Amanda M's Experience

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Experience description:   

I decided to go to bed early and read. The book was boring, so I decided to listen to some music. My Hi-Fi was on the landing, to avoid upsetting my neighbor. The Hi-Fi not being on our adjoining walls was acceptable to her. I put one of my speakers in the bedroom, leaving the door ajar. I fell to sleep listening to the radio. I awoke and heard the music, thinking I should turn it off. I did not, and drifted back into sleep. I later woke, and did turn off the music. The time was 2.40am. I was falling to sleep again, when I heard music coming from next door. I had upset my neighbor.

I was in bed on my right side facing the window. The headboard was against our adjoining walls. My neighbor put her radio up against the wall and turned the volume up full blast. The noise went straight down my ear, pain shot down my ear, down my arm and through my body. I lay paralyzed, unable to move or blink.

I could hear music when I left my body. I floated out of my body and started to go towards the door. All the time I could see flashing colored lights all around me. I asked myself, What is happening to me? Is this a Dream? Is this an Hallucination? I was frightened, and wanted it to stop. I reached the top of the door, and in through the gap of the door, floated a lighted torch. I took the torch in my hand and threw it to the other side of the room. I turned back to the door, in floated a teddy bear, which i also threw away.

I was facing the door in a upright position one minute the next i had turned round to the left and was floating on my back, facing the wall adjoining my neighbors. My head was leaning on my right shoulder and my right arm seemed twisted. I could see my body, but could not feel it.

The room was bright and I was looking at a dress that was hung on my bedroom wall. My gaze was fixed on this dress taking in all its details. I knew it was not possible to see this dress from the position I was laid in bed, this frightened me again. Then this beautiful white light wrapped itself around me, it felt amazing it was so bright  and for a moment I felt safe. Then fear hit me and I thought, please go away, leave me alone. The next thing, I was back in a upright position coming down. I reached the floor and touched my bed in a sitting position. I whooshed back into my body. I lay there, it was 3.05am, I could not believe what had just happened.

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

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

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?  I believed I was wide awake.

Was the experience dream like in any way?  NO

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?  Yes.   The body connected to my consciousness did not appear solid, it had a transparent look to it.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?  mainly fear.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? NO

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations familiar from religious teachings ie. Heaven, Hell, Hades, etc.?  Did you encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?  No

Did you see a light?  Yes.  Very very bright light, but not blinding. White and warm. Never seen anything like it before or since. It seemed to come from my window and cover itself all around me.

Did you meet or see any other beings?  No. 

Did you experiment while out body or in another altered state?  For example did you attempt to visit a family member or friend at another location?  Did you eyewitness an event that you would not have known about had you not been out of body?  Did you attempt to move a physical object while in the astral/etheric universe?  No

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No. 

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?  Yes.  Although it was night and my curtains were closed I could see everything in my room clearly, this was before the light came.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Yes.  The experience did not seem to last very long, but 25 mins had passed according to the clock.

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?  Yes.  Just after the experience I thought wow! I now know there is something more than the physical body.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes.  I felt very drawn to the light, but my sense was to make it go away. I felt I would not be able to return to my body.

Did you become aware of future events?  No. 

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?  Yes.  I asked whatever it was to leave me alone, that is when I returned to my body.

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?  Yes.  If someone told me about a unexplained experience I would dismiss it. I now know that people do have unusual things happen to them and that they are very real.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices?  I am a more tolerant and forgiving person. 

Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes.  Most people's reaction is like mine was, YEAH RIGHT! dreaming.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I felt on a High, all excited at what had happened.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?  The best part is having had the experience.

The worst part not knowing exactly what happened.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?  I feel that I should have embraced the experience while it was happening.

I can understand how people feel spiritual about these experiences, because at first I really did believe I left my physical body. I had two experience prior to my oobe, but dismissed them when they happened.

1. I woke up in bed to see to men stood at the bottom of my bed, I did not recognize these men, but one was wearing glasses. I blinked they did not go away. I blinked again, and this time they faded away. It did not frighten me I just turned over and went back to sleep.

2. I again woke up one night to see my son stood in the bedroom doorway, the light was out but I clearly recognized my son. He was 5 years old and often got up in the night to go to the toilet. I asked him to get back into bed, I got no response, I asked a second time still no response. I do not know what made feel at the side of me in bed, but I did. To my horror my son was in bed fast asleep. This experience frightened me, I just dived under the covers and held on to my son till morning.

These experiences happened in the two weeks prior to my oobe.

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

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.