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Sarah M's Experience

Experience description:   

I was lying in the bed with my boyfriend. I was sleeping, he wasn't, but he had his back turned towards me. all of the sudden he hears me take a big gasp of air and rolled over quickly to see what was wrong. I was still sleeping, but he said I was making a face and sounding like a was about to cry. he started rubbing my face and whispering nice things to me a minute later, and I woke up. when I did wake up, I wasn't aware of anything until he told me about how I had gasped for air loudly in my sleep, and that's when my "dream" came to me: 

I was standing in a "room", only there were no walls, and there was a bright light as far as I could see. God was standing in front of me and told me that I had died, because my body had failed me. and then he said that I needed to make changes in my life, because if I didn't, it was going to be too late. he also told me that he was giving me another chance to live, and that I was still going to be sick, but he would heal me when the time was right. and at that time, I felt as if I had entered back into my body and I'm assuming that's when I gasped for air in my sleep. 

God said nothing else to me, I didn't ask questions. I couldn't picture a face, and I couldn't imagine what his voice had sounded like when he was speaking to me. Although I want to believe I was just sleeping, it felt more real to me than anything ever has in day to day life, as I live it. looking for some sort of reassurance that it was just a dream, and that I hadn't actually died and been giving the second chance to live my life right, I asked my boyfriend if I had been breathing the last few minutes prior to my gasping. he said he didn't exactly know because he was facing away from me and I breathe through my nose when I sleep. 

it was a truly amazing experience for me, though I'm still not quite sure how to deal with it.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No      

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     I didn't want the two people I chose to tell to think I was crazy.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No      

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           I was sleeping.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   I was sleeping, but it felt more real to me than anything.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I didn't see myself.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I'm not quite sure because it didn't last very long, and I listened to what God had to say, and it was over. but I was thankful for a second chance. in my "dream" and when I woke up.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no.

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?            Uncertain      I don't believe I was in Heaven in my dream necessarily, but I believe I was somewhere in between Heaven and earth.

Did you see a light?           Yes     it was a bright "white" light, but it didn't exactly seem white. it was more a colorless light. if that makes sense?

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     God.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     I was told that I was sick and he would heal me when the time was right.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes     I came to understand that my life needed a change.

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes     I'm not sure if the sickness was true, I haven't checked into it. but I had become aware of it.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     God told me that he was giving me a second chance, and I was thankful for it. but he didn't give me a choice.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     my beliefs are the same, but I felt the need to make a change in my life.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       it makes me want to become more involved with God and develop a closer personal relationship with him, not only to better myself, but to honor him for all that he has done for me.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I have decided to change the way that I live my life, because I do believe that if I don't, it will be too late.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I shared it with my boyfriend and his mother, who have both also had experiences, but none similar. my boyfriend's immediate reaction was to take me to the hospital to find out what "sickness" I have.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I was more scared of not knowing whether it was a dream, or if it had actually happened.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No      

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