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Delia A's Experience

Experience description:   

I have gallstones and I had a gallbladder attack with fever, abdominal pain, nausea. I was always sleeping because I felt so sick. I was sleeping when I had my experience. I felt like I was floating and I saw a white light around me. I saw my dead maternal grandmother,2 aunts and my cousin. I also saw my deceased father who I wanted to visit with. However, my Father told me I had to go back because it wasn't my time and that I had to take care of my mother. Then I felt something holding me back from crossing a boundary and I saw Jesus. Jesus told me it wasn't my time, I had to go back and that my mother needed me. Then Jesus told me I had work to do and I felt myself being pulled back very quickly and I came to with a jolt. That day I went to the doctor who treated me with antibiotics and special diet. The doctor was very concerned and told me to go to the hospital if I became more sick. Thank God the medicine and special diet helped and I got better.

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

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  No

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    The entire time

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   My level of alertness was very acute and my memory of the experience was vivid.

Did your vision during the experience differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any way, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?   No  

Did you have any visual impairment during your normal everyday life immediately prior to the time of the experience?   No  

Did your hearing during the experience differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any way, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?         No  

Did you have any hearing impairment during your normal everyday life immediately prior to the time of the experience?   No  

Did you experience consciousness / awareness apart from your physical / earthly body?   No  

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring at a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body?   No  

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during the time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body that you later (after your experience) verified really happened or was real?   No  

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during the time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body that you later (after your experience) verified did not really happen or was not real?   Yes  

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during the time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical body that were located far beyond any possible physical sensory awareness of your physical / earthly body?   No

What emotions did you feel during the experience?   peace and joy  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No  

Did you see an unearthly light?   Yes   I was surrounded by a white light.

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.)?   Yes   I saw Jesus and he spoke to me.

Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth, but whose earthly lives had ended prior to the time of your experience (they were deceased)?   Yes   I saw my dead grandmother, aunts and cousin.  I also saw and spoke to my deceased father.

Did you encounter or become aware of any earthly beings who were alive at the time of your experience (they were not deceased)?   No      Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence?  I saw and spoke to Jesus.

Did you become aware of past events in your life?   No     

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   Yes  There was a boundary that my father and Jesus kept me from crossing.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there is continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)?   Yes   I saw my deceased family members.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there is no continued existence after earthly life (“no life after death”)?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being really does exist?   Yes   I saw and spoke to Jesus.  When I encountered Jesus I felt joy and peace.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being really does not exist?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that some or all of us currently living our earthly lives did have some type of existence prior to our current earthly lives?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that some or all of us currently living our earthly lives did not have some type of existence prior to our current earthly lives?   Yes   I saw my dead loved ones as they were on earth when they were alive.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there exists a mystical connection, oneness, or unity that connects some or all of us currently living our earthly lives with something else, such as other being(s) or other thing(s)?   Yes   I came to understand the Catholic belief of the communion of saints which means that we are all connected beyond death with those alive and deceased

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there does not exist a mystical connection, oneness, or unity that connects some or all of us currently living our earthly lives with something else, such as other being(s) or other thing(s)?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose?   Yes  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love?   Yes   The love that exists between us and our dead loved ones never dies.

During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives?   No  

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?   Yes   Jesus told me during my experience that I have work to do. Therefore I feel that I must help and do good to others.

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience  

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    

Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience?   No  

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?   Uncertain   Sometimes When I'm asleep I have dreams that are prophetic. Among one of these dreams that I had I dream of the death of a family member a few weeks before they actually get sick and die.   

Have you ever shared this experience with others?   Yes I told my mother right away. Soon afterwards I told my cousin and when me and my husband started to date I told him.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?   Yes   I had seen a movie when I was 15 about near death experiences.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:   Experience was definitely real   I am a religious person so I felt this was a experience of faith.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was definitely real   As I explained I am a religious person so this experience has deepened my faith.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   I .try to be a more caring person

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   My Catholic faith has deepened.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?   No     

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   Yes   The questions that were asked helped me explain my experience more thoroughly.