I had been in pain for many hours and could not achieve dilation. I was an'sthetized for a c'sarean section and went to sleep straightaway. The next thing I remember, there was a being welcoming me. I could not see his face clearly but I knew he was very familiar to me. He was saying something like ‘Here you are! I've been expecting you’. It was a communication in the mind. The being stayed behind while I floated on, being pulled along by a wonderful river of lights. The river took a right turn, and I was in front of two enormous screens, depicting rounded forms made of constantly moving lights and colors. I stood before them, feeling that I was required to understand the movement of those lights. It was similar to needing to figure out a password. Leaving the screens behind, I found myself in darkness. At this point, the feeling of wisdom was enormous, and my heart was overflowing with love. I remembered Jesus, as if I were He. I turned towards the left, and there, at the end of a sort of tunnel, I saw a shining sphere. It spoke to me telepathically (I guess,) and said ‘Not yet, you have to return and guide your family’. Then the light became dimmer and a reddish color. I saw what looked like two three-dimensional busts drawing near. I recognized the faces on the busts as they passed next to me, as one seemed to be of me, and the other my husband. I put myself inside the one that was of me. I don't know how long this lasted, but that is the last I remember of my experience. I awoke feeling very cold, but at no point was this because I was afraid as I was in my own home. After all these years, I still feel that coldness inside me, just as I have it while writing this.
Date NDE Occurred: 5 abril 1989
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Surgery-related. Childbirth Other Parto por cesarea
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
Did you feel separated from your body? No
I lost awareness of my body
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Throughout.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I don't know how long it lasted.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes I did not go right through it.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Yes, in the distance, suspended at medium height.
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love and wisdom.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control When a being came to me, I knew him. He welcomed me and seemed to me, to be my husband.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I crossed two boundaries.
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes I suddenly knew everything, and loved everything.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I seemed to be returning home after a long trip, but more in feeling than in images. I also had the feeling of knowing everything and loving everyone. It was like an explosion of happiness inside me.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain I don't know, but what is certain is that the experience unites you with the Universe and puts everything into perspective. I am much stronger facing the pains of the soul-life.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I have never had this beautiful feeling of love again. You can love your family, but that was a love experience multiplied to infinity.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes On waking, my first impulse was to explain it as a very strange dream. I was told it must be something to do with the anesthesia but I had had other operations, so no. I did not think any more about it until one day I saw a report on the TV.
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 After finding out what this experience may have really been, I told everyone 'See! It wasn't a dream!' Now we joke about me being a zombie.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real We all have to die anyway.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I highly recommend it!
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No, it was sufficient for me to explain everything.
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