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Experience description:  

Would what I am about to tell you be considered a NDE?  I was sitting on my sofa watching television one night and my daughter was staying with me at the time and she was on the computer.  I had been grieving terribly for the loss of my dog, a Rotty, from cancer.  I had him since he was a puppy.   

I was watching a sitcom, and the next thing I knew I saw this bright light then was in this beautiful field with trees on each side, and then I saw my relatives that has gone on before except for my grandmother on my mother's side.  She had died in 1964. They walked up to me with my dog and everyone there knew I was there for my dog.  They did not even mind.  They greeted me with so much love, I have never felt love like that before, even from my dog.  They talked to each other while I was hugging my dog, and telling him how much I missed him.  

Then I was told I had to go back, I said I wanted to stay, that I did not want to go back.  They said there was more I had to do and I had to go back.  The next thing I knew I was back on my sofa in front of the television.   

It felt weird and wonderful at the same time.  I was not dreaming because I was wide awake watching television.  It was only a few minutes after 7pm, and it was the same time when I returned.  As if time had stopped. 

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     The vibrant colors of the field and trees, it was all so much clearer.  I just can't explain it. Beautiful does not even express it correctly.

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

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    I am not sure what you are asking here.  I was aware of everything around during this time.  I even felt as if I looked different, younger.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    More consciousness and alertness than normal

If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain:            I am not sure what you are asking here.  I was aware of everything around during this time.  I even felt as if I looked different, younger.

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?  Yes     I could see everything around me.  The color were so much more vivid just beautiful.  It's actually as if looking through a haze hear on earth and over there everything is clearer, beautiful, wonderful.

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?
            Yes     Yes, when all the family were talking, I heard every word they were saying but it was not intrusive.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Love. Such love as I have never experienced before.  Happiness, great happiness that I have never experienced before.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          Uncertain      There was a bright light, then I was there.

Did you see a light?           Yes     It was as if it surrounded me. It was warm and welcoming.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     My family, also, it wasn't as if we spoke with our mouths it was thoughts.

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No      

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?            Yes     Just the beautiful field with trees.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     I did not feel as if time existed there.

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Uncertain            I just knew that everything was ok and the way it was suppose to be.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No           

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     No       I have had paranormal experiences since I was five years old.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     My ex-husband a week after it happened.  He believes me because he has had a NDE during surgery.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    Yes     I have heard about people having them.  But I never thought about it during this time.  Remember, I was heavily grieving for my dog.

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real    Very real to this day.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            The whole thing was meaningful.  I was not sure if there was an afterlife. Now I know there is one.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real            Very real. Nothing like that has happened to me since, and I lost my father a year ago and my little sister earlier this year.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No      

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?           
No           

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No       I don't take synthetic medication

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Would this be considered an NDE?  How is it possible?

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes     as much as my obvious limited volcabulary allows.

Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience?   no, this was well formulated.