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Maria dlA's Experience

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I was lying down, having spent a restless night with an attack of hay-fever, and I was very sad as I had been very upset since the death of my little dog in December 2009. There were times when I just wanted to die, to be with him, but at other times I thought of my family and how for their sake I could not want to die. I suffer respiratory problems due to allergies as well as hiatus hernia and chronic faringitis, and nearly always breathe through my mouth.

All of a sudden I found myself in a meadow or garden, very beautiful, with red flowers like giant poppies. I could not see my body, though I knew I was still myself.  Within me there was a noise like a vacuum-cleaner, but a deeper note. I was walking in the garden, ecstatic, marvelling, filled with joy, walking very quickly or almost flying, when suddenly I saw a neighbour called Rosi; she had died some two years previously. This neighbour was from my home-town, not where I live now. She was standing next to a white wall, I guess the wall of a house, as she communicated to my mind that this was my house. I don't know if she asked me in, but I intended to go in, but at that moment I found myself back in my bed. I have always wanted to have a house with a garden,  especially for the sake of my little dog, but I have never been able to have one.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain Incierto, a medida que va pasando el tiempo,aunque lo tengo menos claro, se que la experiencia que viví fue real y maravillosa.

Uncertain, with the passage of time, although it has become les clear, I know the experience I had was real, and wonderful.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? En todo momento


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: En todo momento


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

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.)?
Uncertain Yo escuchaba dentro de mi cabeza un sonido parecido a un aspirador pero mas grave.

Uncertain. I heard a sound like a vacuum-cleaner inside my head, but a lower note.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? mucha alegría, asombro, paz, armonía etc.

Much happiness, amazement, peace, harmony etc.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No

Did you see a light? Uncertain todo estaaba con una luz maravillosa, todo era luz.

Uncertain. Everything had a marvelous light, everything was light.

Did you meet or see any other beings? Uncertain Solo a mi vecina

Uncertain, just my neighbour.

Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No

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

Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Uncertain Era todo tan rápido , si pero era algo raro.

Uncertain. Everything went so fast. Yes, but it was a strange thing.

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Uncertain Todo a la vez, plenitud en todo.

Uncertain. Everything in a single moment, plenitude in everything.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain Fue todo muy fugaz,no me dió tiempo Supongo que mi intención era pasar la frontera, pero de pronto me vi otra vez en mi cama.

Uncertain. Everything was very fleeting, I had no time. I suppose I intended to cross the boundary, but quickly found myself back in my bed.

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 Yo ya antes de mi experiencia, he sido muy intuitiva y he tenido sueños que se han cumplido, y a veces he tenido miedo a que se cumplieran. unos dos meses antes de morir mi mascota ya mas o menos se me anunció varias veces en sueños que algo malo iba a ocurrir, pero yo no quería creerlo. También unos dos meses antes de morir mi perro, tenía una tristeza indescriptible en mi interior.

Uncertain. Even before my experience I was very intuitive and had dreams which came true, and sometimes I have been afraid they would come true. About 2 months before it died my pet more or less warned me in dreams about something bad which was going to happen, but I did not want to believe it. Also, I had an indescribable sadness within me for two or three months before my dog died.

Have you shared this experience with others? Yes tres semanas despues de la experiencia la comparti con mi marido y muchos meses después con mis hijas y una hermana.

Yes, three weeks after the experience I shared it with my husband and many months later with my daughters and one of my sisters.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Cuando murió mi padre hace 18 años,yo notaba su presencia, pues me acariciaba, la cabeza en muchos momentos del día y de la noche, durante muchos meses hasta el día de su cumpleaños. Yo creo que el quería que supiera que era el, y que estaba conmigo. Yo estaba delicada de salud y tuve mucha depresión, aparte que estaba enferma y nadie me creía, los médicos no me curaban hasta que después de unos cuatro años dieron con la enfermedad y era un adenoma hipofisiario en la silla turca o la hipófisis, también hubo muchas causas externas por la que tuve depresión también.

Yes. When my father died 18 years ago I was aware of his presence, he stroked my head many times, by day and by night, and this went on for many months until the date of his birthday.  I believe he wanted me to know it was him, that he was with me. I had fragile health with a lot of depression, as well as being ill, which nobody believed. The doctors only found a cure when they finally discovered the illness, after about 4 years. It was a tumor on the pituitary gland or on the bone it rests on. I also had many external causes for my depression.

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? Todo fue importante.

It was all of importance.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was definitely real Después de de unos 6 meses la sigo recordando, no de una forma tan clara, pero en mi interior las sensaciones que sentí son las mismas. y tengo la sensación de que estuve en otra dimensión. Para mi era el Paraíso.

Experience was definitely real. For about 6 months I have kept remembering it, not in such clarity, but inside me the feelings are the same, and I have the feeling of being in another dimension. For me it was Paradise.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Pobablemente ahora soy un poco mas tolerante, con los defectos de los demas.yo soy bastante tolerante, pero me indigna y me duele la maldad de la gente.

Yes. Probably I am now more tolerant of others' faults. I am quite tolerant, but I am upset and wounded by people's malice.

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain Ahora estoy más segura de la existencia de un dios superior, que nos ha creado a todos.y que hay vida después de la muerte.

Uncertain. I am now more sure of the existence of a superior god who has created us all, and that there is life after death.

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? Tan solo que un día, cuando estaba intentando dormir, aparecieron en mi mente unas flores preciosas. Otras veces me ha parecido que he salido de mi cuerpo pero solo como un segundo, y me ha dado la sensación de que mi mente estaba un poco más arriba de mi cuerpo.

Just this, that one day, when I was trying to get to sleep, some lovely flowers appeared in my mind's eye. At other times I have seemed to leave my body but only for a second, and it has given me the feeling that my mind was just a little bit above my body.

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?

Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Solo decir que yo tomo sogilen para el adenoma y eurotirox para el tiroides durante muchos años y no creo que haya influido en la experiencia pues los tomo desde hace muchos años al igual que cuando tengo alergia tomo un antihistaminico

I just want to say that I have taken Sogilen for the tumor and Eurotirox for the thyroid for many years, and I do not believe these have influenced the experience, as I have taken them for so long, and the same goes for the antihistamine I take for allergic attacks.