It was a Sunday afternoon, my mother had died a year earlier, and we had been raised by our paternal aunt.As on every Sunday we went to hear mass in a church near our house.I remember that day being very hungry and our financial siruation wasn't very good, so that the only thing I could eat was bread and butter, and 2 hard boiled eggs. I remember that my aunt said to me not to eat the two hard boiled eggs because it would damage my liver (they used to make my liver poorly when I was young)But I never listened and we went to mass.About 10 minutes after eating we arrived at the church and barely entering it, I felt ill, with headaches, and feeling very nauseous. I said to my aunt that I was feeling bad but she didnt believe me and said it was just because I didn't want to go to church. I tried again three more times and it seemed she had noticed my poorliness, and said to me that we were leaving. Up to this point I could see clearly, my visual field darkened little by little, as if I was closing my eyes, a thing that I didn't do, and there appeared many black dots, as if I had rubbed my eyes intensely. Everything was blurred, and I remember that in the church doorway on the point of leaving I fainted.This part was strange. I fainted with my eyes closed, and on opening them again, I saw myself, and my aunt together with two men trying to wake me, all of this I saw from above, I was floating some 3 metres above them. I didn't feel anything specialI didn't feel the air that would have blown around me as I was flying. Thirty or forty seconds passed while I was up there, and it was like opening my eyes after a dream, because in an instant I was in my body, and they were helping me. I felt myself again, I walked like I normally did, without difficulties or anything. And everyone thought that I had faked it to avoid going to mass.I told my aunt later that night, and she just said that bile came up, due to eating things that were damaging my liver, and that what I felt was just a part of my fainting / fading.
Date NDE Occurred: 2001
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No. Senti un fuerte dolor de cabeza y empece a ver puntos negros Other: Sin riesgo alguno
I felt a severe pain in my head and started to see stars.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Neither pleasant NOR distressing
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I saw that my aunt and the two men were trying to stop me from falling. I saw my body immobile and them trying to prevent me falling.
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? Normal consciousness and alertness It was the same.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was conscious all the time.
Were your thoughts speeded up? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Were your senses more vivid than usual? No
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Identical
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Identical
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
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? Astonishment at seeing myself, as if I were a spectator in my own film.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? No
Did you have a feeling of joy? No
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? No
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? No
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? Slightly important to me
What is your religion now? Do not know
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 knew that truly one is able to leave the body and that at death people can see themselves and see those around them.
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? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
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 definitely 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 probably 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 definitely exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists No
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I moderately feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? I slightly fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Greatly 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 probably 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? Unknown
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Slight changes in my life I feel some things that I did not before, hearing voices, and feeling my life unfolding...
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 as accurately as 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
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes That night with my aunt but she never believed me.
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? Yes I remember having been in my room taking a nap, I was sleeping and I felt as if my body remained in the bed, and I floated out of it; it frightened me, so I shouted, and immediately returned to my body.
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