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Lisa K's Experience

Experience description:   

I believe I was ill with some type of flu, I had a fever and had been off school for a few days. I had gone to bed that evening and during the night I felt as if I woke up and there was a bright light in the corner of my ceiling. I sat up and started floating towards the light. A woman appeared wearing a veil. I knew the woman's name was Mary, somehow even though she didn't mention it. She was kind and gentle but told me "No Lisa, you can't come here, go back to bed now" she repeated this a few times. I looked back at my bed and saw myself sleeping. I then suddenly woke up with a jolt, my chest hurt and I was breathing very heavy like I was catching my breath.

I was afraid when I woke and called my mother. She told me it was a bad dream and go to bed. Several years later I mentioned this experience to my mother again and told her about the Woman named Mary telling to go back to bed. She then told me that her Aunty Mary died a couple of years after I was born, she wanted to adopt me as my mother was a single mother in 1973, but she ended up getting married instead. Apparently we were very close. I don't remember her in life.

At the time of your 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?    I felt like a was conscious and alert through the whole experience.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness?      Normal consciousness and alertness   There was no difference

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   Pretty much the same, the room was dark except for the light in the corner of the ceiling and I could see the woman standing in the light as if an image would look standing in front of a very bright light or the sun in reality.

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

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?   Peace, uncertainty of what was happening and a little disappointed that I was not allowed to go.  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No  

Did you see an unearthly light?   Yes   It was a very bright white roundish light appearing from the corner ceiling of my room.

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
It was a woman's voice. The woman was dressed in a veil and dress. I knew her name was Mary. She told me to Go back to bed. That it wasn't time for me to go yet, I had to go back to bed. I related her to the 'Mother Mary' of the bible. I did not at that time relate it to my Great aunt Mary who had died a few years after I was born.

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   Well at the time I thought it was the Mother of Jesus, Mary. But after talking with my mother several years later, I now realize it was most likely my Great Aunt Mary. All I knew at that time was her name was Mary. She did not tell me I just knew.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?   Yes   Well at the time I thought it was the Mother of Jesus, Mary. But after talking with my mother several years later, I now realize it was most likely my Great Aunt Mary. All I knew at that time was her name was Mary. She did not tell me I just knew.

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

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?   No


Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   No

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   No

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   No

Did you come to a border or point of no return?   I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will

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”)?   No  

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

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?   No  

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


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?   No  

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?   No  

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   I was a child so my beliefs and understanding were quite minimal but they were consistent with what I was taught at school and church.

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.   I am always amazed at the clarity I remember this experience. Even though a big deal wasn't made about it at the time as I got older and I kept recalling the incident at certain times of my life I always remembered it with the same clarity.

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:   My experience didn't have a direct impact on my life at the time, but as I have got older and tried to make sense of it, it has made me less fearful of death.

My experience directly resulted in:   No 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?  
No  

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?   No       

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
Yes  Straight away I told my mother who dismissed it as a dream. I never talked about it again until I was in my 20's. My mother was more receptive at that time and actually told me about my Great Aunt Mary. Other people generally just dismiss it as a 'weird story'

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 probably real   I still thought it was real but maybe not as my mother just said it was a dream so I believed her at the time. Now I definitely think it was real

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was definitely real   Now I definitely think it was real because my mother has now validated that I was ill and that my Great Aunt has a strong bond with me before she died and her name was mary the same as the Woman in my experience.

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

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   No  

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  

What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you?       Nothing really just listen and validate would be great :)