Silvia A NDE
6/16/11 Edited for Clarity by Judy Shea
At the beginning, I was choking. I was a lot in anguish, because of the lack of oxygen. The quiet then slowly took over, giving way to a beautiful peace mixed with happiness. I heard the doctors say, "She has become gray, we are losing her," but it was as if they were talking about another person. I wondered why there was so much excitement - I was in that wonderful peace, where I could not even imagine the pain. I felt my consciousness hovering over the doctors' heads, as if I were preparing to leave my body. But then they got the tube in again, and I returned to my normal state.
As I returned, I
felt all the pain of that body and I regretted the lost peace.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes. I was very peaceful, and it was so beautiful - but these are not the kinds of experiences that are perceptible in ordinary consciousness here on earth. That makes them hard to express in words.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes. My trachea had collapsed and I was choking. Luckily, I was in the hospital and, after several attempts, they got a tube in, and I was able to breathe.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I had risen to a little above myself and the doctors. And that's when my experience stopped.
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.
When I had risen to a little above myself and the doctors. And that's where my experience stopped.
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, everything was brighter.
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.).? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? As I said, I was quiet, peaceful, serene and happy, as I had never been before.
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. There was no time, there was only happiness and peace.
Did you have a sense of Knowing special knowledge, universal order and / or purpose? No
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? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes, I talked about it after a few days. People were interested, but I do not know if they have been influenced in any way.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes. I had read something on the Internet and seen television programs about it.
No, I was definitely not affected by the things I had seen about NDEs, because I didn't have the ability to imagine that kind of happiness.
How did you view the reality of your experience Shortly (days to weeks) after It Happened: Shortly after it happened (days or weeks,) I saw the Experience as definitely real. It is real because you can not even imagine such a feeling of peace and prosperity. I could never create it again with my poor faculties.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Suffering before death is not so painful. The sense of suffocation did not last long. Before I died, I had always been afraid of suffering at the time of death. Now I have learned that it is a small thing, especially since you forget it immediately, as if it never existed - including psychological problems, old habits - everything of life disappears, giving way to happiness and peace.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: I still see the experience as definitely, positively real, as I already mentioned. It made me overcome my fear of death, the Last Judgement and suffering before I die.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have your religious Beliefs / practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Yes, by practicing kryia yoga, it is possible to reach similar conditions. The ordinary consciousness sometimes tries to merge with the divine consciousness through special meditative techniques.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? no
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes. I said it all.
Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Some questions are repetitive.