I was just 8 years old when I was in my bed alone. I saw myself in the bed and could feel that something was going to happen, something that would change my life forever. My perception had changed. I was just under the blanket in the supine position, when I began to feel a form of distortion, a sense of tingling. I move out of my body as if I were inside a shell from which I'm going out. I slid away from my bed and was projected to the top (ceiling). I did not see the outside of my house, but I directly saw a world different from our beloved planet Earth. It was as if I had gone through the room for one or two-meters to a door that didn't open into our garden but directly into a tunnel. Yet, my little body was still under the blanket. The feeling was Wonderful. I could feel whiteness, warmth, love and a scent that I have never smelled on the earth. Within a few moments, I was out.
I was out of my body and I felt very well. I could see a light 'surface' in front of me! Nothing on earth had the same consistency. It was very nice and pleasant and I felt surrounded by so much love. I wanted to remain in the light 'surface' that I perceived as a Tunnel. While I perceived it, I moved further away from my bed and I went into the tunnel. But after a while, something threw me back into my little body and what I heard in my thoughts was 'this is not your time'. I started to feel different pains in my body and I realize that I had come back. The memory of the Tunnel is indelibly in me, I remember everything in detail because I was awake.
I had never fallen asleep during the whole period of the experience. After the experience, it was as if I went into the kitchen to get a glass water, I remembered everything that clearly. My fever had risen and I was just going without wishing to return to Earth. I feel personally marked by this event. It is only the first significant experience that I remember in detail. In the years after this experience, amazing things followed, some of them less fantastic but all-important. I struggled with myself for many years. Upon waking every morning, the first thing I did was look at my body and every time I said, 'I'M STILL HERE IN THIS BODY' with a sense of 'I WANT TO BE IN THE WORLD OF SPIRITS, OF THE SOULS.' I do not know what to call it because it only changes the consistency and the relationship with the things that surround us. Anyway, today I say, 'If it had not been for that experience, maybe today I would have been one of many people who fight for the flesh, for the power and the pleasure of HAVING instead of BEING. I prefer to love with the knowledge of this experience that I bring with me since over 35 years. I AM A BODY, AN ENTITY, A 'DECLARATION OF INTELLIGENCE'. I'm not just a physical body. I'm an Entity housed in a heavy, physical body. Our dear human body that we love so much and sometimes we do not consider it. It is with us throughout the period of earthly life. For this reason, I believe in the spirit, in the soul, in the immortal world. This is only my first spiritual experience.
Date NDE Occurred: 1971
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Other: Risveglio al mattino
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
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Yes, totally conscious. More consciousness and alertness than normal
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
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? Yes
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: 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
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
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
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No I've always been a believer in the soul and in its abilities beyond the 5 senses, but that we have always been led to believe are the only ones to refer.
What is your religion now? Liberal
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No I've always been a believer in the soul and in its abilities beyond the 5 senses, but that we have always been led to believe are the only ones to refer.
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? Yes
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I have learned how to live with human beings, but my tendency is not earthly. Sometimes I struggle very hard to understand the reason of all these violent attitudes, knowing that the universe has a lot to offer to every being.
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? Yes
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes
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
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? High consciousness, I don't drink, don't do drugs. I treasure my mental alertness too. I'm always in total consciousness. I talk about of the consciousness of the soul.