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Frances S's Experience

Experience description:   

I was very ill I had inflammation around my heart and my muscles were very week, the doctor thought I had Cocsacki virus (I am not sure of that spelling)  I had been having unusual experiences, I thought I heard people in the house and someone cooking in the kitchen when no one was there. I was alone in the guest bedroom because I didn't want to disturb my husband with the restlessness that I was experiencing, I wasn't sleeping well. I felt myself slipping away when I saw a black tunnel , I thought I was going to die, when I heard a voice in my head say "the darkest hour is before the dawn"  I knew at that moment I was going to recover, obviously I didn't die and I started to feel I would get over this dark time I was going through. It took a long time but I did recover, I had to take myself out of a negative life style and get away from my husband who was being very negative with me. I was committed to hospital in a mental ward, I was there for a month and when I left I got my own apartment found a job and started to feel good. I realize now how strong I was to do all this by myself. I remembered what I was told at that dark hour I went through.

Eventually my husband and I reunited and we have been together for 50 years, he is a changed man, he isn't as abusive and we have toughed it out so far with love that we have shared together. Sometimes we fall into the ruts of those old patterns, but not for long because we both realize that the way we were is not what we are or what we want to be. Love has pulled us through, the realization that if we love ourselves we can love each other, why would we want to choose to feel anything bad when we can feel good. Life is a gift, enjoy it, chooses to be happy.

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   Yes  I was very ill and felt I would die

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Yes     People don't usually believe what I try to explain.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    When I saw the black tunnel, there was no light in it, just so very black.

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   There was a quiet and calmness and acceptance

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.
   Normal

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.
   Normal

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?   Calmness  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No  

Did you see an unearthly light?   No  

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   I heard a voice I could not identify

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.)?   No  

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

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

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?   Some unfamiliar and strange place

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   No
No sense of time

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   Everything about myself or others
I have had previous experiences with "knowing" I wrote a book about it " and I Heard The Sky Sing, a guide to the souls awakening".

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   No

Did you come to a border or point of no return?   No

Did scenes from the future come to you?  No 

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)?   Yes   Because this was an unearthly experience I had the feeling there must be something other than this experience of life, it was a message given to me by something that loved me.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   Yes   Some presence was giving me comfort

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist?   Yes   I felt that the information given to me was coming from a place of knowing that wanted to comfort me because I was afraid I was going to die

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose?   No   Life wasn't meant to be difficult, I was being helped by something not of this world

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships?   Yes   Life wasn't meant to be difficult, I was being helped by something not of this world

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love?   Yes   I felt loved and helped

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?   Yes   I had to learn to love and take care of myself

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?   Yes   I have had previous experience of knowing, not believing but knowing, I have been given a knowledge of awareness that I never had before

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   I really don't know how to answer this, I don't know if I had beliefs of any kind before this.. Just experiences that led to feel that there is another reality we just have glimpses of here

How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience?   I do not know how my remembrance of the experience compares to my remembrance of other life events at time   I have quite an incredible memory, I remember being born, it wasn't a pleasant feeling, I was claustrophobic, I though I was never going to get out of that darn tunnel I was stuck in.

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:   Because of previous experiences with the knowledge that I had been made aware of, I feel that all that I went through was meant to be to round out my experience of all human experiences, to lose ones mental and physical health is so difficult, now that I have had that experience, I have had the knowledge of how it feels, it has created a more compassionate understanding for all my brothers and sisters who are going through this experience, it isn't pleasant.

My experience directly resulted in:   Large changes in my life

Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience?  
Yes   I have the knowledge of illness, and the compassion that results, also the inner strength to endure it.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?   Yes   I had those before this experience.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?    
Have no fear, the darkest  hour is before the dawn, the light always follows the night

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
Yes  No one really believes unless they go through something similar themselves,

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   Something somewhere was trying to reassure me all would be okay

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was definitely real   Something or someone was comforting and reassuring me

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   I am more loving and patient

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   I don't believe in Dogma or man made concepts any more

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

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   Yes   I Remember it well

What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you?       I don't know, I just read Anita  Moorjani's account of her experiences and I understand everything she experienced about the love, I have felt that incredible love, it is an unbelievable experience to be filled with such a love that connects us all, to feel being in love with everything is a thing of wonder,  to be in love with everything is awesome.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience?                        It is difficult to communicate something that hasn't been experienced. It's like reading about Paris or going there, one is the experience the other is just imagining.