A little while, after the third shot was administered, I shot up out of my body and was looking down. At that time, a bunch of nurses and a doctor gathered around my body, but I had no interest in it. I looked down on the next stretcher and there was an old man, I almost thought he saw me. Then I went into the heating duct and out into the waiting room. I saw both my parents in there. My dad was holding my mom's hand. They looked so worried.
The whole time I felt an immense sensation of joy beyond description. The only thing that took away from it slightly was that my parents looked upset. I wanted them to realize that I was so much happier this way. They should be celebrating. Besides this feeling of peace and joy, I knew the God existed beyond all doubt. God is the Real, and everything else pales in comparison to his infinity. I remember thinking how my parents (the atheists) were wrong and it was so ridiculous it was funny to think that God doesn't exist. I wanted to be with God, and remain in this state, but it was imparted to me (not through words) that I must return. I had to obey. I dove back down into my face and immediately saw things through the eyes of my body once more.
This experience was amazing-especially when I look back on it for a little girl to have a realization that there is a God against everything she was taught. I thank God for blessing me with this experience and giving me this knowledge.
Date NDE Occurred: 1986
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes See explanation above. I initially went to the hospital because a car door was slammed on my wrist we went to the hospital to see if it was broken. (which makes why the nurses were giving me shots even more suspicious. 'I realize now it was clinical death, but I think it was due to a nurses' error (I remember getting 3 shots of a medication instead of 1 which perhaps put me into cardiac arrest). I was only 6, but looking back I think this is what happened.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
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 was on a different plane of awareness. Not like my normal six year old self. I was much more conscious and alert you can say than when I was in my body. Looking back on it when I got older it was truly amazing.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain I had no knowledge of religion at the time. It retrospect it seems like mystical union or something. Place had nothing to do with it. In mystical union a hospital waiting room can be like heaven I suppose.
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No Everything looked normal.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I could see normally (except I was floating). I could hear too, but what people were saying didn't interest me. Only my sense of joy and God interested me.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Joy beyond normal emotions. Peace, happiness.
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I witnessed everything that went on in the hospital while I was dead/unconscious.
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 It was imparted to me that I must return.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes It wasn't immediate, but I became much more religious, and then I converted to Islam (thank God).
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain I can explain it but there are aspects of God that I realized that I can't fully explain in words.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain No, sometimes I have strange dreams.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The best was the knowledge of God and joy.
The worst was the knowledge of the incompetence prevalent in hospitals, and the sadness I felt when I saw my parents were upset.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I've only told people who have similar religious beliefs or who are used to hearing about mystical experiences. After the situation with my parents I don't tell just anyone anymore.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No