I have had out of body experiences before and had seen the death of certain people I know, But this experience was very different. I went home from the hospital on August 02/04 at 11:30pm. I had the feeling that this was the last time I would be seeing my mother alive. On August 03/04 around 05:30am I was sleeping and was awaken by a very bright light, so bright I can not explain it.
had so much love in it, overwhelming Peace and calm, nothing I have ever
experienced before. I never wanted to leave this light and the love that I felt.
I never saw anyone in this light, but I knew this was my mother saying good bye
to me. This light lasted only for approx. a couple of seconds. It was very hard
to judge how long this light lasted. This light disappeared like a shooting star
away from me. Just moments after this experience the phone rang, and my sister
was at the hospital and just told me my mother had passed away. I can not
explained this, but it was the most wonderful thing to happen to me. I always
thought our spirits lived on, and now I know and feel that they do live on
spiritually. This has changed my outlook on death and dying. I know I will
never be afraid to dye.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes
It never felt like anything I have ever experienced.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes
At the time I was experiencing this event at home, my mother had just passed away at the hospital.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Was asleep at first then awaken.
Was the experience dream like in any way? no
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? At peace, overwhelming love, calm.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? no sounds or noises that I can remember.
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
Very bright, nothing like I have every seen before. Very hard to explain.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Uncertain
I believe my mother was there saying goodbye to me. Felt it spiritually. Saw no faces.
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No
observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that
could be verified later?
The only verification I have is my sister phoning me after my experience, but I did not tell my sister of this experience. My boyfriend was near by in the same room sleeping with me, but was not awaken. I told him after of this experience.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Uncertain
Hard to explain, but I could see this experience, no smell, feeling was overwhelming, warm, heart was racing, no physical feeling of objects.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
yes of altered space, Nothing else was there but this bright light and overwhelming feeling of love.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Uncertain
Sometimes I have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, it just comes to me, sometimes in dreams, out of body experiences, are just a gut feeling that will not leave me, very hard to explain to someone. It is like I can see things when I am awake. Very rare do I get dates. Sometimes, but not always and sometimes I can not get exactly what I have just saw.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain
Did you become aware of future events? Yes
On one future event which happened to me around June/1981. I had an out of body experience, It felt like I was floating spiritually, I saw my friend from school in his car with 4 different people. While I was floating in this car, it was hit head on by another car. No one lived. He had two different cars, but his white car which was old. I believe it was a Pontiac which was sticking out in this experience. After this out of body experience, maybe a couple of weeks later, I got the nerve to tell this person he was going to die. He was with another friend at the time, So I did have a witness, but he may not remember. They both thought this was a mean thing to say to someone. But no dates came out of this, or when this would happen. But in the summer of 1981, it did happen, exactly how I told him. I never forgive myself to this day. I Still have trouble with this. So I never tell anyone what I see in the future.
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes
It is hard to explain how this happens.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes
At different times I see things. But I try not to do this willing. I usaully keep things to myself. Sometime I tell my boyfriend, and he thinks I am weird.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
I believe people can see things in the future.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? Does not affected any relationships or daily life, career are Religious practices.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
People do not understand, They think you are weird, Lying, are making things up.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Some emotions I have following my experience are sadness, guilt, Why me?,
one on August 03/04 was a good feeling, Happy, loving, warm, I felt I wanted to
belong too, never wanted to this feeling to leave.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part of this experience was I know my mother was trying to tell me goodbye, that she loved me, and she my mother will be waiting for me spiritually when my time comes, and death is a good experience and not to be afraid of the unknown.