Jason G's Experience
I had just gone to bed (approx 11:00pm) lying on my right side with my right arm under my head. I was facing the bedroom wall, which was approximately 4' to 5' from the edge of the bed. All at once I became aware of three splendid, unearthly plants between me and the bedroom wall... they were translucent, but vivid pastel colors and seemed to shimmer.... I felt such a wonderful affinity with them...
then I saw
(between myself and these three plants) what I thought was my right hand in a
"C" configuration like that of the sign language "C".... but later realized that
it couldn't have been 'MY' R/hand unless I suddenly became somehow double
jointed..?... (I'd had to have turned my R? hand around backwards).
The plants and the hand faded and I was transported to a beautiful ski slope and was aware of effortlessly skiing down a gentle slope... enthralled with the gentle (and not cold) breeze and the sensation of the effortless glide. At this point I became acutely aware of other beings [souls] all around me, but I didn't see anybody....I was just surrounded by very familiar, warm loving souls... such a protected, vibrant feeling ! Somehow I lost balance and fell over onto my back and began racing downhill head first !...
more and more speed, flat on my back accelerating downhill.... and I became
fearful, thinking "what if I hit a tree".... then suddenly for some inexplicit
reason, I remembered to surrender and trust... (trust is something I had left
far behind in my drug and alcohol days)... Just as soon as I remembered to
surrender and trust a higher power I uttered the words, "Thy Will Be Done"...
and at once there was a rush.. a sound of rushing water or air that went from
my left ear, through my head to my right ear.... a tremendous acceleration.
All of a sudden there I was suspended over what I can only describe as a "Celestial Ocean accompanied by the most magnificent symphony I have ever heard... but...I didn't actually hear it... there was no sound... (the sound of silence ? or the soundless sound ?) it was more like totally experiencing it with all of my senses AND my sense seemed to cross over... I mean I could actually taste, smell and feel color and sound.... there were no limits or boundaries... I was It and It was Me.... I suddenly knew what it was to be one with the all that is... at one with the universe.... what a profound peace... awesome.... exhilarating.... spiritually moving. Such clarity and at the same time simplicity..... Timeless.... words absolutely fail (and almost degrade) the experience.....I've always been reluctant to even try to describe it....
The closest thing I've ever seen as an" attempt" to illustrate this kind of experience is that seen from "Contact" when Jody Foster is transported to the where ever.... vivid colors, gentle breeze, she waves her hand through the Galaxy and it stirs and shimmers..... and she is in absolute awe and wonder... at a loss to describe or comprehend...
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience: No
experience difficult to express in words?
What was it about the experience that makes it hard to communicate? The majesty & magnitude of the experience far exceeds any language !
time of the experience, was there an associated life threatening event?
Describe: I was nine months clean & sober from alcohol & drugs.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? More aware & alert than most of my waking state normal consciousness....vibrantly alive !!!
Was the experience dream like in any way? No... I thought I was awake...
Did you experience a separation of consciousness from your body? Yes
Describe your appearance or form apart from your body: I was so much a part of the ethereal experience that I was It and It was me.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Euphoria, profound peace, incredible state of well being....unimaginable LOVE !
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? Yes... the sound of rushing water or air from my left ear to my right ear that went right through my head.... then the tremendous acceleration and the suspension.... over, in, with, above, within the celestial ocean with the magnificent soundless symphony.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
you see a light? Yes
Describe: indescribable vistas of radiant colors
you meet or see any other beings?
Describe: I was very aware of the presence of other beings (souls)... very familiar souls...
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
Describe: What I can only describe as a celestial ocean...
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Uncertain
Describe: not sure during the suspension part of it
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes
Describe: All is to be experience as it is.... there are lessons everywhere... all the lessons are designed to bring us/me to a state of unconditional Love.. to bring us/me back to the source....." the All that Is"
reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
Describe: quite the contrary.... limitless.... boundless....
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision to return to the body? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain
Describe: I have the feeling that I always had them but didn't use them... at least not in the right way....
you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
Describe: Any Fear of death totally vanished...
Has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices? It has enhanced everything.... I've worked with terminal patients with Dannion Brinkley's C.I.A. It certainly facilitated my interaction with my parents deaths... Most of my activities & hobbies are geared toward beautifying things, expanding human awareness and possibilities.
you shared this experience with others?
Describe: A very select few...
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Awe.... exhilaration.... profound gratitude! Why me of all people.... what did I ever do up to this point in my life to deserve this ? And the "Why" was NOT a lack of self worth but rather an indescribable gratitude.... I have actually wept on several occasions when reviewing the experience
What was the best and worst part of your experience? n/a
your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Describe: It has enhanced everything....
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Yes
Describe: To some extent but certainly not that intense
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
Explain: as best as possible under the limitations of language