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Belinda G's Experience

Experience description:   

This experience plays back in my mind like a movie, still today. I was asleep on a couch in our family room. My family was eating dinner at the table which was only two feet away from the couch. I remember opening my eyes occasionally and looking at my father who was in my direct line of sight as I lay down. I then opened my eyes again, expecting to see my dad looking at me, instead, I saw our ceiling which my nose almost touched as I realized that I was moving toward the ceiling. I remember being curious but very calm. I started to look over my left shoulder and felt that my whole 'body' was rolling left, what I mean is that it didn't feel like I turned my head, it just felt like I 'rolled' left. I was still floating at ceiling height and saw my family eating dinner as they were when I was opening my eyes previously. In

  the next instant I was back on the couch, looking at my father who looked at me a little perplexed and said 'you jumped high!' I looked at him and said 'oh, did I?' That was it. To me it felt like it lasted all of 5 seconds. After that, I didn't think about it for another 10 years or so. The memory came back to me one day when I was reading about astral projection. I asked my dad if he remembered the day it happened and to my surprise, he did. He even recalled what he said to me about 'jumping high' even before I told him what I remembered. He said it was still clear to him because he has never seen anyone 'jump' like that either before or since it happened to me.

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 felt completely alert and conscious. I felt awake and calm, only from the ceiling.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   I don't remember it feeling or looking like the dreams I still have. I was completely aware of where I was, what I was doing and who was in the room. In my dreams I'm not aware of all these things and I certainly can't control

 them or remember them with such clarity.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No      

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was very calm

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           I remember silence

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     I had no sensation of any sense except for sight which seemed really clear. I don't remember hearing, feeling or smelling anything.

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?             Yes     When I opened my eyes and saw the ceiling I felt like that was the limit. I didn't think I was going to float through it or bang into it.

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       No       Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?   Uncertain      I have a lot of déjà vous often but I can't say for sure that this experience had anything to do with that.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Uncertain      I was very young when it happened so I don't remember what my attitude was about death before this experience but I know now that I don't fear death because of this experience. At the time, a fleeting thought was that I might be somewhere between life and death but there was no fear and no pain.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Really, the only thing that has changed are my religious practices. I no longer believe in god or religion.

 This may have more to do with life experiences though, rather than being directly related to the experience.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Some were a little skeptical but not really surprised. We grew up with stories of my grandmother communicating with her dead brother and other family members relating stories that the skeptical may not believe. No-one has been influenced in any way but every one is open-minded.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Nothing either positive or negative. I just was.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was being weightless and airborne. If I could be reincarnated as an animal I would love to be an eagle and I suppose floating like I did was the closest I will ever get to flight. The worst thing is that it has never happened again. It was a lovely, peaceful sensation that I would welcome with opened arms if it were to happen again.

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     I have conveyed everything that happened with the questions that were asked.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    I think the questionnaire is great. The reason I decided to write about my experience

 is that I was reading some experiences and couldn't believe it when I read 'Pat S' experience. It is so similar to mine.