I try to avoid reading published information about NDE's but finding other people who have had similar experiences is quite extraordinary. But, what I have come to learn about NDE's is that people with different belief system experience the being we met through their own belief system. This being who I met is this loving awesome being I call Yah....but ask someone from an Eastern religion who they met and they may say they met Buddah or Krishna or maybe some type of energy field. The orb I experienced were probably the souls of people going out of heaven....going to earth...or wherever.... Other people actually see loved ones,or Christ, or some other loving being when they arrive there. I did not have a preconceived notion of what heaven looked like when I had my experience so I can only assume that this being knows my past, present, and future thoughts and this being created itself and heaven in the way that I would learn to recognize. I imagine this being as Light, Love, Yah, The Father of Lights, Aba Father but someone from another culture will experince through their own culture. I read something where a girl was born to Buddhist parents and was adopted soon after birth by a Christian family. She recognized this being as God. I believe this being is indeed above every other being...but I don't think this being cares about semantics.
This being guides us to become the most loving being that we can be and to let others know how much this being loves us....and that is beyond any measure : )