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Hunter R's Experience

Experience description:   

I had been meditating for about 30-45 minutes, only with the intention to relax, and I was also listening to some music. I eventually got into a hypnogogic state, where I felt like I was falling asleep, yet I was actually completely conscious. After being in this state for what I imagine was about 10 minutes, I began to get a familiar feeling, it felt as though my bed was being shaken slowly, and then more rapidly as time went on. I felt a sensation of numbness and warmness fall over my body, and eventually I achieved a state in which my body was completely numb, and began feeling weightless, meanwhile my heart was pounding so hard, I could clearly feel and hear my own heartbeat. Soon, I felt as if someone was pulling me towards the ceiling, like I was weightless and just floating like a balloon towards the roof, it was calming and I didn't realize what was going on so I just kept meditating.

Soon enough, I just felt like I was levitating, like I had no weight, and I began to see this plane in front of me, it looked a lot like a computer chip, or the motherboard of a computer, it was vast, in every direction I looked it spanned the entirety of my vision. Eventually, it began to collapse in on itself. This knowledge came to me, that all time and space a relative, and in fact can be collapsed right in front of my eyes. After this experience, I was back in a state of void, where I could see nothing. Then, a velvet/burgundy sheet-like plane could be seen to my side, and it began to make sine wave like patterns.  Once again it was vast and everywhere I looked I saw it. The sheet-like plane was within my own body, and was giving me a sensation of warmness, and complete bliss. In that moment I realized what true bliss felt like, and how truly connected I was with the universe. After awhile in this state of bliss, I could start to faintly hear my heart beat, as if it was calling me back to my body, so I began to feel a sensation of floating down, back into this reality, and eventually into my body. I could literally feel myself reentering my body, I felt like a feather falling from the sky.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Yes     I had taken some cough syrup


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     The emotions and feelings associated with that experience can only be experienced subjectively.

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?           I was conscious, but felt unaware, it was only after reentering my body that I realized what had happened.

           
Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes! It became real after I reentered my body.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I just simply could not feel my physical body, I was weightless in a void.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Complete euphoria, bliss, and connectedness/oneness with the universe in its entirety.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Just the music I was listening too.

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            just a sense of oneness with everything.

Did you see a light?           Yes    

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes    

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

I decided to just float in the void, and see what the universe had to show me.

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?          Yes     I had no sensation of touch, I could only hear the music I was listening too at the time, and I could see everything in clear detail.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     Everything felt as if it was in one place, at one time. As if the past, present, and future were all right there in that moment.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes     As above, I realized the relativity of everything, all time and space is all right here, right now.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     It was as if something called me back to my body, and I felt ready to return, as if the universe told me what it had to tell me, and then let me go.

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?   Yes     I was affirmed in my knowledge of the oneness of the universe.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It has made me less afraid of death, and made me feel as if I want to give my life to do something good for the world, because death is just an illusion.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I'm less afraid of death, and ready to devote my life to good.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     They were astounded, some where speechless.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Contentment, and calm.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The feeling of bliss and oneness I felt was the best part, and there really was not a worst part. It was all amazing.

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