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Francisco P's Experience

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As mentioned earlier, I am pleased to send your way a copy of my own NDE submitted to IANDS USA back in 1993. A translation into Spanish will follow.

April 14 1993 ND Experience report to IANDS, 638 Prospect Avenue, Hartford CT USA.

Will there be appropriate words and will I be able to find and use them to best describe my Experience of LIGHT?.

It was the time preceding the dawn of a spring day, year 1991, when, all of a sudden, the slow pace of my basic physiological functions was dramatically altered as from my restful sleep I did return to a sort of passive consciousness state to immediately realize something was drastically deteriorating in my body. It did seem to me some vital organs were deeply affected, shutting off very rapidly their activities and, before I could feel any apprehension, I sensed the switch of my physical life been turned off as a soundless voice conveyed the very clear and unmistakable message : “Frank, you are gone. It is over.”. Then, the sequence of whirlwind like, wonderful events evolved as the vortex of my physical existence gave way to what appeared to be an outburst of fast, very fast paced, delightful phenomena of unprecedented powerful intensity of a kind never felt before, in face of which my very being simply and instantly felt overwhelmed and permeated by a whole array of unparalleled, marvelous sensations which absolutely overflowed my sensorial dimensions, for at the very instant I received the message announcing my physical dismissal, a boundless Universe of a very bright, radiant beyond description, soothing bluish WHITE LIGHT totally wrapped my senses, bringing along the most unbelievable yet very real feelings of peacefulness, immensurable joy and exhilarating harmony in unconditional loving acceptance into this new Realm, inundating and sweeping throughout my new being to the point of reaching a state of total and absolute bliss and ecstasy.

Was it the sheer astonishment my essence or being was immersed into that at this point reversed the entire process?, or rather was something else, something related to the Will of the Majestic and Magnanimous PRESENCE from WHOM, there is no doubt, all this originated which determined the way it turned out to be?.

Perplexity and bewilderment followed as very excited and confused I sat in my bed realizing that by all accounts I still was on this side, wondering about the nature of this most unusual event, the reason for it and even if it did really take place at all, and as a corollary the big why, why me?. To this day I still don’t know.

Since at that time I did not have the slightest knowledge, never heard of such an occurrence happening to other people, I went on with my life, confiding my experience only to my wife, my brother and sister-in-law and two couples good friends of mine. In the months that followed, I could not avoid to often think and reconsider the extent and impact of this still unexplained and misunderstood event in my life, but slowly come to the conclusion that indeed something very exceptional and yes, definitely yes, very important and transcendental had happened to me, something that I am not qualified, given my limited human dimensions, to comprehend in its enormity but for which I should and truly am very grateful in having been chosen a recipient.

Much later I had the first break which would allow me, so to speak, to acknowledge that, as I already assumed, I was not alone in going throughout such a wonderful event, although my particular conditions at the time did not seem to fit the pattern of facts that leads most other persons to encounter their own, since I did not suffer any trauma or illness that I know could trigger this “close call”. A literary review in one of the local newspapers mentioned the then recent publication of a book dealing with a rather unusual subject, namely the “near death” experiences of children, written by Dr. Melvin Morse. It immediately caught my attention and I suggested to my wife “Closer to the LIGHT” would be a real nice present for the coming St. Valentine, and she ordered the book from a bookstore.

The reading of this text brought me the confirmation of a reality that had eluded me for quite some time since having what, as a result of this book content, I knew was my own Experience. Later on, this acknowledgement was expanded while reading the works of Drs. Moody, Ring and Sabom.

Needless to say, a great deal of relief and also wonderment resulted when it was obvious that I was not alone in this “predicament” and moreover amazed and excited at the idea that we, in fact, are such a crowd, that documented cases have sprung all over the world from the most varied cultures, creed and religious backgrounds. So reassuring all this.

Nowadays there is this seemingly insatiable need to know more about this wonderful subject and beyond that to get to know other fellow human beings who have had the Experience of their lives and also belong to what I would define as “The truly privileged bunch”.

Without pretending to know anything of substance about what lays ahead for us Humans once we irreversibly depart from earthly life beyond the ultimate threshold into our next dimension, this Experience of LIGHT has erased any doubts I could previously had about continuity of our spiritual life, may be in a platonic, contemplative way, venerating the endless wonders of the Universe, shielded forever from the needs, desires, passions, sickness, upheavals and human all pervasive fragility of our present condition, merged into and belonging to that Magnificent, Magnanimous and Majestic SPLENDOR.

A recently completed sequel will be send soon, reporting the conclusions I arrived to after 25 years of constant soul searching.


Traduccion del ECM Relato fechado 14 de abril de 1993

  ¿ Habran palabras adecuadas y sere capaz de encontrarlas para mejor expresar mi Experiencia en la LUZ ¿.

  Ocurrio una noche de primavera del año 1991 cuando, súbitamente, el relajado ritmo de mis funciones fisiológicas básicas se vio bruscamente alterado al deslizarse de mi sueño reposado a una especie de pasivo estado de inusitada expectación para instantáneamente percatarme que mi organismo estaba deteriorándose en extremo. Me dio la impresión que mis organos vitales estaban críticamente afectados, cesando rápidamente su funcionamiento y, antes de que pudiese sentir aprehensión alguna, sentí contemplar el final de mi existencia física al mismo instante que una voz sin sonido comunico el certero y clarísimo mensaje: “Francisco, has fallecido. Se ha terminado”. Al momento, la secuencia, similar a un torbellino, de maravillosas sensaciones se sucedieron simultáneamente al vertice de mi existencia física ceder lugar a lo que parecía ser una avalancha de una rápida, muy rápida, deliciosa experiencia sensorial sin precedente, de una poderosa intensidad jamas experimentada hasta el momento, frente a la cual mi propia esencia sencillamente y al instante se sintió abrumada por una multitud de espirituales percepciones sin posible antecedente que inundaron mis dimensiones sensoriales, ya que, al instante mismo que recibi el mensaje dándome a conocer el final de mi existencia física, un ilimitado Universo de una muy radiante, indescriptible en su brillantez y tranquilizadora, azulada LUZ BLANCA rodeo la totalidad de mis sentidos, aportando las mas increíbles pero muy verídicas sensaciones de paz, inmensa alegría y exultante armonía en incondicional cariñosa bienvenida a este nuevo entorno espiritual, desbordando y saturando plenamente la totalidad de mi nueva entidad eterea hasta llegar a un estado de total y absoluto deleite y extasis.

  ¿Fue el contundente asombro en que mi esencia o entidad estaba sumergida lo que en esta circunstancia interrumpio el proceso o mas bien fue algo diferente, algo relacionado con la Voluntad de la Majestuosa y Magnanima PRESENCIA de QUIEN sin duda alguna todo este acontecer origino lo que determino el desenlace?.

  De pronto me halle despierto, desconcertado y confuso, sentado en la cama y sumido en un estado de total aturdimiento y perplejidad, comprobando, con absoluta certeza, que aun me encontraba en vida, preguntándome acerca de la naturaleza de este inusitado acontecimiento, la razón del porque y eventualmente si en realidad tuvo lugar, y como consecuencia la gran interrogante ¿Por qué a mi?. Aun lo ignoro.

  Dado que en aquellos días no tenia ningún conocimiento, jamas había oído de un tal acontecer ocurrir a otras personas, continue con mis actividades, confiando mi experiencia únicamente  a mi esposa, mi hermano y cuñada y un par de matrimonios amigos. En los meses siguientes no pude sino con frecuencia pensar y considerar la amplitud y el impacto emocional de este aun inexplicable e incomprensible acontecimiento en mi vida, pero poco a poco llegue a la conclusión que indudablemente algo muy excepcional y si, definitivamente si, muy importante y trascendental me ocurrio, algo que no me considero cualificado, dadas mis limitadas dimensiones humanas, para comprender en su enormidad, pero por lo que yo debo y verdaderamente estoy muy agradecido en haber sido elegido receptor.

  Mucho mas tarde encontré la primera evidencia que me iba ha ayudar, por asi decir, a percatarme que, como ya había supuesto, no era yo el único en experimentar tal maravilloso acaecer, si bien mi situación personal en aquel momento no se semejaba en absoluto a la secuencia en los hechos que llevan a otras personas a pasar por sus propias experiencias personales, ya que yo ni estaba enfermo ni fui victima de ningún accidente que pudiera ocasionar este “a punto de”. Una evaluación literaria aparecida en uno de los periódicos locales dio a conocer la reciente publicación de un libro que trataba de un tema inusitado, el llamado “Experiencias cercanas a la muerte” en niños, escrito por el doctor Melvin Morse. Inmediatamente atrajo mi atención y sugerí a mi esposa que “Closer to the Light” seria un regalo que apreciaría en la ya cercana festividad de San Valentin y ella se apresuro a enseguida adquirir el libro.

  La lectura de este texto me llevo a la confirmación de una realidad que me había eludido desde el momento de haber vivido lo que de resultas del contenido de estas paginas supe era mi propia Experiencia. Mas tarde, esta información se incremento con la lectura de las obras de los doctores Moody, Ring and Sabom.

  Por supuesto un enorme alivio y asimismo asombro fueron la consecuencia inmediata cuando era obvio que yo no era el único en este “trance” y aun mas, sorprendido y entusiasmado al comprobar que de hecho somos tal muchedumbre, que comprobados casos similares han surgido por todo el mundo provenientes de las mas variadas culturas, creencias y religiones. Cuan tranquilizador todo esto.

  En la actualidad impera esta aparentemente insaciable necesidad de conocer mas y mas acerca de este maravilloso tema y mas aun encontrar y conocer otras personas que han, ellas mismas, tenido la Experiencia de sus vidas y asimismo pertenecen a lo que yo definiría como “El grupo de los verdaderamente privilegiados”.

  Sin pretender conocer nada en concreto acerca de lo que nos pueda aconteder como seres humanos una vez nos despidamos irreversiblemente de esta vida terrenal al cruzar el umbral ultimo hacia nuestra próxima dimensión, esta “Experiencia en la LUZ” ha completamente suprimido cualquier duda que yo hubiera albergado respecto a la continuidad de nuestra vida espiritual, quizá en un estado platónico o contemplativo, venerando las infinitas maravillas del Universo entero, protegidos a perpetuidad de las necesidades, los deseos, las pasiones, las enfermedades, los sobresaltos y la siempre presente pervasiva humana fragilidad de nuestra condición presente, en convergencia y formando parte de este Magnifico, Magnanimo y Majestuoso ESPLENDOR.

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

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes The feelings and emotions felt exceeds any that can be experienced in our human condition. We do not have any measure to even get a hint of the exponentials involved in such an event.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Constantly albeit very brief.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal There are no words to even try to bring to our normal level of consciousness the feelings and emotions felt during my Experience of LIGHT. I simply give up. The closest I could express myself is shown in my report.

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. The vision while in The Presence of The LIGHT could be described as Whole and Universal, there was nothing else, All LIGHT and Unconditional LOVE.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. My hearing was not part of the experience. There was a telepathic communication about my impending physical demise. Otherwise silence.

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? Beyond words. If I had been given a choice, I wouldn't have returned to my physical entity.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes The Heavenly LIGHT surged instantly like an Universal Tsunami, filling everything around my essence.

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
The radiant, brilliant, White LIGHT was, beyond any doubt, the Aura of a Heavenly PRESENCE.

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?

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? 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

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”)? Yes There is no doubt in my mind that I soared to the outer Aura of GOD ALMIGHTY.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist? Yes I was in the Presence of GOD, period.

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? Yes We are, like everything else around us, flora and fauna in this planet and the entire Universe what, as a result of my experience, I consider bursts of energy from the Universal, Benevolent and Conscious Pool of Energy Which is the very Essence of GOD ALMIGHTY. Einstein, the genial physicist, admitted "Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, only transformed". A confirmation.

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?

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love? Yes My experience was all about LOVE and all Its Attributes.

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? Yes LOVE is all that matters, it should be the foundation of our behavior in our earthly pilgrimage.

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

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 It is as clear in my mind as if the experience did happened yesterday.

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience: I know now what is my purpose in life and live my life in harmony, peace and serenity, not yearning to cross the last threshold in my earthly life but certain that at the demise of my physical body or host, my spiritual entity or guest will return Home to be reunited with my CREATOR.

My experience directly resulted in:
Large 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 consider everybody else like siblings in The LIGHT, we are all tiny particles of GOD and consequently family and this Love and respect is extended as well to the vegetal or animal environment. We are all part of the Creation and bound as ONE.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?
All of it. It has transformed my life entirely, for the better.

Have you ever shared this experience with others?
Yes Almost immediately. They were polite to me. I do not know if this had any influence in them, they did not show any particular interest in the subject; a difficult topic to talk about for most people.

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 come to the understanding that, for reasons beyond my reach, I was chosen by GOD ALMIGHTY to be a witness to ITS GLORY, and I use ITS to clarify "neuter gender" Essence. I will find out the reason while I reach my life review.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time: Experience was definitely real The depth and intensity of the feelings and emotions involved in this unique experience can not be measured nor compared to anything I experienced ever in my life. It is nothing earthly, it can not be but of Divine Origin.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I am or try to be the best, most caring human being showing and sharing Love to family and friends and trying to be helpful and respectful to everybody else around and revering the Oneness with the environment all around me.

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I am aware of why I am here and what is expected of me and I am doing my best to live in harmony within soul and body; always as a conscious individual.

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? It has had a permanent and profound impact in myself, transforming the way I live, I am not the same person than before, I live my life as close to enlightenment as anyone can get and this is a precious gift to behold.

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes It is quite a challenge to describe such an intense and immense experience. The words seem to be woefully inadequate to even come close to the task, I tried my best, that's all.

What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you? Keep gathering information about NDEs and related phenomena and spreading it all by all means available to us, enticing everyone involved to participate to their best of their ability so we can contribute to if not to eliminate, at least to diminish the degree of confrontation and hostility so prevalent and dangerous in our world today.

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? I think it is very complete as is and the information requested gives a lot of data to any one interested in the examination of this most unusual event.