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Dianne F's Experience

Experience description:   

I'll describe two separate experiences during the same one year time period.

Both, while wide awake and not on medications.  This questionnaire refers to experience #1.

Early morning I was waiting at Sky Harbor Airport for my son's arriving flight.  I had coffee and my glasses on sitting front row of where the planes land and looking out the window at the loading and unloading of luggage.  The entire front row of seats was empty except a man way at the end reading a paper.  Suddenly, my spirit (soul/consciousness) was elsewhere.  I was only aware at the time of my consciousness traveling so fast through a very dark space (tunnel? couldn't tell, all dark tiny, tiny pinhole of light at the end) and I saw groups of people (My consciousness was speeding through the darkness) they seemed very small and were looking up at me going by.  I heard their voices and they (both sides were groups of people) were sooooo happy!  It's so good to see you, how are you, we're glad you're back, etc.  The happiness at seeing me was shocking.  I had no idea so many people knew me or even cared that much.  I did not recognize them as they were small and I could not answer them because as I was trying to reply I was so far away from them I knew they wouldn't hear me.  This went on for awhile.  All the people ecstatic and happy and their voices and happiness to see me.  Then, all of the sudden everything seemed to stop. I quit traveling at the speed of light (or so it felt) and a heard and understood (did not recognize) very clearly the voice of man.  He said to me in a booming and deep voice very slowly and empathetically "Dianne, thank you.  You have no idea how much you have helped me.  You didn't have to do it and you did.  You knew that it would be painful for you when you did do and you did it help me.  I will always remember that.  Thank you".  Then, I opened my eyes up and I was scared to death!  I didn't know what had happened.  Did I fall off the seat?  Did I have a heart attach?  I slowly turned to look at the man in the row of seats who was reading his newspaper and everything was fine and normal. 

#2 - I was driving my car with my Mom in it.  (No unusual circumstances around this situation either)  I decided to make a U-Turn.  As I flipped the car around on the Right side there was truck barreling out into the street and my Mom and I knew he was going to crash into the side of my car.  At the moment, everything stopped for a split second (my Mom & both felt it/it stopped/ suspended animation) and in the flash of an eye we were already in the lane on that street and there wasn't any truck around to be found.  I have no idea what happened there.  The odd thing is: We both saw the truck barreling at us.  We both felt time stop.  We both saw the car was in the lane instead of making the turn of the U-Turn.  We both saw there was no truck in sight.

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?            Level of consciousness was perfectly fine.  Excellent.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?  No.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?          Yes    Yes, in both experiences.  The #1 definitely was a separation of consciousness.

#2 was a definite suspension of time feeling.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          Surprise, shock, definitely made me know that there is a lot more to life than what we see daily.

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?         Yes    #1 - Tiny pinhole of a light.  Didn't seem significant.  The people all so happy to see me in their bright clothes and their voices all at once all the way down - all the people.

Did you meet or see any other beings?         Yes    The communication was that of them welcoming me and shouts of happiness to see me again and happiness.  I did not know them, or recognize any of the voices.

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?         Yes    #2 incident - my Mom felt the same way and experienced the whole thing with me.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?     Yes    They weren't different.  They were the same. 

#2 - Suspended - everything around us just stopped and we were frozen.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Yes    #1 - I wasn't in my body.  I was traveling faster than the speed of light.   

#2- Suspended animation.  Everything stopped and everything was silent.

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     

Did you become aware of future events?      No     

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

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

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       No.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?        Yes    They thought it was God talking with me.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Very, very mixed emotions.  I wanted to find out what happened, how, and why.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    #1 - Best part was hearing so many people happy (ecstatic) to see me.    Worst part was I was fully conscious (did not think of me as me - just me experiencing this.  

#2- Best part was an accident was prevented.

Worst part - I had never experienced a suspended animation - and being fully aware of it while happening.  Everything stopped / and was silent.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?       I would just like to know what happened.

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?           No     

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.          This was great.  You asked all the questions I could think of.  Thank you.