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Janine's Experience

Experience description:   

At the weekend, my children went out with their father so I decided to take a nap. Suddenly I felt jolted awake, a weird sensation took over my body and could hear a strange noise and a presence in the room with me before feeling myself being pulled out of my body. It felt slightly uncomfortable until I was "out." Then I felt weightless. At first I wondered what was happening, I'd never felt anything like it. I was in the air floating, I could see my room and myself sleeping. It dawned on me I was "flying" around my bedroom and I felt peaceful and happy, elated in fact. Then I suddenly snapped back into my body. A few moments later the same sensation happened again and I was again out of my body. I  thought maybe I'm in spirit, but if im in spirit why is my deceased daughter not here. A few moments later I snapped back before it started again, this time I wondered if I was lucid dreaming. I told myself if this is a dream, my beloved daughter would be in her cot before flying across my room to view her cot, her cot was still empty. i then tried to "escape" my surroundings and try to see if I could travel anywhere but I snapped back again. This happened repeatly twice more before it stopped. It would always stop when I tried to experiment too much or went too far.

Each time, I felt a presence in the room with me. I couldn't see them, just sense them. I remember "hearing" them say "she's out! She's out!" once when I was out of body. I also noticed my room was full of light.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?   No   

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?   Uncertain    It's hard to explain how I felt.

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 would say 100% aware. I was 100% aware that I was out of my body yet my body was asleep on my bed. I was also 100% aware the whole time that my children were not home, so much so I even knew where they were. I knew I was home alone and knew where I was. I do not drink and do not take drugs of any kind, including medication.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   I have asked myself this a lot! I do not believe this to be dream, I truly believe something that can not be explained happened to me.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?   Yes   I disn't see a form.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?    Elated, ecstatic, happy, joyful, weightless, but also bewildered!

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?    Yes but I find it hard to explain. A humming, rustling sort of noise?

Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    Yes    My bedroom only.

Did you see a light?    Yes    My room felt alight, but I know my actual light was off.

Did you meet or see any other beings?    No   

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?   Yes    Yes I tried to travel from my room but would snap back into my body. Also I remember trying to reach into my daughters cot but not being able to touch.

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?    No   

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?    No   

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No   

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?    Yes   

Did you become aware of future events?    No   

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?    No   

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    Yes I believe I experienced what happens to your consciousness upon death.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?    I have started mediation and also researching this subject. I have been reading about induced OBE's and would like to try the techniques.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?   No   

Have you shared this experience with others?    No   

What was the best and worst part of your experience?   Being able to have the experience was the best. The worst was not being able to experiment.   

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     I think so. But I plan to write everything down on paper to have an actual clear account.