I had my second hernia operation. They had to keep me overnight for observation. I had an IV and an antibiotic. The nurse got me out of bed to sit up. I passed out or something. I saw a bright light and went to it. There I saw my mother, grandmother and mother-in-law who approached me. They told me that I have unfinished business and had to raise my sons since I had just got divorced. I woke up screaming, 'NO, No!' I like it here!' The nurse and doctors tried to say I had a reaction to the antibiotic but I woke all sweaty and my IV was out and I was all wet.
Date NDE Occurred: April 1989
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Surgery-related. Allergic reaction Other Hernia surgery
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 lost awareness of my body
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 All during it.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? All during it.
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
It might have been a few seconds but it seemed longer.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
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
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
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 My mother, grandmother and mother-in-law and she was the only one who talked to me! She said I had to take care of my sons and then shoved me back.
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 and calming.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Relaxed comfortable and peaceful.
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
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
The experience included: Vision of the future
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
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
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist None
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 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 My future.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I am finding it hard to enter one when I already know what and where they have been, I refuse to accept someone's baggage as I have my own.
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 I touch someone and I know what they are all about, I read souls and clearly tell futures but already know their pasts.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? All was.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Right away, I got laughed at.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Reading books.
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
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