I found myself on active military duty in the city of Melilla. At that time, I had a cold and high fever. I was very weak - trembling - so I sought relief in the infirmary. There, they decided to inject me with penicillin, which produced a fading of consciousness and then a lack of consciousness. This I found out later, because the liquid entered my body at the same time that I fainted.
Without feeling pain, nor wanting it to happen, I began to see myself as if dissolved on the floor. The orderlies were alarmed. They picked me up and placed me onto the cot, making at the same time comments about my backside and wanting to revive me. Then, the room folded in from the ceiling and I started rising, each time faster and higher, until I was no longer in the place where this had occurred. I started to feel an extraordinary liberation of my soul from my body. It was as if I had been released from a lifetime sentence; as if my body had been my jail (without being conscious of this until now). Everything that connected me to it was heavy and burdensome: having to breathe, having to move my body, etc., as if the bonds from childhood carried family, friends, acquaintances, the town, etc. Finally, I released everything that tied me and I returned home, to my mother's arms, to unite me to that everything of which I was part, which I had sought since birth.
I soon found myself in a space and place unknown to me, having arrived there at a velocity I was unfamiliar with, with a force of attraction like that of metal to a magnet. I entered a place where it started to turn dark as if I was inside a cloud, and it was becoming denser and darker, and in that darkness, which became almost total, I glimpsed a tiny star or light, which, from the exact time I noticed it, attracted me without hesitation towards it, with the same breakneck speed and velocity. At the same time, my love, or the most marvelous feeling that can be experienced, was becoming larger, the closer I got, my exultation overflowed, the light each time larger or it was emanating from someplace - I don't know. The idea is that I found myself in that light. So brilliant, so white, but without disturbing me. It was pure energy, the force, the love, the life - I was already home. The sensations are indescribable as we are very limited in this life; over there, was an unknown world of new sensations opening up - of understanding of what, up until then, has not been understood by you, and you do love, my God, how you love.
And then, I felt as if someone approached to receive me, until I felt his presence directly in front of me. As if with a human form but without a physical body, everything was light and energy and love, and we communicated perfectly, not speaking but with thought and the mind. I started to be aware of more beings like him that surrounded us and received me. I could not be contained in my joy and contentment; everything was peace and harmony and I began fully to inhabit that space which was mine.
But the way was denied me by something; they did not yet expect me, and this unique being said that I should go back and there was no other option; it was not my decision, but the most convenient, much to my regret. I began to hear other voices, to note how I closed my eyes without wanting to, and accepted what was said: 'You still have things to do with your love!' - which is the bargaining chip; it's the only thing that will let you stay there; not only that you love and that you love a lot, but also that you are loved, and loved much, as that will be the telling sign.
All your acquired liberties start fading and you start to become conscious that you have to enter once again that body, that you must return to breathing, you become conscious of who you are, all over again; you feel the voices (of the nurses). I didn't want to open my eyes. I wanted to return. I did everything to return, but once again I was in the infirmary, desolate, sick. I can't believe what I have lived, felt, and the worst thing - now I know it. You must live until you don't know when, but with the happiness at the same time of knowing that I will return and that they await me and I will do everything possible for that to be the case. And it is so easy and it is so easy and simple.
Date NDE Occurred: April 1980
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness. Allergic reaction Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) .
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 The consciousness that we have here is unconsciousness; here we are limited.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? During the entire experience.
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 There is no time. It does not exist and neither does space. It is like another dimension.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? A new world is opened, more comprehensive. All has an explanation, origin and a function; there are no questions, all is known.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I repeat the same as before, there are no limits; a new world is opened - of which we know only the very tip.
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 I am not clear yet: whether it is a closed space from where one exits, or a dark space, where the light attracts us.
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 Those beings were part of me or I was part of them: force, energy, life, and love.
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 Marvelous; it was white as you can get, without it blinding you.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm en primer lugar un espacio como la nada,vacio pero oscureciendose cada vez mas.luego ese espacio oscuro donde comence a ver la luz,y por ultimo la luz en si.un espacio donde radica la paz la armonia la energia la vida y el AMOR.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Complete freedom.
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
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I was conscious of everything; I did not have to remember anything. Yes, that LOVE is the most important of all.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I notice that I am more sensitive and I have premonitions.
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
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
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 mind is opened; there is knowledge, comprehension. It is pure truth. There is nothing secret, nor hidden.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Certain intuitions.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Several months passed, because I did not think that I would be believed. I kept it like a secret, wishing to share it. Finally, I found people who experienced the same situation, and I shared.
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.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real.
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? It was real, believe me; and also believe that I love you.