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Lauren B's Experience

Experience description:   

I will describe the most profound one first. It was May, 1982. I had come back from an amusement park with my boyfriend and he was breaking up with me. We lived together.  That night, I went to bed in our bed in the bedroom, I did not know where he went. I was severely depressed, I wanted to die, literally. I was profoundly depressed because he was breaking up with me.  At some point after I fell asleep, I "awoke" to find myself floating above my body. I then floated out of the bedroom, into the bathroom where I floated above the sink, looking into the mirror but saw nothing. I roamed above the shower. Next, I floated into the kitchen and saw my boyfriend sleeping on the couch. I willed the refrigerator open for some reason and looked inside. I looked at my boyfriend sleeping on the couch.  Then, I went back into my bedroom and slipped back into my body.   

1978 - (first one) I took a nap after school and suddenly found myself floating above my body, I went over to the window and almost flew out, but then went back into my body. 

1992.  I read about how to dream about past lives.  When I fell asleep, I dreamt about a past life in the civil war, I was standing in a field watching my then husband and two of his friends (from the present) holding their rifles in a battlefield.  What's funny is I have always been very interested in the civil war period, not any other time in history really interests me very much. That same night, I had an OBE, I just floated above my body, up to the ceiling and back into my body.   

Each experience began with me being terrified of what was happening, and having a very intense feeling of paralysis. The one that made me feel terrified of leaving my body the most was the last one where I "willed" it to happen. I will never do that again.

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?           sleeping

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No, it was different than a dream, but I cant really explain the feeling

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     It was me, only I did not have a physical body

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            scared. Last one I felt really scared, afraid I wouldn't be able to get back into my body. I think was scared me most is that I was able to "will" the OBE on.

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? Yes    

Only in that I was able to "will" open the refrigerator in the 1982 experience.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No response            Just that my boyfriend did in fact sleep on the couch that night in 1982 but then again that was the logical place for him to sleep if he didn't come to bed with me.

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?          Uncertain     

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Uncertain     

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     I made an effort to try to get back into my body each time

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?   Yes     I feel that these experiences are real

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Not really

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Some believe me, others are wary

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  fear but yet excitement

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      paralysis each time, afraid of not being able to get back into my body, at least the last time (1992)

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?         No      

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