I enjoy reading accounts of NDE experiences, and although I have never had one of those, I do believe I have had some profound spiritual experiences which I would like to share. The first occurred when I was only six years old. I was at my friends Chelsea's house and we were walking from the kitchen to the family room.
Then, in a flash I suddenly realized something profound. However, this was more than a just a thought or a realization, it was more an awareness of a state of being. I looked at Chelsea and thought, "but wait, I AM Chelsea, and she IS me. We are the same thing..." It's like my awareness had gone above the energy we can feel in our own localized bodies to where we are all connected energetically on another level. Of course I didn't have those words to describe it then, but I knew it was very profound. Then, as quickly as it came, the feeling left. However I didn't feel completely settled back into my own 'self' for a couple hours.
The second time I was around 15 and was walking home early one morning from a sleep over. No one was outside and it was very quiet. Suddenly, it was as if I could feel the whole world of energy open up to me. It was so startling (but not scary) that I dropped my sleeping bag and stood still on the side of the road just staring. It was as if I could feel everybody's energy in the whole world.
Then, quickly the feeling was gone. I went home and felt dizzy and out of sorts for the rest of the day. At the time I didn't know what I had felt and didn't know about the philosophies behind 'energy' etc. Later that year in a global studies class we were learning about Hinduism and how they believe that the whole energy of the universe is like a clothes line and that each individual is like a hangar on that clothes line. "Aha!" I thought, and it hit me right in the gut that that is what I had felt that one morning. It was like my own hangar had lifted and I could feel down the energy of the whole clothes line.
Now I'm 25 but I can remember those experiences as clear as day and am thankful for them as my own personal proof that much more exists beyond the physical.