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John V's Experience

Experience description:   

I have carried this memory with me all of my life. I don't remember exactly when I first recalled the event, but I was very young. It just simply began: I was floating, or hovering off the floor. I am spherical in shape. I know this because I can see this shape from inside. It is misty? inside, but I can see everything outside clearly. I see two people, one of them holding a baby up by its ankles. I cannot tell if it is two doctors, or a nurse and a doctor because they are wearing surgical masks, gowns and caps. It is not them though that I am interested in, it is the baby. I move towards the baby and there the memory ends. I have always known that it is my birth that I was watching, and that the baby that I viewed is the body that I am in today. I don't know if all births are this way or if there are times when we enter our bodies before we come out, I don't know. If there is anything about this event that has bothered me over the years it is that there was no emotion, none at all. It was all very "business" like. I have thought about this, over the years, and one day it came to me that when I go through the doors of a grocery store there isn't much in the way of emotion either. I just go through the doors and do what I go there to do.....its business like. Maybe that's why there was no emotion then....I was simply back to do what I came here to do.  

I have another "experience" that I would like to relate. Its not a big deal, but perhaps its worth mentioning. When I was in the 2nd grade I fell from the top of the slide at school. I don't know how it happened for sure but I fell. I remember nothing about the fall or hitting the ground. What I do remember about the incident is strange. What I recall is seeing myself walking, but being supported by two adults, I guess to the school office. I have many times recalled this but only recently did it hit me that I should have not been able to view what I did because I was viewing this from the front and up in the air. To me this is a classic "you can't see the forest fore the trees" moment. Over all the years it never hit me that I was viewing this from outside of me. Its been about 57 years since that moment in time but I can still see it. Thanks for you time and patience.

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?           Both times I was aware but unemotional.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     When I viewed my birth I was most certainly separated from a body. When I fell from the school slide I was viewing myself from in front and in the air, but with no emotion that I can recall.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I had no emotions viewing my birth, vary business like.....disturbing in a sense because we are emotional beings. The fall from the slide I don't recall any. Maybe to many years have elapsed since that event.

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       but I have often wondered where I was just before the memory began.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

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?          Uncertain            I could see clearly but I perceived no sound.

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?             No      

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?   No      

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Viewing my birth is something I think we all remember, its just buried deep in our sub-conscious. I like to think the reason I remember it is that I was "allowed" to remember it. Perhaps to give me something to hold onto during this life, and perhaps something to share with others that might help them to get through this. Life is a difficult experience and "knowing" that there is something beyond this can give us strength to deal with the experiences that we are destined to learn, or not learn from. I hope that in some small way my "memory" will help some one.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?                  Not changed, just started me out on the right foot, so to speak.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I think people want to believe but some just have trouble "believing." To "know" how someone thinks about what you have told them in regards to something like this is at best subjective. My feeling is that many that I have conveyed this memory to have had a look in their eyes that said they "hoped" it were true but they just weren't sure. I think to really know you have to have an experience of your own. I also think that particular religious teachings can stop some from accepting these events. A closed mind is a huge roadblock. I would like to think that my experience has had a positive effect on those that I have told it to, but I just don't really know.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  No real emotions. I have just always accepted them as real events.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best is that I have always known that I am a spiritual being, not simply a biological one. There is no worst.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Just that I hope that this will help someone who may have doubts. Open your mind, read and learn from others who have had these experiences. There is a purpose for everything, and there is a purpose and a reason for these experiences. Hang in there, this place we find ourselves in is a some times very hard school, but a place to learn and grow and evolve spiritually. Learn all you can. By doing so maybe we can graduate and not have to come back and do it again. Take care.

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    

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    everything is just fine.