I went to the maternity hospital for the birth of my child and I was ready for it mentally and physically. It was a natural process of birth. The Doctor dealt with the extent of pain by gauging how responsive I was to it. The nurses were called and I gave birth to a baby. The placenta did not come out. The doctor put pressure on the abdomen to help.Someone said, 'You must summon the surgeon to remove the placenta,' and I saw the doctor had arrived. Then I started feeling that the ceiling of the room is coming on, and I started rising from the Earth towards the ceiling and I entered the tunnel. The spiral brings me to the quickly to the top. I imagine my husband and give him my latest recommendations about the newborn child and I tell him, 'I die now, children must receive good care. Take one to my grandmother.' I echo the certificates and attest that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God over and over again. The time I spent in the tunnel spiral went smoothly and quickly and pleased His Excellency. The feeling was indescribable. Then they brought me back to consciousness and I found myself still alive. I felt grief because I lost that indescribable feeling.
Date NDE Occurred: 1989
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Childbirth بعد ولادتي لطفلي الأول مباشرة تمت الولادة بصورة طبيعية ولكن المشيمة لم تخرج بسبب عيب خلقي في الرحم..قرر الطبيب انه لابد من عمل تخدير كلي لاخراج المشيمة باليد Other كنت في حالة جيدة
Complications during a birth.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
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? More consciousness and alertness than normal I was not in full consciousness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was not in full consciousness
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I felt that I was beyond the limits of time and space.
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 The tunnel is something like a spiral and is not a comfortable one where others are.
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? Yes A place shining and bright.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt satisfaction and recognition and joy. I felt that I was totally lightweight and was liberated from heavy restrictions; despite knowing that I left behind a small baby, but that was not sad.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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 مسلمة
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist
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? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I have more patience and forgiveness to those who harm, and promised myself I would not hurt anyone.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I have always felt that I passed a unique experience rarely experienced by others.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes After about five hours, with my husband and my mother.
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
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real You always wonder if the anesthesia operated in relation to such tests? Do all people, during the process of undergoing surgery, have a similar experience? However, I have not encountered anyone. In your pages today, I found that many, who told similar stories, were in the operating room, particularly after anesthesia.
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? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? No suggestions.
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