I felt dizzy while I was speaking on the phone, sitting in a chair in my room at the hospital. She (my friend) and I were alone in the room. We had been left alone by the doctors and nurses. I had been bedridden for four days. I called my mother to tell her I had been able to get up. That is when I started to feel dizzy. I sat in a chair and called my friend to come over. I grasped her tightly round the knees while I was saying goodbye to my mother, I could just say, 'Mama, I feel dizzy.' I put the cell phone in my friend's purse and my head fell against her belly. It is lucky she was there in front of me. Then I fell into a dark tunnel. I don't know how long that lasted. Next, I found myself walking on a prairie, which extended to infinity. A feeling of wellbeing intoxicated my senses; I was smiling and filled with happiness. As far as my eyes could see everything was shining, the grass shone, the trees shone, everything was luminous.
Then I was in a room with walls of wood, and many windows. To my right were wooden stages, like those in a courtroom in the movies. When I looked up a bit, I could see three people seated there. Of these three, the first had a grey face, the second looked normal, but the third was a luminous entity, I knew it was a person, but without the form of a person. It was a light, and changed shape continuously. I deduced that they were judging me. Looking to the right I saw my father pacing anxiously, something he never did normally, between the seats there, with his hands clasped behind his back and his shoulders hunched forwards, as if he was carrying a weight on them. There was only one other being present. This was an entity of white light, without definite form and hovering in the air. It was not exactly there, but I sensed its presence. It did nothing. While this was going on, I had the vision of a dog, which was bounding towards me with its tongue out - obviously full of good intentions.
The person seated between the other two, on my right, struck the table with a gavel, while holding up some papers in the other hand. Then he said my name, and, 'He is condemned to go on living.' I turned my head to the right and saw my father give a sigh of relief. A second gavel-stroke marked the beginning of my sentence. My feet lost the ground under them and I returned to the dark tunnel, taking me somewhere. I was falling, going down who-knows-where in this tunnel, but the next moment I woke up again in this life.
Date NDE Occurred: 22- Septiembre-2006
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Surgery-related Other Era el primer momento en el que me ponía de pie después de la operación de hernia discal. Sólo me sujetó mi compañera. Los médicos nos habían dejado solos.
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 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
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? The moment when after my sentence had been read, the ground vanished under me and I began to go through the tunnel.
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
To me it seemed an eternity, while in this world only ten to fifteen seconds had gone by.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The colors were in pastel tones, very intense, but pastel tones.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could hear people much better than I do normally.
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 tunnel was all dark, with a little light to mark each end. I travelled without touching the sides with my body, and it was perfectly round. I was 'flying'.
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 I recognized my father. I would swear that I have been to this place on other occasions, speaking with these people, not in the courtroom, but on the prairie, which came before that. They are my father and some other deceased relative whom I do not recognize. They have never been together; I only speak with one of them, never two at the same time.
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? Uncertain Everything was light; everything gave off a more intense luminosity than usual, except for the stage where the judges were.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm La pradera en la que me ví andando. La sensación de felicidad que emanaba de cada brizna de hierba. Eso sí que era bello, peculiar y extraordinario.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Wellbeing, happiness, crammed with happiness, even when I was being judged. I was concerned to hear the sentence.
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
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? Liberal Era taoísta
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Liberal Soy taoísta
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
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? None and all at once.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes A few seconds afterwards. It seemed wrong to my friend that I asked her 'Who are you?'
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain Before this, I had had two motorcycle accidents. I remember nothing about them. I just have the feeling that from the time of this experience in the hospital, I go to and come back from this wonderful prairie-land, involuntarily, while I sleep. Also, I have the feeling of having been there before, but I don't know when.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I know that it happened because it is the first thing I remembered when I returned to my body.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I don't really understand the meaning of real in the previous question or this one.
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? Everything went slowly, there was no hurry. I had an infinite patience. I was not in a hurry to get anywhere; I was enjoying being where I was.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Thanks for taking my experience as Near Death, when I physically was not anywhere near death. I have the feeling that I was at the edge, but have no proof of that. Thank you for your time.