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Enocia J's Experience

Experience description:   

Although it was Christmas Day, I had chosen to spend it alone. At the time I was sitting in front of the computer browsing the Internet when suddenly I started experiencing tunnel vision. At first, I attributed it to a symptom of a migraine, which I have had on and off. I got up from the chair and felt dizzy like I'd been drinking alcohol.  The room was now spinning really fast. I was also finding it difficult keeping my eyes open and sitting upright. I felt like lying down and going to sleep. I reminded myself of Love/God's omnipresence and that I am loved and safe.  I felt tremendous peace and relaxed. 

It was then I realized what I was experiencing was very similar to the many out of body experiences I've had in the past, though they've occurred while I've been asleep or been in meditation. It was the first time I was having one while fully awake. I tried to get up but my body felt really heavy and the room was still spinning really fast so I stayed put. The urge to sleep was very strong but I had a feeling that I needed to stay awake at all costs or I would die.  

While I was lying down, my mobile phone rang and I picked it up. It was a family friend calling to wish me Merry Christmas. I told him I wasn't feeling well and I would call him back.   

I then started thinking of my loved ones and how much I appreciated them. I picked up my mobile to call my mother's mobile phone. Because of my tunnel vision, I was having great difficulty reading the names. I dialed her number but it turned out I had misdialed and spoke to a friend instead. I explained how I was feeling to her. I then tried calling my mother's mobile but she didn't pick up. I figured it was for the best. I rang my brother's mobile, but he didn't pick up either. I left a message.   

By then the room and my vision were returning to normal. When I got up, I was no longer feeling dizzy nor did my body feel heavy. I knew I was fully back in my body so I relaxed and watched television.  

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   Uncertain   I did sense like I was passing away.

Was the experience difficult to express in words?....No....

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?....Normal consciousness and alertness    I was very much alert throughout the experience. I was also aware that I was experiencing myself from two positions - human and as the observer.....My consciousness during the experience wasn't different from my normal consciousness.

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    Tunnel vision, couldn't see in the usual way.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    Felt the same.

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body?    No  

What emotions did you feel during the experience?....Peace.  I did pray during the experience.  

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

Did you see an unearthly light?....No....

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?....No   

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?....No   

Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?....No....

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?....No....

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?....No....I was aware that the room I was in was spinning very fast and I experienced my body as very heavy.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?....No....I knew I was having a death experience but I was very conscious of it.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?....No....

Did you come to a border or point of no return?....No....

Did scenes from the future come to you?....No....

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?....Yes....My experience reveals that death can occur spontaneously and I get to choose whether to exit or not.

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:....No changes in my life........

Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience?    Yes     I know that I have control over the dying experience by being aware of Love's omnipresence.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?....No    

Have you ever shared this experience with others?   Yes   I shared it with a friend soon after and with my mother a few days later.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?....Yes     I've had an NDE before and I've shared one here (See Enocia J NDE  http://www.nderf.org/NDERF/enocia_j_nde.htm ). That one occurred during a car accident when I spontaneously left my body on impact and heard a Voice telling me the accident wasn't real.  

I have had out of body experiences during meditation and while asleep but this one was different as I was fully awake and conscious and it happened spontaneously.

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:....Experience was definitely real    All I know is that it did happen.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:....Experience was definitely real....

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?....No....

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?....No   

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?....Yes    I once had one out of body experience during meditation when I was actually spinning around the room very fast.

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

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?     The phone call I received from a family friend at the exact moment when I was feeling like going to sleep. I believe that friend helped bring me back down to earth. :-)

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience?....No.