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Bonnie D's Experience

Experience description:   

As I was training a group of clients on computer software, I became aware of watching the class from the back corner of the ceiling.  When I asked myself (the one on the ceiling), "If I'm up here, how can I be down there talking?", I became alarmed that whatever I was saying couldn't possibly make sense.  The panic led me immediately back into my body with the consciousness of the me from the ceiling.  I had to guess at where to continue the training b/c I had no recollection of what I had previously been saying.  I looked around suspiciously to see if anyone had realized something weird just happened, but they didn't seem to notice so I continued with the training.

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?           completely conscious, aware, alert and talking

Was the experience dream like in any way?   no

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     the consciousness outside of my body had no form that I could discern

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            awe, then panic

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     observed my own training which clients witnessed

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Uncertain            although I don't think I consciously tried to return to my body, I am fairly certain that my awareness of the separation and the resulting panic is what caused me to return to my body

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?   Uncertain      I had always been open to the possibility of multiple bodies (astral, soul, or otherwise); although I still don't pretend to know the details about such, I do feel more certain that we are not just our physical bodies

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       subconsciously I'm sure, but no direct conscious effects

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     most already have some belief in OOBEs, so not too influenced; others justify it in their own way (hallucination, mind-induced, etc.)

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  wonder/shock-like

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.    this sufficiently covers my experience