Geri R NDE
On March 7th, 2011, I went to see my endodontist for what was supposed to be my final root canal. In the month prior, I had 3 root canals, plus one extraction. On this particular day, I decided to bring my daughter with me to my dental visit for support. It made be a little less nervous bringing her because she was an RN and was allowed in the treatment room watching the procedures. I was considered a slightly high risk patient because of my allergies and sensitivities to local anesthesia, and so we had to purchase from our pharmacy plain lidocaine, which was all I could use medically to complete these series of dental treatments. Once the dentist used the first ampoule (capsule of lidocaine) I started to feel numb and he began drilling and filling the canals. I noticed it was taking longer than usual and the lidocaine was wearing off rapidly, so he injected a second ampule and continued working. Midway he was stopping and taking x-rays and again the lidocaine started wearing off, so a third injection was given and at that point the dentist decided he could not finish the root canal because the tooth was so badly decayed it would have to be extracted.
I was horrified when he mentioned that and by the time he explained what the extraction would entail, and what my options were in terms of implants or partial dentures, the lidocaine wore off again. So here comes the fourth and final shot and that's where my life changed..... I heard my daughter talking with the doctor about routine things, but I could hear their voices echoing, and I couldn't understand why....
Then I felt myself slipping out of my body, again I heard my daughter's voice saying "mom mom come back, where are those paramedics?" I looked at them working on me in the dental chair, but I was moving forward, I had had enough of the pain and the tugging and the forceps and the pulling and the bleeding... I was floating towards a beautiful golden bronzed light.... It was there that I saw my mother and my husband.....holding hands....smiling at me.... they looked so happy and at peace. I wanted to feel that....my mother smiled at me and took my hands and for that brief instant ...I felt it... I felt the peace and tranquility and it felt so good....but without talking , I was able to understand and communicate with mom and Philip... I looked towards my right, I saw a big door that was closed, however the cracks of the door showed a bright white light, and I felt the presence of people behind that door, pressed up against it... waiting for me to open it.... I wanted to go, but my mother took my hands and swung them back and told me I had to go back.... for my son..... I had to go back....
it was then that I found myself in the dental chair, crying with tears of happiness ...I told my daughter I saw grandma and her step dad and it was beautiful ....I told the paramedics ..... it was afterwards in the hospital that my daughter told me that I had completely flat lined for about a minute, I totaling bottomed out, heart rate dropped, totaling unresponsive.
I even remember hearing my dentist saying that he didn't want to do anymore patients because his nerves were shot with what happened here today. My daughter couldn't believe I heard that because I was unconscious....
I am so happy that I was able to have this experience and validate the dearly departed and the afterlife and the beauty and peace that await us all, when the time comes.
although as I type this I am still having dental challenges, I am grateful to be alive for my children, my business, and myself.
I know now that my mom
and my husband hear my prayers and thoughts and they watch and guide and bless
me and my family.....I am at peace now....
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Uncertain
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? about 30 seconds after I felt myself leave my body
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: about 30 seconds after I felt myself leave my body
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? No
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)? Uncertain
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? peacefulness, happiness, even a little worried as I felt myself slipping
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Yes first is aw a bronzed golden light shining down on my mother and husband
then I saw specks of a
bright white light peeking thru a large door
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes my mother and my husband who both just passed with the last 2 years
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain
Did you become aware of future events? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes I seemed to be healed of my IBS/stomach ailments. I am able to eat
things now that I have
not been able to enjoy for the past 3 years
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes people cried, some told me to spread the word, others were fascinated....
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I knew that it existed as I had bought a book a few years back
"INTO THE LIGHT
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? seeing my mother and my husband together being happy and pain free
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I treasure time and family and work much more now
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I go to church now once a week and I don't tell anyone its my personal
time to reflect and meditate and thank god for all his blessings and joyand for giving me a glimpse of the afterlife