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Wally's Experience

Experience description:   

On Labor Day 2010 I laid down for a nap in mid afternoon with my wife. When I was waking up I could not move and started having an amazing vision of hovering over some mountains. Then it happened: my neck felt like someone had a pliers and was trying to pull out my Adam's apple. It was extreme pain. I then started to move toward a light feeling like I was going to be consumed by it. Suddenly I was able to see a beautiful landscape all around. It was more real than any experience I every had several times over. The pain in my neck was gone and I remember saying "I'm Here, I'm Here. This lasted for about 10 amazing seconds then I pulled back and was looking into the light. "Come or Go" was said. I thought about my wife next to me and my 4 children so young. I wanted to go back to what I just experience but didn't want to leave my family. I started fighting back into my body and the pain in my neck came back. I started making a weird noise, my wife rolled over and I came back. I darted up out of my laid down position with a massive pain in my chest as if a bee had just stung me and my neck throbbing. Within 10 minutes the pain was gone. I looked at what happened as a gift from Jesus and didn't seek medical attention. Since then I started eating extremely healthy and lost 50 pounds.

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

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Yes No words can give my experience justice.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    While I was there it was more real than any moment I've ever experienced.

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   My greatest moment in life is forgotten dream compared to what I experienced.

Did your vision during the experience differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any way, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?   Yes   Everything I saw was dynamic and beautiful.

Did you have any visual impairment during your normal everyday life immediately prior to the time of the experience?   No  

Did your hearing during the experience differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any way, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?         Uncertain   I didn't hear an audible voice. The voice spoke to my spirit.

Did you have any hearing impairment during your normal everyday life immediately prior to the time of the experience?   No  

Did you experience consciousness / awareness apart from your physical / earthly body?   Yes   I was more alive than any ever an amazing level of awareness!

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring at a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body?   No  

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during the time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body that you later (after your experience) verified really happened or was real?   No  

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during the time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body that you later (after your experience) verified did not really happen or was not real?   No  

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during the time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical body that were located far beyond any possible physical sensory awareness of your physical / earthly body?   No

What emotions did you feel during the experience?   First: extreme physical pain. Second: I can't believe what is happening. Third: Excitement. Fourth: Fear for my family missing me. Fifth: Disappointment of leaving the heavenly place. Sixth: Back to extreme pain when coming back. Finally: WOW I can't believe what just happened.  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   Uncertain   Wasn't a tunnel but a brilliant light I was pulled to. No awareness of a tunnel.

Did you see an unearthly light?   Yes   Cannot describe, Take the most beautiful day on earth and it turns into a rainy day compared to what I experienced.

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 beings who previously lived on earth, but whose earthly lives had ended prior to the time of your experience (they were deceased)?   No  

Did you encounter or become aware of any earthly beings who were alive at the time of your experience (they were not deceased)?   No      Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence? Nothing mystical

Did you become aware of past events in your life?   No  

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?   Not a mystical place, I believe it was paradise or heaven.   

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   Uncertain I was there only a short time. Looked around and was pulled back. Not enough time to test boundaries. I felt complete and whole.

Describe anything that may have been important in a conscious decision to return to life:   I heard "Come or Go" spoke to my spirit.

Did scenes from the future come to you?  Neither 

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there is continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)?   Yes   I believed in life after death before this experience. This experience only solidified my belief and cannot wait to return.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there is no continued existence after earthly life (“no life after death”)?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being really does exist?   Yes   Before this experience I had a great faith in Christ Jesus. I believe he let me have a glimpse of his Supreme Glory.

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

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that some or all of us currently living our earthly lives did have some type of existence prior to our current earthly lives?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that some or all of us currently living our earthly lives did not have some type of existence prior to our current earthly lives?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there exists a mystical connection, oneness, or unity that connects some or all of us currently living our earthly lives with something else, such as other being(s) or other thing(s)?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there does not exist a mystical connection, oneness, or unity that connects some or all of us currently living our earthly lives with something else, such as other being(s) or other thing(s)?   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?   Yes   Felt whole and complete in Christ Jesus.

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?   No  

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   It was better than I ever could imagined it to be.

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   The light is what I vividly remember. I remember the scenery, but not a clearly as the light and the feeling of "I'm Here".

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:   Before this experience I gave up on loosing weight. I was over 300 pounds and morbidly obese. After this experience I found help to loose weight and have lost 50 pounds and kept it off by eating extremely healthy.

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 following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?   No      

Have you ever shared this experience with others?   Yes My Wife and closest friends immediately following my experience. Some thought I was kind of crazy and others believed. I found that people really don't care because they can't understand what happened. I heard of it happening to other before it happened to me. I thought how nice, but it didn't matter until it happened to me. Now I am curious of others who experience the same.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?   Yes   Stories on TV and my Dad telling me a story about an uncle having a similar experience.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:   Experience was definitely real   Very real! I was ready to start loosing weight and get healthy.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was definitely real   It's been over a year now and the experience is still real. This is why I've been able to keep up with my healthy eating and the weight off.

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     

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   Uncertain   Some of the questions used mystical which makes me think crystal balls etc. There was nothing mystical about this experience it was pure, whole and without haze.