I had an NDE during a 12-hour surgery for removal of a benign neuroma. After leaving ICU the next morning, I awakened to the thought I had had a strange dream.
A few months later after I related this "dream" to a friend she said she did not think it was a dream; her mother related to her a similar experience. My friend then gave me the two books, "Life After Life" and "Life After Death". As I read them I was stunned to realize again and again the experiences were similar to what I had. I did not have a "dream". I now had a name for it - a near-death experience.
To describe the experience I floated up to the ceiling where I looked down and saw the medical team dressed in green gowns and caps working seriously over a body. As I observed the process I realized that was the body I had just left. I had no attachment to it whatsoever. Also I had no form; I was like a mist. The next recollection was of floating without effort through a dark tunnel to a beautiful yellow-white light. I had no thought of choosing to go there. It just seemed to naturally draw me to it. I saw no other Beings in the tunnel. In The Light there was only pure beautiful Light. No forms, no boundaries, nothing but beautiful white light. The feeling of peace in the light was like nothing I had ever experienced. There was no such thing as time and space. I refer to me as "I," but I felt no separation. At one point I became all there was. I knew all there was and I had all knowledge. I had a thought and the answer was immediately there. I was the core, the infinite Pure White Light and there was nothing else. I did not like being the only thing there was, and I was lonely.
At some point three Beings of Light, (as I called them), came to me. The middle one seemed to be larger with the two accompanying "it" on each side. Recently I read that every cell has its own frequency or vibration and that frequency has its own tone, therefore our bodies "sing". Perhaps that is how I was able to discern "three" Beings, that they (I, and each of us) have different frequencies, different body tones.
There is no form on The Other Side, at least not the State of Being where I was, therefore there are no mouths or ears - all communication is telepathic. The Beings told me I must return to my body. In that indescribable state of peace I did not want to return to my body and told them so. They said I must return, that my mission, my purpose on earth was not yet finished. I had no choice.
In hindsight I appeared to be like a wisp of smoke or mist that re-entered the body at the crown of my head. The next thing I recall is the doctor slapping my face, calling my name. I was back in my body. I opened my eyes to see family and friends standing around me. While in the Light as a Being of Light myself I was told and shown many things yet do not recall them except as time goes by wisdom and recognition come to me. I sense from what I was told and shown on The Other Side.
Since my NDE I left organized religion behind. As other NDErs have said I have no fear of death. In fact I look forward to what's next. That's not to say I will not be sad or frightened to some degree, yet with focus I know where we go and there is nothing on earth like it. It is indescribably magnificent. No matter what is happening life might feel painful yet it is not serious. Instead another lesson from which to grow. Life is joyous, filled with laughter and Love. The greatest of these is Love.