In the winter of 1981, I was on the way to the beach with a friend, and we were going down the steps (around 10:30 in the morning), when suddenly, as my friend tells it, I fainted. Though I felt nothing, I just remember rising up. There was a brilliant sun, giving me a special, soft, warmth, which did not burn me. I could hear beautiful music and I could see birds flying beside me, it was an incredible peace, something extraordinary; I had never felt this before, it was a beautiful feeling, and I didn't want to come back.
My friend says I fell to the ground and became cold (we were on the resting-stage of the descent), and some people surrounded me and tried to resuscitate me. I was as if dead, and my friend was shouting to me, talking, and crying, for about three minutes, and she shouted so much that I woke up as if nothing had happened. I felt nothing (bad), on the contrary, I was still trying to hear the lovely music, which was gone, nor could I see birds flying. I was in mild shock, and went to the clinic where the doctor said that my breakfast had not agreed with me that day, nothing more.
Date NDE Occurred: Febrero 1981
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Iba a la playa a las 10 de la mañana Other hubo desmayo de 3 minutos aproximadamente.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No
I lost awareness of my body
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness I felt normal all the time.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I felt normal all the time.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes I could see the sun facing the beach, the horizon meeting the sea; it gave me a soft and marvelous warmth.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm yo estaba en la playa, el escenario era el mismo solo que tenia colores mas agradables, musica muy suave como clasica.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt great happiness, great peace, something incredible.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
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
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate Soy Catolica
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Moderate Sigo siendo Catolica
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
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
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I told my friends and relatives about my experience, but I think they did not believe me, they gave it no importance.
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 According to the doctor, my breakfast disagreed with me that day, but for me it was very real and wonderful, the experience I had.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I now believe much more strongly in God, he exists and guides us.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I felt my soul liberated, celestial music, incredible peace.