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Janice's Experience

Experience description:   

I was a 29 year old female, came home after an evening with friends, and went to bed

At some point during the night I awoke, or thought I awoke, and felt myself floating above my body.  I was aware of having no feet but turned left and floated out of my bedroom door and down into the hall.  I was aware of a twinkling of stars around me but my sensation of being solidly in the reality of my apartment was very real.  I stopped in the hallway and read off a poster that I had on my hallway that read in part 'Your children are not your children'  At that point I turned around and floated back into my bedroom and hovered over my body in my bed.  I could see myself there with my arm over my head.  Then I had a violent sensation of being sucked like a vacuum back into my body and I awoke sitting upright in my bed.

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

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Yes     I cant really express it.  It happened 40 years ago but it is very real even today

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?         During my flotation experience.  I was very aware

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness?      More consciousness and alertness than normal   I was aware of the twinkling of stars around me, my floating with no feet, just everything

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   The surrounding atmosphere was twinkling stars

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   Dont remember hearing anything

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?   I was elated  Not peaceful Just enhanced awareness  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No  

Did you see an unearthly light?   Yes   It was a twinkling of stars surrounding me

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   No

Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)?   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?   Some unfamiliar and strange place

My surroundings were very real.  But my sensations were otherworldly

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   No

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   No

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   Yes
I went back and hovered over my bed

Did you come to a border or point of no return?   No

Did scenes from the future come to you?  No 

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose?   No  


During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives?   No  

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

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   I didn't know that this could happen and had no prior knowledge of near death experiences

How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience?   I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience   This experience has stayed with me for 40 years
  

My experience directly resulted in:   No changes in my life

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?   No  

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?    
I know now that life after death exists

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
No 

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 probably real   It took me years to assimilate my experience

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was definitely real   Since that time I have heard and read of similar experiences so I don't feel so crazy

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  

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience?   The recollections in my mind now are as clear as they were 40 yrs ago

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   Yes