Caroline F's Experience
It was night and I was asleep when
I saw a sun colored light. I proceeded to follow itÖ. my body was light, you
could almost see through it. I went up to the ceiling, which was very dusty, but
the dust wasnít soiling me. Once I crossed on the other side of the roof, I
could see my whole town from above. There is a creek that goes through my town
and I followed it, admiring its silver colors. It was dark but I could see the
trees and everything else very clearly.
I knew when I came back in my body because I felt some twitches.
The morning after it felt awkward with my parents; they felt like stranger to me and they sensed I was different.
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
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I was floating above the creek. I knew I was flying like a butterfly and that the water looked silvery in color
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: When I was floating above the creek. I knew I was flying like a butterfly and that the water looked silvery in color
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? No
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Total well being
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? Yes I followed a light that looked like a mini sun
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No Capacity to read the physiognomy of people (especially adults)
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Uncertain I donít remember.
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes I recognized my town from above but I was in a magic, enchanting place that cannot be described.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes There wasnít any time and the space was the light where I was.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes I learned that death is OK and that the sadness that comes with it comes from the pain of the separation.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes Premonitory dreams and being able to know what people are hiding by looking at their faces.
Have you shared this experience
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: The experience was definitely real. I was 5 years old and didnít understand what happened but one thing is for sure: I wasnít happy to return to my body, I felt like a caged bird. My parents sensed I was different and I felt I was living with strangers.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? The fact that I could fly or float like a butterfly was absolutely divine.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: The experience was definitely real. It was real because I could see my town from above during the night.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes My relationship with my family was detached.
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes When I became an adult, it helped me verify and validate some experiences and some biblical and Koranic texts.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Yes, a relationship while I was in an existential psychotherapy
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes