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Bonnie's Experience

Experience description:   

I woke up at 230 AM or so to check on my dogs and after I got back into bed my brain was going into overdrive, not letting me fall back to sleep, so I tried the Silva 1-2-3 method to relax.  I got to 2.  Then I start seeing images and then I hear my Mom talking to me (she passed away 10 years ago).  I addressed her directly and told her that I missed our Saturdays together.  At that moment, my back began to vibrate and I felt myself lifting out of my body.  I started falling and felt disoriented so I asked for awareness now and began to float more evenly.  I read this in an audio book I downloaded on the subject because I had a similar experience a month or so ago and was nervous about the experience and needed to know what was going on and what to do about it. This advice actually helped somewhat and I managed to float myself through my bedroom door and over to my dog’s area. 

Snaggles saw me but if Meka did she didn’t show it because she just walked off into the kitchen.  I settled on the ground near Snaggles and tried to hold her but she went through my arms.  I then came back to my body.  I do not remember how or what the trigger was.  I felt drugged when I got back in my body and I immediately tried to fight falling asleep but did eventually.  At some point I hear a lady (I envision she is older and white haired and I am semi awake) saying that something needs to be done about all these pillows on the bed and she is going to take some.  I start to pick up the pillows when I realize she is a spirit and she doesn’t need pillows.  I talk directly to her and ask “Why do you need pillows anyways?” 

At this point my back begins to vibrate and I am out of body again.  I float up to the light fixture and I look on the wall and I can see my disembodied self shadowed there.  I do not look like myself, I am round in the middle with long skinny fingers.  I realize that I am not yet where I need to be in making myself look normal yet.  This is something that will come with time.  I look over to the corner of the room and I see a tall shadow in the corner of the wall. I can sense it is male; it doesn’t seem menacing, but I wasn’t ready to deal with it yet so I started to yell for my physical body.  It took longer that I had expected but I finally came back.  I stayed awake  until my alarm went off and didn’t have any more OBEs but I had to fight not falling back into that state.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Yes     I took some Gaba which I doubt has any affect on OBEs.  I also took it at 4pm and the OBE was after 2am the next morning.

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?           Semi conscious. I was aware I was talking to someone and heard my own voice speaking on both occasions right before I left my body.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Not really, this seemed very different.  It was as real as walking through my house normally but I was floating instead.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I definitely felt the transition of my spirit body coming out of my physical body.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I felt like I was learning something and I was curious - but there was also a point where I felt fear.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           I heard like a lightening crack?  Only way I can describe it.

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            I was only in my house.

Did you see a light?           No       There was a kind of subdued light available, but no bright lights or anything like that.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Uncertain      I saw the shadow of a being.  I could feel it.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes    

I tried to float - I was falling at first so I was trying really hard to concentrate on being able to move around.  One thing I need to mention is that I was trying to float through my bedroom door out to the hallway and I was having trouble.  I was able to reach through the door and pull myself via the door jam.  I find this odd; I am going through everything else - I can't even hold my dog.  The very first time this happened to me I went straight over to my dog Snaggles and fell on the floor in front of her but was half in and half out of her baby gate.

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     No smell, no hearing that I recall. I could see but it was kind of hazy at some times. I only remember touch the one time I used the door jam to pull myself through a door.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain     

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No            Only that there was more that I needed to do with my spirit - that I was not quite whole or right yet.

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     In the last instance I really wanted back in my body and asked to do so.

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     These past experiences have made me aware that there is more than what I see everyday.  It is one thing to hear about it; completely another to experience it.  I am thrilled and scared at the same time.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Not yet.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No       Only how I feel about the spirit body and how there is somewhere other than here - the physical.

Have you shared this experience with others?         No       I have not told my family - this form I am filling out right now constitutes the whole of my sharing of these experiences.  I have lots of questions and don't believe they would be able to help.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Anxiety and a sense of happiness both.  I am afraid of this happening again, but I know if I get the feeling to go I will.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best moment was when I was able to control where I was going.  The worst part was knowing there was an entity in the room with me.  While I didn't get any bad vibes, I was still ready to go back at that point.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Not at this time.

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     to the best of my ability and happy to get this off my chest.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    Not at this time.