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Anthony H's Experience

Experience description:   

I was driving in my car, normal daily activities, to my friend's house.  In the midst of me driving, I could see out of my own eyes, but I could also see the world around me, other cars, landscape etc. I saw myself through 2 different view points, to my left and to my right, all while looking through my own eyes and through the other view point above me that could see everything else.  Very quickly things began moving extremely slow.  At the point of time stopping, I felt my heart begin to beat abnormally.   I felt my soul leaving through the left side of my heart and it felt as though I was being pulled up by my shoulders.  All the view points became like my normal sight.  My eyes were closed after I left my body and it was hard to open them.  But as I did so, I could see the car I was driving and the world around me.  It was a state of reality that felt more real than life itself. 

What I experienced was a quick boost upwards as I watched the world around me shrink.  Then I was in space. I could see the world from above for about a second and then I was boosted upward again. I lost sight of the world.  I could see stars and beautiful colors moving like waves in the ocean.  I began to look around and I could see the distant stars disappear.  Then I was taken to an area in space where there were no visible stars.  I could still see those colors, even some that I can't explain.  The colors were moving in waves.  At this point, I began to reflect on my life.  I thought about what I haven't accomplished, memories of my family and the people I cared about.  I remember knowing I was dying, but I have no health issues. I gained a sense of knowledge and respect even for the most insignificant things in life like insects, rocks, trees, and things that would usually be assumed as nothing particularly special.  I realized how important I really was despite the general feeling of thinking I was a bit bothersome.  After this I began to have a boost in what you would call your sixth sense. I began being able to feel emotions of people around me. 

Just looking into eyes are still intense for me and the effects are still with me to this day.  Another weird fact is that when I was a very young kid I could see spirits at night and out of fear I just blocked them out of my mind, weird stuff but all true. The experience definitely changed how I feel about life in general and overall it was a enlightening and scary experience, felt as though I got a sense of what truth really is and what truly is important in life.

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?           I was completely conscious

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No, it was very real, in dreams I don't have much control but in this experience I was very aware and It felt so real I thought I had finally experienced death and to this day I feel the same.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I couldn't see myself, I remember being naked though

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            first fear, then relief after realizing I had some sense of control then afterwards enlightenment

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           yes things I cant really explain

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?           No      

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?          No      

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            intensified, to the point of just opening my eyes felt like lifting weights

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     time stopped but I was still able to think and exist naturally

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes     the preciousness of life and the importance of the most minute objects and all beings of existence

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

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 just wanted to go back, I wasn't ready to part with my family and friends before doing what I wanted to do

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes     I can sense emotions much more clearly, ive always had dreams that eventually came true but now it seems they are much more consistent and vivid and almost as if I can force the dreams to happen, also ive felt a "force" like heat that emanates from my body, very different from body heat

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     it intensified my spiritual beliefs and allowed me to have a much better attitude about life

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       In many ways im back to my normal self, but Ill always remember and practice what ive learned

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     It feels as though things are coming together easier and better, this didn't happen until months afterwards though

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     many people do not believe me or assume it was drug or substance abuse related, I assure you it had nothing to do with those things

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  fear, happiness, I was very tired afterwards

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      the best part was being able to return to my body and realizing that if it ever happens again ill have much more control over it, the worst part is it happening while I was driving, if it hadn't happened that way I would've been able to explore and think much more clearly

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I'd like everyone to be able to experience this at least once in their lifetime

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    

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    cant say I'm the best at suggesting improvements for questionnaires