Steve P's Experience
I had open heart surgery when I was two years old because I had a hole in my heart. The doctors did not use any anesthetic at the time because I was too young. When they cut me open, I felt severe and intense pain and I left my body because it was too much for me to bear. When I left my body, I was floating at the ceiling level. This spirit or being came to me and took my hand and held it. I felt as if I could leave with the spirit being right then if I wanted, but it made me feel all the love in the room and my mom praying for me, and I think that is what kept me from dying.
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
Just the surgery itself.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I was two years old, completely awake, and in the most extreme pain I have ever felt in my life.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
I didn't see myself.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes
A spirit of some sort. I did not know them and nothing was communicated.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes
I have the ability to feel spirits around me. I get a premonitory feeling sometimes before an accident happens or when someone is about to die. Sometimes their spirit seeks me out because they don't even know that they died. I also see spirits. I get telepathic messages from them a lot, especially when I am relaxed or upset. I have had three spirit like guides help me. I can feel energy from things I touch sometimes.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I was raised very religiously, but I have figured out that religion is really not the way I followed. I am more spiritual.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
I have only shared this experience completely with my girlfriend. She is the only one who I felt would not think that I were crazy.