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Arturo's Experience

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Besides going along with the experiences of others, perhaps my experience had something unique:  I didn't have any physical accident.  After a failed love relationship, I continued to work and study normally, except I felt frustrated and in my free time I thought about killing myself.  After a few weeks in this process, when I returned home one afternoon (where I then lived alone) I thought about getting something to eat and study before going to bed, but then I felt a gentile power that invited me toward my bedroom and to lie on the bed.  
        
No sooner had I laid down with my eyes closed, than I began an involuntary process of relaxation, muscle by muscle from my feet to my head.  Immediately, an energy or current emanating from the middle of my back enveloped my whole body.  It was very pleasurable and strong and immediately became a strong, pleasurable light as well that enveloped me completely in an immensely loving and affectionate sensation (I apparently had my eyes closed the whole time).
 
Afterwards I had a conversation with myself (although it may have directed or guided from within me)  where I finally decided to forget my past and recreate my life, especially for love of my children.  On making this decision I experienced it as a gift, as joy.  Afterwards, I had the sensation of beginning a journey, entering through a door or tunnel that was hidden behind some bushes.  After that, I relived some experiences with my wife or flirted with women when I was young where I understood and completely felt everything that was happening psychologically inside the other person (deep inside  where it would seem not even she realized the profound, positive, loving, and beneficial purpose that each experience between two people has).  This happened in such a way that any feelings of guilt or worry about these people where completely healed and taken away (in a very similar way as when the knots and muscular tensions were taken away when I began the experience).
 
Also, I understood that everybody is permanently connected in some way to another dimension where we are part of the same body or the same being to such an extent that in that other dimension there are no barriers between us (in that dimension we can feel what others feel, without the limits of time or space).  Today I don't think I remember or had full awareness of this whole process, because the things I remember are relatively few in comparison with the time that the experience took...which was from the evening of one day to the morning of the next.
 
A unique aspect of the experience was how it ended.  I was reliving an event in my childhood at school.  In religion class we were supposed to write something we liked about Jesus, and I wrote that I liked his simple way of living.  Suddenly I jumped out of bed saying that I didn't want to die crucified, and I stood by the side of the bed crying from emotion.  Just at that moment, completely awake, with my eyes open and with the room illuminated by morning light, I saw a heart that had rain falling on it suspended in the air in front of me.  With the rain, the heart loosened a layer of earth or mud until it was completely a purple color.  Then it disappeared.
 
After this I continued on with my normal life (I didn't have the nerve to tell such an incredible experience to anyone, but began seriously reading about this subject in the library).  In the days following I felt especially charged with energy, with the ability to act as an extrovert, with an improved perception of  enjoying landscapes and nature, and with a great ability to have empathy, compassion or love towards others.  On one occasion while walking along I began having the feeling of leaving my body, but I was afraid and didn't allow this to happen.  On two other occasions I felt very emotional and when I closed my eyes I saw a marvelous garden, which calmed me down.  The experience left me with the primary conviction the life continues on after the death of the body; that earthly life is a great theater were each person confronts many situations to resolve; where our ability to love is challenged with the opportunity only to expand our life and love...which becomes easy when we leave aside the fear of death and trust that we are part of an infinitely loving God (a God that does not judge nor punish, a God who is incapable of manifesting in any form other than love); where the superficialities  of life, culture and morality belonging to earth life are the result of a creative theater of opportunities to mature, where all the earthly experiences we encounter have the objective or the profound loving purpose that we only fully understand once this life has finished; where dignity, self-esteem and love are all the same and fundamental as  the true source of love for others (the feeling of truly being a child of a marvelous God means not to have need of anything else to fully love others).
 
I came to understand also that there are no judgments nor punishments after this physical life, only understanding and awakened consciousness of the opportunities to act lovingly that we had on earth to either take advantage of or not (something to the effect that the degree of brotherhood that one develops on earth determines the degree of consciousness one will continue living with afterwards making us either more or less able to perceive, understand and enjoy other worlds of a more loving nature available to us).
 
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?          Yes        It was way too extraordinary.  The images are inexplicable as such, but they are the least important.  The conscious awareness or comprehension of things within the experience and their fullness is difficult to explain.
 
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Uncertain     After the failed romantic relationship I thought about committing suicide. 
 
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?  In the above passages that I remember and that I have related.
 
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?          More consciousness and alertness than normal
 
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain:      What I remember and have related was experienced with full understanding and conviction. 
 
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?          Yes   What I remember and have related was experienced as something real, although most of it was done with my eyes shut as if I were traveling without my body.
 
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?          No     
 
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?          Yes
 
What emotions did you feel during the experience?         Love
 
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?        Yes   I went through a door or the entrance to a tunnel.  
 
Did you see a light?         Yes   Although it could have been experienced with my eyes closed, there was a blinding light, full, intense and marvelous.  
 
Did you meet or see any other beings?         Yes    On reliving past experiences I felt I understood what went on internally within the mind or consciousness of other people, those who had been in contact with me in the past.
 
Did you experience a review of past events in your life?   Yes   
 
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?         No     
 
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?          Yes    On subsequent days, on two occasions when I was nervous and upset because of the experience, I just closed my eyes and could see a precious garden that gave me serenity. 
 
Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Yes    On reliving the past experiences there did not exist any limits on time or space to understand what happened inside of other people.
 
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes   That Life continues after physical death.  That maturity or the development of loving relationships is the essence of life. 
 
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No     
 
Did you become aware of future events?      No   
 
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?       Uncertain   I perceived the landscapes and details of nature as being more beautiful and clear.  With the other people, I also felt more empathic or understanding of their state of being.   
 
Have you shared this experience with others?        No     
 
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain     Afterwards I remembered that an acquaintance of my first wife had experienced separation from her body when she was operated on in the hospital.
 
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:   Experience was definitely real   Particularly in the events at the beginning of the experience and in what happened at the end.  I was completely awake with my eyes open, with the rooms and other things in my house completely visible.  After the experience I felt renewed and transformed, and I now enjoy life much more than before.
 
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?  Everything I remember and have recounted were very significant.
 
How do you currently view the reality of your experience:          Experience was definitely real      I have no doubt the experience was real and I believe it can happen to anyone who goes through a process where the body becomes less important or where ones strength of survival is suspended.

 
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?          Yes   Before, I acted more inhibited, introverted or low-key.  Now I enjoy being extroverted when it seems suitable and right.
 
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes    Much more than before.  I am now convinced that our relationship with God is personal, without the necessity of intermediaries. 
 
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?    No         
 
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?            I'm curious to know if one can relive this experience through hypnosis and I would like to know if, in this case, the experience can provoke beneficial effects including the healing of illnesses. 
 
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
 
Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience? M  I'm glad it was a questionnaire because it is difficult for me to find adequate words to describe the experience.  In this sense, I wish the questionnaire with greater variety of alternatives and possible responses.