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Stephen W's Experience

Experience description:   

After having a good evening with my uncle Russ, dad and brother they left and I fell asleep for the evening...I awoke in the early morning, daybreak hour and as I awoke, I said to myself...."oh my god I am dead, but how can that be all I did was fall asleep, but I feel so good"....that is when I felt his presence in the room. He was behind the bed, on the ceiling , on the floor, he filled the whole room....it was love that was in the room, I could feel him but not see him, and I began to get scared for I could not see him....I heard a sparrow chirping outside my window and it sounded indescribably beautiful...now I had heard many sparrows chirp but in the presence of love, or god, it was different...again I began to get scared for I saw no one, just felt the presence of love...I began to whisper the word god, softly at first and I progressed till I was hollering god at the top of my lungs...I nurse comes running in, grabs my shoulders and ask if I'm ok she asked twice...my response to her was...you wouldn't believe me if I told you...love left the room ....two weeks later my brother comes to the hospital and tells me the night before my  NDE, my granny was killed in a car wreck...we were so very close to each other, I told my brother that is why it happened

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   Yes  the 1st surgery failed...then they had to do an emergency surgery to remove the kidney....the NDE happened 3 days after the 2nd surgery

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Yes     its like moving but never using a muscle....love penetrated everything

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    hearing the sparrow chirping

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness?      More consciousness and alertness than normal   the spirit was on its most sensitive mode

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   you were seeing with spirit eyes

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   you were hearing with spirit ears

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   it was all earth time, the only difference was the presence of love

What emotions did you feel during the experience?   love  

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?   I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
love was 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?   A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
I the presence of love it was unearthly

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   No

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   Everything about myself or others
I understood everything is based on love

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”)?   Yes   love is that life

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

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   love is a oneness of god

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose?   Yes   love is greater than all

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships?   Yes   love is greater than all

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love?   Yes   love....god is love

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?   Yes   it gave me the knowledge of knowing gods existence

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 was 22...wasn't thinking about church or god

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:   I am a dreamer now....dreams and visions I am

My experience directly resulted in:  
Large 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   I changed from myself to other people...I try to take other people into the whole equation

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?   my granny and I were very close....she gave her life to save mine.... and that is what I try to do

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?   Yes   dreams and visions...dreams and visions

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?    
my granny and I were very close....she gave her life to save mine.... and that is what I try to do

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
Yes  many people have hear my story,  I have never been afraid to talk about it...I talked about it to the first family member I saw....

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?   Yes   I read an article in the enquire magazine before this happened to me ...my response was...I don't believe that shit....

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:   Experience was definitely real   my dad thought it was medication...he couldn't understand the fear I felt...and then I found out when our lord appears his first words are... fear not

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was definitely real   it has guided my life since I was 22...dreams and visions ..dreams and visions

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   I value all my relationships

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   I am more devoted to our lord

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?   Yes   I have had visions that create the feeling of love, but nothing as intense as the experience

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience?   it is ok to feel fear, our lord say...fear not

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   Yes   covered most things ...would like to talk of my dreams and visions to people

What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you?        get the word out and that word is love