Bruce D's Experience
I was traveling above a brilliantly glittering expanse of ocean. A white dove was flying directly below me and then turned into a stone and fell into the ocean and disappeared beneath it's surface. A voice said, "Transformation, change is what keeps the bird aloft, and if this process should cease, the bird would be petrified into stone and disappear into an abyss." I was then at the edge of a tropical swamp at twilight. There were the sounds and calls of a myriad of unknown creatures filling my ears. As I stood there, an unusual amphibious creature just below the brackish water could be seen approaching the shore.
Just as quickly as if someone unseen had flipped a switch, a shaft of blinding light struck the creature and it lifted out of the water and was suspended in the midst of this light with it's head pointing upward. The light was so bright it had the effect of making the creatures skeletal structure visible. The structure began to slowly change as well as it's external appearance as contingent upon the growth of it's consciousness.
I was then standing at the edge of a crowd of gentlemen dressed in robes who were located at the entrance and steps of a temple like building who were engaged in a very animated discussion. I felt very self conscious and did not approach them as I felt I did not belong there. A gentleman who was also observing them with some bemusement was to my left some distance behind me. I finally gathered enough wherewithal internally to approach him. I asked him what these men were discussing. He told me very kindly and gently, as if speaking to a child that this place was not like my home.
Spiritual leaders from each planet (that they were entrusted in co-maintaining as co-creators of the creator) were meeting to discuss what to do about earth. This meeting was requested by the creator and they were to discuss this. He gently put his arm behind my back and led me toward the circle of men. They looked up for a moment smiled in some sort of unexplainable recognition of who I was and continued their conversation. One of them advocated changing the transformative capability of the human body so it could receive finer radiant energy that would allow a finer molecular body.
This of course he said would require changes at a cellular level first. I had the distinct impression, the others anticipated this suggestion and that they had heard it all before and were not particularly interested in pursuing this course of action. Someone addressed him directly and diplomatically informed him that this was not allowable. Another suggested that humanity might be influenced or prompted to a more lucid understanding in their recognition of their existence if a series of transcendent events could be demonstrated among them which would cause them to seek an explanation. This is entirely allowable in his opinion. After listening, I finally got the courage to ask a question although I felt it would be very evident I was completely ignorant of their topic. I asked, " What is the problem with us and why are you discussing it?"
One of them motioned to the others to cease their discussion and addressed me directly. He said that the purpose of the creator and the purpose of the universe were the same purpose. To become more conscious of self and this is why the universe expands. The creator made differentiation to accomplish this. I then witnessed a visual and aural demonstration of the relationship between energy, sound and music that created an understanding of why such infinite differentiation allowed growth, like the limbs off shooting from a tree, only in energy and sound placed upon a musical scale. He then said everything in the sensate and invisible worlds were reciprocally necessary and these as a whole are interconnected to one another and that when traced back to their origin are in effect, one.
He said the destructive behavior of humanity has reached a cross road with it's potential to participate in maintaining the creation. This destructive behavior is affecting everywhere else and must be countered with assistance. That is where their role is situated in their own responsibility. It was decided that each of them as well as their representatives must journey to my world in order to study it in more detail.
Somehow intuitively I knew that where I was then, time was moving extremely fast although it appeared to be slow and that in my normal waking consciousness time appeared to be fast but when compared to where I was, it was very much slower.
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? Very alert. At times, I was in a state that combined being transfixed with awe and surprise and yet I was aware of these sensations of feeling.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Like a lucid dream of which I have had several since then.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
I had no appearance or form. When I say "standing" etc in my narrative I am saying I was at the same vantage point in vision as I would be in a physical body.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Perplexed, Awed, shy or self conscious and overwhelming joy
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? The tropical sounds of creatures that were unidentifiable. The musical portion was indescribable. The disembodied voice at the onset.
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? Yes
The unidentified amphibian who later became a human. The gentlemen in the discussion. The temple like building.
Did you see a light? Uncertain
If you asked did a see a sphere of light , no. Did I see the emanation of light, yes.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes
In the temple-like building. No, I do not know them but I had the impression they either knew of me personally or perhaps the reason I was there. The purpose of creation, their role in it and their concern and responsibility to assist humanity.
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes
This was in a lucid dream not in a out of the body experience. This happened much later and not in this experience. I could control what I was observing in form. movement and location in a elementary school sort of way in my first lucid dream.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes
This initial experience as well as others that followed had and has driven me to seek similar conceptual models of reality in my reading and daily life which to a great degree, have been verified.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes
I had no sense of smell. I had no physical body except my embodiment in awareness and the visual component was located where it would be if I were in my physical body during some portions of the experience.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
Somehow intuitively I knew that where I was then time was moving extremely fast although it appeared to be slow and that in my normal waking consciousness time appeared to be fast but when compared to where I was, it was very much slower.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes, see above.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? Yes
Only in the sense that a lot of both the transcendent and unexplainable phenomenon whose rate of manifestation appears to be increasing such as unconventional air craft, crop circles may be a sensate demonstration that our species is being observed by those I saw while out of body some 30 years ago.
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? Yes
Lucid dreams. Some random and uncontrollable psychic premonitions that are as difficult to recognize as they are impossible to control.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No This experience drove me to explore who, what and why I am.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
Only my wife in later years in regard to lucid dreams. I think my experiences at times confirm her own deep spirituality and at times equally perplex her.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Disorientation that felt as if it was both possible and impossible to be in two places at the same time. The confusion in that I felt I was given a gift in the sense this initial experience altered my entire life to a great degree. I felt as though I could not tell anyone because they would think I was crazy at the time this occurred.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The joy was the best part, followed by disorientation which was the worst at the 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