I could describe this just like if it was a dream. A lucid dream of some sort. It all started with finding myself floating up in the Universe. I was somewhere in the dark void out there observing planets and stars around, and their beautiful colors. It wasn't scary at all, but very cozy. There were other being around me, souls, with no body - just like a blurry glow - although we did not interact. I was interested in this feeling of floating in space, in the absence of gravity. I spent some time analyzing this aspect.
Then these other souls and I all of a sudden knew something (we shared this information telepathically): we knew that we could leave this reality and experience other realities. There was a tunnel above, a dark tunnel going up (not straight in front of me like one would imagine), with some sort of rings made of light all along its length.
I went up this tunnel, always floating. This tunnel did not have a clear end with a light at the end, actually I did not see its end, but at some point as I was going through it, I stopped and looked on my right - there was a "living scene", and I was immediately transported into it.
I found myself walking (or floating) in a NYC street. It was night, I remember the yellow lights. The street wasn't much populated, and I was walking by a playground fence around a corner. As I realized that I was in NY, I thought to myself "This means that it's true: I have lived in New York City in a past life". I have always thought I lived there in a past life, because of my childhood obsession with that city.
I felt that "he" was out there (a person I know this lifetime and that I thought I knew in another lifetime). As I had this confirmation about my past life, I though to myself "I have cleared this up, but I shouldn't think of the past now. I have to think about the future and build it for the best". So I left that place, up the tunnel again, and I saw an alternative version of my life in a panoramic view. I could see like a summary of it all. It was basically my life, but with an alternative end. I didn't like it, so I left it. Up the tunnel again and I immediately entered another place. It was an hospital room, and there was a South American woman giving birth. I was floating beneath the ceiling. I was given the chance to incarnate in that woman's baby. I could feel her joy beyond the physical pain, and I knew she would be a good mother, but I knew that in that life I wouldn't meet the person I am looking for (as I woke up, I didn't know who this was specifically), so I immediately escaped this situation so that I wouldn't waste anyone's time. Then I knew, that my life was the best choice, and I went back into my body: I woke up.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain The dynamics of moving around the different "scenes" of the experience, and how I perceived life review.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No But I had a situation going on which made me depressed and thought of death, and purpose in general.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I would say like in a lucid dream.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes, pretty much, but more than a regular dream because of the consciousness and awareness.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes Shapeless, as a blurry glow.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Relief, as I found out about my "past life". As I was clearing a doubt that had been torturing me because of the lack of answers. Empathy and love, in the delivery room. The overall feeling was as if I was gaining knowledge, so I was "thirsty to know" so to say. I was in awe. I'm not sure that's really an emotion.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? I don't remember.
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes As I said "There were other being around me, souls, with no body - just like a blurry glow - although we did not interact". At some point, we kind of shared information about the tunnel by communicatig telepathically.
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes Space was obviously altered as it appeared to have these "extra dimensional" doors to other scenes, which I could access. So was time, as each individual scene has a time existence of its own.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes I was gaining knowledge. And it was like if I knew everything about my life in a glimpse, as I was just observing it, and I knew whether a person was/was going to be in one life or another.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes
Did you become aware of future events? Yes Well, I could see an alternative end to my life, which I chose to decline. I clearly have no idea what it was.
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes Basically because I "picked" my own life.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No It was more like a confirmation.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Not "as a result" of my experience but it has changed for the best, as my experienced indicated. Also, the most important person entered my life a few months later, just like the experience indicated. This all makes me feel positive about the existence of an "overall plan" and and afterlife.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes With my boyfriend. I don't think he gives it the same importance as I do, as he might think it's only a dream.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? It was all positive.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? It was like I had this experience because I was being explained that everything was going to be ok, and that I was on the right path to great things. I was being somehow shown why I am living this life and not another. This happened in a period when I needed to know that.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Yes See the above reply.Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes