The story is about my mother who had died some days ago.
My mother was at the beginning process of becoming a nun. At the time, she was embroidering and sewing.
One day she suffered an awful cut, and mother superior told her to take an antibiotic to get rid of any problem more rapidly. My mother was given an injection of penicillin. At that time, she didn't know she was fatally allergic to penicillin. The reaction was immediate, she became dizzy, and fell to the floor. My mother was floating abover her body when her companion screamed and told the others about what had happened. Mother was sad for the shock she had given the other girl. She was looking down from the top of the room like a bird, and could see everything. Then she was in a tunnel, like clouds and a vortex, through which she travelled towards a light. According to her, she wasn't frightened. My mother said that she felt a peace that she had never felt before. Nevertheless, a powerful and serious voice said to her, 'Get up, it isn't your time!' She wanted to stay there because she was very happy. But something threw her back to her body where she woke up. Some days had passed, during which she had been in a coma.
Date NDE Occurred: 1954
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Allergic Reaction. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
Allergies to penicillin and sulphamides.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes She could clearly see another Sister asking an assistant to get help. My mother was enjoying being out of her body.
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 At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I don't know
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Were your senses More vivid than usual? More vivid than usual
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 know
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 know
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere, as if by ESP? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
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 at the end of the tunnel
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? immense peace as he never had, rest
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? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
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? Christian- Catholic She was entering a religious order of Catholic nuns with whom she resided
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes It is not yet your time they told her, that means she had a lot to do. She got married and had two children.
During your experience, did you gain information about an afterlife? An afterlife definitely exists. Yes. She saw her death and her passage into a zone of absloute peace.
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Moderate changes in my life
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain I don't know
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience.
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? Uncertain My mother shared this experience with us 60 years later some months before she died.
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
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? The immense love and peace that exists. There is no worry or pain and everything is good.
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