In Iranian culture with the start of spring, people start to celebrate. For 15 days, most institutions are closed for holidays. As such, I was staying home too. I was spending my time by watching TV and doing other relaxing things. One night, while I was lying down and looking at the ceiling, I felt my spirit coming out of my body. I continuously told myself that this is just my mind imagining this sensation, so I tried to stop thinking. I told myself it must be fatigue. I always loved God, and I would always tell him my problems and things that made me sad. I felt very close to him and I still do. Maybe that's because when I was only one year old, my mother died and I had no one to which to talk. So the only person who gave me peace was talking to God.That night I slept. In my sleep, I was moving at a very high speed in a tunnel full of light. The sensation was so beautiful that I feel incapable of describing it to you. It was as if there was no burden whatsoever on me. I felt light; it was truly a good feeling. I was moving in the tunnel very fast. I felt good and full of happiness.Suddenly, I reached a part of the tunnel where there was a lady. I did not see her, it just felt as if the being was a lady. I did not hear a voice and did not see anyone. Maybe it was a telepathic understanding. I was told that if I pass this point, I won't be able to return. But that feeling of lightness and happiness was so pleasant that I didn't mind moving on. I was told again, ‘If you go you cannot ever see your father and brother.’ It was as if she wanted to change my mind no matter what. I thought for a moment that my father will feel devastated without me. I remember that she told me, ‘They will really suffer without you.’ Now that I think about it, I feel the lady was my mother who prevented me from going further. I don't remember anything else until I woke up with the ringing of the phone. I couldn't believe it was 2 pm and I was so tired that I couldn't come out of the bed. At first I didn't take the event too seriously and thought perhaps it was a dream. I should also note that very often I dream of events that are to occur in following days and can sense them. Around the time of passing away of people who are close to me, I start to feel differently. For example, at the time of my grandfather's death, all the relatives had gathered in a small city in the North. Everyone was happy and rejoicing. But I was sitting in one of the rooms crying and begging God to not do it; without knowing what had happened to whom. Then at night the news came that my grandfather had passed away. At the time of my grandmother's passing, I could hear voices that I will never forget.At any rate, I didn't take the tunnel dream seriously, and I thought it was just a dream. But I loved the good feeling I had experienced. One day I told my friend about it. She told me that she had been reading about this type of thing and that this was not a dream, it was real. She also said she is worried because this is dangerous and I can possibly go again. I was always afraid of death but after that experience I feel good about leaving. But I am worried about what awaits the world and humans.At the end of September, I had a dream. I was really concerned given my track record of my previous dreams. I dreamt the world is dark, and whomever I could see was either addicted or was killing someone. Everywhere was filled with fear and horror. Then suddenly I saw the sky became beautifully lit with light, it seemed as if God was very happy. I asked, ‘What is happening?’ A voice from the sky said, ‘Today one who will save the world from injustice and cruelty was born; and today, everyone, even God, is happy’. I thought to myself how old I will be twenty years from now? From that day on, my mind is constantly occupied with the thought of what that dream meant. I think the world has entered a new era, and we are getting close to the end of the world. How great it would be if there was love and kindness everywhere, and people would not get so evil now or in the future. This narrative got too long, but I wished to write these experiences here.
Date NDE Occurred: 2014
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. شب هنگام در خواب Other هیچ کدام از موارد بالا نبود من شب دراز کشیده بودم که بحوابم
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? In the tunnel I knew I was dead, and I am going to the other world.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
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? 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 remember. What I remember the most is the feeling of comfort and lightness that I was experiencing. I also remember that I was going in the tunnel with a high speed looking ahead to know/to see where I was going.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. There was no sound to hear except for that call, which I think it was my mother.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes A tunnel full of light, I was moving at a high speed.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes The tunnel was full of light.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Feeling good, and the comfort was really good, it is indescribable, like a feather, a feeling of lightness.
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
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
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes Only at the end of the tunnel they said, ‘If you pass this turn you won't be able to go back’.
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 importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Greatly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Muslim
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Unknown
What is your religion now? Muslim
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs I had at the time of my experience.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I am worried for the world and the events that are taking place, and that what will be the end of the world.
The experience included: Unearthly light
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? I sensed their presence
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
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife definitely exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife probably exists No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I do not fear death
Do you fear death after your experience? I greatly feared death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Greatly fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are probably meaningful and significant
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
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? I became very involved in trying to understand existence and lives of human beings. I feel I should be good, stay good, and I know one day I will leave. Moderate changes in my life. I became very involved in trying to understand existence and lives of human beings. I feel I should be good, stay good, and I know one day I will leave. 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? Yes I can never describe the lightness, and peace, and the good feeling I had.
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 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 In the past, also, I could understand certain events, especially daily events regarding myself and my family.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told only two people. I shared with my friend whom I knew to have spiritual and mystical information/understanding, (and who had read about these topics) who believed me and became concerned; and my husband who did not believe me.
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 After reading and doing research on the feeling that I had, every day I feel more convinced that this was not a dream and it was real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real As above
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? Humans' evilness and their becoming dark-hearted are bringing the world to its ruins.
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