Cherie K's Experience

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Experience description:   

One early evening I was lying in my bed when all of a sudden I was standing in front of my body, a few feet away looking at it. It was very shocking and very unexpected. I didn't know what to do, having almost no knowledge of these incidences so I leaned over and tried to squish myself back into my physical form, which of course did not work. I remember being very upset and disconcerted at not being able to go back into my body when I found myself - again very suddenly - flying through space at a tremendous speed. I was travelling in a huge arc, thousands of miles wide, (above the earth, I think) and although I was very far away from my body I knew I was getting closer to it. I got closer and closer and finally I coukl feel the molecules in my body being pulled into it's physical form, stronger and stronger as the distance lessened. It was like some kind of metaphysical suction; I can't quite describe it accurately in words. All I know is that it was the most satisfying feeling the last few seconds as the process completed. The best was the most satisfying sort of 'pop' at the very end. I haven't had anything like this happen since then, I think because for a long time I was afraid of experiencing it again. But now I think I would welcome it, if only to experience that feeling again.

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

I was taking the drug 'Imovane' to aid in sleeping.

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

The feeling of being pulled back into my body is very hard to describe.

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?           I was at a normal level of alertness, albeit very disconcerted.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   This was VERY different from any dream I've ever had. I was in a different state of being altogether.

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

Please see the description given in #4.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            It was extremely upsetting at first, which transcended into an incredibly satisfying feeling as I re-entered my body from another cosmic state (or whatever you want to call it).

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           I believe I heard a rushing sound as i flew through space, but I can't be sure.

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

Just flying through space -  which I would not normally be doing!

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Uncertain

I don't think they were altered in any way.

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

I can't describe that one.

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

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes

The boundary was going from one 'dimension' to another, and then back again.

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

Aside from the strong desire to return to my body, I felt like matters were entirely out of my hands.

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

It has expanded my mind somewhat.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Not really in any way.

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

I feel better having experienced it than I wouldv'e otherwise, I believe.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

Some people think it was part of a normal dream.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I was in awe.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The worst was being out; the best was being pulled back in.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I would love to do it again. I finally feel brave enough to desire it. It was really a frightening but ultimately incredible experience.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Uncertain

I had another small experience a few weeks back, but nowhere near as intense.

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.    Thanks for listening, good luck on your research. Please email me if you think I can be of assistance in any way.