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Laura's Experience

Experience description:   

I meditate daily.  My husband (now ex) and three children would know to leave me alone until I came out of my bedroom.  Usually I would just meditate for 30 minutes and over time learned deep meditation. In less than 5 minutes I could 'get deep' quickly. I simply lay down flat on my back in bedroom with curtains, doors, and eyes closed. I know it's starting because blobs of color start coming a little slow at first, but then increases in speed and brilliance. To explain this -it's like dropping paint on a black canvas and watching it spread. I have at least 3 to as many as 5 colors going at once. After this happens for seems like 5 minutes or so, I see beyond the colors. BTW, the colors are a presence. I know this now. They are more than colors. When going deeper I keep my mind clear and let it take me where it needs to.  I see this as a way of learning spiritual lessons.

Back to the incident. When getting to the point when you cannot feel your body anymore, sometimes I would feel this vibration. Slow and low. Felt good. Never thought anything of it. This was one of those times. It started as usual, but then didn't stop. It became very intense --and I started shaking in this loud,intense vibration. More than shaking, I cannot describe. The noise was loud -or the vibration. I went into what I thought was a void & felt very light, but had this feeling before. I was very awake and felt I was in my body (but different in a way I cannot explain). Anyway, went into the living room to see my husband. He was sitting in the living room watching TV with a magazine on his lap. I think I said something to him, but he didn't answer. He got up and went to the bathroom, then went to the mirror and started picking on something on his face. I don't remember saying anything to him at this point, but remember standing behind him and (think) I was in the mirror too. 

Suddenly I was jolted back to my body. I almost jumped up out of bed immediately,  I was feeling a mixture of fear, confusion, but intense excitement too! I knew something amazing just happened, but didn't understand exactly what. Anyway, I ran into the living room to tell my husband I reached a new level of meditation --with the slow realization I had just been in there with him. Now really confused, I got a little scared. I asked my husband if I was just in the living room, then the bathroom with him. He said no. But I was!  I told him I came in a few minutes ago, exactly what he was doing in the living room, and then in the bathroom. The look on his face. Realizing I had everything he did for about 5-10 minutes exact.  I could tell he was afraid, because he is very close-minded. He didn't understand my studies or meditation. For a while after, I remember being afraid to meditate. Now, I am a very spiritual person and only deep meditate sometimes.

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?           very alert; deep meditative state

Was the experience dream like in any way?   no

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            unsure. Very at peace; very light

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           just the vibration tones low and comfortable, then loud and intense

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes    

I believe I have met several people while in dream state.  I have attempted and succeeded in meeting people.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes    

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            vision and sound very alert and clear. Unsure about smell, taste and touch. I felt very light and don't remember trying to touch anything.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes    

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes    

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Uncertain      first a peaceful void -- I felt in a void after the intense vibrations, but don't remember the vibrations ending until I was out of body. And don't remember thinking about the vibrations ending until after the experience.

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?   Yes     intuition mainly

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I realized I have a lot to learn in this life and higher

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Career is easy. I was already a registered nurse. I now work in hospice, at a place where we care for people dying.  A lot of teaching involved.  With the family members too.  Relationships are harder.  Maybe I am waiting for the last child to grow up.  Two are grown.  Maybe I am afraid.  I have been single for 7 years.  I don't care to date.  I do go out and have fun though :)  My spirituality doesn't fit into any norm, and would need to find someone similiar.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes    

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Just shared with 2 others besides my ex-husband. I believe people can't understand unless they at least are into meditation and spirituality.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  confusion

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      best would be in-debth studies; no worst part

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        After the experience I needed to learn exactly what happened. Talked to serveral people that believed this was more related to kundalini awakening.  I would like opinions. As far as out of body experiences, I do these regularly while at sleep too. Lucid dreams.  Knowing I am in a dream/place and sometimes being able to guide my dreams.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     I can feel spirits around me sometimes. I'm very intuitive and can instantly understand other peoples immediate feelings.  I can also see spirits at times although I rather not, and they definately mess with us sometimes at work. At the hospice house.

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.    no