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Ian W's Experience

Experience description:   

I had been studying for an  exam in university. I was very tired and tried to meditate and hypnotize myself  to sleep. I first felt very heavy and sank into the bed. Then I felt a part of me become very light and float out of my body and rise a above where I was laying.

I was fully aware that I was alive. what ever I thought happened instantly. I thought I want to go through the door and I did. I thought I want to go down the hall and I did. I then thought if I am not in my body could another entity enter it and WHAM, I was back in my body and shot straight up in bed.

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   No  

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?....More consciousness and alertness than normal    throughout....Sharper

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

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    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?....lightness, excitement and then fear  

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

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?....Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning....

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?....No....

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

Did you come to a border or point of no return?....No....I got scared and returned to my body. I haven't been able to leave since

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

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?....No....

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:....No changes in my life....In my forties, I had a dream that lasted all night. My spirit guide ( a Native American) taught me about the east the south the west and the north all night long. When I a woke I remembered being taught, but nothing of the context.....

Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience?    No    

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?....Uncertain     not sure

Have you ever shared this experience with others?   Yes   only with a few whom I trust

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?....No    

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

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?....No   

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?     I feel like I have been taught important ancient lessons but cant remember them.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience?....If I could over come my fear I could leave my body again