I was very upset, my husband and I were fighting and he said he was moving out and he left. Later I went and got some take-out Italian food and when I got home I had locked myself out of the house and had to crawl in a bedroom window to get in. I was very tired and I laid down on the couch to rest awhile. I was on my back with a light quilt over me and I fell asleep. I had several dreams in which I thought I had woke up and I was really in another dream. I don't remember how many times this happened.
Then I really did wake up and I did not move any or open my eyes. I was telling myself to check out my environment in the dreams and if something wasn't the way it was supposed to be then I would be able to tell if I was dreaming.
As I was doing this I felt myself float up about a couple of feet from where I was laying. I said to myself "Hey, this is cool!" and then I kind of wobbled or rolled from side to side, but something or someone seemed to be holding my left foot down. I sat up and reached down with both hands and pulled my foot and leg up along side the right one.
Everything thing was black around me and I was afraid if I didn't do something quick that I would end up back on the couch. I don't know why, but I remember asking God to release me, either back into my body or completely out of it. Then I saw a very small bright light, the color of the sun, straight ahead and a little bit to the right. I just realized that where I was headed. Then I felt myself myself moving very fast towards the light, I started getting really dizzy and it was more than I could take. I don't remember anything after that except for waking up on the couch.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience: No
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of the experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I felt more awake than when I actually am awake.
Was the experience dream like in any way? no
Did you experience a separation of consciousness from your body? Yes
Describe your appearance or form apart from your body: Did not see it
What emotions did you feel during the experience? very excited
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? none
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? Uncertain
Describe: I felt myself moving real fast towards a small, bright light.
Did you see a light? Yes
Describe: It was very small and bright, about the color of the sun
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Uncertain
Describe: I was now certain that after death we do leave or bodies.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
Describe: I know now that there is a God, before the experience I wasn't sure what I believed.
Has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices? I read the Bible and any books that I find about the Bible God and Jesus almost everyday now.
Have you shared this experience with others? No response
Describe: I told my husband and a friend and they both think that I was dreaming so I have not told anyone else.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? I was very excited, but felt like there was a reason that it happened and very much wanted to know what the reason was.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Nobody to talk too about it.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? Three other times since then I have woke up outside of my body, but quickly went back.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
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