Experience Description

My blood pressure dropped out while having an operation to remove a cyst off my lower spine. I floated out of my body and was watching as if I were watching TV. The medical team work on me to revive me. I got bored watching, and I felt a slight pulling sensation and I started floating toward a soft mellow light in the distance. Along the way, I felt the presence of positive beings of light and soft beautiful music playing all around me. I felt happy and wanted to reach the light, then I heard, (or felt), a voice, (but inside my head), tell me that I must go back into my body because it was not my time to pass over yet. There was something that I still had to do on Earth - and with that, I was sucked back into my body and awoke on the operating table to the astonishment of the doctors working on me. A few years after the operation I became friendly with my doctor, and during a social encounter he told me that I had actually died on the operating table before being revived! I told him what the doctors were doing and saying during the time that they were trying to revive me. He was totally freaked out. He said that I was ‘dead’ and how could I have known what was being said and done, (because what I had told him that occurred was exactly what had happened in the Operating Room).

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 1976

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Surgery-related Clinical death . My blood pressure dropped out and I died on operating table. I floated up to the ceiling and watched the medical team trying to revive me, and then I started floating down a sort of tunnel made of diffused light toward a brighter light. Everything felt warm and there was soft music all around. The next thing I knew I was being sucked back into my body and I knew I was sent back for a purpose and that it was not my time to pass yet.

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

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I felt totally conscious and aware.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I felt that I was floating for a long time.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Just beautiful soft music, sort of like a choir but not the same, hard to describe because I have never heard or felt this before or again.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Not actually see with my eyes, more felt other beings of light radiating what I can only describe as Love.

The experience included: Light

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes There was a soft diffused light all around but a brighter light ahead in the distance (but still not extremely bright).

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I could feel and sense things rather than actually see and hear.

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Calmness and oneness with everything.

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I felt oneness with ‘the universe, God’ whatever one may call this. A few years after this experience, I experienced a series of Prophetic Dreams - which are now becoming fact.

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I did know what the medical team were doing and saying while they were trying to revive me.

The experience included: Vision of the future

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I do not wish to elaborate.

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 I believe God or an Angel of God told me I must go back, (I felt this rather than heard it).

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal Catholic

What is your religion now? Liberal Spiritual

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I now believe we are all part of a whole, and a change of consciousness will occur very soon in the entire human race.

The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings

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 have prophetic dreams.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I am not afraid of death because I know for a fact there is a much higher plane of existence that we all go to.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Close friends and relatives who I believe have had similar experiences themselves. Their reactions for the most part were to believe what I said.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes I do not wish to elaborate.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Just to say ‘we are all one’.