When I was about to enter the house, I tripped and fell to the ground banging my knees. My father got a hold of me and made me stand up quickly. I felt a kind of buzzing in my ears and everything went dark. I could see myself fall on the floor with my mother trying to wake me up and my father shouting my name. I felt myself travel at a tremendous speed through the walls of our house and those of neighbours houses. On arriving in the street, I was able to see a friend go by with his dog. I came to a park. Then, I felt myself travelling at high speed into nothingness. I felt I was empty and I shouted, 'NOOOO!' But just then I heard a voice reverberating and saying, 'Go back.'My mother said to me that they had just sat me down when I screamed at them to not let me go. I was frightened because I couldn't feel myself breathing. They took me quickly from the house to hail a taxi and to take me to the hospital. When we turned the corner, I saw my friend dressed just as I had seen him and with his dog. This experience was very frightening because I didn't understand what had happened to me.
Date NDE Occurred: 1989
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. Caida Other: Desmayo
A faint and fall
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I saw my mother trying to wake me putting her head onto my chest.
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 I was able to listen to what my mother was thinking.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I saw myself in the street.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual
For me everything happened in 1 minute. Later my mother told me I had been out for more than Â½ hour, without signs.
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. My vision in my left eye is very poor, yet I was able to see very well with both eyes.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I listened to every sound.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, but the facts have not been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes I saw a friend walking.
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? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt peace. When I went off at a high speed, I felt an empty sensation that came to me from nowhere. It made me very anxious and frightened.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
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: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? 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 importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Not important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Moderately important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Other Christian
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 At this age, I only used to believe in that which I could see. I didn't believe in ghosts, UFO's, or paranormal things. However, after the experience, I have had many precognitive dreams most of which have come true.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes Now I believe that death is not the end, there is something more.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify I heard a voice saying to return.
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
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? Yes When I heard the voice. It said to return. It was as if it was a word ordering me or telling me that I shouldn't go to where I had been going.
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? Yes That I had to have my children, I felt that my purpose was to give life to my two children.
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably does not exist
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I slightly fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are 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? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Moderate changes in my life I have had dreams that come true in a few days.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Because I don't know how to describe it. I could see every room in the houses when I went through the walls. It was as if I ran on my back to a place very far away at great speed.
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 as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience. I remember every detail like the clothes I had been wearing; I was totally dressed. I remember every word and everything about 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
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? When they told me that I have to come back because I still had not carried out my purpose on earth and that I still hadn't given birth to any children.
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 When I listened to what my mother was thinking and when I saw my friend with exactly the same new shirt on that his mother had given him. Since it was a new shirt, I wasn't able in any way to know the color or what the shirt was like. Everything made me realize that it was all real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I saw that it was useful. I felt happy being a mother of two children one of 18, and the last of 3 years old.
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? On my arrival in the street I felt myself rising and at the same time moving away from my body. Then everything went white.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Explore the overwhelming need to tell the experience. I felt good sharing it and I hadn't told it to anyone, not even my mother.
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