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Venessa M's Experience

Experience description:   

It was my first ever visit to spiritualist church, I had lost my 5 year old son to cancer 4 years earlier and for some reason that day I felt a pull to go. I walked through the doors and it was full of ladies over the age of 60, they spoke to me and asked why I had come, I told them I had felt a pull and so I came. We were asked to sit down in a circle and one of the ladies asked us to close our eyes. I closed mine and sat there feeling very uncomfortable and awkward, the lady started to talk about walking down a path, over a bridge and into a balloon. I felt a sensation on the top of my head, like an intense tingling that started to burn, it really got my attention as I'd never experienced it before and then I got a feeling like I was separate to myself but inside my body, next from my pelvis area I felt myself rising up and my head started to burn and as i got up into my head, I opened my eyes and came back down into my body. I was gasping for breath because of the experience and the lady who was talking looked at me, asked if I was ok and told me to close my eyes. I did, and instantly the burning started on the top of my head, i felt myself detached from my body and start to rise. As I lifted up to my head I remember thinking 'just allow it'. I left my body and entered a tunnel, it was white and foggy, at the end of it I could see a keyhole shape. I moved towards it and as I did I could see a figure in the keyhole, I couldn't see what it was BUT I had an all knowing that it was my son, I could feel it - like an overwhelming energy of his. I started to move closer and faster and then something spoke to me - 'If you go any closer, you'll never go back'. I didn't care, I felt immense love and happiness and knew my son was waiting for me. No thoughts going back to my body for my other children or husband entered me, I was in a state of peace and wanted to get to the keyhole. I as rushed forward, something pulled me back with great force and I entered my body - and opened my eyes.

My whole life changed after that day. The way I thought, how I connected with people, how I saw the world, how I could feel everything, how I saw the truth in everything and everyone. It was like I opened my eyes and i was awake.

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? Leaving my body & in the tunnel

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness It was the same

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The same

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The 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? At first fear as I started to rise up out of my body, once in the tunnel - Happiness, peace, joy

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes I left my body and entered a tunnel, it was white and foggy, at the end of it I could see a keyhole shape. I moved towards it and as I did I could see a figure in the keyhole, I couldn't see what it was BUT I had an all knowing that it was my son, I could feel it - like an overwhelming energy of his. I started to move closer and faster and then something spoke to me - 'If you go any closer, you'll never go back'. I didn't care, I felt immense love and happiness and knew my son was waiting for me. No thoughts going back to my body for my other children or husband entered me, I was in a state of peace and wanted to get to the keyhole. I as rushed forward, something pulled me back with great force and I entered my body - and opened my eyes.

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes white and foggy - like a white mist

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
Something spoke to me - 'If you go any closer, you'll never go back'. It felt like God, it felt like a male. It wasn't as we speak, it was the words coming through me, feeling like God and male.

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.)? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes My son Tom - I saw a figure in a key hole, I had an all knowing that it was him, i could feel his energy.

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

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place
A tunnel - white and foggy. It felt like an inbetween place - a gateway to somewhere else.


Did time seem to speed up or slow down?
Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Time didn't exist. All that existed was what was happening.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No


Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes
I couldn't go any further, i was pulled back

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”)? Yes I just knew that there was another place to move onto from that tunnel. That my son was there.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist? Yes The voice that spoke to me - I felt was God

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? Uncertain I just had a feeling of immense love.

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? Yes That there is another place past that tunnel, that this isn't all that there is.

What occurred during your experience included: Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience I wasn't a person who believed you could leave your body, I didn't believe in God.

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 th I cannot remember much from around that time, I remember this as it was totally against my norm.

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience: It totally changed me as a woman.

My experience directly resulted in:
Large 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?
Yes Everything changed for me - every part of me transformed. I almost became a totally different woman

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Since the experience, the same voice has spoken to me twice - once when I had a breakdown, it told me to get up and empower women. The second was when I was rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke - it said 'I will keep putting you on your ass until you listen to me'. I have messages come to me in dreams - a number of these have come true. At times I have experienced the rising out of my body. I have ultra awareness and know what to do or what is coming next.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?
Knowing my son is in the other place. Knowing that there is a God. Knowing it happened to me because I have a great purpose to fulfil.

Have you ever shared this experience with others?
Yes

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 definitely real I believed it was real because I felt it all. The week after it happened, I was sat in my kitchen and i started to rise out of my body again.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time: Experience was definitely real Was real, too many things have happened after - it was my awakening.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Yes - I no longer feel connected to people who are living the ordinary life. I find it hard to be around friends and family members who seem asleep.

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I live a spiritual life now - I allow myself things I believe to be light/good. When I don't I experience challenges from the divine.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes When I am not living my purpose (choosing for myself instead of what i've been created for) I experience the same lifting out of my body and become ill. If I'm not allowing myself good/light things - I experience the same lifting and will become ill.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No ... all is good :)

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes Everything is truth

What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you? Share the stories with the world - I have been scared to talk about this and thought I was all alone. Sharing on a greater level allows the other people to come forward.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? All was great