Clay S's Experience

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I woke up after around 8 hours sleep. My girlfriend who was already up came in the bedroom. We had sex.  I had a cigarette, and closed my eyes intending to get up soon. I next experienced a cyclic whispering in my ears which progressed to a load buzzing hum within 5-6 seconds. At that point I felt as though I was rolling sideways (I think left shoulder towards right though uncertain) at the same time as rising upwards.

I seemed to roll at least one complete turn until I came to rest with a slight bounce to and fro in a spot around 2 meters above myself. Instantly a view opened to me which i could never have imagined. I could see my body below, yet I could also see the ceiling in the opposite direction. Objects seemed to be much more vivid and defined. I could see all ways around at once yet I would focus on points. But the most astounding state I found myself in was my state of mind. I HAD NO RESTRICTION IN ACCESSING ALL I HAD LEARNED PROBABLY SINCE BIRTH. It was as though I knew it all at once. I seemed to be a point in space without body. I was contemplating the possibility I might have died. I remember thinking of all I had heard about spirits but I had given the idea as much credit as father Christmas, yet here I was in the middle of something parallel to that idea. What other conclusion was there?

Just then my girlfriend returned to the room to collect some dirty clothes for washing. I could hear the washing machine in the background on spin cycle. I saw her walk in pick up and walk back out. I looked back at myself just in time to see my body move the right arm from above my head to my chest and let out a moan. Unlike all I had heard up until now the moan seemed to reverberate within my detached consciousness. Suddenly I was sharply jolted back to my body with what felt like a smack on the top of my head. I sat bolt upright immediately in a shocked state trying to process what had just happened. I decided it would be best to get out of bed worrying I could slip out again any moment, still unsure if I might die.

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?    No      

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Enhanced consciousness knew all i know at once without inhibiting thought process. I had 360 degree field of view yet I could focus on points as though i had pupils. I could also hear, nothing seemed abnormal about that other than it was obviously without physical ears, until I heard my body let out a moan which also seemed internal to my detached consciousness.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   NO

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I seemed to be a small point in space around 2 meters above my laid body, level with either the head or chest area.  Body-less, I seemed bound to the spot.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            None during, I was thinking far too logically for that. Even concluding I must have physically died induced no emotion, that is until I returned to my body, and I was astounded and confused, with a profound fear I might slip out again any minute.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           A cyclic whispering, which i had heard many times whilst falling asleep since early childhood, but this time became a loud zooming noise progressively louder and more frequent until a constant tone upon leaving my body.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes     my girlfriend came in the room this can be verified along with her actions

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            refer to account

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?                       No       It did not occur to me to try to move.

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?      Uncertain      My body moved my right arm, which had been laid on the pillow above my head, and rested it on my chest. It did this with a moan which seemed to also come from inside within me. This was the point at which I returned to my body, it may have been caused by the activity.

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     I am open to other paranormal possibilities although seeing is still believing. And I wonder about the idea there may be life after death although I can only say for certain this is body is not the true me.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I still consider myself atheist but I believe there is much more to the universe than I thought before.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I try to leave my body almost every night since resulting in loss of sleep.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Only close family who know me well enough to know i do not lie. Also because I feel they deserve to know the truth.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  confusion, uncertainty, and fear

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The clarity of thought was amazing which also has a negative effect to be inhibited by the physical brain upon returning. Although such a short experience it was so intense i feel very restricted in comparison.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     I have occasionally heard faint whispering when sleepy or dropping off.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes