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Dolores C's Experience

Experience description:   

Starting at a cellular level, I was expanding and seeing/sensing spirals and orbits of energy that interacted with each other.  The expansion grew to body organs and systems, then planets and the solar system and then on out into the universe.  This was very cool and the knowing had me wonder if I was dying.  After that thought came a concern about my son who was maybe 7 or 8 at the time. 

The scene shifted and I was moving along a tunnel (maybe on a hospital type gurney).  Below me were geometric shapes that flashed colorful changing patterns of light.  And on the sides of the tunnel which seemed to be made out of earth, there were unusual hanging plants. I did not see or hear beings but I was aware of some type of presence. 

When I woke up I was confused and disoriented.  Called my sister in Hawaii and broke down in tears because my dogs and son were no where to be seen.  I was tired but well.

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


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     At the time I understood how the universe worked, the orbiting and spiraling interactions of energies.  It was quite exciting and I though I was dying because I had a thorough knowing of the connection between the physical and spiritual world.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Uncertain      I could have suffered from dehydration or other problems due to the flu.  In the past I hallucinated during the flu and generally got more intense symptoms than many other people.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Very much heightened, expanded.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes, but somewhat between dream and consciousness.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain      There was only a sense of me expanding and retracting.  I don't think my body came to mind at all.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Exhilaration, the a-ha moment feeling, amazement curiosity and then concern for my son.

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     Many points of light and color in the spirals and orbiting bodies.

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 could equally see this on a micro up through a macro level.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     Neither time or space had any meaning.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes            The way the physical came to be from the spiritual (for want of a better word)

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Uncertain      I was unaware of any end to either the expansion or the tunnel

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       But I do think that much of my spiritual study was easier.

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?       For many years I have thought of this as a wonderful hallucination.  Only because of my recent reading did I think it might have some bearing on how we transition from here to there.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     It was a hallucination so it was acceptable.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Upset, confusion, disorientation.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      No bad part.  Best part was just realizing that for a moment I understood some truth - universal type truth.

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