I lost my father in 1990. He was in a coma for about three months after a heart attack and never recovered. We were very close and his death was very tramatic for me. I remember laying on the couch at night and the next thing I knew I was out of my body. It was completely dark. I could not see a thing but I knew I was out of my body. I tried to look at my hands but I could see nothing. I tried to put them up real close to what I thought were my eyes but I could not see anything. I kept hearing a faint, firm but kind voice, saying "what are you doing, you're not suppose to be here." I knew I was hovering over my body, parallel to it and only about a foot and a half away. I was in a state of confusion on how I got there. I tried very hard to get back into my body and with each attempt I became more frightened. After many attempts I became very tired and surrendered to the idea that I may be stuck here in the dark forever. As soon as I surrendered I was back in my body. I awoke very shaken but very thankful I made it back in. I'm very curious about this experience. Was it a very weird dream or have others going through grief experienced anything like this.
Hovering over my Body
Let me start off by saying this was not an NDE but may be of some interest to you. I really cannot say if this was a dream or not but out of all the dreams I have had this one was remarkable.