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Honey A's Experience

Experience description:   

I was tired but my child seemed to be progressing back to herself so I was still worried but happier than I had been. We were home from the hospital. 

I showered and after putting the baby to bed, I too lay down and started to drift off. Here, I am not so clear. I felt a sort of pulling sensation and the next thing I remember is floating.  

The experience reminded me of astronauts in one of those anti gravity rooms. I know this sounds odd, but I remember still being in my nightgown and I told myself I will go back in just a minute. I drifted over to my dresser, I put my foot out and sort of pushed myself off of it and started to drift over to the other side of the room. I don't remember seeing my body.  

I had this profound almost rebellious feeling that I did not want to go back. I was flying or floating, but it felt real and wonderful not like a dream where your along for the ride. I felt in control until as I was floating towards the other side of the room, I felt myself pulled back into my body. 

 On my mamaw's grave, I tried for days and days going to bed early even hoping that It might happen again. I still hope. 

I felt euphoric right after long after and when the experience did not repeat I felt a little depressed.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain      I never told anyone, I assumed the verdict would be that I was dreaming or losing it.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes     Oddly enough yes. My child of two had to be hospitalized because she kept screaming that something was getting her feet and refused to put her feet down. hospital kept her for days and never could figure it out. It was awful and frightening, I felt helpless when the doctors were helpless. She also would point and scream not to sit on 'it', whatever 'it' was.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           I guess I was drifting off. During the experience I felt wide awake and in control, until I wasn't in control and re-entered my body.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No that's the thing, I felt aware and excited beyond words. I was thinking my life had just changed forever lol.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     I remember quite clearly wearing my nightgown still, and this took place quite some time ago as you can see.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Excitement, joy and as a writer, I guess I was trying to see what I could do and that's when I found that I could push myself off objects in the room. The dresser being my main memory. Funny I don't think I have never written a word about it until now.

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

Well yes, when I pushed off the dresser and started to drift to the other side of the room. I sort of had a plan to leave the room. The door was open.

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            Perhaps I had a feeling of adrenaline. My other senses, I'm not sure. However I know I felt my foot pushing off that dresser.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No      

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes            Well not special knowledge for anyone but me, but I felt something wonderful was happening to me, something really wonderful. Wow, I cannot articulate lol.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes     The dresser.

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     I wasn't wanting to go back. Oddly I was bargaining , with myself someone else who knows... I remember thinking, I'll go back in a minute.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No response            Hmm, I don't think this is anything, but I have lots of odd coincidences.

I cannot explain all of them sometimes its the phone sometimes its the library. I guess I should have documented. Most of tithe coincidences are helpful good ones. Or I'm thinking of someone and they call.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Uncertain      Well, something happened to me. I know that. I believe in God, but I also believe in evolution, so I am always at odds, aren't I?

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       NA

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No       Just that wistful melancholy I get right before bed sometimes.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Uncertain      I may have mentioned it once, but only in passing and I sort of laughed it off . I never told anyone close to me.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  euphoria right after

frustration soon after

anger some time after

depressed long after

melancholy and wistful once in a while now

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      That it ever happened. I was flipping Peter Pan for just a moment in my life.

The worst part: That it never happened again, of course.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        They can recreate this experience in a lab. I hope that does not diminish credit to our amazing brains that can sometimes do it on its own.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No       I take Advil lol

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes     I believe them to be the truth. I can't help but think I may have at one time shared a tad of this experience on-line, but that was so long ago. That is the only uncertainty I have. As for the experience itself, I have told all that I remember and it was so profound that I don't feel as I have forgotten or distorted anything.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    No. It feels good to have been able to really share it. Thank You