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Dinene's Experience

Experience description:   

April 3, 2010

Today I had my first out of body experience and a lucid dream. I am 28 years old.  My boyfriend was over here and we were up talking and then he left for work. I fell back asleep and I had a dream that I turned on the toys I had and they were all moving and dancing. Then I came out in my bedroom and I realized all my toys were moving and dancing. I laughed and thought ha! This must be a dream thus the term a lucid dream. Then I transitioned into another state in which I was lifted out of my body and I had the feeling that this was not a dream anymore because I was aware of my surroundings. I felt a rushing sensation around me. I was excited and a little nervous but my mind said, let’s go with this for a little bit. I was able to pass through walls and move very quickly. I do not remember if I saw my body or not. I was traveling at a fast speed and took notice of what was around me. I saw hands praying around me, many different hands clasped in prayer. I began to worry that I would not be able to return to my body so I returned to my original state.  However I was still not fully “awake”.  I turned to the wall beside my bed and there was a movie playing on the wall! It was a silent movie and I could not make out what was going on in the movie. It appeared to be a cartoon with “happy monsters!” I blinked once and the movie continued to play. I blinked twice and the movie still continued to play. I began to feel like what is going on with me and blinked once more. Then the movie disappeared. I immediately recalled all the details and called my sister and told her what happened.

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?           I was very alert and conscious of my surroundings.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   it occurred right after a dream but I was in control and not like a dream in any way. It felt as if I was in a different plane of consciousness.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            curiosity and a little bit of fear that I wouldn't be able to return to my body.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           yes, a rushing wind sound.

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?          No      

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Uncertain            I was able to move through solid objects and see all around me. I was aware that I had been in that state before but I didn't know when. I remembered having the choice to that before, but not making the choice to do so.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes    

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      

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

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I don't think anyone believes that I actually experienced this OBE.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I am very curious about OBEs now and learning how to have one again, sharing my story and hearing other's stories.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I don't think anyone believes that I actually experienced this OBE. Everyone thinks I was dreaming.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I was a little scared and very amazed. I have tried to return to this state of being again, but I have been unsuccessful.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was realizing with proof that I had a spirit separate from my body. The worse part is not knowing if I'll be able to do it again, or if anyone would believe me.

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