I had a miscarriage and lost a lot of blood. When I came out of surgery, they left me in a room until I came back to consciousness. In that moment, I had the experience. I saw my body on the bed with the nurse trying to wake me up. Since she couldn't, she started calling for help. I saw the activity around the hospital, as if there was no ceiling. I felt very welcome and wonderfully good, on something that felt like cotton. It was warm and bright. During the experience, I thought about no one, not even my children who were young at the time.
Date NDE Occurred: 1984
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Surgery-related Other: No volvia de pos operatorio
I don't know, only that I wasn't coming back.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I could see how they ran to tell the doctor that a lot of time was passing and I wasn't waking and I followed everything by sight; the doctor was with a patient.
I clearly left my body and existed outside it
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal Because I was fused with everything and I felt happy.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Well when I realized that I was out of my body.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could see everything, as if I was in the sky and didn't exist. Nothing in the way to prevent me from seeing everything that happened.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I saw more than I heard.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt joy and safe.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will I was the one to decide to return, as they kept insisting.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Not important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Unaffiliated- Agnostic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes In spite of still not believing in religions.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Other faiths- Unitarian and other liberal faiths Espiritual
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience No cuestionaba nada fue como que yo sabia que era asi
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I began to believe in a higher being, and realize that it is in all of us.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? Uncertain
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably does not exist
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes Si me di cuenta que somos espiritu y creo en Dios ahora
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I did not fear death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Moderately fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No Bueno despues de la experiencia, comence a dar mensajes a personas desconocidas sobre su Salud
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes Si,que el amor universal es lo verdadero
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life I began to understand others better and be less selfish.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes I understand situations better as well as living things. I am more aware.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes They used me as a messenger. Because I know it's not coming from me, instead I am like a bridge to help others. Well after the experience I began giving messages to strangers about their health.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I felt whole, like me.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was probably real Well, I had never read about this until 10 years later.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Because I'm not the only one who has had this experience (like you think at the time)
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I realized that we are spirits and I now believe in God and that universal love is the truth. It's something one cannot forget or even make up.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? That it be shorter and worded in a way to enable the interviewee to explain the experience without so many questions.
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