On February 24, 2004 I was asked by a friend to drive her to search for an apartment for her and her children. I was having some cold symptoms, like fever, cold sweats, blurred vision, and so on. As I drove, I remember having problems focusing my eyes. My vision was getting double and blurred. My wife knew about my condition for days and wanted me to go see a doctor, but I refused. Without my knowing about it, she contacted the doctor's office and made me an appointment for 2pm that same day. I agreed to go to the doctor so my wife would quit nagging me to go. I took my friend to the doctor's office with me and agreed to continue the apartment search after my doctor's appointment.
We arrived at the doctor's office about 1:40 pm. I was having vision problems and just needed to make it a few miles. Upon arrival to the office, I requested a glass of water. The receptionist brought me a 2 or 3-ounce plastic cup of water, but it wasn't enough so I asked for more. I tolder her I needed, 'Much more.' She came back after a few minutes with more water and the doctor. I recall the doctor saying, 'Get him inside now.' Immediately, I was bought inside and escorted to an examination room. I remember talking to the assistant with our usual conversation. She was asking how was the family and the usual short conversation. I sat on the examination table. The nurse strapped the blood pressure monitor on my left arm. As the nurse pumped the monitor, I started to feel like I was drifting away and in the process of losing consciousness. I felt my body falling sideways while barely conscious. I couldn't control my body. I couldn't see, but I could hear everything going on around me.
The nurse was yelling very loudly, 'HURRY, GET A DOCTOR HERE...HURRY...HE'S DEAD!' I heard the room being filled with people and everyone talking at the same time. My wife, who happened to come in at that time, was in the room also. I remember my doctor requesting an ambulance while another doctor was pressing on my chest. I didn't feel a thing, but my hearing was perfect. There was craziness going on around me.
I began to regain consciousness again. The doctor held my hand and told me what had just taken place and told me that an ambulance was on its way. I remember seeing all the doctors in that office being in the room with me. My wife was also there. The ambulance took very little time to get there since the Hospital was only 3 miles away. When ambulance arrived, I was prepared and transferred. My wife went to take our friend home and met later at the hospital. When we arrived to the hospital they were lots of people waiting for me. I wanted to get up to go to the bathroom, but they wouldn't let me. The medical director of the emergency room was there. He held my hand and said, 'You have no idea how sick you are, my friend.' I never got up again. The medical director told me that I was very, very sick and I was going to be put in what they called an 'Induced Coma.' My wife gave the 'Okay.'
The following is the journey to the other side;
As I was on the emergency room talking to my wife and the doctor, I remember everything turning dark. Suddenly there was a hallway with big double French doors at the end of the hallway. I was walking towards the opened doors. I couldn't see my body at all, but I could see this BEAUTIFUL white, bright light all over me. As I approached the doors, I was held back by a force. It was not a hand or anything physical, but it was a force. Immediately, I heard a voice that told me, 'You cannot enter that room my son.' This communication was like telepathy, not a physical voice. I understood I was in a different place and that I was dead. I felt very relaxed with a great feeling of being calm, no pain, and no worries. I had a sense of Happiness and love surrounded me. As I stood on the threshold of that beautiful door, I looked inside and saw a big theater-like room filled with red chairs. On one side of the room, I saw the entrance to a cave with an American Indian sitting in front of the entrance. He was facing a campfire, and on the other side of the fire was a tiger sitting with the front paws crossed. There wasn't any walls, but infinity. The Indian and the tiger didn't even know I was there. That place was so beautiful, with color I have never seen in my life, before or after.
When I was done looking inside the room, I tried to enter it again. Again, this voice said, 'I just told you my son, you cannot enter that room.' I asked, 'Why can't I go inside?' The voice said, 'You most go back. You must finish one more thing.' I asked, 'What is that?' Then the voice said, 'You have to do one more thing in your life, you will know when the time comes. But you must go back and do that one more thing.'
Suddenly, I felt great deal of pain in my entire body. I was in a bed and in a hospital room. My wife was seating next to the bed sleeping. As I moved, my wife woke up. I looked at her and said, 'They told me to come back to do one more thing.' According to my wife, I closed my eyes again and fell sleep.
The next day, I woke up in pain and discomfort. But I was able to tell my wife everything that happened to me. Immediately, I began to see Angels in my room coming in and out. I very clearly saw the cave with the Indian, the fire, and the tiger. I was in between dimensions, seeing both places at the same time. I could not move my legs or arms; my body was paralyzed. As the days went by, the Angels kept visiting me every day.
Finally, my first meal came. It was beef soup and vegetables. They put the food on a tray cart in front of me, but I couldn't move my arms to eat the food. Then this old lady came in the room and was cleaning the floor with a mop. I told the lady that I was hungry and I could not move my arms. I asked if she was kind enough to help me with the food because I was very hungry. She said, 'Let me wash my hands and I will help you.' She came back, sat on the bed, fed me until the bowl was empty, and then she left the room. About 15 minutes later a nurse came to the room to help me with the food. She looked at the bowl and said, 'Oh Mr. R you can move your arms; you ate everything!' I said, 'The old lady that cleans the floors helped me with the food.' The nurse looked at me like if I came from another planet and said, 'There is no old lady that cleans the floors here. No one cleans the floors unless they are allowed to come in here.' I knew then I was visited by an Angel again.
As time went by, I was moved to different sections of the hospital until I was released to go home. I kept being visited by Angels even at home. When I was home the Angels wanted to play all the time. They play and fly all over like little kids. I was able to see a few minutes into the future, but that started to fade away with the Angels. After a while I couldn't see the Angels anymore. They were there, I just could not see them. This is how we are born; we see the Angels, then the Angels are gone. Angels are all over around us, we just don't see them.
As time went by, I started to learn how to walk again, learn how to drive, go to the bathroom, etc. Then when I was strong enough, I have this strong desire to work with wood. I bought tools and created some beautiful pieces of furniture. I felt different, like I was another person. I wasn't the same anymore. I live the next years working around the house with wood feeling different, not feeling the same person anymore. I was thinking always about that 'One more Thing' I am supposed to do, but I cannot think of anything that I must do. So, I forced myself to not think about it anymore. I began to forget about it slowly.
Eventually I retired and moved to another state. I continued to work around the house with wood, just doing what I can. One day my 28-year-old daughter called me to let me know she was pregnant. Everyone was very happy about it because it was our first grandson. Time went by and my daughter got married to the child's father, a no-good drug-user. Slowly, after my grandson was born my daughter began to show signs of drug use. My grandson was 2 years at the time. My daughter she left my grandson anywhere and everywhere. Her mother, my ex-wife, was making people's lives difficult because she was demanding money to take care of my grandson. My grandson would spend weeks with me, then weeks with my ex-wife, then weeks with my daughter and it was a big mess. I got a lawyer and tried to take my grandson away from my daughter but didn't work. Soon after, my ex-wife called child protective services so many times that state took the child away and put him in a foster home. I tried to get him out but the state wouldn't allow me to have him because I had lung cancer at the time. I underwent surgery and got better. Then they gave me custody of my grandson. I battle my evil ex-wife as hard as I could in courts, every other month for 3 years. In the meantime while the child was with me, I took very good care of him all that time. The court battles became to an end in July 27, 2017 when my wife and I became the proud parents of my grandson, now 9 years old. It took me 7 years of intense battle in court against my daughter and her mother, but the court saw the evil in them directed against me and my grandson. Now my grandson, my wife and myself live very happily.
Today I wonder if my 'One Thing' has been fulfilled or I have more to go. Only time will tell...
Date NDE Occurred: February 24/2004
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack. CPR given. Induced coma. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function)
Heart stopped twice in 30 minutes.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
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. I knew everything that was going on around me all the time, but I chose to hold back.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I think I never lost consciousness and alertness.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Time just didn't exist. No knowledge of time at all.
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. My vision was perfect during the experience
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. No problem whatsoever.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere, as if by ESP? Yes, but the facts have not been checked out
The experience included: Passing into or through a tunnel
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
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 Incredibly white and beautiful, something never experience before.
The experience included: An unearthly landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place. I wasn't allowed to enter because it wasn't my time yet.
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt no pain and I was very calm and happy.
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 no longer in conflict with nature
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe When I was away I understood that souls are recyclable. I got someone else's soul. It happens to everyone who dies and comes back. At the moment of dead your soul transfer dimensions.
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a Boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I reached a Boundary. I wasn't allowed to cross. The Point of NO return.
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 importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Moderately important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic Non-church attending Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I pray to a Supreme Being, A God of all, not a religion. Man-made Religions is not the right way to go. I respect everybody's religions and belief.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic Non-church attending Catholic
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience. I went some place somewhere, a place that is not here nor there, but the moment of dead everything becomes clear, VERY clear. Everyone has the need to know... as Humans we are that way, is our nature.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I know now the workings and the mechanics of living. Why things are the way they are.
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. The voice in my head was more like telepathy.
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
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? Yes I found out that everything in this universe has an specific purpose.
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Uncertain. Sorry confused by the question
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God probably exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes God or Supreme being does exist even in different realities or universes.
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes Humans approached religion in a very different way of what religion should be. To live is to die and to die is to awaken.
Did you believe that our earthly lives Are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are possibly meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes life has purpose and is to learn for the next life. It is to polish or mature your soul.
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? I was uncertain if an afterlife exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes Life goes on, but only for the soul.
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I do not 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? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives Are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are possibly meaningful and significant
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? Yes We have so many things happening around us every time. But our brain is wired in such way we don't see it. From the moment of birth to the moment of death, it is all happening at once. Humans carry a blindfold sort of speaking, we are limited on everything we see and do.
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? Yes life has purpose and is to learn for the next life. It is to polish or mature your soul.
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Slightly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes Love is the very basic feeling that is known to be in every universe.
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life. Take for example a person that can't see, who is totally blind. That person have an idea of what things looks like in reality, they have a very good idea of the world around them. Take that person and give them vision (sight). Life changing experience for the best.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes, my experience makes me a better man.
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 more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience. My experience was life changing, making it the most important experience that any human can have the honor of having.
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? Knowing that I was chosen to save a life and to guide my grandson through life is very meaningful.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
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 now believe my experience gave me new hope, I will use it to guide my grandson to become a great man.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I live up to the plans the Supreme Being has for me. I opened my mind for new life, I will pass it on and it will go on for a long time as I was instructed to do.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Remember I was chosen to guide my grandson and plant the seed that will go on forever.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I still get visitation from Angels every day. I captured one of those visitation on film and I was punished for doing so.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? If you can ask a question (s) about:
Did you experience any changes in personality?
Do you believe you have a soul?
Did you experience changes deep inside your soul.
Where do you believe the soul is?
questions regarding the soul are the key to get information or gather more information about what really happens when we die.
Many people talk about a tunnel and a bright light, dead family taking the by the hand, but they don't get to the heart of the matter. Most of those stories are questionable by my own standards.
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