I was laying in my bed,
it was extremely hot and I was having a regular day, nothing out of the
extraordinary. I had my phone with me, and I decided to start listening to some
songs and sing along in my head while I fell asleep. Then I had an idea to make
a mental list of all the things I liked and I was grateful for in my life, like
foods, family, events...anything at I enjoyed having in my life. Than I started
to include things and events that weren't specifically helpful in my life such
as family tragedies, problems, etc. I then started to see the connection in all
of these. I would take an awful event, see what good came out of it, and how
that. One event led to other events that brought me to the happy stage I was in
at the time when I was listening to the songs. I laid in bed with my arms and
legs extended because it gave me a feeling of freedom. Then, at some point I
felt a bit frightened, I believe of being alone in my room (I have a history of
being scared of the dark) but I was able to convince myself that everything was
okay, and I remained with my arms and legs spread to prove myself that I was not
The next thing I
remember is waking up in a corner in y room and staring at myself sleep. For a
few moments it didn't seem strange, until I realized I was staring at my own
body, still listening to music, laying in bed still. This caused me to panic
because I thought I had died. I looked at my hands, so I could pinch myself or
touch my skin...anything, but I had no hands. Feet or any physical body. I was
like a small sphere of light without any weight that was floating in a corner in
my room. As a sphere, I could not move very well, as if I didn't control it
fully, not because I couldn't but because I was not used to it. I panicked even
more and then somehow I woke up in my real physical body.
At this point I could not feel anything, as if I were severely drugged or I had
a really heavy body. It took me a while to regain any movement. I started trying
to move my index finger, from y right had, but even that was a challenge. I also
felt a combination of dizziness and a headache. I was aware that I had just seen
myself, laying there and that somehow I had returned to my body. I was scared,
and wanted to gain mobility as soon as possible so I could get up, go to the
living room and turn on all the lights there (during the entire OBE, the lights
were on in my room, which is how I could see myself sleeping). Finally after
some time I recuperated movement in my body and I immediately covered myself
with some bed sheets. I went back to sleep very frightened and mentioned the
experience to everyone I knew in hopes that I could find some answers.
associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the
the kind of experience difficult to express in words?
Yes I had no idea what had happened. I thought I was dead when I came back
to my body because I could not move, my body would not respond for some time.
When I was out of my body, I didn't feel "attached" to my body, I felt like a
floating sphere that didn't weigh anything, I tried looking at my hands or feet
but I had none, and my vision was not limited, I could see things in the far
left corners of my eyes without any trouble. Waking up can be described as
anesthesia wearing off. Its slow and you lose track of time.
the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?
High, I was aware my "consciousness" was not in my body, but at the time I had
never heard of an OBE.
Was the experience dream like in any way?
it was VERY real
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
Yes I was a floating, weightless sphere of light that had a vision range
different from humans. I could see things in a 360 degree manner, I was not
confined in that sense.
What emotions did you feel during the experience?
Confused, panicky and frightened
you hear any unusual sounds or noises?
None, I just heard the music still playing from my headphones as I watched
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar
religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or
you see a light?
Yes I was the light, in shape of a sphere without any weight.
you meet or see any other beings?
you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?
you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience
that could be verified later?
you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they
My sense of hearing was normal, I heard music playing from my headphones as I
watched myself sleep, but my eyesight or my vision was extraordinary. I could
see things that were behind me.
you have any sense of altered space or time?
Uncertain I couldn't tell how much time was passing by
you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or
you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
you become aware of future events?
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the
Uncertain I panicked, and I remember thinking I didn't want to die and I
just wanted to be back in my body.
you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience
that you did not have prior to the experience?
you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
Yes After I met friends who introduced me to the law of attraction, I met my
husband who taught me that we were all one, I began meditating, I was able to
have lucid dreams.
has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices?
no longer religious, I am a spiritualist. I believe we are all one, I believe we
are here to experience what we want, and to create what we want. There is no
hell, the universe is always contracting and expanding. I believe in
reincarnation, past lives, etc. I wanted to be a surgeon, now I want to learn
your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Uncertain I am raising my child knowing about OBEs, my husband and I try to
induce them constantly.
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes Close friends of mine have been wanting to do regressions to past lives,
one of the people I mentioned this to gave me a book about astral projections
and told me I was very lucky.
What emotions did you experience following your experience?
was frightened at first but now I want to experience it again and play around
with it, perhaps visit other places, see other people, etc.
What was the best and worst part of your experience?
best was watching myself from another point of view, so to speak. The worst was
not knowing what had happened.
there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?
had known of OBEs before, I probably would not have been scared.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life,
medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?
the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively
describe your experience?
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.
could ask us if we had any knowledge of the. Existence of out of body
experiences at the time of the event. This influences our feelings about the