Jennifer B's Experience
Here's my most recent experience, which happened about a week ago:
I was lying in my recliner in the middle of the night, having already been awake a couple of hours from the buzzing energy that rushes through my body these days like a thousand little fingernails tickling me in long swatches over my buttocks, my thighs, my back, my forehead, my arms ... I lie there basking in the energy, a vibration that makes me know that I am very much alive. I don't mind that I'm not sleeping. Sleeping and dreaming don't seem to come close to this ecstasy, this force, this wholeness.
I lie back and think: This might just be a very good time for an out-of-body experience. As soon as I think it, my right arm pops up into the air, but, of course, it's not my "physical" arm; it's my astral arm. Then, while my right arm is suspended toward the ceiling, I will my left arm to come up and join in the lifting. Then with my right astral hand, I reach up and grab a girth inside of my head and I pull it up and over and down and around until I am tumbling in a somersault toward the coffee table in front of me. I go right through the table, of course, and end up coming full circle into an upright form floating several inches above the floor.
Immediately, I start flying forward in my "Superman" position toward the wall where the thermostat is. I'm going fast, and I'm going to hit the wall, or, more likely, go through it. I stop myself short and become upright again. As I hover there, I think: Ok, what now? What do I want to do? Where do I want to go? My attention is drawn toward the front door to the outside. Yes, I want to go through the door and go outside. I float toward the door, and as I go through it, I feel the familiar vibration and I hear the familiar buzz of my astral form going through matter. It is heavenly ...
Once outside, I decide that I want to see things as they really are in my world. I look over at our van in the carport and know I'm doing good. As I look at the van, however, it vanishes, and the familiar carport turns into a structure that I've never seen before. I look to the right to a group of trees that I've never seen before. It's still dark as I float over to the trees and merge into them. Once inside the leaves and branches and trunk, a huge vibration begins. I feel the life of the trees. It is LOVE. The trees are emanating a very distinct vibration of pure love, and I just melt. I can't seem to believe how powerful and ecstatic it is to be inside the life of the trees. These are not dormant, mundane beings of a slow vibration. There is extreme bliss inside trees that one would never imagine!
I float out, and now it is daylight and I am in a big city, floating above a very busy city street with tall buildings, cars parked along both sides, and cars buzzing in both directions below me. I started to concentrate and what I notice is that there are an awful lot of very colorful, sparkling new versions of the old Volkswagen Beetle parked along the street. I thought I must be visiting a scene back in the sixties or something. I don't have any idea of where I was or "when" I was! I consciously willed myself to pass through some of the parked cars, and every one had a vibration of its own, a life of its own, that I was privileged to partake of.
Still in the city, I decide I'd like to stop floating and to try walking. I'm immediately grounded, and I feel like I have two left feet, like a fish out of water. It takes me a while to get the momentum going right. But I do it and now I'm walking. It comes to me that I would really, really like to make contact with some people. Immediately, I come upon a building and pass through the wall, walking, feeling the familiar vibration of the living wood and brick that make up the wall. Inside, I realize I'm in a very populated and busy bank or something.
I start saying hello and smiling at people. It's inaudible because there's no need to speak. I come across several people who smile back and then I can see the confusion on their faces, like, "why am I smiling?" It's as it they took note of me and then couldn't rectify it because they couldn't see me, and then questioned themselves. I go over to stand beside a woman who's waiting in line to go forward to the female teller. As she goes forward, I too go forward and stand beside her. The teller greets her, and then she greets ME. The woman customer looks at the teller surprisingly and then looks over at me, but I can tell that she thinks she's just looking at empty space, questioning why the teller would be communicating to no one.
The teller then explains to the customer that she commonly sees various ghosts and apparitions and must be having that experience now. I'm happy about being seen and acknowledged. The customer starts to get the drift of the situation, that there's someone standing there beside her.
The teller asks me where I have come from, and I tell her I'm just having an out-of-body experience, and that my body is lying in my recliner back in my house. She seems enthralled, saying that she's never encountered someone incarnate who's just out of their body floating around, and seems really grateful for the experience.
Having accomplished my desire of making contact with real, live people, I start to leave the bank. I'm tired of walking, so I assume my "Superman" position again and fly up and out of the building near the ceiling, closing my eyes and enjoying the vibration of going through matter once again before heading home.
feel very tired. My mind is shot. I think being so lucid and directing the
experience has really zapped me of my energy. There is no traveling back. I'm
immediately hovering over my chair and lowering myself back into my body,
docking back into my form. I hover there for a while between worlds, just
feeling my astral body and my physical body at the same time, re-integrating,
before I settle down and drift off to sleep.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
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? Totally awake and lucid. Most of my OBEs are these days.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Of course! Everything I want to experience immediately happens!
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes From my physical body, yes. But not from my astral body.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Ecstasy, joy, power, limitlessness.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? I usually only hear vibrations. Communications are normally mentally transmitted without sound or voice.
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 Although the experiences are usually "heavenly" and magical, there's nothing religious going on.
Did you see a light? Yes I had one OBE where there were lights, like stars, and I was zooming by them so very fast that they were like streaks of light. But if you're talking about the light that one would see in a NDE, no.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes All the time. On this planet and others.
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes
I experiment with walking instead of floating. I try to feel sensation of cold, heat, etc., instead of the usual neutral absence of sensation. It always plays out just like I want it to.
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? Yes Usually there are no five senses as I know if them in 3D existence. Things are "heard" without sound. Touch is not the same - it's usually vibration. I hear a lot of tones.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes I never know how much time has passed, and there is no space.
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes Sometimes it's spontaneous; sometimes I will it.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No I'm always pretty paranormal.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes After the 1st time in 1973, I totally lost my fear of death or any sort of unpleasant hereafter.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? None.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I only share with people who are open to this, and would not think I'm crazy. I've gotten a lot of acceptance with those I really care about.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Amazement at my multidimensionality and complexity.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? It's always been very good. There is no "worst."
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? I wouldn't know where to begin
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