They had performed a Cesarean on me and had given me general anesthesia. When I fell into a deep sleep, I saw a tunnel, at the end of the tunnel there was a door with the most beautiful and brilliant light ever viewed. The light attracted my body when I got there. Arriving at the light, I saw the most beautiful garden that anyone could ever imagine. It had many flowers of bright colors. A stream flowed through the garden. I heard the water and the sound of many birds singing the loveliest song, which can be experienced. In the garden to the right were two people; one wore a white tunic and had bare feet. It was JESUS CHRIST and beside him was my brother who had died of a car accident when I was eight years old. When I reached them, my brother asked me, ‘What are you doing here? Jesus told me, ‘GO BACK. It is not your time. You have to go back because I gave you a mission. You’re already a MOM!’ So I returned through the same tunnel, seeing my life pass before my eyes from my childhood until my age at that moment. At the end, there was a window. When I looked, I saw my body on the table of the operating room and the doctors around me, operating.Suddenly, I heard voices saying, ‘Ma’am, awaken. Your daughter has been born!’ When I returned to my body, I just wanted to talk about my trip to paradise, but everyone thought I had hallucinated due to the anesthesia; that it had not been anything else. It made no difference that I repeated over and over what I had seen. The doctor who operated on me told me that nothing had happened in the operating room that might put my life at risk, but the next day, I had many doctors surrounding me and asking me questions about what had happened. Clinically I was not dead but I, yes, I was in heaven or what is best, in paradise!
Date NDE Occurred: 5 de Abril del 2003
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Childbirth. Life threatening event, but not clinical death
There wasn’t a clinical death but I saw my body from above and saw the doctors who operated on me.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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? Less consciousness and alertness than normal
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was face to face with Jesus Christ.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
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 more ‘alive’/brilliant than normal.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was stronger during the experience.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
The experience included: Tunnel
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 With my brother, I knew he was dead. It gave me much peace because I knew that he found himself in a better place.
The experience included: Unearthly 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? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace, love, tranquility, happiness, emotions.
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 myself or others
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control I saw my life pass by, as if on quick images, from my childhood until the age I was at that moment.
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? Greatly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic Vi a jesucristo y el me pidio que regresara a la vida
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I have more faith than before.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic Mi vida cambio totalmente soy de mucha fe y mi amor por dios y la vida son mas importantes
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience Estoy segura de que el cielo existe
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes This experienced served to reinforce my faith in God.
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 Saw and heard my dead brother and Jesus Christ. Upon hearing their voices, I knew it was them.
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
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.)? Yes Jesucristo
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 definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes Jesucristo yo lo vi
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 My goal would be to live a Christian life and to educate my girls to stay close to God because God is light, hope and life.
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? Yes Vivir la vida en Paz con dios
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? An afterlife definitely exists Yes Vi que existe el cielo
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? Slightly 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 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? Slightly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes El amor es infinito y misericordioso
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 Large changes in my life. Valued life; valued living a Christian life to reach heaven.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? 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 more accurately than 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
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? When I saw God and spoke with him.
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 Even now I see it as clearly as if it happening this day.
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? I saw that heaven exists. Love is infinite and merciful. I am sure that heaven exists.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? If I wasn’t clinically dead, how can this experience have been lived through?
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