Experience Description

It all started when I was diagnosed with a genetic disease (which until this age I did not know I had) called Parkinson's which, in short words, happens when you have an extra line stimulation to the heart.

At the moment two lines stimulate the heart, it beats twice faster than normal, and during the body strong effort episodes, no longer does its job, that is to say, only contracts but does not pump out blood, then, the lungs begin to fill with blood and the heart cannot pull it out of there.

I was taken to the emergency room and doctors performed a cardioversion on me: they had to stop the heart with an electric drive, to return it to its normal state. This intervention is done under general anesthesia.

Before being under anesthesia, I remember watching an image of Christ hanging on the wall, asking him to save my life, because my son was then only five years old, and my second son was about to be born in a couple of months, and obviously, I still had much to do in this life.

I fell asleep for a moment but I woke up with my head on the side, resting between two legs protected by a white robe, which feet were naked in a pair of sandals. Then, I felt an overwhelming peace.

After I saw this vision, I woke up - anesthesia had passed and my sister was in the room. I asked for the man who held my head between his legs but she said there was nobody. It is worth mentioning that my sister was present at all times.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 01/05/2007

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Illness 'taquicardias altisimas por una via extra que tenía se estimulaba al doble el corazon razón por la cual no bombeaba como debería ser, se llenaban los pulmones de sangre' 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' se me practico una cardioversion para recuperar el ritmo cardiaco Since my lungs were committed and I could not breathe, if they had not attempted to return my heart with cardioversion, I would have died by asphyxia.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? No No

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I woke up.

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

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

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

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 My head was resting between two legs which were protected by a white tunic, feet were naked in a pair of sandals.

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

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? A peace impossible to explain and protection from someone superior.

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? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

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? Yes The fear of death disappeared; I know there is someone who will take care of me on the 'other side'.

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

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes And the experience caused astonishment.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes My wife was in a tunnel of white light, seeing a hand calling her out, but she did not move, she did not want to go to the light.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Real, it was an experience as real as if I woke up in the morning and see my wife and then I fall asleep again.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real I have a vivid memory of what happened.

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'm not a person attached to religion. I believe in God but I'm not someone who goes to church regularly.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I think it covers it all.