Colin M's Experiences


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Experience description:   

As a child (8-12) I had little OUT-of Body experiences.

Mainly when I had the flu with some fever. When I was almost sleeping, with my eyes closed,  I felt like I was going up and there was nothing I could do about that. I was not scary but strange. When I opened my eyes I could see myself in my bed, and I was as high as the ceiling. I do not remember how I got back, but the feeling of being out of my body faded away and I was back in my body.

Because of that I was awake again with mixed feelings. I thought it was wonderful, I didn't knew what it was or what happened.

I was disappointed it stopped, but on the other hand I was glad I was back.

It gave me such a strange feeling the day after, that I was wondering if it was a dream or not.

Later on when I was around the age of 15, I saw a documentary about this on TV. I was starring at the TV! This was something I had experienced when I was a child!! From that moment I knew it was not dreams.

I'm still interested in this subject. Years ago I went to the library, were I found books about this. Now I'm at a stage that I want to try it again to have OUT-of body experiences. That's how I located your site.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience:  No

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  No

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

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?  It was a kind of twilight zone

Was the experience dream like in any way?  In a way yes, but on the other hand it was to real to be a dream.

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

Describe your appearance or form apart from your body:  As a child (8-12) I had little OUT-of Body experiences.

Mainly when I had the flew with some fever. When I was almost sleeping, with my eyes closed,  I felt like I was going up and there was nothing I could do about that. I was not scary but strange. When I opened my eyes I could see myself in my bed, and I was as high as the ceiling. I do not remember how I got back, but the feeling of being out of my body faded away and I was back in my body.

Because of that I was awake again with mixed feelings. I thought it was wonderful, I didn't knew what it was or what happened.

I was disappointed it stopped, but on the other hand I was glad I was back.

It gave me such a strange feeling the day after, that I was wondering if it was a dream or not.

Later on when I was around the age of 15, I saw a documentary about this on TV. I was starring at the TV! This was something I had experienced when I was a child!! From that moment I knew it were not dreams.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?  I was not scared, I was confused what was happening

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?  Not that I know of....

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?  No

Did you see a light?  No

Did you meet or see any other beings?  No

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?  No

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?  Yes

      Describe:  Yes I was looking at myself in a OUT of body experience 

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?  No

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

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 response

      Describe:  The ceiling was always the limit

Did you become aware of future events?  No

Were you involved in or aware of a decision to return to the body?  No

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?  No

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?  No

Has the experience affected your relationships?  Daily life?  Religious practices etc.?  Career choices?  I have this experience but I didn't changed my life.

Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes

      Describe:  I told only my close friends during certain moments. They looked very surprised. But because I could describe it so clearly they believed me, that I'm not making it up. For them it looked scary, but for me it wasn't.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Mixed feelings, I would like to do it again, but I don't know to do it.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?  No

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

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