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Steve C's Experience

Experience description:   

I listened to Dr. Long on Coast to Coast last night (1/25/10) and would like to share my experience and have him help me understand this, since it made no sense to me. 

I was visiting my family for Christmas several years ago, and went to a hockey game.  I'm in good health, nothing was out of the ordinary.  At some point during the game, I suddenly had the experience with no warning nor cause.  I went up a tunnel of light, and during that ascent I experienced the life review, where I re-experienced many significant times in my life, relationships, places I had lived, things I had gone through, going back very early into my childhood, re-experiencing things I had long forgot.  At the time it was very clear, however after this, I went right back into my body and I heard a swooshing sound as I went rapidly back down the tunnel into my body.  As soon as I was back, I had forgotten the specific scenarios of the life review, though I know I just had it.  I have no idea if anything happened at the end.  When I came back it was slightly jarring, and I am pretty sure the entire thing took only a few seconds.  There was no message or encounter I had, nothing that changed me, it really makes no sense I am just hoping to have some contact with Dr. Long to help me explain this.  I can go into more detail but this covers the basics.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     I can explain what happened (in #3) but making sense of it is what is difficult, and I'd very much appreciate Dr. Long to contact me to possibly explain this, or help me make sense of it.

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

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    Nothing was a higher level of consciousness, during the life review, I re-experienced episodes in my life exactly as they were.

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

            Nothing was a higher level of consciousness, during the life review, I re-experienced episodes in my life exactly as they were.

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?  No      

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?
            No       The swooshing sound at the end was very vivid, I can recall that.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            None -- it was just reliving during the life review, perhaps the emotions were reflected at the time, but there was no extra emotions.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          Yes     It was a light tunnel directly above me that I ascended, and as I went up I had the life review.

Did you see a light?           Yes     See above

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No       I may have but don't remember, it seems like after it was over my memory of the experience was largely wiped.

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    Yes     See above.  I had the life review, in which I re-experienced significant events of my past, such as places I had lived, relationships I had, scenarios (such as a school I had attended or some repeated or habitual things I used to do, that were significant).  As they happened, it was a perfect recall, but after I went back to my body, I instantly forgot the details.  Very strange, because I know some of them were very interesting things that I had long forgotten.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No       All the life review scenarios were things that happened to me before, so they were just things that had happened already to me.

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           No           

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     The life experiences were many and pretty deliberate, but I know the entire thing happened within seconds -- I was sitting next to my brother, at a full Pepsi Center, and if something had happened to me while I was out of my body, people would have noticed fast.

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Uncertain            It's odd that this happened, and that I can't recall what happened after the review, if anything, before I returned to my body.  I can't imagine if this had a purpose, and if so what.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain     

Did you become aware of future events?       No           

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I shared this with a friend who was a doctor, and had no insight, and my mom last Thanksgiving, and she has had some paranormal experiences.  I'm really hoping that by sharing this with Dr. Long, he can help me understand or put some context behind this.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    No      

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real    Since the 3 years that this has happened, my view of it hasn't changed -- it's so strange and unexplainable I can't come up with an answer myself, especially since much of it was wiped from my memory immediately after it happened.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            Remembering significant events of my early childhood that I had long forgotten.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real            See above

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No      

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?           

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No       I haven't and don't take any medications nor substances.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Dr. Long, please contact me after reading this and help me understand this!  Why would this happen with seemingly no cause, purpose, or result?

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Uncertain      This is my account but again, why it happened, if anything happened after the review that sent me back, makes no sense to me.