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Jo Ann F's Experience

Experience description:   

I was with a gentlemen friend whom I was deeply in love with at the time. We dated on and off for several years him never knowing how much I truly cared. It was a very painful yet the most rewarding relationship I had ever had. It was a very stormy/rainy night we were parked by the water somewhere in New York talking and playing around. We started to make love however this time I was going to let him know how much I cared through my spirit and the love that I felt inside for him. We were so in tune to one another and I could feel my soul deep inside of me; while being with my true love come to the surface. I wanted him to feel what I felt for him but with out words.

Afterwards we were both speechless just in awe. He was even misplaced. He asked me how I felt and I said like I am not even here. We drove back to my house (my parents at the time) and we said our goodnights. I remember walking through the door going upstairs to my bedroom moving as if I was gliding towards the top of the stairs I knew I was different. Something was very different with me. I walked in my room and immediately wanted to see what I looked like in the mirror so I went to the full length mirror on the back of my closet door to take a look.  I went close to the mirror to look closer at my face and for some reason I extended my hand to touch the mirror where my face was and my hand never touched a hard surface it just kept going through the air. I didn't realize I never touched the mirror until my whole body (although I didn't see it or maybe just my spirit was) inside the reflection of the mirror still facing the same direction foreword. I realized I was in the mirror and refocused my eyes around my image to the back of me to see the objects in the room (without turning around) I felt like I was in a separate box sort of I knew immediately I went into another dimension through the mirror.

I had an out of body experience while I was making love to him and my spirit went through the mirror when my physical self went to touch it not knowing my spirit had risen to the surface and out of me. I wanted to make sure that I stayed with it for several seconds more while I was in the reflection of the mirror because this was a "truly phenomenal experience." I did not speak or move quickly I briefly thought about walking forward to see where it would lead me when the sudden fear of being stuck in the mirror overcame me and not being able to get out! That's when I shook myself out of it and became one with my body again and was back on the other side of the mirror. I never told him of my experience or shared that story with anyone until much later in life for fear they would think I was crazy walking through mirrors! Yeah right. But as I grew older I realized it was nothing to be ashamed about and that I experienced something that probably most will never ever experience- an OBE.

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?           I was completely conscious and alert throughout.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   It did feel dream like since nothing like that ever happened before not an everyday experience.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     It was like my soul was out of my body directly in front of it you could not see it because you were it.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            love, curiousness, amazement, fear, joy

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 see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes    

I went through the mirror-not knowing I was out of my body until it actually occurred.

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     I realized that with my sense of touch I could not feel things with my hands, my perceptions were very keen. I just remember everything being very quiet no sound what so ever. Just me thinking about the whole experience as it was happening.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     Yes, I went into another type of time or space or dimension or void, or portal.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No response      I felt like I was very special and was gifted.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes     Yes, would I go deeper and see where it would lead me and the freer that evil could be around the corner if I dared.

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     I got freaked out thinking I would not be able to control what was happening and could get lost or stuck and shook myself out of it and got back in my body I was just back in it no real steps took place to get there except that I was like in my head "snap out of it!"

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes     Yes not sure how much after maybe several months or a couple of years. While I just laid myself down to sleep putting the blankets partially over my face like I sometimes do at night, I felt someone's hand brush over my left cheek starting from the center of my face and work its self outward I got freaked out and threw the covers off my face and sprung up quick to see who was in my room messing with me and no body was there! Not a soul. Afterwards I thought it was the hand of God or an Angel coming to me.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     Just that I believe in other dimensions, ghosts, Heaven and Hell more prominently than before. And that any thing is possible in this world or out of this world. We are a spec of sand in the big picture of things.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I feel like I have this one question that just wants to know What life is all about?

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain     

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Yes, they really did believe me!!! I'm not sure how it effected them I guess you would have to ask them. I just told them the story.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I was in complete AWE!!

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was when I stayed with it just to make sure it was happening- it was confirmation.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Yes, making love to someone is so much more powerful in more ways then one than having sex.

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