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Annie B's Experience

Experience description:   

At the time I randomly decided to stop by and say hello to my mother since I was in the neighborhood. I was at my mother's place of work in New York City standing together and talking. My mother touched my left shoulder and I felt a strong electric jolt where she touched me. The next thing I know I was on the 40 ft. ceiling looking down at myself and my mother and her co-workers. I did not see anything beyond what was in that large room. I suddenly thought to myself I don't belong up here and immediately after that I was sucked back into my body. I was totally freaked out but didn't show or say anything to my mother. I needed time to process this experience. I said goodbye to my mother and left in deep thought. After thinking about it for several days I decided to discuss the experience with my mother who is also a spiritual person. I asked her if she recalled the day I visited her at work. She replied yes. I asked did you feel anything when you touched my shoulder. She replied a brief frightening chill came over her that gave her goose bumps. Then I describe my experience to her and she finally understood why she had that chill. 

After my life altering event that turned me towards spirituality I was still on the fence about the existence of an angelic soul separate from the body. After much thought I believe that the reason for this experience was to prove to me that this soul does exist and can exist outside my physical body. In addition, I came to the conclusion that this soul is the real me and not my body because when my soul was on the ceiling I thought to myself I (BOLD/UNDERLINED) don't belong up here.

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            Everybody was healthy.

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

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No. It was very real

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I did not have a form nor did I pay any attention to it. I felt I was pure consciousness. This whole thing happened in a split second.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Astonishment, awe, fear, and shock 

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     The only verification is my mother's verifying her feeling during the event.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            The only sense that was working was my sight. I was too focused on the experience

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 didn't want to cross any boundaries. This whole thing was a surprise. The highest I went was the ceiling of the room. I don't think I crossed over to a different dimension. I was just in a different state in the same dimension.

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Uncertain      As soon as I thought I don't belong up here I was sucked back into it. You can make your own conclusions.

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I pursued my spirituality and practiced more seriously with a stronger faith and conviction as suggested in Professor Elahi's books on spiritually. His books that are based on his father's thoughts makes the most sense to me as a scientist.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It hasn't. I just don't talk about spirituality with those who're not receptive to it.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I pursued my spirituality and practiced more seriously with a stronger faith and conviction.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Besides my mother most others didn't believe me.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  amazement, shock, fear, but most of all gratefulness to God who took such a special interest in me to alleviate my doubt.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best: gratitude, stronger faith and confidence in the existence of God and the angelic 

Worst: momentary fear and shock

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