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Carlos P's Experience

Experience description:   

I was sleeping, approximately at 5 a.m., and my 2 year old (at that time)  granddaughter was in our bed, sleeping between me and my wife.

I began to listen a very beautiful and unknown music, but very melodious. At the same time that I was listening I started to feel Peace, relaxed, and a sense of well-being as I never felt before. Something amazing!

I thought that because I never felt anything like that, despite my age, I could be CROSSING from this life to another one, in other words, that I was Dying, but the feeling was not of death itself but a PASSAGE for a much more pleasant situation.

Then I thought, that I had a son still finishing his engineer degree and he will need me a lot, and in my granddaughter that was with me in bed, so I decided to make an effort, like when you have a nightmare, to stop that feeling. I succeeded to wake up at 3rd or 4th attempt.

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   No  

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  No     

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    When, during sleep, I thought I was leaving this life and started to make an effort to stop what was going on.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness?      Normal consciousness and alertness  

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    I didn’t have any vision, only a feeling. I have never felt anything like that before.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    Normal hearing

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body?   No   

What emotions did you feel during the experience?    A huge PEACE and WELL-BEING! 

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No   

Did you see an unearthly light?   No   

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   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   

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?   No   

Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?   No   

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

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   
No

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   No

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   Uncertain
I don’t know what happened, but I presume I had a cardiac arrest.

Did you come to a border or point of no return?   I came to a definite conscious decision to "return" to life

Did scenes from the future come to you?  No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)?  Uncertain   It seemed to me that there would be a passage to a much more pleasant situation.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   No   

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime?   No   

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist?   No   

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose?   No   

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships?   No   

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love?   No   

During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives?   No   

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?   No   

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience    The experience had nothing to do with religious believes or any other at all.

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 more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience   I remember with great accuracy what happened, because I had never felt anything so pleasant and important.

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:    I feel little fear of death.


My experience directly resulted in:   
No changes in my life

Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience?   
Yes   I think death is not really the end of our consciousness.

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  About a month later I shared with some close people. Some said that it had been a dream, others seemed to believe…

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 probably real   Because the feeling I had seemed to me unusually pleasant. Out of the ordinary!

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was probably real   By the same reason I mentioned above.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?   No   

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Uncertain    It seemed to me that the PASSAGE has nothing of religious!

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?   No      

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   Yes   It was short but very enjoyable and it was I who struggled to end it, because of my son and granddaughter