In Africa I have been stung by mosquitoes getting marsh fevers, naturally it was the 'plasmodium falciparum' the most dangerous of them all and the one with the highest morbidity. Since I did not get the usual symptoms of marsh fevers like high temperature, etc. my physician excluded the infection without visiting me. After a week when I was back home, my wife found me unconscious on the bed, and called the emergency number. When the doctor arrived he diagnosed my heart stopped and after an injection in my sternum they carried me to the hospital where the neurologist evaluated me as a closed case. But a doctor, who was my friend, insisted for therapies and after a few days in a coma and a slow recovery that lasted over 3 months, I was back home. I don't know when I lived the experience of my travel in this indescribable and wonderful LIGHT, where I have been enveloped with much love and peace finding myself in a place where so much joy could be breathed facing huge and wonderful flowers with intoxicating perfumes. There in that place, I met my parents who passed a few years ago. Only my mother talked to me saying that it wasn't my hour yet and that I had to go back. Despite my disappointment, she insisted for my return. I talked also with my nephew who died in 1994 from a street accident when he was 18 years old and he too suggested to me that I had to return too. How I wished I could stay! Yet I came back. Only after a few days (also because the first 15 days I could neither move, quadriplegic, nor talk for I was intubated), and being afraid of misunderstandings, I told my account to my wife Cristina. My wonderful experience has erased any fear of death for me because when we die something exists afterwards. But most of all in the afterworld we reunite with our dear ones. Moreover, my belief gives to me the certainty that God is waiting for us with joy.
Date NDE Occurred: 22/11/2009
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. Allergic Reaction. Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function)
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
Did you feel separated from your body? No
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I could not understand the passing of minutes; everything was there as it was happening.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? More vivid than usual
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 light that was enveloping me was projecting me upward, indescribable light.
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 My parents and my nephew
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 This is not an earthly light, inasmuch as even if it had a strong intensity, it did not blind me, rather it was escorting me in my travel.
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 no longer in conflict with nature
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
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? Slightly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Christian- Catholic
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Greatly important to me
What is your religion now? Christian- Catholic
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 I hoped after death something could exist and not just ‘nothing’, otherwise why bother living? Now I have the certainty that the other side exists.
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes See 'Changes'
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
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.)? No
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 probably exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
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? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are probably meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? No
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife probably exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Yes Talking with my mother and seeing my father, I am certain that we don't go into nothingness but we reach a place of peace and serenity.
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? Not 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? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
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 Now I pray more, I attend my church and I joined a few services in my church.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain I don't know whether my children are happy when I say I would have stayed, gladly, in that light.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain
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 as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience. This wonderful travel is still useful to me to understand that we need to appreciate the current day and yet to know that when death shall reach you, you will be welcomed in the arms of Jesus and you will hug your loved ones that arrived in the afterlife before you. We must not mourn, but rejoice.
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 After a few months, I met a few younger persons that were interested in my experience. I realized that talking and telling might be useful.
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 feel that the voice of my mother was so sweet and confident in suggesting to me to go back.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real It is pleasant to remember it.
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? You need not to be afraid of death; if you behaved right, God and your loved ones will certainly hug you.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? To spread knowledge of the experiences to help everybody to become better, but most of all to believe the afterlife exists and our life does not vanish with death but you are welcomed in a place of peace, naturally if you behaved well.
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