Experience Description

I had a very bad kidney infection, running 105 fever. I was refused medical attention at the hospital because we had no insurance. I was lying on the sofa, I had to go to the bathroom, and I held on to the walls and finally made it there. As soon as I got on the seat, I died.

I was about ceiling high and looking down at my body thinking how funny it will be for them to find me on the commode. I was so happy to be out of that horrifically painful body. As I was leaving, my little girl who was five at the time laughed outside of the bathroom window. I stopped ascending and tried to think of someone in my family to raise my children. I don't know how long I took, but it was clear to me there was no one to raise them. I said, 'God, please let me go back I have to raise my children.' I assume I knew he was allowing me to go back. I looked down at my body and I was dreading going back into it. I knew I had to and so I pulled myself back into it. It was a very hard thing to do. I was exhausted. I finally got the strength to get up and go lie down again.

We were moving to Cheyenne Wyoming. I had asked the movers to take the sofa last. They finally told me I had to let them take it. I lay on the floor until my husband came home. He made me a bed in the car and we left. I have had at least four times when doctors have told me that God did the things to save my life that they were not able to do.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: October 1962

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Illness Other 'I had a very bad kidney infection, running 105 fever. Was refused medical care because of no insurance was at home. We were moved to Cheyenne Wyo. I was on the couch lying down. Had to go to bathroom, held on to the walls to get there. As I fell on the s

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? No I clearly left my body and existed outside it

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness As above.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was as aware then at all times, just as I am here writing this.

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

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I believe that God had my daughter laugh loud enough and at the perfect time for me to not leave.

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? No

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

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? Until I knew I had to come back I was so happy, joyful, thankful and have never felt such love, peace and warmth. I knew God was there listening to me.

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? Everything about the universe

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

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? Conservative/fundamentalist

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No I have always had my beliefs and I have always known that our God is an awesome God.

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No I have always had my beliefs and I have always known that our God is an awesome God.

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? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I feel such happiness at the success of my children because I know that only through the love of my God that I am still here to love and cherish them and be so proud. I know that life is very fragile.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes I have had many, I know when bad things happen to my family. I hear my spirit guide telling me when I must do things. I know what things are true or if someone is lying.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? That God knew a mother's love cannot be replaced.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Immediately. I was so excited about it. They were skeptical at first but I think finally they had to believe me because I told everyone and still do to this day.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I knew that we do not just die because we were promised a life here after.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I still know without a doubt that it was as real as me sitting here typing.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It is as real today as it was forty-seven years ago. I can recall it as though it was only yesterday.

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 have always been grateful to have had it.