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Amanda D's Experience

Experience description:   

I woke up naturally that morning and laid in bed a while, just thinking about getting up for the day.  It was a weekend and I had nothing I had to do, so I was just resting. 

I finally decided to get up, and as I lift my hands to move to get up, I noticed that I could not see my hands and arms.  They were invisible.  "Hum," I thought, excited and trying to stay calm and clear headed, "I'm having an out of body experience."  I turned my arms over and was able to 'feel' them perfectly as I normally would.  I put my hands together, and was surprised that I could feel my hands and arms like they were real and solid, like always.  (I expected to 'pass through' myself, I guess.)  I looked down and saw my physical arms and touched them.  It was weird, like having 4 arms, I could feel both my invisible hands moving on my physical arms, and my physical arms felt the hands stroking them. 

I glanced over to my bed side table and reached out, expecting to 'pass through' it, and again, was surprised to find it solid.  I touched the pot of my plant and rotated it so it faced away from me, so I could prove to myself later on that this was really as real as I thought it was. 

Still, my 'spirit' arms remained completely invisible to me.  I thought, "OK, let's get up and really check this out."  I raised my legs, and they were both invisible too.  I tried to lift my head, but it wouldn't come up.  So I reached up with my spirit hands and tried to pull my head up 'sit up' style, and had a HUGE pain shoot up my neck and into my head. 

It hurt so bad I decided to give up the adventure and try to get back into my body completely.  I tried to get my arms inside my physical arms, but they laid on top, not going in.  I had to think about it to make my invisible arms 'phase' and go inside.  I lifted my arms, but the invisible arms came out again.  I put them in again and wiggled them around, and this time when I raised my arms, my physical arms came up, too. 

I sat up, still in great pain in my neck and head.  I looked at the table.  The plant was indeed turned around, my 'proof' to myself that what I experienced was real.  The headache was like a pulled neck muscle and lasted most of the day.

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

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      

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Completely awake and aware.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No.  Not at all.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain      I was completely invisible outside my body, but I didn't completely 'get out'.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            excitement and interest in experimenting with it.

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            I never left my bedroom.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes    

I attempted, and successfully moved a potted plant.  I would have done more if I could have made it all the way out of my body.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Uncertain      Well, I verified that the plant was indeed moved.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            They seemed the same.  My sense of touch was the same, which I did not expect.

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

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

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Uncertain      I guess my own head, because I could not get out of it!

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     Once I couldn't get out, and was in pain, I decide to go get all the way back inside.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Uncertain      Not more than what I was already developing.

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

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It hasn't really.  I was already living and believing strongly in new age stuff.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Yes, with friends and family interested in new age stuff.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  disappointment I wasn't able to get all the way out, but excited to have had the experience that I did.  It verified my beliefs.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was the experience it self, and the verification of my beliefs.  The worse part was the neck/head pain and the fact I have not had as good of an experience again.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     I'll fill out form again for the other experience.

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