Tabatha T's Experience
I was in labor and in the labor room on the bed my husband and midwife either side of me, I can remember all items in the labor room, when I felt the head was about to crown, I had a warm feeling and I can then remember feeling a feeling I had never felt before, like anti-gravity. I had left my body and seemed to float up towards the round lights on the ceiling in the hospital room. It seemed as if my nose had touched the middle light and my body turned around (as you see astronauts). I turned around and looked down and saw my husband the midwife and myself on the birthing bed. I could not hear them talking to me but could see what was going on. I felt warm free and at ease wonderful feeling. I could see out into the corridors (through the walls). I did not leave the room and could see people in the hospital rooms nearby. I felt things around me, and a lovely light bright light, not blinding, and white hazy. I also saw figures. I went back into my body as the head of my baby crowned. I did not wish to go back as the place where I was. It was absolutely beautiful and it felt as if I knew what was out there and I needed to go and look. I heard voices in my head saying that I needed to go back now (telepathy). I knew there were people there I had know that had passed away but could not see them, only the outline of bodies in the light and absorbed by the light. All seemed to be same height etc. I knew I needed to go back, my son was born.
I informed my husband
of my experience and wanted so much for this to happen again , I am not scared
of dying I take each day as it comes and hope that I have another experience
like this as it has changed my way of thinking
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I was fully awake I knew exactly what was going on I knew that my body beneath me was giving birth I felt no pain, but I knew in my outer body what was going on around me
Was the experience dream like in any way? the experience was nothing like a dream
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I felt whole, very light (anti gravity) felt as if I could go anywhere, warm, bright, it was my body but I do not think I was me if that makes any sense
What emotions did you feel during the experience? happy , warm, peaceful, the universe if that makes sense out of this world a feeling I have never experienced
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? no peace, only when I knew I had to go back as I was told telepathy " you need to go back not your time "
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No
Did you see a light? Yes bright white light, I was glowing also
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes in the light silhouettes of I guess people.
in the background all same size
felt as if I knew them
telepathy - to go back
it is not my time
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes
I could see in to other rooms of the hospital, the corridors and outside but I did not leave the room where my body was
I felt as if my nose touched the light in the birthing room and then my body flipped over to look at my husband midwife and myself
after giving birth I
touched my nose
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Uncertain I can remember midwife asking if I wanted gas and air to which I did not and refused my husband verified this as I was too frightened to take any type of medication for pain for my child
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Uncertain I felt as if I had more than 5 senses everything was different unable to explain
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes I thought I had been in my out of body experience for hours and hours when in fact it was only for 15 minutes .
everything was wide
space and time there was none everything seemed to be one
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes everything was peaceful warm, safe everything was one
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No I could see far knew what was around but I did not leave the birthing room, I did not feel that anything would happen if I crossed the boundary but I was informed it was not my time
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes my baby's head had crowned and I was informed that I had to go back to my body it wasn't time and wasn't my time, I did not wish to go back I was happy where I was and wanted to stay and go with the light I can remember sadness having to return but also happiness mixed emotions I can remember saying goodbye a tunnel light silhouettes
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes I am not afraid of dying, I believe the out of body experience is out spirit/soul I believe there is something for us and I am not afraid we are only here in physical form to learn and once we have learned all we can the next stage of life is waiting.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I am happier I am not annoyed easily/I forgive easily I show my emotions a lot more
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No response
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes with my husband the day that this happened, he believed that this happened and has looked up information on this
What emotions did you experience following your experience? happiness, fulfillment warmth friendly, peace the entire universe?
What was the best and worst part of your experience? all of the experience was the best actually turning around and looking at myself on the birthing bed, worst going back into my body
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? I would love to have this experience again, I had hoped on my second child that this would occur to which it did not. There is nothing to be afraid of
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