I gave birth to my daughter, and was discharged the following day. On the fourth day, I was taken to the emergency room with a very high fever. There I was placed under observation. Tests were done and they diagnosed appendicitis. I was treated with intravenous drugs. I went on getting worse, and tests showed it was NOT appendicitis. They called for the woman doctor who attended the birth. More tests were done.
But they still did not know what was wrong with me. I entered into shock, and that is when everything began. I felt great peace, and felt no fear in separating from my body. I felt myself floating and that I was rising from the gurney. I could hear people praying all around me but could not react, could not open my eyes or move, etc.
The doctor asked my family to pray for me, said I was in a very bad way, and they did not know what was wrong with me. My family went to the church, and so did the doctor. They started doing bacterial cultures. I was put on four separate drips, two in my legs and two in my arms.
Date NDE Occurred: 1979
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Childbirth Bacteria en el útero posparto. 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening'
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I saw the light and a tunnel, when I went floating off and felt the impulse to depart. But I felt the doctor slap my cheeks and speak to me, moving me to make me react.
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
Time seemed to be running very fast.
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. Brightness and light. Without opening my eyes, I saw this very brilliant light.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I heard everything and everybody, praying, speaking and weeping.
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? Yes It was a tunnel with a narrow beginning, opening at the other end. It was like an inverted cone.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Very bright.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm No lo recuerdo.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt myself floating, with a desire to 'go away'.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
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
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I learned that death is part of the cycle of life. That we must live for today, which suffices us. That we must live to serve and help others. I have a more personal relationship with my GOD. I speak with HIM and bear witness that he is a LIVING CHRIST.
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I have dreams and insights into future events. They enter my mind, and they happen.
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
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I believe much more strongly in the Elder Brother.
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe much more strongly in the Elder Brother.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes I had the opportunity to know this other level.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Because I felt peace and felt no fear in separating from my body. I felt myself floating and that I was rising from the gurney. I could hear people praying all around me but could not react, could not open my eyes or move, etc.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I think things which then come out. I dream of events, which come true. I have presentiments, which are correct. I talk to people, and they ask, how do you know this? Sometimes I can telephone people and they say 'I was just about to call you.'
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes
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 definitely real I saw it as real, but thought it must be a dream.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
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? No.