On April 14 2015, I had to have an operation under general anesthesia for a fractured wrist. I returned to the operating room at the end of my journey. I have no idea the precise hour of the operation. I was in a great deal of pain and I didn’t have a watch. During the procedure, an extraordinary thing happened. In the distance I saw a light, and I went back into the Light. I don’t remember having gone through a tunnel. The light was a very intensely bright, but not blinding, light. I could hear sublime music that sounded like love songs. I knew at that moment that I am not alone in the world. I felt an unconditional and infinite love. I had never felt so bathed in love and I had never felt anything like that since.I was immersed in this ocean of love and an inexpressible joy rose in my heart. There are not big enough words to explain my happiness.I felt completely understood, fulfilled, and loved just as I am. I was so far from the cares and worries of this earth!I was no longer aware of time or space, but of being, of always having been present.I understood that I am part of this light; that I am eternal.I still had a body, but I was not my physical body. I was floating. The feeling of peace and abundance was pervasive.I met some beings of love. I could not see them, but I felt their presence. They were made of light. They told me that I was there to show me that there is something to believe in after death.I asked to see my father, but they told me 'No' in a categorically firm and loving way. I continued to ask; I even begged to see him, or at least perceive him in some way. But the response was still a loving 'No, not now. It is not your time, and you will come back.' I have never experienced anything as powerful or as clear.I found myself back in my body, I had no pain coming back to my body. When I awoke, I cried because I didn’t get to see my father, but at the same time I was filled with joy at having been in this light; feeling all that love and kindness.The mixture of sadness and joy is difficult to explain, but I know that I was privileged to have had this experience. It will never leave me, and I wish everyone could experience it. After this experience, I see life and things differently. It was a strong internal experience that transformed me. I am more spiritual.
Date NDE Occurred: 14 avril 2015
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. While under general anesthesia. Illness, trauma or other condition not considered life threatening
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
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 Same
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I don’t know exactly.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I do not think it changed.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I do not think it changed.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Uncertain I don’t recall going through a tunnel.
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes It was a very intense, bright light, but not blinding - nothing like the lights on earth.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Nothing like Earth, it is a place made of light.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? An emotion of love, loving kindness, and peace.
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
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Moderately important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic Catholique non pratiquante
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic Catholique non pratiquante
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes It reinforced my beliefs and spirituality.
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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 I saw some beings of light, but there were no voices, instead I spoke with them through telepathy.
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? 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
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are possibly meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I slightly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Closer to others. Closer to others.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I have never wanted to find the right words more unfortunately I can’t find them.
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.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Several weeks later, I told my older sister, and she was glad that I had this experience and that I lived, and that I had the opportunity to take such a trip.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I had heard of NDEs before, but nothing else.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real It had nothing to do with a dream or a hallucination. It was very intense and highly emotional compared to what we know.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real My feelings have not changed about this.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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