Walter L's Experience
One evening I sat on the steps in front of our house in Cameroon and thought:
I would like to really understand what Albert Einstein meant with his theory of relativity.
What does it mean?
How can you bring this to mind?
Suddenly I found myself in 'another dimension'.
I saw a light, whose appearance reminds me strongly of pictures coming from today's space telescopes about star nebula (Andromeda).
It was as if I was floating in space.
And I said to myself: It's so beautiful.
There was a loving warmth emanating from this light. And it became totally clear to me, that we are all One.
It was also completely clear, that we know EVERYTHING.
And it was completely clear to me, that there is no time - it is not existing (there).
And it is love, that is connecting us all.
When I realized the situation, I wanted to know and experience more. And when I wanted to begin asking questions, it was over and I found myself back in my body on the steps at the porch of our house.
I called my wife, who was in the house and wanted to tell her immediately everything what I experienced. And there I realized painfully, that our human words and the available vocabulary are totally inadequate to narrate my experience, even only approximately.
Over the years I
thought, that I simply had the occasion/chance to look 'over' into the other
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? No
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Our human words and our vocabulary are totally inadequate to depict this experience, even approximately.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? As I was catapulted so abruptly in this situation (dimension), I realized it only gradually.
And when I, like I
said, wanted to dig deeper and wanted to ask questions about all this, I found
myself back in my human body.
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
More consciousness in the sense, that I knew clearly, that we are all One, that we know Everything, and that there is no time.
About this experience
I'm totally conscious and it was also totally clear.
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. That memory is missing
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. That memory is missing.
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? A profound love and a never before experienced feeling of happiness and joy..
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain That memory is missing.
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes It was as if I was floating in front of a star nebula. The colors were incredibly beautiful and I remember that I said to myself: This is all so very beautiful...
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
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
No place as in our three dimensional understanding.
Where I was, everything was totally clear there, there were no secrets and everybody knows everything.
We all know everything
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
For me it was clear as daylight that time was not existing.
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
I realized, that we know and understand everything. And we are all One.
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? Yes It was totally clear for me, that we are all One. No question about that. It simply was like that.
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 Love is everything and everything is love. We are 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 The awareness that we know everything.
We are all One.
There is no time.
And the most important
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
Although I quit church I still believed in a 'higher institution'.
I think that this
'higher institution' allowed to me a look 'over there'.
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 It was really an outstanding event.
And as it was so very difficult to describe in human words, the words I used to describe this event, and even today describe it, remained the same over the decades.
This is also one of the
reasons why this event was kept more clear in memory as many other things of my
Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience: Over the years a distinct sense of responsibility developed.
The questions concerning my religious/spiritual life are difficult to answer for me, as since my experience I realized, that churches for the main part are manipulating people. They have nothing in common with the real 'higher institution'.
My experience directly
Large changes in my
Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience? Yes I have not much interest in material things. When, due to my job, I however can afford things that I couldn't in the past, and that I would rather classify in the category of "luxury", then I also can laugh about myself.
I no more consider myself as so important.
My fellow men are
important for me.
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? Everything I was allowed to experience is important to me.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Immediately with my wife of that time.
Later with other people.
I kept it within
limits, as I felt, that many people couldn't cope with this experience,
respectively turned it into ridicule.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain I had heard about it, but didn't have a closer deal with it.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real It was definitely no dream. It was much too real for this.
Nevertheless it is difficult to classify this experience, as it happened the first time. More experience is lacking.
All in all, I stick to
it: It was entirely real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time: Experience was definitely real In the course of a lifetime you are making a lot of experiences. In retrospect I can still define my experience as absolutely 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? Yes I can explain this better in English / I can explain that better in English:
My experience has convinced me that ALL churches do just fool us. All they want is power and our money.
They don't even get close to what they are trying to preach us.
I am very much convinced that many of those who initiated a believe / church did have some experience like NDE but failed terribly to make people understand what they had experienced.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Since many years I am concerned extensively with quantum physics and the consequences for our life and our understanding of our world.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I think that I said everything.
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes I think that nearly all possibilities to describe the experiences made, have been exhausted.
What could a national
organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of
interest to you?
Those organizations/ or
responsible people, national and international, should understand, that what we
humans are doing on this planet, is something that is so immature and stupid,
that it baffles description. We are handling this planet, as if we had a second
one in reserve flying behind us. To claim that there is something like
intelligent life on our planet, I consider as greatly exaggerated.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Yes