Carol H's Experience

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Experience description:   

I laid down to take a nap one afternoon and as I was drifting off, I heard a loud buzzing all around me.  This had happened previously and I always shook my head to get rid of the sound. This time, however, I decided to just let it go on.  The next sensation was of falling.  I kept telling myself that I was safe and to just let it happen. As I was "falling," I heard voices that I didn't recognize.  It sounded like bits and pieces of conversations.  Then suddenly I was floating up toward the ceiling.  I remember thinking that this was impossible, that I wasn't light enough to float.  I ended up at the ceiling, kind of bobbing around and I felt really free.  There was no fear at all.  It felt totally natural. 

But when I looked down, I saw a little blond girl in the doorway.  She was looking up at me and pointing.  Then a woman came into the room, looked up and grabbed the little girl's hand and they both left the room.  I didn't recognize either one of them.  I felt like I was in my bedroom but it was different. For example, my pictures were no longer on the walls.  I felt like it belonged to these other people that I have never seen before.  I almost felt like an intruder.  Anyway, after they left I found myself back in my body on the bed.  I was totally awake and this experience was very real and vivid. This experience was NOTHING like a dream.

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

Was the experience dream like in any way?   NO

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

I didn't look any different, I just felt very light

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I felt good, happy, free.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Loud buzzing, and then voices.

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?            Uncertain

Strange people in my home.  But it didn't really seem like my home.

Did you see a light?           No

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes

They were looking up at me.  They looked like a normal little girl about 6 years old and a young woman.  I didn't know them. They looked at me with surprise.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No

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

I just didn't quite feel like I was where I was. I don't know how to explain it.

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

The ceiling.  But it didn't occur to me to try to pass through it. This all came as a big surprise.  It wasn't planned.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It has made me very curious about obes.

Have you shared this experience with others?         No

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Awe

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was the feeling of freedom.  The worst was the loud buzzing and feeling of falling.

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 think I pretty much covered everything.