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Janice R's Experience

Experience description:   

My mother was in a coma & had a round the clock nurse on duty in her room, the nurse observed her reaching up, while in the coma & shortly after regained consciousness, she told the nurse that she saw her deceased brother who she was very close too prior to his death at the age of 22. She said that in her dream or whatever occurred that she saw herself standing on a cliff with nothing below and her brother was across from her on another cliff and he was reaching out for her and told her to take his hand so he could pull her over to the other side and she was trying very hard to reach him but said she couldn't. This is what the nurse observed her doing, trying to reach him. She then awoke and told the story to the nurse who believed that if she had been able to take his hand and he pulled her over to the other side that he was on that she would have died. I truly believe that my mother had a near death experience.

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

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes     In a coma

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    She was in a coma

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    Normal consciousness and alertness

            She was in a coma

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

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

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No           

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          No      

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     Her deceased brother

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No      

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           No           

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No      

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     No      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No           

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     She shared it shortly after waking up with her nurse.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    No      

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real   

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?   

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real   

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No      

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your 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 so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes