Experience Description

I was lying on an operation table and I can remember the doctor applying ether. After a few seconds, I saw my body floating in the air and moving to the right side of the room. I was amazed at what I saw. (I could remember every detail of the operation and I told the doctors about it when I was being moved to my room after the operation.) I went further to the right and I suddenly found myself in a grey desert and heard a voice coming from underground saying, 'There is GOD, There is GOD, There is GOD.' (I still can't remember if the voice spoke Polish or English). The word ‘ecstasy' describes the feeling best. Apart from ecstasy, I also felt great awe for God. I went further until I reached a tunnel and rays of sunlight. I knelt down and I felt God. I must say that as a five year old, I was fascinated by the Sun and I tried hard to reach for it and touch it. I don't know if this fact means anything but I know that I've changed a lot since this experience. I'm not the person I used to be. I like people the way they are. In silence, I like talking to my God. I'm still thinking about what happened in 1978. I told about this experience to the doctors who operated on me, to the nurses as well as other patients. It's worth mentioning that after the resection of my stomach that I underwent I was back to normal and could walk after two hours as if nothing happened.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1978 rok

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Surgery-related W trakcie operacji

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes My consciousness was connected to a translucent body.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was under a general anesthetic but it felt like real life.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I felt I was home and I didn't want to come back. I repeated this to the doctors: 'I want to go back there. I wanna go back home!' when I was being taken to my room.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? From underground. 'There is God' - three times and then when I was near the Sun I thought 'This is what God looks like.'

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes A huge Sun in the color of orange, gold and red.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? One hundred percent satisfaction and a feeling of great love.

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe This is a world of God and his laws. I had to believe it and interpret these laws.

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I got the answer that God exists the same year I doubted His existence.

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future West Phoenix, Arizona, I was driving to work. I usually leave the crossroads when the lights are at green but this time I went through a red light and had an accident. My mum and dad came to me in my dream three days before the operation (which was on August 21, 2003). I phoned my friend to tell her my parents came to take me. I gave this all a lot of thought and after the operation; I told doctors something was wrong. My intestines were twisted and I had to undergo another operation in Seattle, Washington.

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate Kwestionowalam istnienie

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist Wierze ze Istnieje-nie Kwestionuje-i nikogo nie przekonjue. Osobiescie rozmawiam z Nim - i mam spokoj wewnetrzny

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I don't like to be in the center of bustle and I don't like being surrounded by noisy people. I try to spend a lot of time with nature.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I know what people are thinking very often.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Best part: knowing there is God. Worst part: returning to earth.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told my mother. Her reply: 'Darling, don't tell anyone about it. People will think you're crazy.' Others were interested.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I wish everyone could experience what I experienced. I cannot argue God does not exist. I know he does exist. Above, on and under the ground.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I must admit you deal with these experiences in a professional way. They are not alien to many people. I wish you good luck in your further work and I leave you with the spirit I feel inside.