It happened one day during which, due to profound bleeding as a result of a curettage. I was transferred in an emergency to a hospital where, at the moment of surgery, even while I was feeling the injection of the anesthesia, I saw myself as if I were separating from my body. I found myself submerged in a deep, dark well and at the end of it, I felt as if there was a light attracting me. Once I passed the light, I saw myself in my room at the hospital, lying down, but I floated above my body. I saw how a friend who had died fifteen days prior approached the foot of the bed. She moved over to the side of the bed, giving the space to my brother, who had died a year ago who spoke to me, calling my name, at the same time extending his arms to me and saying, 'Let us go; come; let's go now.'
I saw my body inert, asleep, at the same time that I was saying: 'I'm cold, so cold.' I saw how they covered me with blankets. I saw myself and started to float, arriving at a sort of anteroom, where there were many people. As I entered, I noticed there were, among the people, persons that I knew, including family members who had already died. When these family members saw me, they only turned and I felt they welcomed me although they did not smile. I only saw them looking at me. I kept floating and I arrived at a beautiful spot all covered in flowers, like a rainbow, beautiful, and I felt a sensation of indescribable peace. I stayed a few moments, contemplating the horizon of that place when I suddenly found myself arriving at a huge door. I wanted to cross through, but at that moment, when I wanted to enter, I heard a voice that told me, 'Return. It is not your moment.' By the time I was told this and understood what was going on, I was already back in my bed in the hospital room, awakened and crying.
Date NDE Occurred: 22 de dic. 1982
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Surgery-relatedChildbirth Life threatening event, but not clinical death
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
I clearly left my body and existed outside it
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 As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I feel that it was at all times but I did not feel afraid. Instead, I felt an indescribable peace. I was at home and happy.
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
What for me was an instant in which everything developed, in the real world it was approximately six hours.
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? Yes
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
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Light
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
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm COMO PASAR A TRAVEZ DE UN ARCOIRIS
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I wanted to stay in that place; it was perfect.
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 To not be afraid of death; to feel that if I still have life it is because I have a mission to accomplish before parting.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future That I had to accomplish a mission and that I hadn't yet done it.
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes Only the sensation that I wanted to enter that door; I wanted to go in.
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? No
What is your religion now? Liberal
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? Yes The sensation of accepting the moment of life that we are counting.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No I'm the same, only with the desire to arrive at that place that seemed to me incredible.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The marvelous peace.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Uncertain It happens often that I pass from a state of profound sleep and in it I am able to leave and see myself and to arrive at places which I don't recognize, just as on rare occasions, I (guess at) something that will occur.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The indescribable peace was significant; the desire to stay there.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Only with family. Their reaction, I feel, is indifference.
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 am certain that I lived at that moment something so marvelous and at the same time I desire to be a better person to be able to enter.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real Fabulous and without fear of death.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? About the return of said experience.