Cathey L's Experience

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Experience description:   

I had had oral surgery that changed my appearance drastically. My husband told me he hated how I looked. I was extremely depressed and in a great deal of pain. The pain, depression and rejection from my husband became unbearable. I stayed in bed for several hours staring at the clock numbers.

Suddenly I was outside of my body and could see the stars. The next thing I knew I was at someone’s beautiful (beyond description) house and a man came up to me and said he was a physician. He said he could fix my problem, but that I had to enter into the light. He opened his office door a crack and the most illuminating light poured out of the doorway. He said the only condition was that if I went into the light that I could not return to the life I had. I said I was not ready. He was very kind and said that I should go enjoy the party outside and come and talk to him when I was finished talking to the guests.

I went out into to patio and began mingling with guests. The first person I saw was Orson Wells! He was talking to a group of guests about the importance of men in society. I listened for a while but was sad because he sounded so domineering. I then ran into Rita Hayworth. (I know this sounds crazy, kind of like a dead Hollywood stars reunion!) She began to talk to me about my value as a person. She said she understood what it was like to only be valued for your appearance and not for the inner person inside. She understood my pain and said not all men are obsessed with themselves. She said if you decide to stay, your children will love you for who you are. She then showed me a vision of the most beautiful baby girl and said if I went back this child would be mine someday. (I say “said” but we did not use our mouths to communicate, rather it was telepathic.) I thanked her for understanding.

I felt completely understood regarding the pain and depression I had been experiencing in my marriage and life. I then went back to the doctor and told him I had decided to return. He said that was good and that a friend would escort me back to my home. A shrouded skeleton, much like the pictures we see of the “grim reaper” appeared. The doctor told me not to be afraid, he was a friend. He then gave me a large bouquet of pink roses. The shroud picked me up and we began flying back to my home. While flying I saw the stars and cosmos surrounding us. As we got closer, I saw the earth, then the city, then the streets of my town. As we flew closer I saw a cemetery that was close to my home. The thought came into my mind “this was your old life, it has been buried”. The roses the doctor had given me began to shrivel and die; the petals began dropping onto the cemetery grounds.

The next thing I was aware of was that I was in my apartment, hovering somewhere in the corner of the ceiling. I saw my body lying in bed. I looked so small and sad. I saw the dirty clothes strewn about the room and felt a sadness that I was returning to this life. The next thing I new was that I was back in my body and staring at the clock again. The thing that startled me the most at first was that several hours had passed! I then began remembering my experience and tried to find words to describe it. I told my husband and he said it was just a dream or because of the medication I was on. I knew it was not. This experience was so profound that I began my search for others who had similar experiences. I painted a picture of this event and it was placed in my college’s art gallery. This experience changed my life and has greatly influence the person that I am today.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Uncertain

I had had surgery two weeks prior to the incident. I was taking pain medication during that period but am positive that this experience was not because of the medication, however, it may have made the disassociate experience with my physical body easier to obtain.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes

There are no words to describe the peace and beauty that I experienced.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes

I was very ill and depressed. When I left my body, I was greeted by a man who said he was a physician. He told me I could fix my problem by going into the light. He also said if I entered the light I could not return. I said I was not ready to go.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           I was completely awake and conscious during this experience.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No, after the previously describe experience, I began having lucid dreams about a great library, that I have sense learned is the hall off record. I was allowed to look in many volumes. But the primary experience was NOT a dream!

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

I saw my body as separate from the real me. My body was in bed, I was above it.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Extreme peace, joy and happiness. Like I had gone home.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           At the start I heard a humming or buzzing before I separated from my body.

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?           Yes

Bright, luminous light that came from the door in the doctors office.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes

The doctor, Orson Wells, Rita Hayworth. They communicated understanding and future knowledge.

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? Yes, I had a daughter several years later that I recognized as the baby from my experience.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes, They were heightened or enhanced.

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

It seemed like a short time, maybe an hour or so but when I returned several hours had passed.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes

I felt I had a reason to live, that my problems would be resolved and that I would have children who loved me for myself.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes, my future children.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes

I was given a choice, to go into the light or return and work out my life.

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?   Yes

Changed from a fundamental Baptist into a liberal Spiritual being.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It has made me aware of the interconnectedness of all things and that their is more to life that just the five senses. I belief other's experiences and want to help heal the world's narrow viewpoints regarding religion, heaven and hell and all the negative, spiritually abusive dogma that they teach.

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

Left a fundamentalist religion and became a seeker of the truth.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

Some people think it was demon inspired, others have believed me. I try to stay within the circle of people who are not offended by my experience.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Great joy!

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best was the actual event, the worst is that I have never had another experience like that.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I want others to know that leaving this planet is beautiful, peaceful and not to be feared.

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

Good questions, thoughtful responses to them....I cherish the memory of that experience and want to share it with others who will not ridicule me for them.