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Connie D's Experience

Experience description:   

I had brain surgery on 2/24 for treatment of a large intraventricular brain cyst and was under anesthesia for 2 to 3 hours. I had no memory of the experience until the next morning.

The only real "sleep" I had during my 5 days of hospitalization was during the surgery. Being in neuro ICU the night following the surgery, I did not sleep at all. The following morning I saw various scenes in my head when I closed my eyes.

The first one was a close up view of coming out from between my breasts. I opened my eyes not sure why I had that view! The next time I closed my eyes I had a vision of actually entering my brain, what looked like creamy peach color of the brain tissue, and the contours of the brain. I saw the jagged opening of the cyst and actually entering the opening and seeing the perfectly round hole the surgeon made in the cyst! I also saw the pearly blue color of the cyst itself. I drew a picture, as best I could, of what I saw and the surgeon said it was "pretty accurate". He also chuckled when I mentioned the perfectly round hole he made and he verified that.

The next time I closed my eyes, the scene was more spiritual. I had a view of beautiful , tall trees with long slender trunks and clumps of beautiful green, blue and yellow leaves. There was green grass and a dirt road running along the trees. There was a line of people on the road and I saw my father, who passed away in Sept 2009 at the age of 89. He was regressed about 10 years and was going from person to person smiling and shaking their hands. It was a very happy reunion. I could also see a number of dogs running around, excited. I couldn't see most of the people's faces but could make out my Dad's cousin who passed away about 20 yrs. ago.

The last scene I saw was that of a little, white dog, standing on a dark colored wood floor, looking up as if he is looking from person to person in a room. I haven't met that little dog yet but I expect to.

At first, I was confused about the scenes I was seeing until I realized I had come out of my body during surgery and the verification from my surgeon confirmed it.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Yes            Anesthesia


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No      

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Awake with my eyes closed the morning after the surgery. I had no memory upon awakening from anesthesia.

           
Was the experience dream like in any way?   It was vivid moving scenes in my head when I closed my eyes.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I had only consciousness and no sense of a body. It amazes me that I was seeing things essentially without my eyes! I was seeing with my mind.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was amazed with seeing my cyst. It was very comforting to see my Dad's passing over. I felt my father was responsible for the cyst being found and was helping me from the other side. I had no symptoms of the cyst until Jan 2010 and it was the size of a tennis ball. The doctors say I probably had it since birth!!

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?            Yes     I did not see any surroundings when I was seeing my cyst, but I feel that I was out of my body, watching the procedure on the screen in the operating room. I feel that I saw the other side or Heaven.

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     As above

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?          Yes     As above

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          No       It was strictly visual.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes     I feel the little dog is something from the future.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes     As above

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       No      

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?
   No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     It just verified my own beliefs but gave me a sense of comfort and I don't fear death.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It made me appreciate what I have.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     It's been very positive except for my medical doctor who was very skeptical until I told him the surgeon verified my visions.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  A sense of calmness.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      No bad experience.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No      

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes