I was Delirious with fever following a miscarriage. May have become unconscious. But when this happened I was awake and was aware of what was happening around. I remember that my child was sleeping inside and my husband was in the kitchen. when this was happening he was near me and I could hear him say that I think she is very ill.
Suddenly I could no longer move or even lift a finger. As I was struggling to move, there was a sudden jerk and I was pushed out of my body and was floating upwards. I could see my husband near my body. I was hoping he would touch me or shake me so that I may be able to get back. But he merely looked at me. I wanted to tell him that I was not unconscious but dead. After reaching a level I stopped and stood still for sometime. I wanted to call my husband and tell him about this. But could not do any thing.
But then, I slowly came down in the same way and with a jerk entered the body. suddenly I was able to move and jumped up. The only after effect is that I have developed claustrophobia.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience: No
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
What was it about the experience that makes it hard to communicate? Experience of being weightless and floating and slowly drifting upwards following a feeling of inability to move, even after struggling to move
At the time of the experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Uncertain
Describe: High fever followed by miscarriage
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Delirious with fever. May have become unconscious. But when this happened I was awake and was aware of what was happening around.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Did you experience a separation of consciousness from your body? Yes
Describe your appearance or form apart from your body: There was a sudden jerk following my inability to move and i was forced out of my body and drifted upwards slowly but steadily. I got back in the same way
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Mixed emotions
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? no
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes
Describe: There was a kind of imaginary boundary that stopped me from moving upwards further
Were you involved in or aware of a decision to return to the body? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
Describe: I feel I know what to expect after death. It makes me feel better about it.
Has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices? Has not affected
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
Describe: Never believed me & made fun of me of course
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Relief that I move and that I could see my dear ones again
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best part was the feeling that I was floating weightless and moving upward and the feeling that I was going to an unknown world.
The worst was the feeling that I had lost control over my body and could not move and that I can not see my dear ones again
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? No.
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