I had a tonsillectomy and all went well until discharge, when I was given an injection of sulphur. I have no recall of any of this until I reacted about 15 minutes later in the car on the way home. I remember being sick on my mother’s lap and seeing the skin reaction. Next recall is sitting in the wall of the emergency section of the hospital and watching the events separate from myself.
The time seemed inconsequential and I was uninterested until a separate space opened in the room and I left. After a hazy journey (seemingly short), I was enveloped in light and exquisite and infinite love. By now, I recall this as an ageless soul. I felt, as best as I can describe, in a state of total bliss. Once again, there is no language to convey feelings. There seemed to be a collective consciousness who welcomed me, but at the same time conveyed the knowledge that I was the one responsible for the decision to stay or go back. I recall these decisions not as a small child but a person with accumulated knowledge to evaluate the choice and make a decision. The decision to return was based on the knowledge that I was not finished in my life and there were things to accomplish and fulfill. There was no distress at the thought of return and, once the decision was made, there was no more recall.
These experiences have stayed crystal clear and as fresh as when they occurred.
Date NDE Occurred: November 1956
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Surgery-relatedAllergic reaction Clinical death
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I don't recall an appearance, and it seems to be too earthbound a concept to be a relevant question. The feeling was that ‘I existed?’
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? In body, I was totally unconscious.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning Time was of no consequence.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain Not exactly a tunnel but an opening into another space.
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Contentment, peace, thoughtful, safe, returned to home?
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe This question leaves me unable to respond. I was aware that I had come home from a short journey and would be off on another.
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
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 As in an above question, I made a decision to return and this was my decision, but without words, the ‘soul group was a sounding board for my thoughts’.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No Too young.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes There is no language to provide verbal expression to some of my experience.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No Too young to have had previous life experience.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? There were no bad parts and I feel secure in the process.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No