Not sure if this qualifies as a NDE or was simply a dream. However, as a young child it had a profound spiritual effect on me.
When I was about 6 years' old.
During sleep one night, I was visited by two angels who told me they were my guardian angels. We left my bed and ascended in the corner of the room, at first by what looked like a ladder but, then, just became effortless movement. When we arrived in, what I guessed was, "Heaven," and the angels told me they were going to take me someplace because "Jesus wanted me to see some things there", and that part of the dream/experience I have no recollection of and didn't at the time I "woke up."
After that part of the dream, the angels told me that we had some time and asked, "If I wanted to do anything in the world I could think of, what would it be?" I wanted them to play a board game like "Candyland" with me. And suddenly, the game was there and they asked me how to play, and as I was explaining the rules to them, they seemed delighted and laughed a lot. I had the feeling that they were laughing at me, but it didn't bother me at all, because it simply was communicated as "delight" and that they were enjoying being with me.
While we were playing, I remember the place where we were sitting was like a misty surface that was bright and beautiful colors, but it began to turn a peachy orange color that was quite striking. When we finished playing, they said the sun was coming up and it was time for me to "go back". Of course, I was having an amazing time and didn't want to leave. They then showed my home's kitchen from which I was observing from a ceiling viewpoint. I could see my mom in her bathrobe beginning to prepare breakfast and coffee. The angels told me my mom would miss me if I didn't go back and I felt this huge compassion (for a 6-year-old) for what my mom would feel if she discovered I was gone.
Then they showed me my elementary school from a viewpoint above looking down, which was just being hit with sunlight in the morning dawn. They said my teachers and my friends would miss me if I didn't go back and I agreed that it was time for me to go back and get ready for school. Before I went back/woke up, they assured me, that even though I couldn't see them, they would always be with me and if I ever needed help, they would help me and to just ask. They also conveyed to me that I was loved. Then I woke up.
I had a very strong lingering sense of spiritual connectedness that day and, although it changed over time, I would say it was very strong for a good six months after. Even before this experience/dream, I felt a lifelong connection with Heaven and Jesus that never seemed to be associated with religious teachings or church. I also had increased sensitivity to light and sound, increased intuition, clairvoyance, precognition and have sought alternative medicine for self-healing and healing my loved ones, as well as a very strong immediate sense of connection with certain people and empathy or sensing other's emotions or thoughts.
During the twenty years of my marriage and raising my only child, I seemed to have lost touch with much of my spiritual nature and the big exception happened when my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage and I felt telepathic connection with the spiritual being of that child and the being comforted me as it was leaving my body. I became very interested in other people's experiences of miscarriage or stillbirth.
Shortly after that loss, I became pregnant again and the pregnancy seemed like it was also going to end in miscarriage, but again, a very strong telepathic relationship with the spirit of the being I carried, convinced me that everything was going to be okay. I conveyed this to the doctor when she was trying to schedule a D & C thinking I had already miscarried. I was adamant, and then the doctor said, okay, let us wait a week when we can do an ultrasound and determine the status of the pregnancy. Of course, I did have a healthy child but learned throughout the pregnancy to listen to that intuitive voice.
After my child grew up and moved out, my husband and I separated. Through the practice of gratitude and some tools of positive psychology, I feel like my spiritual life became renewed and I felt reconnected to and curious about several experiences I had throughout my life.
When my mom died, I started reading about ndes and became fascinated by people who have the courage to talk about spiritual experiences which seem uncommon, but I believe are quite common. I am curious about why people fear feeling "disconnected" from society and accept more superficial and mundane commonly-held beliefs, even if they know within their hearts, there is so much more than "meets the eye". This is why I am writing to you today...because I believe it is helpful to humanity to collectively rise to higher levels of understanding. And to align with who we are as spiritual beings with Earthly lives, by having the opportunity to talk about experiences which may not, as yet, find scientific veracity.