Georgia P NDE
Edited for clarity by Judy Shea 7/12/12
I was pregnant with my first child, but from my fourth month on I kept having problems. I was pretty much on bed rest. During my seventh month, I was resting in bed, when I sensed that something was very wrong. As I stood up, a lot of blood gushed out of me. My husband took me to right to the hospital. I was only half conscious - not coherent at the time. I was taken into the operating room, where I died. My mind became clear, and I found myself going into a very dark tunnel. I was one of the bright stars shining in that darkness. I had no body – I was floating in darkness. I heard a male voice telling me I needed to make some changes in my life, and for that reason, it wasn’t time for me. My mind was like a fast elevator reviewing a whole lot of different aspects of my life. It was going faster and faster as I tried to figure out what changes I needed to make. He told me that the next time I arrive there, when I see a bright (not dark) tunnel, I will know I have fulfilled my life by making these changes. Before I was sucked back into my body, he made sure to remind me of this again. As I arrived back, I could hear people around me saying, "She is going to be OK! She is back!" I did lose my child, but I know I will see him again.
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes. I was pregnant in my seventh month and I had been bleeding non-stop.
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? At the point when I went into the dark tunnel.
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 remember that my mind was clear, even more clear than it usual is, and I was very aware of my surroundings.
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. My vision was never-ending. Prior to that, I did not know what was going on; I was not even conscious.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I heard voices in the background, diminishing. Then I heard a male voice clearly, as if it were inside my head.
Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body? Yes. It was like my eyes could see everywhere. I knew they were closed but I could still see in all directions at once.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? First I was scared and then I became calm.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes. It was a dark tunnel.
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes. In the darkness there were bright lights that looked like stars and I was one of them.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, with a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin.
It was a male voice that I heard, and it was very calming. I felt safe.
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
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience? Yes
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Yes, a clearly mystical and unearthly realm.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once, and time stopped and lost all meaning.
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Yes, everything about myself and others.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes, I was no longer in body form.
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)? Yes, for me to make changes in my life.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist? Yes. I was aware of a male and I felt calm, trusting, understanding.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime? Yes, making changes to my life.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist? Yes. It was like the world is never-ending.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose? Yes. Difficulty with things in life would make me stronger.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships? Yes. Difficulty with things in life would make me stronger.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love? Yes. The feeling I got was that love brings forgiveness.
During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives? No.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose? Yes. I have a feeling that my purpose in life is about changing things to make me a better person.
What occurred during your experience included: The content of my experience was entirely consistent with the beliefs I had at the time of my experience. I felt as if this male that was speaking to me was more then aware of what my life was about, and he wanted me to see it, too.
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 will never forget it. It has been embedded into me.
Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience: I am a happier person. I don’t make judgements of others. I believe that everyone and everything in this life has a meaning.
My experience directly resulted in large changes in my life.
Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience? Yes. Life is what you make it.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?
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Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes. It was about 3 years afterwards.
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. I believe the experience opened my eyes for the first time.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time: Experience was definitely real.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes. I am more open to making a difference and giving instead of always wanting.
Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes. My mother told me about something that happened to her as a child. She had an experience similar to mine.
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes. I feel everything asked pretty much addresses all the events that happen during near death experiences.
What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you? Yes. I think if people felt better about talking about life and death events, it could help a lot of people to know there is something else awaiting them, be it here or somewhere beyond.