Lara F's Experience

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Experience description:   

I had been at a state of deep relaxation all day. I was now lying on my bed , trying to meditate. Suddenly I felt a strong pressure on the right side of my head and the left leg, under the knee. I found my right side being lifted up into the air, very slowly. At first I was interested in what happened and let it happen, willingly. The other side of my body was lifted up as well. Then I realized how absurd it was to be floating a few decimeters over the bed. I tried to get down but I couldn't, so I started to get really scared. I moved around, threw my legs up and down, tried everything I could think of, but I was still floating there. I was terrified. I screamed as loud as I could but no sound came from my mouth. Then I slowly calmed down. Slowly my left side sunk down again, and after that the right side of me. I was lying on the bed, fully awake and with my eyes open.

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 was fully awake and could think as normal

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   no

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

I couldn't see myself, but it felt like normal, only floating above my physical body

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            at first interested, then terrified

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, still in my room, looking up at the ceiling

Did you see a light?           No

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes, everything felt like normal, but I felt weightless

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Uncertain

I tried to move, but I couldn't

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes

I managed to calm myself down so that I could float down again, still scared though

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Uncertain

I do seem to have precognitive dreams more often now than before( and really precognitive, not just coincidence) . But that might also be because I after that started to keep a dream diary, so I remember more dreams now.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Uncertain

I wasn't sure I believed in OBE's before, I certainly do now.

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, they seemed very skeptic...

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I have started to look more positive on the experience, I want to do it again!

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      best: it was an amazing feeling to float completely weightless above the bed.

worst: horrible when I didn't know how to get down

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Uncertain

During meditation a few months later I got to the point when I felt a pressure on my body, but I lost concentration and nothing more happened.

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