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Amy's Experience

Experience description:   

It was late at night, and i was laying in my bed, on my back with my arms to my side. I just finished  praying to god because i was not sure if he existed or not because i was trying to cross over from atheism. I was really emotional, i was stuck on the thoughts of what i had just prayed about. I was waiting for something to happen. because i had just asked him to prove to me that he existed.

then all of a sudden, I saw dim light around me, it wasn't coming from any particular source, it was sort of like a fog. there was shimmering star-like bright lights all around, similar to the lights people see when they get knocked out.  then all of a sudden I felt like i was being lifted into the air i didn't feel like i was my whole self, I felt like it was just my soul. I felt like i was floating about 3 inches from my body, it felt like i was on top of myself. I felt extreme weightlessness, like i weighed nothing. I felt I had an adrenalin rush like i was free falling, like i was on a roller coaster. I felt like i couldn't move or breathe, but i didn't need to breathe. I floating there between 6-7 seconds. I was really really scared. Then i was gently put back down into my body. I felt like god reached down and lifted my soul out of me, then put it back into me. Although i was peaceful when it was happening, even though I felt it was intended to be a peaceful experience, I was not peaceful when it ended. I was in shock, fear and amazement.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes    

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?           I was alert, i had just been awake talking and praying.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   yes

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Afraid, shocked, awe, wonder, amazement.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no, it was silent

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 light was kind of hazy, foggy and dim. It wasn't coming from any certain source.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            extremely attuned to my surroundings, even though it felt like a dream.

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 have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I believed more in god. And I was more scared of ghosts.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It made me more aware of the paranormal

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     They thought i was crazy and they thought i was lying. Except my sister.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  humbled

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best was the feelings i had inside, i felt like i was high from the adrenalin. After it happened I was scared of what might happen next

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the 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    

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