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Assaoui Near Death Experience
In August 1985, the day I arrived on vacation at the seaside, in the south of France, I arrived having only one idea in mind, to have a bathe, to have a swim, to enjoy the pleasures of the sea. My 4 years old niece comes into the sea with me and at the time I put the head under water, I lose consciousness. Seeing that I stayed too long floating with the head in water, my niece took my head out of water, pulling on my hair.
At this moment, I see my body as if I was dead; it is like if I was on a kind of pedestal, watching the scene, without any fear; I attend the scene without worrying about anything, I don't understand why my family cries, bothers, go into a panic whereas I feel so well. "Staying at the top of this pedestal, I watch several scenes at the same time, in several different places, I hear every thing and I am even able "to hear " each one's interior dialog, without being astonished. I see the firemen who try to resuscitate me and the ambulance service staff which resuscitate with electric discharges to make my heart beat again (I want them to stop what they are doing, I feel well there "where I am"') I attend the complete reanimation scene and my transport by helicopter to the hospital of Montpellier).
I feel attracted as if magnetized by a light which attracts me, more I come closer to this light, more I feel well, a feeling of peace, love, wellbeing, fullness. This light attracts me and I lose sight of my terrestrial body, I go towards this light which absorbs me more and more. I never felt such a total wellbeing before in my life.
All at once, the light disappears, I see my terrestrial body lying on a bed, this body is connected with a multitude of machines, that doesn't surprise me. Without moving out of the room, I can see what occurs in the corridor where my sister and her husband are, in a state of shock. I attend their conversation and all seems natural to me.
All at once, black hole, nothing anymore, something keeps me from breathing, I cough, I recover consciousness, I awake disappointed, frustrated, I suffer physically, I realize that I was there without being there, was it a dream? My family tells me what happened, it is exactly as if I had been with them, but I prefer to say nothing, I can't find the right words. I'll keep this event forever much to myself. I won't disclose it to my family members, they would not understand'
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes Unreal impressions, the words can't come out to tell this experiment, verbally indescribable
Was the experience dream like in any way? A dream which brings together love, peace, and in addition fullness, a feeling of floating in space without nobody seeing me.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes, I was like a floating ball of energy, a kind of very light, vaporous and airy cloud.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? To read somebody's mind.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Yes
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? No