The nearest thing to an NDE that I can describe in my experience is when I was regressed and went through the 'death' point of that past life. I know it's controversial re the past lives, but I believe I had many. That aside - during the regression session I was aware of my family members surrounding me, and I felt it was time to leave. I lifted up out of my body and as I looked down at myself- I was made out of pure sparkly light. I felt expansive and giant, it was such a lightweight and floaty experience, it felt amazing.
I had heart failure when I was 19 due to an undiagnosed heart condition. I was given a less than 10% chance of pulling through so was very lucky.
I remember floating on my back and having to keep my eyes closed as there was a very bright white light all around me. When my eyes were closed I was in an earth tunnel (Like a large underground tunnel) just floating along - it wasn't frightening.
I don't remember saying this but after more than a week in intensive care I was told what had happened and I told everyone I'd been with my mother. She had died just five weeks before my heart failure.
I know it all sounds bonkers and if it hadn't happened to me then I wouldn't belive it but I remember the light and the tunnel vividly.
Before my mother died she told me that twice she'd floated out of her body and could see herself in bed and just kept thinking "I've got to get back to me body. I've got to get back to my body". I thought she was a bit mad at the time but with hindsight it could have been a sign that she was terminally ill. She died of misdiagnosed cervical cancer.
I was hit by a car in my mid teens and lost consciousness for a while. I didn't know that at the time - I was stood at the side of the road watching myself on the ground in the middle of the road. I was only mildly interested with what was going on with my body, and felt quite incredibly detached from it. It was very quiet, like a radio had been turned right down. It was kind of like I was flung out of my body on impact - I didn't feel the car hit or any pain despite substantial injuries. Next thing I was back on the road, with all the ensuing chaos.
I do believe very much that our souls are only associated with our bodies for a short time, so could accept that I was briefly disconnected from my body. I am also open to the possibility that it was my body's way of protecting me from the trauma. If you believe that mind, body and soul are interconnected then maybe it was both.
I have also had a regression 'death'. It was quite profound at the time but unlike IB i'm not convinced with hindsight that it was more than my imagination at play.
I just realised how lucky I am not to have actually been in a life-threatning situation. Thanks for sharing mostly and oldbag. I do believe that our souls live on, as I have said before on my threads here, I have had contact from my father and found out information that I had no way of knowing, and it helped my family after he passed to find documents and other items etc. This was one of the most profound lessons for me. I do a bit of contact with passed loved ones, and it's always very loving and I am sure comforting for those of us who are left behind. Much love xx
I'm probably lowering the tone here, but I have had a near-death experience (my heart was stopped and started again for medical reasons) and it really did feel just like I'd been switched off and then on again. I wasn't aware of anything at all in the intervening seconds.
Maybe you just don't remember anything happening Mooncup
So interesting to read everyone's experiences. I do believe that the soul lives on. I wish I had more experiences of my own (not near death ones!) just to reassure me sometimes when I have a bit of a wobble.