Jean E NDE
I was bleeding profusely, and the time went very slowly. My BP was being taken often and going down, and I thought when it hits zero I'm dead. I had to wait for blood to be matched before going in for emergency surgery.
They wheeled me out of
the birth suite and to the operating theatre, and it was then I left my body and
started to float. The ceiling disappeared and I was looking at myself being
wheeled along on a trolley from a great height down what seemed to be an endless
corridor. I felt extremely calm, and found the whole experience wonderful and
life changing. I kind of plopped back into my body when the anesthetist started
giving me an injection.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes Post partum hemorrhage
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was floating, it was magical.
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: When I was floating, it was magical.
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.)? Yes Even now many years after the experience I can remember it as if it happened yesterday.
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.)?
Yes Sound was very clear.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? None as far as I can remember except wonder
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
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? Yes Time seemed to very slowly
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No Although afterwards I started s spiritual search which continues
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
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? Uncertain I have accepted that there is a great unknown that I want to know more about
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I told my husband straight away, and he seemed to expect and to encourage my searching.
I found my father had a
very similar experience and it was a wonderful bond between us, while he was
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real I have never doubted that it was real and would love to experience an out of body experience again
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? I now accept the possibility of a soul that can survive death
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real I have never doubted that it was real and would love to experience an out of body experience again
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I think I became more tolerant
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Started searching for a spiritual explanation
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes