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Jeanette M's Experience

Experience description:   

The following SOBE happened when I was 20 years old.  I have never experienced anything like it since, unfortunately.  I was skiing Mt Kosiosko, quietly traversing. It was a sunny clear morning and my boyfriend was about 20metres ahead.  I don't remember anyone else around.  I felt very fortunate and very very happy. 

Then without warning I left my body and became a part of the surroundings. Not just observing the surroundings close up but I actually became a part of it all.  I was the sap in the gums, the bark of their trunks, the atoms of the leaves, even the molecules in the air. And I was all those things simultaneously.  Accompanying this physical experience was a spiritual one, namely overwhelming feelings of love, happiness and peace. I am not sure why I left that moment in space/time.  As far as time goes, I was unaware of it passing. Certainly when I returned to my body I was still traversing the same part of the ski slope.  

I should say that I had not consumed any alcohol or drugs.  I was well and physically and psychologically fit. I noticed similarities with some of the stories on this website, in particular with John C (235)description of peace and tranquility. I too had the greatest difficulty explaining to anyone the love happiness and peace that I experienced as there are no words/language that fully express it.  A further similarity with (235) is that his experience like mine was while active in the outdoors.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain      The sequence of events easy to communicate, but the power of the accompanying spiritual feeling was difficult to explain

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?           Fully alert

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   no

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     no form

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            see story

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           

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?            see story

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?               see story

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes     I felt as if I had somehow passed into another dimension where time was nil and mass and energy had become one. The accompanying spiritual experience made this profound.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     I became aware that something fantastic was occuring and as soon as that thought transpired I immediately returned to my body.

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?   Uncertain     

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Mostly incredulous

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Deeply disappointed to return to body. Then shock and amazement at what I had experienced. Over the years since then I have felt incredibly privileged to have been given that experience.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best - spiritual feeling of love peace and happiness

Worst - experience ending

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No