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Sue V's Experience

Experience description:   

I was driving home from work, alone in my car.  I had come to a place near the water that I love. I remember thinking that it was a beautiful place to be. I was then in outer space and could 'see' (not with my eyes but with another sense) the stars and all the heavenly bodies forming and stretching across the sky from the beginning of time to eternity very quickly. At the same time, I was aware of all things from the smallest organism to the biggest happenings of outer space. I had a "knowing" of everything and anything. Above my head and to my right a bright light (not blinding but brighter than any light I have known) flowed quickly towards and over me engulfing me and all the other souls in the universe and down on earth (which I was fully aware of entirely). Simultaneously, the light was also this complete LOVE. It was a type of love that cannot be described as it is not like anything I have ever known. The love came with the light. It was received and given at the same time. It spread from what I instantly knew was God to encompass everything in the universe and beyond. The love was like bliss and so complete that there was no room for anything else. (No room for evil). I had a strong message (no words were spoken) that what I was doing was the right thing to do, and that I didn't need to do anything other than what I did. During the experience I had no sensation of a body at all. I felt one with the universe. Next I was back in my body and still driving my car at the very same spot that I had been before the experience began. The experience seemed like it could have lasted about 10 minutes, but there was no sense of time really. I have felt that I was 'shown' more than I can remember. Also, I feel that where I was , was home and that I am only visiting earth for a purpose. I feel that I know the purpose but that I just cannot remember it.

Since this experience, I have no interest in earthly possessions, I am not afraid to die, I love everyone and do not know how to hate. Forgiveness is easy and right-ness is a must. Peace in the world is possible if only everyone could have a similar experience to see this kind of love. No words can describe it. I find I cannot explain it to my friends and family. Each person must have the experience themselves.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?          Yes    No words can fully describe it. Nothing was seen or heard or felt. It was a "knowing"

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No      Never, in fact I felt like I was being 'told' that all I was doing was the right thing to do.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?  I cannot answer this question because I felt conscious the whole time. I was either conscious of being in the car or conscious of being in space, or in the light or in the love or back in the car and on earth again.

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

If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain:        another sense

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.)?          Yes    I didn't see anything with my eyes. I didn't feel anything. I didn't hear anything. It was like I had another sense.

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.)?
          Yes    No hearing with my ears. I didn't have a body.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          love. bliss.

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

Did you see a light?         Yes    The light came down and flooded me then the rest of everything until there was no room for anything else. The light and the love where the same thing.

Did you meet or see any other beings?         Yes    I felt other beings everywhere. We were all part of each other and the light and the love. It is too hard to describe in words.

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?   No      I felt I was being shown the universe and the world from the beginning of time to eternity. I learnt that I knew why I was here on earth.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?         No     

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?          Yes    Another dimension in outer space.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Yes    Yes. There seemed to be no time. Everything happened at once.

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes    I feel like I was shown everything there is to know. Or even that I already knew everything that there is to know but that I had forgotten it.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No     

Did you become aware of future events?      Yes
          Just a general awareness of the universal future. I don't remember it except that it was happening as it should.

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    Only two people. A friend and my sister who didn't say much. It took me about a year to tell anyone. At first I decided it was personal and too hard to describe. I still think that it is.

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   I just accepted it as something that happened to me. I didn't realize how widespread it was until I tried to research it. It didn't occur to me that it was so similar to a near death experience for 3years.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Everything was right

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:          Experience was definitely real         The whole experience was so foreign to my senses that I could not have dreamt it.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?          Yes    I am more tolerant, more understanding, more humble, more forgiving, more loving.

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Yes    I understand all religions, good and bad.

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

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?          Has anyone else had the experience without a near death?

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