Around 9 in the morning, I woke up with a strong lower abdominal pain. I was in so much pain. When I was asleep, I was dreaming that I had the pain in the dream. I got up as well as I could and went to the bathroom thinking that I needed to pee. When I got up from the toilet, I was already dizzy with hot and cold sweating. I looked at myself in the mirror and I was white as paper. I sat down again. I could not hear well, I could only hear buzzing. Words hardly came out. My vision was all fuzzy. I was feeling very weak, with no strength. I was trying not to faint. I managed to call my parents. They came over and the only thing I could say was ‘I can't, I can't.’ I felt like I was going to fall. When my parents got me up, in that moment I saw myself out of my body. I saw myself, the situation, and I was listening to everything. Then everything went black. All of a sudden, I saw a white bright light. I was listening to murmurs and I said to myself, ‘This is it.’ I let myself fall into my father's arms. During all those moments, first I felt anguish and then fear because I did not know what was happening. Later when seeing myself out of my body, I felt tranquil and in some way, pleasant. When I woke up, I was lying on the floor because I could not hold myself. They took my blood pressure and it was very low. Slowly I recuperated. They have made studies and found nothing. As of today, several months have gone by and I don't know what happened to me or why it happened.
Date NDE Occurred: 4 de agosto del 2013
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Other: 'Estaba bien, durmiendo y me desperto un fuerte dolor abdominal bajo'
How do you consider the content of your experience? Both pleasant AND distressing
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I saw myself out of my body, I was in the bathroom and I was seeing the whole situation that was happening with me: how my parents held me so that I did not fall and trying to take me to the bedroom. I was hearing ‘She is falling, I can't hold her’ and I felt them feeling very anguished.
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? Normal consciousness and alertness
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I got up to go to the bathroom and looked myself in the mirror.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Time seemed to go faster or slower than usual
I felt all was going in slow motion.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Before the experience I was seeing normally as always, but when I started to feel bad, first it was normal and then fuzzy.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Hearing the same as seeing was normal. When I started to feel bad, I started to hear a buzz. At the moment of seeing the white light, many murmurs.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Uncertain I felt that I could have been in the presence of my grandparents or my sister-in- law.
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes From seeing all dark, black, all of a sudden I saw a big bright white light, that was attracting me.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? First was the anguish, fear, doubt. I did not understand what was going on. Later, I felt tranquility, calmness and I think that in some way: pleasure.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Not important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Unaffiliated- Atheist
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Slightly important to me
What is your religion now? Unaffiliated- Atheist No creo que exista Dios, creo en lo que veo, en lo que siento, y en lo que me paso.....la experiencia que tuve, me hace pensar que puede ser que halla algo despues de la muerte.
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience No creo en Dios, pero por otras experiencias que tuve, creo que puede haber algo despues de la muerte, ya que tuve contacto con familiares fallecidos.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No I don't believe in God, but because of some other experiences I had, I believe that there could be something after death, since I had contacts with deceased family members.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify I heard murmurs but could not tell who it was or what was said.
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I sensed their presence
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God does not exist
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God does not exist
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably does not exist
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? I am uncertain if an afterlife exists No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I slightly fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Moderately fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? No changes in my life No changes in my life.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
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 It happened in the morning and by midday I told part of my family. It was strange for them, but in general, they believed me. Later I told to another brother and he got worried and frightened. And some days later, I told my friends, and two of them got very interested and believed me.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes I had read about people that had had it, but it was difficult to believe. It was strange for me to have something like this happen.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Surprised with what had happened, although before hand, I had one astral travel. It does not compare at all, with what happened to me. I was thinking I was dying as well as was my parents that were with me at that moment.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I believe it was real, but still without knowing why and the motive on why it happened.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
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