This post is a quick look back over the shoulder to last week’s post, “Why keep discussing distressing NDEs.” Today’s consists of two brief bullet points, either of which could lead you to hours of thought.
- The comments on last week’s post have been exceptionally rich and thought-provoking—small essays from a half-dozen or so readers reminding us why this blog and the book Dancing Past the Dark exist. If you have not yet seen the comments, please do not pass Go before you go back and read them. I am unendingly grateful for the depth and thoughtfulness of these sharings. You’ll find them here.
- On a related theme, faithful reader Dave Woods posted his belief that a valuable thread would be responses from experiencers about what they have taken away from a distressing NDE. I agree completely. So, here are five questions, his original two and three I’ve added:
- Do you believe you learned anything from your dNDE? Yes/No/Not sure
- If Yes, what did you learn from it?
- If you are not able to say you learned something from your distressing NDE, please say something about its effects on your life and thinking.
- After having a dNDE, some experiencers are confused and haunted by it for the rest of their lives, and others are not. If you are not still troubled by the experience, why not?
- If you are still deeply troubled by the NDE, what is it that continues to confuse and haunt you?
If you have had a distressing NDE, I hope you will add your voice to the responses. You may post in the comments below or send me an email at nanbush12 (at) gmail.com.
Remember to look at last week’s comments!
Dave Woods says
Nan, It seems that nobody wants to talk about what they’ve learned or how their distressing NDE has effected their lives. Could it be that no one on this blog has ever had one? How about researching some distressing NDE’s and posting the persons impressions of it. Links to these could be posted in the blog. Howard Storm (a famous one) is an example.
Nan Bush says
Dave, welcome to the world of data-collection about dNDEs! The lack of response is not surprising to me. I’m thinking of other possible ways to approach the question, as I don’t have time right now to do the full-bore research project.
Joe Sakavage says
Regarding unsettling NDE’s – In 2004 I overdosed on opiates. I woke up with a tube down my throat in an ambulance. Between the OD in a bank parking lot and the awakening I seemed to be just sitting in a completely dark room with absolutely nothing at all visible and no sounds. Looking back at that time and now, I couldn’t really say how long it lasted. It seemed to be quite long although I never got upset or panicky. I just sort of thought to myself, “So, this is it.”