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Cary D's Experience

Experience description:   

In 1993 I worked in my art studio on the 2nd floor of our house. My son, who was just 1 year old stayed upstairs with me while I worked. I had a baby gate over the entrance to the top of the stairs to protect him from falling. One day I had to mail a stack of original designs to a company I worked for. I grabbed the cardboard roll in one arm and baby Luke in the other and headed toward the stairs and unlatched the gate. Darn...I'd left the car keys back on my art board... so I walked back into the studio, set the squirming Luke down and looked around for them. To my horror I heard the squeaky baby gate....Luke had toddled to the top of the stairs! I ran out of the art room and looked over the balcony as Luke began falling head over heels down the stairs. I remember screaming....then the next thing I remember I am at the bottom of the stairs...I catch Luke out of mid-air at the bottom of the stairs...I have no idea how. I hold him close & sit on the bottom stair and cry, my whole body is drained of energy and it feels like I am moving in thick air, or heavy gravity...I am shaking out of control. I have replayed this thousands of times in my mind, there is no way I could have moved fast enough to run all the way down the hall to the top of the stairs & then get out in front of Luke in time to catch him. I was simply transported, somehow, out in front of him in time to catch him. Is there a name for this, besides miracle? Has anyone else had a similar experience?

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?          Yes     My baby was falling down a flight of stairs.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Heightened!

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No...it was very real.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            When I saw him falling I screamed.... NOooooooo....

after, I felt relief, and fear....how did I get here?

how did this happen?

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           It happened really fast....a sound like strong wind....

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 response     

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

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

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            Hard to move, air was thick and heavy, altered state of gravity....

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

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes            Luke was saved for a reason.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes    

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

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?   Uncertain     

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It hasn't.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain     

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I have only told a few, my mom for one, she is a believer in miracles.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Mystery, wonder.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best: holding him after. Worst: seeing him falling.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        This is not the 1st time I've been helped supernaturally. Once before I was pregnant my husband & I were "saved" in a blinding "white out" snowstorm by a being who could have been an angel. He appeared, wordlessly directed us to safety, and then disappeared. Even before our kids were born I felt they were my purpose here on this planet. Luke, the baby who was saved, is a senior in High School, and doing remarkable things that many grown people don't do in a whole lifetime.

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    

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    No, you've done a great job with this questionnaire.