Susan's Experience

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Experience description:   

      I was sitting in a dimly lit room staring into the darkness of my bedroom meditating. The meditation was on "love" or "death". My 19 year old sister had died two years before. 

I was suddenly in a tunnel. I was unaware
of my feet moving, but I was moving. There was a coolness and the sound of swooshing. I came out of the tunnel into, what can best be described as a "large cavern". there were lots of people, faces, but I was not aware of bodies. One woman, who I did not recognize, looked at me and said, "It's so nice to see you." and voices all around me started saying things like, "We thought you'd never come." and "What took you so long.". They were all talking but I couldn't concentrate on what they were saying. I just kept thinking, "Who are these people?". 

I glanced around at the
faces and saw a small light in the distance. The faces parted, and made a path for me, and I started walking toward the light. A voice that seemed to come from the light, began to tell me a story. As I moved toward the light, it became brighter and brighter. It said, "The people of the earth have forgotten. They do not take care of the earth. They do not take care of each other. There is not much time for the people of the earth. Where I am it is called 'Clasp Hands'." 

There was more to the story
that i was told, but I don't remember it now. The light got brighter the closer I got and by the end of the story, I was at it. I had been unable to take my eyes off of it from the moment I saw it. When the voice stopped speaking, I asked, "What can I do?" At that moment the light became as bright as the sun, and no voice said it but I felt it answer "Love!" A tingling began at the top of my head and ran down my spine, out to the tips of my fingers and down to my toes. It was the most wonderful feeling that I have ever experienced in my life. I was in heaven. My husband came into the room, about this time and touched me. I was back just as suddenly as I had left. Tears were streaming down my face (tears of joy) and I knew what we are here for.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience:  No response

Was the experience difficult to express in words?
What was it about the experience that makes it hard to communicate?  Peoples attitudes upon hearing

At the time of the experience, was there an associated life threatening event?

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?  I knew everything that was happening where I was but was totally unaware of my body until my husband touched me.

Was the experience dream like in any way?

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?
  puzzlement sadness joy

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?  Yes
Describe:  Cool, short

Did you see a light?  Yes

Did you meet or see any other beings?  Yes

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 response

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?  No response

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Yes

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?  Yes

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?  No

Did you become aware of future events?  No response

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?  No
Describe:  I have had premonitions off and on, since I was a child. Also OBE's.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?  Yes
Describe:  I became more aware of the way I act.

Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes
Describe:  "You're nuts!!!"

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Joy
What was the best and worst part of your experience?  Best-The overwhelming feeling of love.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?  No response

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?  No

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?  No response