I was watching a movie with my son when suddenly I started having problems with my speech, movements and balance, in a frantic way I asked him for help. Several minutes passed, at this time I was out of my body because I could see all the efforts of neighbors who were trying to revive me. I could see the paramedics, policeman, firemen and neighbors all gathering around that body lying there, the funny thing was I was watching the body but like other spectators.
My recollection is that I could move freely everywhere. I felt very calm. I remembered looking down to my body. There was a very dark room. There I found two deceased neighbors, which I appreciated and loved them very much. I was so happy to find them there that I tried to hug them but they dispersed, like what happens with smoke in the air. I made a few attempts and the same thing happened. They communicated with me with their mind, never spoke one word. Time and language don't exist there. I received many messages and had a recount of all the damage people who I care for, inflicted on me. This was repeated over and over like when it happened I was not aware or attentive.
I cannot remember when I slipped into a coma but one thing I'm sure is that everything was very real. In the last three years I been in recovery with my body - doctors diagnose I won't be able to see or walk. In the messages, I received one was specific about my recuperation physically and some other people's newly acquire conditions. I am still confused but this website showed me many more people experiencing NDEs.
Date NDE Occurred: 11/30/2003
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness Cerebral Vascular Accident 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' . Strokes.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes 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? More consciousness and alertness than normal My level of consciousness and alertness was like I could be, see or hear everywhere.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Right before the paramedics arrived.
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 Definite time was altered.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? My field of vision was very poor after the stroke but the perception of things and people increase.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? My hearing increase in clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch and loudness.
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? Uncertain I try to force myself but do not remember.
The experience included: Presence of deceased persons
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes Two of my mother's deceased close friends, lots of things but most important 'Do not lie'.
The experience included: Darkness
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 do not remember.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Calm; peace.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
The experience included: Special Knowledge
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
The experience included: Life review
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Experienced lots of moments of people taking advantage of my kindness. I am very confused because I don't know if the information was for me to take revenge or just to know.
The experience included: Vision of the future
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? Liberal
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I practice more religious beliefs.
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I practice more religious beliefs.
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? Yes A few things I Know will happen but not when.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Now I'm divorced and very aware of people's emotions and feeling toward others.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes After the strokes I end up mute and blind my communication skills were limited. Everything was there but I could not communicate.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain I see scenes that I sometimes cannot explain.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? This being making sure that I communicate 'Don't lie'.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Not long, their reaction was surprise and I don't know if they are influenced.
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. Why it happens I still confuse, but one thing I am certain is that your behavior in this earth is related to your next experience.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. Today I have more questions.
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? Even if you have a hard time to believe all these stories remember that your behavior will alter everything, including your next life.