Kirk H's Experiences
This experience went on for a number of my early years and eventually stopped in or about fifth grade or so. I never mentioned this to anyone at the time. Years later, in my forties or so I mentioned the events to a medical doctor at a social event (party) and he explained that these experiences are not that rare and that I probably learned how to repress my own experiences, otherwise I could even at that age (or maybe later) have them. they never really frightened me, but they were strange to say the least. I appreciate the chance to talk about this with the thought that it might help someone else who is going through these events deal with them in a somewhat positive manner, etc...
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes being only 7 or 8 to 9 years of age I didn't know how to explain these events to my parents nor anyone else at the time. But I knew that almost every evening after going to bed I would float around the room; sometimes in grade school when the class was very quiet studying for example, I would be floating above my class mates for a few minutes.
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? wide awake. I would even sneak down the stairs to be close to my parents while they we watching TV until my dad would catch me in the stairwell and send my back upstairs to my bedroom. I would eventually return to normal while sitting in the stairwell and usually be able to go back to sleep with no more problems.
Was the experience dream like in any way? no...I was as wide awake as I am now typing these notes!!
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No no...I actually felt as though I was "floating" around the room, looking down on my empty bed or above my classmates, etc.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? nothing too upsetting, I got sort of used to this happening on almost a regular schedule
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? no
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? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Uncertain
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? No
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? Yes yes, because these events bothered me to some extent, I would try to ignore them, think of other things, be close to my parents (sneaking down the stairwell), etc..
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? nothing special. I'm sort of glad to have had them, wish I could have understood them better at the time and maybe enjoyed them a little more!
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes see #4 above and I have mentioned the events to friends and family from time to time, but I don't dwell on them. Most people listen and sometimes ask questions, but not much else.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? When they first started I'm sure...what the ?*%$@ is this now!?
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? no, glad to share and thank you for listening, ah, reading !!
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