I have to say from the depth of my heart that I don't want to lie in any way. I have as well to say that I am deeply happy to come across this website, which has been very helpful in sharing these experiences, which are so difficult to convey to other people unaware of the subject. I don't really know if my experience was a true NDE, but no doubt it was an OBE (out of body experience) and left a mark on my life.
I was lying alone in my bed in the morning; my little daughter had gone to school and I was asleep. The previous night I had taken some pills to sleep that were very strong.
Suddenly I found myself like waking up aware of the surroundings, of my body and of the place where I was, and the circumstances, etc. Following that, I could clearly see the ceiling, with my eyes closed. I felt a great peace and calmness and I really thought that I couldn't feel my body. At this moment, I started seeing on each side of my bed two high and luminous presences (figures) that apparently were there to escort me. They didn't have a clear form, just like beings of light. Then I saw towards the foot of the bed, a group of more or less six luminous people, but again I couldn't see their faces. I didn't feel odd but completely familiar with the experience. I began floating towards the ceiling, like being drawn by something, not that I wanted to be floating, I was being drawn. At that point I thought, 'I am dying,' then I remembered my daughter and I recalled to have said, 'No my God, not yet! My child is going to come back and she is going to find me dead in my bedroom. That is going to be a shock to her.' I recalled to have heard an 'It's alright.' I answered, 'Thanks.' I looked down at my feet and I believe to have seen my uncle and grandfather (already demised) and then I concentrated myself to come back to my body. I woke up with a deep sigh and my heartbeat was very fast.
Date NDE Occurred: October 1999
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes supuesto paro cardiaco por somniferos Life threatening event, but not clinical death
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 I don't know, everything was just more clear and calm, I didn't see neither the heaven nor the tunnel nor the light but I believe I was at the threshold of the experience.
One can feel calmness and all clear.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I realized I was rising up to the ceiling.
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 I wouldn't know how to explain it, in fact my experience was an out of body one and everything went so natural and with a feeling of calmness.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Everything was more clear, the colors as well. (I must state that I didn't see the awesome prism of colors like the amazing stories of other people.)
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I am not sure because the atmosphere was in silence and instead of hearing it is more like receiving and sending thoughts.
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? No
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? Uncertain I saw beings of light but they didn't appear like people, they looked like persons and were tall but I couldn't see their faces, I only think to have recognized my uncle and granddad.
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? No But I saw beings of light on both sides of my bedroom and at my feet.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Calmness at the time it was happening, but when I remembered my daughter I felt very much distress.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
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 But since I experienced that event I began to believe in what I have never believed before.
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future I think I am a lot sensitive and I began to experience OBE. Frequently.
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 I have always believed in God and Jesus but now I think they are with us though we don't see them.
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I have always believed in God and Jesus but now I think they are with us though we don't see them.
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? 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? Uncertain I became much more sensitive. It hurts me the wrongdoing of people and I felt depressed for some things and I feel them like amplified.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I must say that when I refused to go and I received an 'its alright' as a reply, and when I responded 'thanks' I am still surprised at that.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes And almost always they look at me like saying 'you'd better go to a psychiatrist.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes In films but it was not a subject of my major concern.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was probably real.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably real. I see it like real, and I recall it very well so far.
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? That in order to understand sometimes we have to go through those kinds of things.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I think that is very helpful to query about the religious beliefs of people, and also how his relationship with family, parents and friends before the NDE was. As well if they were taking drugs. Also in which circumstances they suffered the NDE, illness, accident, etc. It would be very helpful to interview personally these people so they might testify or give evidence about his NDE, and I am sure nobody would refuse.