My name is George and I narrate the experience of my mother-in-law, whom I didn't know. My wife related the experience to me. I was particularly interested in NDE's, and on one occasion when I spoke with my wife on this theme, she relayed this experience of her mother. For me, the telling was truly stimulating because it provided direct evidence that the NDE experiences correspond to the transit time from one form of existence to another.
My mother-in-law's pregnancy was the same as with the fourth child. Everything was normal, up until the delivery, during which a midwife tended to her. [Midwives] in Mexico are women who have learned through experience to attend deliveries; they're not doctors. The day of the delivery, the midwife attended my mother-in-law in her house; the baby was born - it was a girl.
Hours later, my mother-in-law experienced a strong hemorrhaging connected to the delivery. At some point, my mother-in-law started to see a path strewn with flowers and light. At the end of the path, she saw an elderly lady. My mother-in-law reached the elderly lady, who told her to go back; that she should see her family who were suffering for her.
The elderly lady showed my mother-in-law her husband and her small children around the bed and other persons. All were crying and praying for my mother-in-law; for they thought she was dying. My mother-in-law saw herself stretched out on the bed; she knew it was she (there). In that moment, she became conscious that she was out of her body. The answer of my mother-in-law to the elderly lady was that she wanted to go with her, because she felt such peace and tranquility. The elderly lady again told her that, no, she had to go back. My mother-in-law awoke in the bed and recuperated.
Date NDE Occurred: aproximadamente hace 68 años
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Childbirth Life threatening event, but not clinical death
The situation was related to a delivery with complications due to a hemorrhage.
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? As the experience was my mother-in-law's, I felt that the moment of highest consciousness was when she perceived that there existed the possibility to pass on to the other form of existence or to the other world, a world of happiness.
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
The experience of my mother-in-law took place in a beautiful landscape, with a pathway, flowers, lawn and light.
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 don't have information with which to answer that question.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I don't have information with respect to that.
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 A very large person of the feminine sex, who told her that she had to return and showed her children, husband and other persons around her bed, crying and praying.
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? Uncertain The path of flowers she saw was very well lit. However, when the path appeared she didn't see a point of light or any localized light [on it].
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Si la experiencia de mi suegra se dearrollo en un paisaje bello, con un camino, flores, cesped y luz.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? My mother-in-law saw her body stretched out on the bed and she realized that she existed outside of it.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
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
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
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes The limit of the pathway that my mother-in-law traversed was marked by the presence of the elderly lady, the one who prevented her from going forward.
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? No
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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? No
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? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
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
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