Erin L's Experience
Background-- I'm only 16 years of age, and all of my life I have always been able to remember my dreams in depth. My dreams always seem so real to me, and about two years ago I started having lucid dreams. At first when I would realize I was dreaming I could do anything I wanted, but only for a short period of time because then I would usually wake up. I used to have a lot of really awful nightmares so I would usually have to make myself realize that I was dreaming so that I could wake up. But now I have lucid dreams very often, probably every other night. I'm not sure if that's a common thing but it just happens with me. I can do anything I want- fly, meet celebrities, go different places, and so on. I can also go to sleep and basically concentrate on a subject/person I would like to dream about and I just kind of fall into that dream. It's very surreal. I also have sleep paralysis once in a while, I'm not sure if that means anything, but I know that makes me a bit paranoid, considering I'm conscious but unable to physically move.
I was watching something on the subject, and then I read upon it one night. I
was a bit tired so I decided to lie down and try to clear my mind...I really
doubted I would be able to have an OBE, I was a bit skeptical of the whole
thing, and I've read that many people have to try over and over to have them..?
Anyways, I fell asleep...I was having a dream that I was in my ex-boyfriends
house. I remember talking to him, and his mom and I felt really weird. I've
never actually had a feeling like that in a dream, then I realized I was
dreaming and I remember telling them, "Hey, I'm dreaming." It had turned into a
lucid dream. But a few moments later I woke up. I looked around my room...I was
very conscious but my body felt very heavy...I lifted my arms and I felt like I
was floating out of my body. I was a little frightened but I tried sitting up
and it's like something came out of my physical body...my feet were floating.
Then it's as if I rose up and I was going towards my ceiling. I saw my ceiling
fan but just went right through it. I saw my picture board on my bedroom wall
and went right through it and into the other room. There I saw my mom sitting at
her computer typing. All of a sudden I guess I moved because I was back to my
body. But I was still rising up, I could hear my cell phone ringing-- eventually
my mom came into my room and said something to me. I wasn't sure if she saw
something weird, I guess not. But I finally woke up and realized what had
happened, I stood up and my legs almost ached a bit. I think I want to try that
again, and try to actually go somewhere. But it was pretty fun, it was a feeling
of clarity I guess you could say.
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? Very alert.
Was the experience dream like in any way? At first it was a lucid dream, then I awoke and it was very real.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
OBE...like me out of my body?
What emotions did you feel during the experience? It was exciting, and a little frightening at first.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? None out of the ordinary.
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? Yes
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes
I went through my wall and into the other room and saw my mom sitting at her computer.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes
I saw my mom typing on her computer, which she was doing...and I heard my cellular phone ringing-- and it had been.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Uncertain
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Uncertain
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Uncertain
Did you become aware of future events? 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? Uncertain
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes