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Ivan R's Experience

Experience description:   

I was sitting on a balcony, second floor off the ground. I was looking out into the distance and was 'letting my vision go'. I was playing with this all day without really realizing what I was doing. I was deliberately zooming up to trees that where great distances away as if I were right beside them and was making them sway with me. I was zooming my vision right in front of buildings on opposite streets and making them float and rotate. I did not realize I was leaving my body until I was zooming in towards a wall on the opposite side of the road. I thought at the time it was just my 'vision' that was situated on the road, then I turned sideways to see a motor bike come towards me then hit me. I snapped back into my body with a great shock, and I had a corked thigh the same side I saw the motor bike ride into me. I was over 30 meters away from the road on a balcony and I was some what conscious through the whole experience. I was zooming into everything around me all day not really realizing what I was doing, I was just 'letting my mind go'.

I was not stopping myself from going, now when I 'try' and do it I realize what I am actually doing and that thought holds me back. Your sub-conscious wants to naturally leave your body, the only thing that keeps you in your skin is the grip of your conscious and your concentration. Where ever we are concentrated and focused towards is where our presence is built up. I was concentrating and focusing outside of my body, and therefore I took myself away from my body. From this experience I realized in a sense we are a build up of the direction of our concentration.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Yes     At the time I was on drugs, but it was not an hallucinogen. Since the experience I have learned to induce this state deliberately without the influence of drugs.


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?           I was subtly alert. I was in control of my actions. I was inducing the experience without realizing what I was even doing.

           
Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes. When I think back on the experience I had the same presence of myself as I would in a dream.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I was just in my concentration. I had no thought of what my body was actually doing. I was just completely engaged in my focus.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Nothing really. Maybe sort of an uncertain freeness.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No.

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            I was just zoomed into what was around me. I was connected to my own world. To the world that I was creating in a sense. I realized from this experience that we have a direct connection with our inner selves, and our inner selves have a direct connection with the immediate world around us.

Did you see a light?           Yes     It was day time. I saw usual daytime light, maybe subtly fuzzy.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

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

I eye witnessed myself being hit by a bike because I was zooming towards a wall that was beside a road. I tried to prove it to a friend later that day by putting a book on the ground standing up then going as far back as I could until I couldn't make out any words. I was attempting to zoom up to the book as I had just done and read the words. I felt a bit stupid and gave up quickly. It is possible to project yourself anywhere.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     I had a corked thigh the same side of my body the bike hit me from.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          All I really noticed at the time was my vision and the feeling of my inner presence. As that was all I was concentrating on.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     Space and time did not matter. I could free zoom through space as if it was not even there.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes            Before my experience I had been doing a lot of real self exploring. So in a way it was a lead up to the experience. Since the experience I have realized a higher knowledge and our true potential and it is very exciting.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No       I did not know what would happen if I crossed the boundary. I later found that I was still connected to the body as I actually felt being hit by the bike even though I was not there. But the feeling was nowhere near as if I had been hit in physical form. It was much more subtle.

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       No. It was shock that sent me back. I did not even realize I was leaving my body until I saw the motor bike hit me. I was just carelessly zooming into my surroundings without thinking of what it really meant.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Uncertain      In a sense. Not anything I exactly control. But I am now more aware of what is possible, so that does open many doors in my mind.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     Increased belief in our infinite potential.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I haven't yet learned to fully apply myself to my life and myself. But the experience made me realize the totality in which it is possible to be able to apply yourself. I am still polishing this, and filtering through myself.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I am more aware of our possibilities.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Disbelief as they were unable to relate to the experience.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I felt nothing but extreme possibility

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was making trees and buildings float and rotate while I was leaving my body. It was weird, I was not making them float and rotate, they naturally did it when I let go. The worse part was that it stopped and I was unable to fully grasp and attain the totality of the experience and use it in my day to day life.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Not for now. I would really like to work with people who study these experiences and similar things. I feel I have so much knowledge that has not been totally realized by people yet. I feel I can be a pioneer of our time in so many ways.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     I can induce it myself. I can get to the verge, but I cannot fully let go because my there is so much holding me back in my day to day self. I can reach the point of being able to leave my body in under a minute given the right environment.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes     I feel it did in some respect.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    There is more questions you could ask. Your questions seem to be based mainly around dramatic circumstances, that involve feelings and specific situations. The state of leaving your body is much more free, and does not have to involve anything extreme. I will think more about possible questions.