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Debra H's Experience

Experience description:   

I was taken to the O.R. for the delivery of my still born. The contractions were very difficult to handle. Suddenly whenever a contraction started I found myself floating in the corner of the ceiling watching a my body leave my body. It was as though there were 3 of me. The farther the body moved away from my body the pain decreased. I would relax and then the whole process started over. I have never heard of anybody having a third body.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Uncertain            may have been given meds during labor

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

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

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           semi

Was the experience dream like in any way?   no

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain      #4

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            relief and confusion

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no

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?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

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?          Uncertain      Too long ago

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Uncertain            Other than hearing, seeing and the sense of pain relief, I don't recall smelling or tasting anything.

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

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

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Uncertain      I never went beyond the ceiling or tried to

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Uncertain            After I reached a acceptable level of pain  relief I would suddenly be back on the bed.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes     1971 I woke to "something" shadow like standing at the end of my bed. It moved toward me with its hand out and even though I was scared to death I wanted to reach out but couldn't. I blinked my eyes both times and it was gone.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I believe there is more to life/death than we know.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I believe it has made me more aware of the medical activity going on during a resuscitation and death of an individual.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I think they believe me but it is difficult to wrap your brain around it.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Isolation: because at that time I was embarrassed to tell anyone.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Pain relief. Not knowing what happened.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        My main reason for posting is to find out if anyone has experienced the three person experience. I was on the ceiling watching my body leave my body.

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?               Uncertain