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Ethan W's Experience

Experience description:   

I had been trying to induce an out-of-body experience for about a week because I was slowly being pulled away from my ignorant way of living and because I had some mind-opening experiences in meditation. One night I was meditating and concentrating on my third eye when a clear thought came into my mind that my friend John was calling me, but I didn't want him to interrupt my uplifting meditation so I was thinking no don't call now, but sure enough two seconds later my phone was vibrating and it was him. This got me interested in the true possibilities of man that I had not really knew of before.

   So I had been consciously trying to induce an OBE that week so I think my astral body had loosened from the flesh that day when I took a nap. Right when I fell asleep I unintentionally rolled out of my body and saw myself floating above it. I flew through my door outside which was completely different than my normal yard (in the astral realm), but I had a thought that I should mark something so I could see it when I woke up. So I found myself with a nickel in my hand and as I was putting it down on the grass I saw a penny right beside it. That blew my mind as if I had been there before and that's all I can remember of that one.

   Another time I fell asleep and came out and was floating behind my mother in our living room, a couple of doors were different though so I didn't talk to her about it when I awoke. (perhaps it was in an astral world)

   And lastly, one day I was taking a nap and I felt an uplifting of spirit and found myself flying above my old houses backyard free as can be with a beautiful enjoyment as if I was playing a great game. Then I felt as if I were falling back into my body and awoke with a great sense of peace.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     parts of recall are foggy

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?           higher than normal, feeling of lightness and more freedom.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes it was

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     saw myself floating above body

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            very subtle happiness and content

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           vibrations from my body separation

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     in my old backyard I remember many lights but not beings of light, like a great show of fireworks but more organized

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes    

put a nickel that came from nowhere on the ground. once I had a dream where I could move things with my mind with strong concentration

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?          No      

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?         
No       no thoughts of time were present

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?
   Uncertain      sometimes my thoughts are parallel with others, and I am really sensitive to others emotions and feelings

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     thought that anything is possible and that I don't need to wait to die to find heaven if I sincerely seek with much devotion to find God within myself

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I have given up my life to pursue that freedom from the heaviness of the body and restless thoughts, I love to pray and meditate now but before I would be very restless.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     yes from these and other experiences I decided to devote every waking hour to seeking the eternal loving God through prayer, meditation, and japa.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?          peace and joy

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      best part was flying and no bad parts whatsoever

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