NDE Accounts

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The older gentleman and his son were together again 18 Mar 2017
Out of body during asthma attack and later surgery 27 Feb 2017
It is here in our bodies that the lessons of love are made manifest 17 Feb 2017
I remember my brother screaming, though I was not breathing 08 Feb 2017
Everything is always how it's supposed to be 31 Jan 2017
Basking in a pool of love 25 Jan 2017
He would respect my decision either way 05 Jan 2017
It marked the trajectory of my life 05 Jan 2017
Love and avoid the rat race 05 Jan 2017
Tainted water leads to unconditional love 05 Jan 2017
Prayers Like Musical Notes 05 Jan 2017
I am a bird, and thus starts my life 16 Nov 2016
Golden skulls, people, stars, darkness 08 Nov 2016
Heard many voices above her, from her body 08 Nov 2016
Terror, then feeling safe and secure 08 Nov 2016
Locked inside a freezer 08 Nov 2016
Liver failure shows me all animals and plants have souls 12 Oct 2016
Pulmonary embolisms took me to the gates of heaven and Jesus 11 Oct 2016
Sixty years in heaven, thirty minutes earth time 23 Sep 2016
Euphoria way beyond crack cocaine 16 Sep 2016
Concentrate on breathing and opening your eyes 25 Aug 2016
Growing up without love 24 Jun 2016
Saw great grandparents who passed long before she was born 20 May 2016
Kundalini brought him near death 11 May 2016
They looked at me with such love and kindness 09 May 2016
Healed at luminous white dome-shaped room 03 Apr 2016
Big Beautiful Grass Flowing 29 Mar 2016
Immersed in Pure Love 28 Mar 2016
I May Have Ignored The Guardian Angels 22 Feb 2016
My Journey to The 'Other Side' 19 Feb 2016
Heaven's Green Room 18 Feb 2016
Original Contract was Complete 18 Feb 2016
My Babies 18 Feb 2016
Petrified of Death After Dental Appointment 18 Feb 2016
From Lightning to Enlightenment 07 Feb 2016
Drowned at 3 07 Feb 2016
The Nexus Point 07 Feb 2016
The Fall From Mr M's Racehorse 02 Feb 2016
10 Day Coma - Sees Grandfather 02 Feb 2016
Finding Spyro 01 Feb 2016
Upside Down Yet Infinitely Perfect 01 Feb 2016
My Beloved Sandy 01 Feb 2016
The Green Dually 29 Jan 2016
Come Back 28 Jan 2016
Beings 28 Jan 2016
From Pain to Total Love and Back to Pain 28 Jan 2016
By Accident 28 Jan 2016
Well The Nurses are Relieved! 28 Jan 2016
Fall on Head Gives Way to Distressing Experience 25 Jan 2016
A Bike Ride Gone 'Bad' 25 Jan 2016
The Light Felt Wonderful 26 Mar 2015
Boundary Between Darkness and Light 26 Mar 2015
My Grandmother's Prayers Saved Me 20 Mar 2015
Drugged and Raped 20 Mar 2015
Riptide Spirit Guide 16 Dec 2014
The Light Within 16 Dec 2014
Everything is Love 16 Dec 2014
NDE in Pre-Term Labor 12 Dec 2014
Three Beings of Light 12 Dec 2014
Out of Body Accident 05 Dec 2014
Traveling Through the Tunnel 05 Dec 2014
White Lotus Flower of Love 05 Dec 2014
School Bus to Heaven 02 Dec 2014
"Burned the candle at both ends" 04 Nov 2014
Grandma heard me! 23 Jun 2014
A monk at the end of the tunnel 23 Jun 2014
I was so little! 23 Jun 2014
Ancestors Care About Us and Our World 02 Jun 2014
The Halo Lady 11 Apr 2014
Wow! It's great to be alive! 24 Mar 2014
No surgeries! 23 Mar 2014
Left for dead on a pile of snow 23 Mar 2014
It's heavenly where my grandmother is 13 Jan 2014
TBI and a message for my Granny 13 Jan 2014
My grandfather saved me 10 Jan 2014
Aftereffects Show Up After 11 Years 11 Dec 2013
Met a Friend Who Didn't Realize He was Dead 11 Dec 2013
Divine Encounters 16 Aug 2013
My Mother and Sister Picked Flowers for Me 16 Aug 2013
No time existed in my heaven 16 Aug 2013
Christmas 2010 15 Aug 2013
My daughter brought special sweetness 15 Aug 2013
Emergency at 37 15 Aug 2013
The Nurse Knows... 05 Aug 2013
Two drownings in childhood 29 Jul 2013
Dancing with Gratitude 29 Jul 2013
When I was 3 (58 years ago) 19 Jul 2013
Did you go to heaven? 01 Jul 2013
Big message in a small package 01 Jul 2013
Meeting Fate Head-on 01 Jul 2013
I had a job to do 01 Jul 2013
Example From Heaven 27 Jun 2013
Aslan the cat and forgiveness 26 Jun 2013
My Mother & I 26 Jun 2013
I'm different now 26 Jun 2013
My one and only 18 Jun 2013
Not My First NDE 18 Jun 2013
A Vision 18 Jun 2013
Saved by a frightening vision 18 Jun 2013
My Son, My Light 17 Jun 2013

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Physician recalls 5 near deaths giving her new view of the world

NDE1: Age 6, fell 20 feet from barn loft, don't remember fall but once home from hospital saw a woman at the end of my bed for 3 years. My mom's mother died when she was 2 years old so she didn't have any pictures; however, 43 years later she found a photo of her and chills came over me because I knew then it was my deceased grandmother at the end of my bed!

NDE2: Age 23, Auto accident, I was hit then lost control of car and crashed the side of a house. Time seemed to stop, lost sense of my body, could take in all the details of the wreck in slow motion while simultaneously having my whole life flash before my eyes. Felt like it was my choice to go or stay because as soon as I thought of leaving my family, I thought no I'm not ready to go yet. At that moment, I felt like I slammed back into my body upon impact of the house. Did not feel pain from the initial car hitting me. 

NDE3: Age 24, Anaphylaxis from IV dye during procedure. Lost sense of body, saw tunnel with white light, very peaceful, was not scared. I couldn't breathe. Then pulled back by the code blue team.

NDE4: Age 38, In China acquired Campylobacter jejuni, with fever, shaking chills, bloody vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Hallucinated 4-5 red glowing people milling around the unlit dark room, telling me to drink bottled water and I was arguing it would make me sick but finally succeeded and by the next morning I was able to board a plane back to USA. Took 6 weeks and 6 antibiotics to cure it!

NDE5: Age 47, Had port for 5 years to manage my Familial Mediterranean Fever (very rare autoinflammatory disease) at home since I'm a physician. Became infected causing blood poisoning and pericarditis. Began praying fervently and meditating. Recovered but since have been visited by 2 other entities I would describe as angels. I also dream of heaven all the time! But in the dreams, I always know I'm not allowed to venture too far in, like there's an invisible barrier I know I can't cross even though I can't see it.

During 3 separate encounters with spirit beings while meditating, I heard a loud crashing sound by my bedside table as they would appear. Sounds like they are breaking the sound barrier, it’s so startling! It’s so loud that my husband comes to check on me thinking I fell out of bed or something else major crashed!

Since my most recent NDE, I have premonition dreams and have predicted pregnancies and got 9/10 sexes of the babies correct. The first premonition dream was of my mother having surgery for leaking breast implant after her bout with breast cancer. I lucid dreamed that night she passed away on the operating table! It was so real I awoke sobbing. Called mom next morning to beg her not to have the surgery and she told me cardiology had just called and said it wasn’t safe for her to have surgery! Whew! I’ve also been able to connect with guides/angels. I have seen, communicated with telepathically, and been touched and “taken” by at least 3 entities.

Since my NDEs, I now feel like I’ve stepped out of the matrix and have a bird’s eye view of the world, universe and the people in it! Finally see the big picture and realize true happiness has nothing to do with material objects! It’s about friends, family and philanthropy!

Life review shows his encouragement of others

I had my NDE on March 24th, 2016. Holy Thursday. My older sister by two years was fighting a losing battle with breast cancer and it was very hard to watch it punish my parents. I had developed severe LPR heartburn through stress eating. I was going in for an ENT scope and a colonoscopy. My doctor wanted to check for ulcers and the colonoscopy was just a bonus as I was 46 and had never had one done.

The bowel prep worked too well and I became severely dehydrated. The nurse took her time hooking up the saline drip. Five minutes after she put the IV in, my heart stopped. My soul immediately left my body and went through the wall to my left. The room was dark and I was in a chair. A being behind me began clicking images from my life through my brain really fast like a slide projector. The slide show stopped at four times in my life where I was being encouraging to people. At each moment I was launched back in time and into the event. 

The first event was when I was 25. I was encouraging a new hire who had taken a lesser job under me, but it would give him a lot more room for future growth. He was worried he had made a mistake. I could smell the propane exhaust from his forklift. We were in the Southwest corner of the warehouse that I ran at the time. Bill is still a friend of mine and has had a nice career in sales.

The second one was me and a neighbor kid when I was 9. My neighbor was bummed because his parents worked all the time and didn't have the time to spend with him. It was the summer of ‘78 and it was hot as hell outside. He was wearing his yellow Chevy Luv Truck tank top and I could smell the banana sun tan lotion we had on. The colors of summer were so brilliant.

The third was when I met my best friend. We were 6 and in the first grade. Mark transferred in from another school and well..., it just sucks being the new kid. We all know that. Well, I was nice to him and he became my best man 22 years later. We were in the playground of our old grade school.

The fourth event was me encouraging a freshman at college to stay in school. I was a sophomore. He was socially backwards and struggled with that part of college. He stayed and earned a graduate degree from Cornell years later. We were standing in his dorm room on a Friday and I started to hear the nurse say, "Mike, Mike, Mike." She was giving me CPR and as I went back through the wall to my right, the Being said, "More of this!"

When I opened my eyes, I felt euphoric. I wanted to jump for joy but I could clearly see the dismay in everyone's face. The IV got ripped out, my wife was crying, and the nurse was emotionally drained. They wheeled me over to the ICU of Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, Ohio.  Again, still severely dehydrated and no saline drip yet. I felt like I was running on pure unconditional love. Just then a lady who was in a car crash was wheeled in next to me. She had been choppered in. They could not save her. I knew her soul was gone when she came in. They finally got the liquids going into me and I could feel myself become "normal" again. I took three bags before I urinated.

They kept me overnight and ran a crap ton of tests. They found nothing. I was so hungry. I went to work the next week after a very surreal Easter Sunday. I did not tell my wife until several months later. My sister died the following December when it got into her brain. It crushed my parents. My brother in law and nieces were so calm. They had seen the ravages of cancer and knew Kris was in a much better place and so did I.

The retrospect has been the hardest part. Trying to piece the clarity of the next world with the confusion of this world is very hard. I assure you, this world is the bizzarro world. This is where lies are truth and truth, lies. This is where kindness is punished and hurtfulness Is rewarded. Not so in the next reality.

I do not feel heaven is in the sky. It gets depicted that way because our bodies are so heavy and our soul feels like it rises when it leaves this boat anchor. I have lost 20 lbs since my NDE and have come to detest my body. It is such a chore to take care of. But, it's our vehicle in this world.  

At first, I thought the Being was The Holy Spirit. My Catholic teachings probably led me to that. But as I thought it over 100 times, I think it was more like an angel/messenger. I think it was younger than me. A bit awkward too. I think it knew there was little time to get me this message of how important encouragement is. You can really change the world with little effort. I was surrounded by talented medical people. No way I was gonna die that day. The nurse did ask me later when I got to my room if my chest hurt. I said, "No. Why?" She told me she'd had really wailed on me during CPR and was surprised a rib wasn't broke. I felt on top of the world for days after.  

As the years go by, my NDE takes on an even deeper meaning. I draw on it often. I have no desire to go back but I have zero fear of death. The day we die, we are all the same. Wealth and position do not matter. You do not take those with you. However, our memories of sound, sight and smell do indeed exist in the next world. I suggest loading up those vaults. I have music on all the time now.  

The year that followed my sister's death brought a huge personal challenge to my wife and me. I believe I was visited and warned of events by my sister. My wife and I became true partners the following year. Without my NDE and visits from my sister, I don't know if my marriage would have made it through.  

Woman is offered exit opportunity

After several weeks of tachycardia events that have ramped down in severity and one ER visit about 3 weeks prior to this OOB/NDE:

I felt too tired to stay awake, so I took a nap around 3:10, falling into an extra deep sleep at some point after 4:00 when I could no longer hear the low volume of the new program starting on TV.

I became lucid and aware and, after raising my arms to test the experience, I peeled out of my body. It felt like pulling myself out of a very thick, knitted sweater. I walked right up out of the recliner, hopped & flew around the room to prove to myself I was out, thinking how amazing it was.

At some point I kind of panicked and yelled for John to help me, and then he was standing in front of me. I couldn’t tell if his spirit came to me, or I had gone to wherever his body was. I grabbed him & tried to talk to him, but he didn’t respond. (In hindsight I feel this means it was his physical body, because whenever I visit his Spirit I can "see" his true essence. I think he was at the grocery store at the time - the lighting was different than in our home).

At some point later I found myself at a hard-textured barrier similar to the ceiling. I remember thinking very casually, “Well God... You could, I suppose, decide to take me now.”

Everything opened up and I peered around, focusing on a big swirling Light surrounded by multicolor clouds very far away in space (I sensed it was the tunnel). I realized I didn’t want to go, even though I understood this was a clear chance. I pushed with both hands against the barrier, turned away and floated down. I had a sense that if I went any further, I would not come back.

I don’t remember going back into my body, but I remember a dream I had afterward. I woke up at 5:25 when John came in from the store.

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