posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 07:41 PM
Hi op, really interesting thread, thanks for sharing.
I have never had an NDE but recently my dad did. Here is his story, I'll try to make it short.
Back story: My dad was a hippy, a junky and an alcoholic for many years and as a result in now residing in an irish hospital waiting for a liver
transplant. He's a very bitter man full of remorse and regret. Regret for the way he wasted his life, regret for the way he lost his wife to drugs
(my mum), the way he lost his kids (me and my brother) to drugs and lost his life to drugs. Basically he blew it and has finally had to face up to the
multitude of mistakes he made. He treated my brother and I terribly as well as a lot of other people and is now paying the price.
He's a spiritual man, his guru is a man called gurumaji (some of you may have heard of him, his 'followers' are called premmy's (not sure how you
spell it)). Anyway the point is he is spiritual but not religious.
I went over to Ireland to visit him just before christmas as I received a phone call telling me if I had anything to say to him I'd better get over
there and say it as he was on his way out. When I arrived he was gushing remorse and apologising for everything he had done (which he had never
managed before even though I had given him multiple opportunities). He didn't die, in fact quite the opposite, he seemed to improve. The doctor said
to me that he had made a miraculous recovery and that they were now going to offer him a liver transplant, which they had previously said they
wouldn't do due to him refusing one for the last 7 years and now being to far gone.
I phoned the hospital to visit him the next day and was turned away with no explanation, the next day I tried again and was told to come in at which
point I was greeted by an ecstatic/manic/bonkers dad who was ranting about an experience he had had. He explained it to me as a dream, it went
something like this:
He was stood at the edge of a chasm and his god asked him if he wanted to die, he said yes and the voice told him to take a step over the chasm, so he
did. Once he started falling he realised he didn't want to die and was literally wrenched back to the top of the chasm, at which point his god told
him that this was his one and only chance, he said you don't get a second one, this is it... and he woke up.
I spoke to a specialist a few hours later who pulled me aside and told me had had 3 seizures the previous day and had died twice within a few minutes,
at one point he was gone for 6 minutes or so before they got him back and they were extremely surprised when they did.
What I found interesting is that he has died a few times over the last few years with complications associated with massive drug and alcohol abuse and
the fact he had hep c, a failing liver and tuberculosis, but had never had an NDE... I guess this really was it and he got a second chance.
ok not so short after all... I hope I contributed and didn't bore anyone or distract from the op.