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Kristen I's Experience

Experience description:   

I was on vacation in Japan spending most of the days alone, with lots of meditation, reading an inspiring book from Robert Sharma “The monk that sold his Ferrari”, playing piano and walking in nature. I was also visiting occasionally temples in Kobe and walking around the city. During one of the sunny warm days, I was walking through forests above Kobe in a very meditative state. The experience started by feeling absolute love for myself (I do not think I need to emphasize how difficult this is), then for the people of Kobe, people of the world, nature, life. The feeling of pure love was increasingly overwhelming, and it finally peaked as I felt enormous love and connectedness with the entire world. And then I was in the skies. I was fully conscious, surrounded by orange and pink clouds. Through these clouds, I was looking down and I saw a coastal city in the bright sun. I thought it was Kobe, but it could have been any other city as well. I was looking around, and also back. From my back side, I saw a straight line, path, going from the end of the horizon until my feet. It was grayish, thin and very light in the texture. I wanted to know what would happen if I made a step. So I started walking and the path was “following me”. I do not know for how long this lasted. The next think that happened, I was back in my body, crying and in shock, not understanding what just happened. Interestingly, I was standing on my feet prior and post this event. Nothing similar happened before or after this event. Also, I have never experienced wanted to experience lucid dreams or OBE. Now, of course, I wish to understand what happened and possibly go back.

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?   High level of consciousness.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Not particularly.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?   Yes   I was not interested in my appearance. It felt like more fluid and very light me.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?    I was amazed by the beauty, confused and full of love.

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?    Yes    It was very bright, mostly pink and orange.

Did you meet or see any other beings?    No   

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?   Yes    From my back side, I saw a straight line, path, going from the end of the horizon until my feet. It was grayish, thin and very light in the texture. I wanted to know what would happen if I made a step. So I started walking and the path was “following me”.

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    My eyes were seeing differently, as they saw mostly orange and pink.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?    Yes    Space was very vast, never ending. I was surprised to see the path, something like a mark I was leaving in that space. It was, contrary to my belief, completely straight.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes    In a way, I have understood the power of being connected to the entire universe, and the power of love.

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?   Uncertain    I have never though of these experiences before as I did afterwards. It has opened a new world for me, although I am not comfortable about talking about it.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?    It made me increasingly indifferent to the events and values of this world. Only love became important. In a way, I have lost my ambition. I am changing constantly and reading a lot, so it is difficult to address all of my changes to this event.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?    Yes    I was choosing people carefully, finding people that already had special experiences, or that have understanding.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?   The best was feeling of peace and experiencing the beauty. The worst was not having control of this starting and ending.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?    No.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?    Yes          During personal development training in Ommen, Netherlands, I have felt strong unity with many people (not all). In a black environment I saw lines of white people coming together. It is incomparable though to the first event.

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