On October 1, my second daughter was born by C-section and everything went well. Fifteen days later, on October 16, I was sitting by my 2 daughters. My newbown was ready to sleep in my lap. I began to suffer a terrible headache that was so intense that I put the newborn into her cot beside the bed. The pain intensified and I could no longer breathe. I cried in pain and called for help. My mother came first and then my father. My father called the doctor and started to give me Reiki. My oldest daughter was sitting on the edge of the bed, and I cried to my mother to take the children with her. My father conversed with me. I told him that I was looking at a very white light. He grabbed my hand and asked, '˜Do you want to go to the light?' I covered my eyes, and told him that I didn't want to go. I was out of my body. I saw my mother while she was crying and looking after a baby in another room. I saw my eldest daughter who was with my mother in the bed. I saw my father calling the ambulance. I felt all the anguish that my family felt. I saw the ambulance as it arrived as they took me to the hospital and as I went into the emergency room. I saw the doctors as they said there was no pulse. I saw it all but nobody could hear me. Although I was in a coma, I saw how they came to see me. I saw my teenage brother when he arrived two days later, but he couldn't hear me. I was there but I wasn't in my body. I saw my husband. I was asking everyone about my children, yet nobody replied to me. I had a brain bleed. Some days after the bleed, the doctors weren't holding out any hope for me because they said I was brain dead. They didn't want to operate on me because there was no hope. Yet, a doctor did operate on me.
It was months later. I was alive and I left the hospital. Meanwhile, my body was all there, my mind and spiritual body too. Yet, I wasn't quite there. My spiritual body (I don't know how to say it) - I went with my father and my husband on a trip to places that I know and places I don't know. But at the moment of return, we were in a very cold place, we were wearing cold-weather gear, and gloves. I was dying of cold and asked them for a coffee. They embraced me and told me it was time to return. This was when I awoke from the coma. I saw my older brother, who had been with me, with a great big smile, calling the doctor. The Doctor arrived, and asked me 'What is your name?' I replied 'Geo' and my brother smiled.
Date NDE Occurred: 16 de Octubre 2013
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Childbirth. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
The doctors didn't know why this cerebro vascular accident had happened. I was waiting two weeks for a diagnosis. During which time, I had two more brain bleeds for which they took me into surgery to carry out cranio-plasty decompression. I was in a coma for three weeks and I had been brain dead.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant and distressing
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes My spiritual body (I don't know how to say it) - I went with my father and my husband on a trip to places that I know and places I don't know. But at the moment of return, we were in a very cold place, we were wearing cold-weather gear, gloves. I was dying of cold and asked them for a coffee. They embraced me and told me it was time to return.
I lost awareness of my body
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 I was present but yet not physically. My consciousness was there but I was not in my body.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? At the moment when I saw the white light, that came up to me, until I closed my eyes.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I did not have any notion of a physical kind.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? More vivid than usual
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I saw things and did things that I cannot physically explain.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I heard things that I could not physically hear.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
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: Void
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? Yes A white light reaper
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Everything
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
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 My spiritual body (I don't know how to say it) - I went with my father and my husband on a trip to places that I know and places I don't know. But at the moment of return, we were in a very cold place, we were wearing cold-weather gear, gloves. I was dying of cold and asked them for a coffee. They embraced me and told me it was time to return.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic -
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Moderately important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic -
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 My father is a master of Kundalini Yoga and has always told me about energies, about the physical body things that I did not believe or understand, now I believe and I understand.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes My sensitivity to my environment
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.)? Uncertain
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Yes There is a mystical connection, everything is everything, and there is no distinction between physical spaces.
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Uncertain God gave me his hand when I saw the intensely bright light.
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? Uncertain
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Uncertain
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Unknown
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife probably does not exist No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I moderately feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I moderately fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not 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? Yes The love
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Not compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes Love is everything and moves everything.
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 Before my experience, I wasn't so sensitive as I am now. I am referring to feelings, like listening to things that I never listened to before.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I see life from a different level of consciousness.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Because it is not something I have ever lived through so do not know how to describe it.
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 as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience. The memories of my experience are equal. Equal to the events of my life, with the difference that with those of the experience they are difficult to describe, or to put into context, because they are not explicable to people that have never had a similar experience.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain A metaphysician, I consulted, supported me in the process. He told me that I had come to this physical world to carry something out, and little by little I was going to find out. I continue with this search.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The light when my father took my hand and asked me, 'Do you want to go into the light?' I replied, 'No.'
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Uncertain Not of everything, because many people do not understand it
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes My father fell out of a small plane and he chatted with me. He said that he was released from his body. He saw himself lying covered in blood, and everything that happened, as if someone or something carried him. He shouted â€˜No!â€™ this didn't affect my experience because it was very different to that which he had chatted to me about.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was probably not real A few days later, I wasn't able to assimilate everything that had happened to me physically. At that time, I was beginning to remember the experience and trying to find explanations for it, but now I have understood and assimulated it perfectly.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real The experience was definitely real because that which you have experienced returns to your consciousness.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Everything that happened to me, I remember, the admission to the emergency ward and the hospital, and the smell of the things in the hospital.
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