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Cary S's Experience

Experience description:   

I used a technique I read about on the internet. I was already pretty good at meditation, so I simply cleared my mind. I was sitting on the couch, not laying down. So there is no way I could have fallen asleep. I would have fallen over and woke up. After a few minutes, my body started going numb. Then I imagined a "hollow shell" of myself sitting in front of me and I was looking at the back of her head. The site I read said to imagine that YOU are now that body. As your actual physical body goes numb, you kind of "forget" where you really are. Are you in your physical body or are you in the body you imagined in front of you? I'm not exactly sure what triggered my leaving, but suddenly I felt a sort of jump. I opened my "eyes" and everything was kind of dark with a bluish tint to it. I knew immediately what I had done and I got so excited. I started floating to the ceiling and that freaked me out a little bit, so I started thinking about floating slowly to the floor. And I did just THAT.

So I floated around my apartment about 2-3 ft. from the floor. I looked around my apartment for a few minutes and suddenly I could hear a car pass by on the street outside (through my physical ear). When I heard that car, this spirit body (or whatever you want to call it) dashed quickly through the wall of my apartment and outside. I saw a small four door white car drive by. Then I looked at the sky. It was the brightest, most beautiful blue I had ever seen. I looked at the grass. It was the same, but bright green. It was so bright and glowing. It was like I had stepped into a painting. Thinking of the beauty of it now as I type is making me tear up a little. :)  Anyway, unfortunately, I really had no ideas or anything that I could think of to do (how naive I was), so I decided to see what my body looked like. I floated back to the room and I saw myself sitting there on the couch. Then the same way I darted through the wall to see that car, I darted back toward my body and the last thing I remember seeing was my closed eyelid. I opened my physical eyes. I was still sitting in the same meditative pose on the couch. I was kind of paralyzed for a few seconds, but that slowly went away.

I have only had the chance to try again a few times and I have been unsuccessful at getting out again. I think I have read too much about OBEs (because after that experience I HAD to know more). I have learned that really scary things can happen if you are not in the right state of mind and I let that freak me out. If I could learn to let go of that fear, I feel I would have no problem getting out again. I just have to keep meditating. I will know when I'm ready. And I noticed the next day that one of my neighbors had a four door white car. I had never noticed them having that car before. And I also experienced a spike in intuitive abilities for quite some time afterward. Lots of weird things happened to me for a few months afterward, but all of that has slowly gone away over time. I would LOVE to have that back some day!

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     The strangest thing to me was the feeling of being in two places at once. I was fully aware of my physical body sitting on the cough (I could even hear cars passing on the street with my physical ear) but yet, I was also fully aware of this part of myself floating around throughout the room. And my very thoughts controlled everything I did. I started floating toward the ceiling and that kind of freaked me out, so I thought about slowly lowering to the floor and I did. It's hard to explain how your thoughts alone control EVERYTHING! It's nothing like how you control a physical body.

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?           Fully awake

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No. I was WAY more fully aware than in a dream.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was very excited. I felt very free.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No

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      

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? Uncertain     

Not really, other than my neighbor having that white car.

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            Sight - a little blurry and everything had a strange blue tint. It was kind of like I was looking through blue tinted glasses (not sure if it matters, but blue is my favorite color).

Hearing - I did not notice any hearing from my spiritual body, but I could still hear plainly with my physical ear.

No chance to test taste or touch.

I did not notice any sort of ability to smell anything.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No      

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No           

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     I was just kind of curious as to what my body looked like sitting there. When I thought about it, I was "rushed" over back to it. I wasn't really ready to go back though.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?  Yes     I wouldn't go so far as to say I had psychic abilities, but I was definitely more intuitive for a while. I would get "bad feelings or vibes" about some of my friends. I would call them up and sure enough something bad had just happened to them. Nothing serious, like a death or anything. But my boyfriend at the time was getting fired from his job at around the same moment I had a bad feeling about him. Another time I had a bad feeling about a friend of mine, when I called her, she told me her and her husband had been in a fight earlier that day. Things like that happened for months. I had never been able to do that before. And it did not stop with humans. One night, my "at the time" boyfriend and I were sitting on the couch watching TV. Suddenly, I felt really scared and cold. I didn't know why, but I felt very, VERY panicky. I told him about it. I couldn't shake it. Then suddenly, I remembered that we had left our dog tied up outside to do her business. When we went out to bring her in, she had gotten herself all tangled up in a bush and she was struggling to get free. After we "rescued" her, those feelings I had went away.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     Well I used to be a very conservative Christian. Not anymore......

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It has had such a positive affect on my life. I no longer fear death. I no longer view it as this horrible, scary unknown. I truly feel that the state I was in is what we all transform into after we die. It is a beautiful and amazing place and nothing to fear. I'm not saying I want to die of course because I also have a new found appreciation for life as well. It is all simply a cycle that we go through. I am in this body, but this body is temporary and I accept that fully. But I know that "I" am immortal. And ultimately "I" am my own god, of my own universe......and so is everyone else.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     Yes. My views on life, myself.....everything has changed. I have a more positive outlook and therefore, I attract positive things to me.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?          I was elated that I was able to attempt it on my first try. And I was also bummed that it didn't last longer.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part: The feeling of being totally and completely free.

The worst part: The fact that all I did was float around my apartment. I could've gone ANYWHERE and I just floated around my apartment because I didn't know any better. :(

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