This question has come up probably four or five times in the last couple of weeks, so I thought I’d write a short article letting you know my thoughts on the question.
It’s possible that many people who were near or at death (or in a coma, etc.) did have a near death experience and just didn’t remember it. It’s not that the experience isn’t memorable – it’s something that you would remember for the rest of your life. I think that if you did have the experience and didn’t remember it in your conscious mind, then there must be a reason. One reason could be that it is only meant for your subconscious mind.
Pondering that possibility for a moment… your Higher Self (or Spirit Guides / God / Angels / etc.) could want you to figure the answers (to life) out on your own, but is sparking your subconscious mind for just a little hint or clue. Possibly in the future something will happen or someone will say something that will ignite those sparks and you will remember bits and pieces – just as you are meant to.
It’s also possible that you actually did not have an NDE of any kind. How could that happen?
Well, I think for this answer we need to separate in our minds our body from our spirit. What is the first memory pretty much everyone reports in an NDE? “I was suddenly outside of my body”, or, “the next thing I knew I was standing next to my body” (or “floating on the ceiling and looking down on my body”, etc.). In those cases, the NDE’r (Near Death Experiencer) left their body.
But think about what it would be like if your body was dead (or near death, or in a coma, etc.) and you did not leave your body. You (your spirit) just stayed inside of the body “vehicle”. What would you remember then? Nothing. Blackness. Right?
And so following that thought through, I think that many people who were near death and did not have an NDE just simply stayed inside their bodies while the body was going through – whatever it was that it was going through. Perhaps there was no confusion on the Spirit’s part as to this not being the time of death, or else you were just not meant have this experience at that particular time.
For my article on why some people have STE’s (Spiritually Transformative Events) and others do not, please click here: