cut the side of my right hand open, during washing a glass. Surgery was needed to fix the nerve in my hand. I remember coming out of the anesthesia and saying, "Why is my arms in the air. The doctor stated, they were not. I reply, "yes they are they feel straight up in the air. I feel so cold. The doctor explained my arm that was having surgery done was out to the right laying on a table, it felt cold because blood flow was stopped for the surgery. I remember very vividly feeling like I was reaching up out of my body, half in my body half out. I wasn't afraid at all. But when I woke I didn't understand the feeling and knowing I was awake.

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

Was the experience difficult to express in words?....Uncertain....

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?....More consciousness and alertness than normal    Just when I was coming out of the anesthesia.....It was very vivid. Me laying on the table just wasn't a believable fact. I am certain I was reaching up out of my body, for something or toward something, it was a very pleasant feeling something I wanted.

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    I can't

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    I can't

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   white, just a beautiful whiteness, peaceful

What emotions did you feel during the experience?....in awe of the light  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?....No....

Did you see an unearthly light?....Yes....

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?....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....I felt clearly somewhere else, not on earth. Just surrounded by light. It wasn't until coming out of it I noticed I was half in my body.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?....Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning....Time did not exist, I had no knowledge of it.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?....Everything about the universe....I felt connected to energy, a single infinite energy.

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....a knowing

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:....Slight 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   But others just seemed to thing it was the surgery, a dream.

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    I just believe, without question. It was real.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:....Experience was definitely real....It was so vivid, it didn't matter what the doctor was saying to me, even though I saw my arm was on the table to the right. It felt like I was reaching up out of my body, more real than what he was saying.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?....Yes....In the respect that I try to give and be caring to others more so now. I just feel closer to that peaceful feeling doing it.

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?....Yes    I had a second NDE

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

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?     Yes, I don't stress as much over life.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience?....And the second one, there was a being.