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Karen's Experience

Experience description:   

I went to sleep in the early evening in front of the TV before a friend was coming over to play games.  I became conscious in my dream when I decided to do a stationary float in my living room.  it was way fun and something I had never done before so I was learning something. 

I decided to go over to my mother's house to show her what I could do.  she lives very close by.  I opened my door for pup to go outside.  I went out the door in regular fashion, shut the door as usual - it's winter.     

I floated to my mother's house.  no detour or accidentally floating somewhere else.  her lights were on like they should be.  she looked out the door.  puppy walked, she didn't seemed concerned at all that I was floating. 

all of a sudden I was back in my body.  I woke up.  it was only a couple of nights ago but it's funny that I cant' remember if I went back to sleep or got up.  sorry. and then I spent the late eve playing games.

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?           alert but all attention to the task at hand, tunnel vision.  like maybe the decision to go next door was from an unconscious part of my brain, like you're acting on suggestion or motive you have but not a conscious level motive.   

it's being thrust into the moment and at the moment you are doing (this).

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   yes.  well my dog was watching me float in my house, I opened the door for her to go with me, I experienced her outside walking/running with me.  but did she really go outside? was she in spirit form or was it all a vivid dream?

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     weightless, wispy looking instead of opaque.  I'm wearing the same clothes, look like me, even have a sense of all that but I am invisible or transparent.  I never look at my body sleeping there.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            really happy as I was learning how to stationary float.  it was such a fun, fun thing to do.  I do not dream about my family or very rarely.  so it's very sweet that I would choose to go show my mom my new skill.  funny.  I was twisting my body into funny shapes and hanging mid-air.  it felt really fun.

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?            Yes     I was in my living room and then in my yard, dog present, usual landscape, same weather conditions, same time, early evening, everything ordinary.  the overhead light was on during my OBE dream but was not on when I went to bed or woke up, I believe.  actually that part is fuzzy but markedly, the overhead light was on during the OBE.

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           I let the dog out with me and my mother opened her door.  nobody talked with their mouths, communication was internal, no sound.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? no experimentation.  the activity I did was go to visit my mother.  she lives really close I can see her lights if I look out the window anyways.  but her lights were on in the OBE.  I opened the door and shut it after me and puppy went outside.  I didn't put my shoes on.  it's like I knew I was in spirit form.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No       she does not believe in this stuff so it's better not to talk to her about it.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          No response      I never notice a sense of smell.  I am so focused on the task at hand that I don't notice much really, only what I am doing  but once I got outside, I can see far.  I'm up in the air so that's where I view from.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No       it all happened so fast.  everything happened sequentially, continuously like normal, without break.  but I wish it happened longer.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes     I learned to stationary float this time.  also, I was able to get to my mother's house slowly without meandering away and doing something else.  usually I fly away really fast.  starting from childhood I have been learning various flying techniques.  I remember during my teens having intense learning to fly straight up in the air dreams.

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       my mother came to the door and looked outside and then I came back to my body. I want her to see me but also trepidation about her seeing me float.  that bit of indecision could have made me come back.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No response            I know I can OBE again, if I make concerted effort, I could do something fabulous like visit the Mayan temples.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     increased will to OBE

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I put my concentration two feet above my head before I go to sleep.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         No response            yes, interested family members.  now they making effort to OBE, also visiting this site.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  really happy, pleased with ability.  the floating in mid-air experience became a body memory but that's a juxtaposition as I consciously feel the natural heaviness of my body and cannot reproduce that feeling quite right.  it's a memory nonetheless.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      there was no bad part, just very, very good.  very happy.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     putting your consciousness two feet above your head before sleep brings about that feeling of an OBE or impending OBE.  I have never felt the vibrations that others report but there's an increased awareness prior to the OBE that is unique to the OBE experience.  when I was a child, I use to make myself feel big, my conscious feel enormous before I went to sleep.  same feeling as that.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes