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Sean's Experience

Experience description:   

It was 5:20 to 5:30 am I remember waking briefly, I had myself turned towards the wall and thought it very odd because a soft golden light was shimmers off the walls and off my night stand like a burning candle ( I never used or burned candles ) at first I ignored it and closed my eyes again to sleep, but it was so odd I opened my eyes again to confirm what I had seen. I remember sitting up in my bed and looking back over towards the wall at the head of my bed just to the right and I saw a shimmering golden light orb hovering about 5 feet about the floor, I remember just sitting there looking at it and having a feeling that it was looking back at me. It was about the size of a basket ball and the golden light was streaming inward from the outer edge towards the center of the orb. It was very odd I had the feeling of making eye contact with it and then suddenly it just disappeared, the outer edges of the orb just grew smaller towards the center until it was go. I remember feeling really good, so at peace and relaxed.

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?    Yes I was completely alert and fully aware and in a place very familiar to me, my own bed.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness?      Normal consciousness and alertness  

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

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

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?   Extreme peace and very relaxed from head to toe.  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No  

Did you see an unearthly light?   Yes   Golden light orb about the size of a basket ball.

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
I did not hear a voice

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   The only being I encountered was the orb and I had a sense that it was a conscious being.

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

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?   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”)?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   No  

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?   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?   Uncertain   I no longer believe that death is final.

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   I believed in God, but never thought that I would encounter sprits or divine beings.

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 experience   I was fully awake and aware of my surroundings.

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:   I no longer fear death for myself, but know my passing will affect my family and children, I fear the loss of family members.

My experience directly resulted in:   No 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   

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?    
I have an understanding of why I think we are here. God created us as perfect eternal beings. Our time here is used for personal growth and development in a way that I'm not entirely sure of or the purpose for, I guess it might be a way for perfect eternal beings to experience different levels of awareness.

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
Yes  That morning I shared the experience with a co-worker, she was very surprised and said that she felt the need to pray for me the night before. I was tested for sleep apnea the following year and share the experience with the clinical worker who told me it was a vivid dream, I never agreed it was too real. Several years later I shared the experience with a medium who told me it was a visit from an angel, I had never told him about the co-worker praying for me even after he told me it was angelic. I had asked him if it was my light to cross over and was very surprised by the angel reply. It made complete sense afterwards.

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   It was so real and vivid.

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?   No  

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?   I never experienced anything like that before or after. In 2004 my sleep apnea was diagnosed and I have been using a cpap machine since.

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   Yes   I think it has describe my experience completely, I don't know if it was a NDE