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Experience description:   

I went to bed at around 10:30. I was feeling particularly exhausted and overwhelmed physically due to my illness. I remember having a dream that I was driving my car in a darkened unknown town. There were a few other vehicles in front of me. The dream was only strange in that my dreams are normally very surreal and bizarre. Never so commonplace as just driving down a road. In the dream I suddenly become aware that I've fallen way behind the other cars and that I'm beginning to lose consciousness. I'm fading fast and decide to turn off the road. Then I'm in what seems like an underground tunnel that slopes upwards. I am no longer feeling like I'm fading out. At the end of the tunnel is a light. I know if I reach the light I'll be okay. Then suddenly I'm floating next to the ceiling in my bedroom looking down at my husband and I sleeping. The room is not dreamlike in anyway. It's just my room. I'm unhappy about being outside my body and then I'm back and awake.

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

only taking antibiotics

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No

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

not that I'm aware of. I have been having some problems regarding my heart conditions for the week running up to the event.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           very alert

Was the experience dream like in any way?   It seemed to be like a dream initially but it felt very "real". Not like any other dream I've had.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

I'm not sure that I had any form per se. If I had to say a specific form, I would say a transparent version of myself. Like the invisible man.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was not happy that I was outside my body.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    No

Did you see a light?           Yes

The only light I saw was the one that was at the end of the darkened tunnel. It wasn't brilliant or special looking but I knew I had to get there. It looked like light that was refracted through water.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Uncertain

well, I knew I could see since I was looking at myself. I guess the only other thing would be the lack of pain as I am in constant pain to varying degrees.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No

It was all real time

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No response

I didn't feel comfortable even thinking about trying to go anywhere

Did you become aware of future events?       No

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes

Only in thinking that I didn't want to be outside my body

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No

I have always had the ability to feel or see ...ghosts for want of a better word. My husband has experienced seeing 2 of these with me. This OBE has just happened so I haven't noticed any changes as of yet.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         No response

not yet, except Mom , who of course thinks it was just a dream. If it was why am I still so affected by it?

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Some fear that I may have had a NDE, wonder.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best was getting back in my body and the worst was realizing I wasn't in it.

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?               Yes