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Teri M's Experience

Experience description:   

Years age, I was giving natural childbirth to my third daughter. The pain was so intense and long in duration. There were three people in the room besides myself. My husband, the doctor and his nurse.  I was in such excruciating pain-I THOUGHT I was going to DIE.  I asked for an epidural or drugs of any kind to lessen the pain.  The doctor told me it I was too far past the point for drugs. It would be too dangerous for the baby. I did NOT think I would be able to continue.

During a short break between contractions, I felt myself lift up out of my physical body and literally walk around  my husband who was standing to the left of my physical body on the labor bed. I stood there next to him and looked around the room in total amazement.  I was watching myself from a spectators view. I looked up at my husbands face and watched his expressions as my labor continued.  I watched the doctor and nurse interactions. I was able to watch the hands on the clock tick away directly above my "physical" body head.  I had NO pain whatsoever. I was at peace.  I placed my hand on my husbands that was on the bedside railing.. I felt it as physically as if it were my physical body touching him.  He did not react. He was busy helping to raise my physical body up to prepare for another contraction along with the nurse who was located on the other side of the labor bed. I literally could see the expression of my physical face as I leaned forward and bared down intently. This went on for 35 minutes or so. Then without any warning, my spiritual self worked its way back around my husband body and positioned itself behind my physical body's head at the head of the bed and I entered back into my body.  At that time I heard the doctor say, "Ok" give me a nice big cough"!  I said, "a WHAT"?  He said, the baby is right there, no need to bare down hard, just give me a nice cough.... I was dumbfounded. 

So, I coughed and out came the baby.  Just like that. I was so relieved the pain was over and the baby was here. Later, My doctor made a comment that in all his many years of delivering babies, he has never seen anyone with the high tolerance of pain that I had demonstrated.  He said, I had introduced several hemorrhoids, broke blood vessels in my face, shoulders, back and chest from pushing so hard and for so long. I had torn in the vaginal area as well.  What astounded him so much was I never cried, screamed, whimpered or yelled at all throughout the entire process. He knew I was in a great deal of severe pain and continued my pushing without complaint.  He felt so bad that he could not provide me with any drugs during the delivery.  He said, he had never witnessed such composure and inner strength in his entire professional career. It was unheard of. The nurse added her amazement too.  I never told anyone about my experience, thinking no one would believe me or think I was just crazy.  To this day, I remember it clearly. With no hesitation that it was indeed real.  I have no idea what prompted it or why. I wish I could be able to experience it again...NOT the labor and deliver but the amazingly awesome peaceful calm I experienced. No worries, no fear, no insecurities, no anxieties. I want to learn how to be able to do that at will. Anyway, thanks for allowing me to share.

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?           HIGH

Was the experience dream like in any way?   NO

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            PEACE, HAPPINESS, CALMNESS and AMAZEMENT

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           NO

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?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     Just the three people present in the room... husband, doctor and nurse

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?      The clock above my physical body ticking away. My "spectators" view of myself giving birth from the foot of the labor bed.  I witnessed my own facial expressions.  I could hear all the conversations in the room.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes     NO PAIN at all....No anxiety.

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      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     The spiritual me began to work its way back over to the head of the labor bed. ( I had to walk around my husband)... I instinctively knew why and I was reluctant.  I wasn't ready to go back in.  I didn't want what was waiting for me back in my physical body.  I mentally kept saying "NO NO not yet"  I like it here.  But, the spiritual me kept heading towards the physical me to renter.  I had no control of it.  I was so NOT wanting to go back.. If I could cry I would have.  But the peace and calmness would not allow me to be anxious and scared.  It is like my spiritual self reassured me that it will be all right.

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?   No      

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No       I used to think I must be SPECIAL or unique.  I since then feel I was given a brief insight of what is possible for me. Only to realize I'm no that special.  I think that experience somehow tricked me into believing that there were special things in store for me in my life.  That  I was going to obtain special unique awareness to help me in my life's journey.  It is like chasing that proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  It always eludes you-or you just miss it somehow.  Now I am middle aged and nothing to show for it accept regret, pain and unhappiness. (no drugs or alcohol to blame).

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Within the last couple of years... My children and my 2nd husband of 22 yrs.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Amazement and wonderment.... Wanted to be able to that again.  But, since I had no idea how it happened or what I did to bring it on, I had-have no idea how to do it again.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      WORST>Going back into my physical body.  I liked the peace and calm.  A world of happiness and peace.  No anxieties or insecurities.  BEST>Being able to experience a world (even if it were minutes) of happiness and peace.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I  have tried to search this experience out.  Find out if others have experienced it too.  How can I duplicate the experience. Try to find someone who can teach me how to find the core of the inner peace and happiness I felt.  I have never experienced a sense of peace and happiness before this moment and never again after.  I long for it so much.  Life has left me battle weary.  Beat me up big time. I so desperately need   peace and contentment. A sense of self loving and acceptance. I know it is possible. I just don't know how or where to start. I sometimes hope for death. I have never been afraid or anxious of death for myself. I just want the badness and pains go away.

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