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Colart's Experience

Experience description:   

It occurred in 2006. I was 14. I did several unintentional astral journeys. The one I am about to share, was one of the most remarkable. After all these exits were I was aware that I exited my body, it has been hard for me to carry on living without sharing with others. I wanted help, I wanted that people would tell me how to go back to these splendid places where I had been, but nothing could be done, nobody had any answer, worse, people thought I was crazy, this quite upset me… 

But here we are, I am now going to share with you my astral journey. Most of the time people have what they call a “NDE” (near death experience), for me it was different but just as remarkable. 

Here is my astral journey: 

After a night during which I just ceaselessly cried, since a few days I felt desperate, brokenhearted by separation from somebody. That night I was sad, very sad. This is when, while falling asleep, I told to myself, “If only I could do something for all these dead people”… then I felt as if I was listened to, and I saw a very light blue glow. Then I exited my body, as if somebody had taken my hand and made me go out. I then followed this person, I only saw his hand. We entered a tunnel and I said, “I feel well”. In this completely dark tunnel, as I followed him, I saw wonderful purple butterflies which flew with us in the tunnel. These butterflies journeyed like my guide and I. Then we arrived to our goal. Never shall I be able to describe this place because it was so beautiful, a truly wonderful landscape. There were unending big valleys, vegetation everywhere, a very beautiful color for a green…blue sky with some clouds. I felt great inner peace. Then I watched the hand that waved to me while saying, “Look at the river”. I looked back and then saw a stream that flowed so far away… it was so beautiful…it meandered, it was not straight and represented life with its ups and downs… I then understood that life is a wonderful journey and that you should always keep hoping. First of all, I believe that if this person showed me this, it was to give me hope again. After that I awakened and felt well....

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?          Uncertain      Because nowadays people don’t believe much in this kind of experience

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?       No      

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    While watching the stream

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?      More consciousness and alertness than normal

If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain:  While watching the stream

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?          Yes     I knew, during this journey, that I was not in my body anymore, I had therefore to use a different viewpoint in order to tilt my head down and see the stream.

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?          Yes     You didn’t hear very well, there was a lot of wind...

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?        Euphoric

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?       Yes     This tunnel began to open in my bedroom. I entered the tunnel and said to the one who was with me that I felt well (since I was not in my body anymore, no pain). Suddenly, I felt as if we were travelling very far and the tunnel would be like a shortcut to get where we should be. I also saw purple butterflies, they were alive and free.

Did you see a light?       No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?        Yes     Well, I began to perceive him when I was thinking in myself. I told myself, “If only I could help all these people I hear in my head…” Then while exiting my body I told him, “I feel well.” And when we were in this wonderful landscape he told me, “Look at the river. "  

I don’t really know whether I knew him or not. All I know is that he had something to show me, and that he seemed to be kind, so I followed him. 

When we were in this wonderful landscape, I watched at his hand and he said “Look at the river.” And with his hand he pointed out to the stream so that I understand I should look at the stream.

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?            No       After the experience, each time I was sad I remembered the experience and it helped me to better go through steps of life. Now I take care of myself… When I came back to my body, I had different sensations in my body… different perceptions...

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?     No      

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?            Yes     I saw big valleys with the stream. Clouds, blue sky, I felt so free that I wanted to stay there. If I hadn’t been told to look somewhere else, I could have first watched at this landscape for a long time.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?            Yes     I believe that time there elapsed at great speed. Of course, when you feel well and have fun, time goes faster!

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?  Yes            Well, we all have life and life should be respected… I would only say that… I think...

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?          Yes     When I left my body I felt a void, but I had to be brave because it was kind of special to be aware that I was leaving, although I did not previously believe in life after death

Did you become aware of future events?    No

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     Yes     For me, this is not a gift, but it’s true that now I feel more and more sensitive. I always hear voices now, also my mind ceaselessly talks to me, I imagine many, many things, for instance when I’m listening to music, as if what I imagine was next to me. It is hard to explain… There is also something else, all the time I feel a presence that comforts me, and it is always there, even when I’m not getting well....

Have you shared this experience with others?      Yes     I have been in a psychiatric hospital… they thought I was crazy, I must have met the wrong people, this is a sad story. I would like to comfort people by saying that my parents were with me, all my family was with me... at the same time, this story is not sad because now I better face hardships, I feel stronger.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Uncertain            ��I had already heard about it but I didn’t really realize what was said. I didn’t care.

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was probably real    At first I strongly believed it. But time passed, and I understood people did all they could so that I don’t believe it. Because they didn’t believe it themselves and I was naïve.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?           

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:         Experience was definitely real                It is real because this presence I feel can only be real too.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?        Yes     Friends left me, people said I was crazy, others said I was too special.

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?            Yes     It’s weird to say so, but after living all this and having come back to reality, I wonder whether some people listen to me somewhere...

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No       Yes I had medications but it was specifically in order for this kind of experience not to be reproduced.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?     Life is wonderful, you should enjoy it! We are lucky to get all we have and we should not hesitate in loving around ourselves.

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes     I told the truth, I also said things hard to communicate sometime.

Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience?           I would like to say that this experience was like an extraordinary journey and if people talk about you, don’t listen to them and lead your life....