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Helga C NDE

Edited for clarity by Judy Shea 1/24/13

EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION:

I was out of my body and fully consciousness. I could hear what everyone was saying during my operation. 

I was above my body and also IN the wall. I felt that I was in the whole room at once, the whole clinic, even the whole world! 

Then there was a peaceful silence, and I felt very well. 

A tunnel opened up and I could see, feel, and smell a loving energy. All was love. This seemed to last a long time. 

Then two days later, I awoke from a coma. 

That's it.

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   Yes.  I was in a car accident with multiple injures, including abdominal bleeding.

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Yes.     How can I explain an experience that is not from my normal life?

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    When the tunnel opened.

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.   It changed me as a person, but since that time, I have never been able to reach this sate of consciousness again. But when I practice meditation now, my consciousness comes near to the NDE state.

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   I can't.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   I can't.

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.   What was going on in the operating room, with the people talking.  

What emotions did you feel during the experience?   I was very content, felt very loved and open-hearted.  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   Yes.   See above.

Did you see an unearthly light?   Yes.   See above.

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   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  

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?   No  

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?   A clearly mystical or unearthly realm.   Yes. See above.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning.
How can I explain that?

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   Everything about the universe.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   Uncertain.

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”)?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love?   Yes.   Love surrounded me, loved filled me.

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?   No  

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs I had at the time of my experience.   For years, I never talked about this experience. Then, after I read the "Totenbuch der Tibeter," ["Tibetan Book of the Dead"]  I talked with some intimate friends about it.


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.  

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:   Before the experience, I did not have much love and compassion in my life.  During the experience, I felt and understood that there is love, only love. All there really is, is love. This love changed my life.

My experience directly resulted in:   Moderate 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  

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?   Yes  

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?     The silence, the energy, the feeling of love.

Have you ever shared this experience with others?   Yes.  But not immediately. I began to talk about it in 1995-1996.

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.   Because I felt real and beloved.

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  

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Uncertain  

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?   Yes.   I had a second NDE when I had a stroke in 1995. It was quite different.  I traveled through a tunnel to a dark place, way in the past, back to the beginning of the Earth.  

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   Yes  

What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you?   To explore more. 

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience?       Not at the moment.