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Ladonna R's Experience

Experience description:   

I had used the same massage therapist for over ten years, so was very comfortable with her. I listened to the same music, in a dark, quiet room for a very consistent experience. only one time did I have an out of body experience, and was surprised by it. I left my body, floating directly above, maybe 15 feet up, and could see the massage therapist and my body. as soon as I realized that I was where I was, I became immediately back in my body. I told the massage therapist about my experience and she stated that she had had other clients tell her the same thing. at another time in my life, I was hit by a car while walking. as my body neared the ground my life flashed in front of my eyes, with what seemed like everything that had ever occurred in my life. I could not see the ground until I hit. for some time after this I could remember many of the events. now I can't remember any, but it was such a neat experience.

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 think I was very, very relaxed. over the years I have questioned my experience, thinking...was I asleep? but I think I should trust my memory as it happened.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   no

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I could not see myself in the floating state, but could see my body as it lay on the massage table.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            it happened so quickly that the only emotion I noticed was when I became aware that I was not in my body, I quickly jolted back into it.

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? 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?          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?       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 became aware of the separation of my physical and spiritual self. I do not understand it, nor do I have any strong new belief. I am a searcher of answers.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       no

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     seemed to believe and accept.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  inquisitiveness

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      best was having the experience, as someone who seriously doubted the possibility that the soul could exist without the body, gave me hope for my eternity & that of my parents, who are both deceased. by the way...at another time, at work, I also experienced the feeling that my deceased father was within inches of my shoulder, was not thinking of him at the time, it just happened... I guess I have experienced several things.  the worst...that it has not happened again and I didn't have control over it to fully experience it.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I feel that I am on a constant search for understanding. I am not a spiritual freak, but a person who feels connected to something in this universe that I don't understand. I am grateful for this experience and wanted to share to validate that I did, indeed, experience what I think I did.

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.    thanks for your interest!