Experience Description

I saw a girl in the hospital bed and knew that she was very ill and dying. With this understanding, I knew it was me and that I was this ill girl.

I had departed from my physical body and was looking at my hospital room from the corner of the ceiling. I saw my father walking up and down looking now and then at the monitors that my body was attached to, I saw my mother sitting in a large armchair quietly. Then they appeared one on my left, one on my right and one behind me.

I felt great wisdom coming from them; they talked to me through thought not sound. They asked me if I wished to go with them or stay.

I had no questions about going with them but asked many about what will be if I decided to stay. Some of my questions were:

1. If I decided to stay will I get better?

2. Will the pain go away?

3. How will I know that all will be okay after I decide to live?

4. Is there something that I am to do on earth and therefore should decide to live?

I was given more or less answers to my questions.

I knew when they didn't want to answer and left it at that.

The moment I made my decision I was back in my body and fell asleep.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: December 1986

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness 'Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening' I was very ill and dying.

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? More consciousness and alertness than normal As above.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? After I realized that I was out of my physical 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'm not sure.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I heard only them talking to me from within.

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? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Three beings appeared one on my left, one on my right and one behind me. I felt great wisdom coming from them.

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? No

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt fantastic free release.

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

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future After the experience and up to this day I know much more of what will be than before the experience.

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? Liberal Faith in a higher energy

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No I always believed in a higher energy, what we call God.

What is your religion now? Liberal Faith in a higher energy

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No I always believed in a higher energy, what we call God.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

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 They told me that I had knowledge that I was to pass on.

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

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 Much development in healing and connecting with angels.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The most significant part was the knowing that I had knowledge that I should pass on. I'm not sure if I would have stayed here on earth if I didn't know that I had knowledge to pass on.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes It took some time to tell people. I studied kabala for a while. Looked for any information I could get my hands on. Until this day I talk to people that I know can accept the experience I had, at least half accept it.

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 While it was happening and ever since then I've known it to be real. I have never thought for a moment since it happened that it was not real.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I know it was real and remember it as if it were yesterday.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I would like to know people that had an experience like mine and receive any information on NDEs.