Leah S's Experience

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The first one happened when my son was a newborn.  I was very relaxed, and very tired.  The room was very dark.  My son was sleeping in a crib in the room with me.  I remember thinking I needed to go to him, but he was sleeping.  I felt I should just check on him, to be sure.  As I became more aware of these thoughts, I realized that I was paralyzed.  I could not move a muscle.  I could not speak.  I was very frightened.  I felt what at first I thought might be a ghost move directly through my abdomen.  (I was laying on my back).  It felt scary, not good.  I felt I must arise.  I must scream to my husband.  I felt trapped in a strange time warp, that only existed for me.  I finally was able to let a small amount of sound come from my mouth. slowly slowly, I was able to make the sound louder until I could sit up and call out. 

I was very confused and "out of it" for a while.  I tried to explain to my husband, but it sounded as if I was just scared.  It was a very very real experience.  I felt something, a current, something, a spirit, pass through me, and towards my son.  I thought maybe it was some sort of alien or something that had control of my body.  That one was scary, and like I said, I didn't actually leave my body.  

The second one happened about four years later.  This time I was pregnant.  I was also laying with my four year old son, trying to get him to sleep.  Again, I was very relaxed, but not sleeping, trying to actually stay awake, so that I could go clean up the house after he fell asleep.  Again, I became paralyzed, but this time, it was less intense.  I was aware that I couldn't really move, but before I could think about it , I was zipping, literally, through the halls, down the stairs, hovering just below the ceiling, I thought I might bump my head.  I looked down and thought, what a mess the living room looked like from this angle.  I thought about my body up in the bed and thought I better get back to it, and should I check in with my husband, but no, that would be spying.  So I went back to my body on the bed.  My eyes opened and I thought, I can't wait to go tell my husband about this, but I sounded so foolish.  I couldn't stop thinking about it.  so the next night I wanted it to happen again.   I don't think I could relax enough.  I thought maybe I left about ten feet from my body, but it was as if  I was hooked to a rubber band and got snatched back to my body before the fun started.   It's never happened again.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No

I was 100% drug, alcohol, free

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain

Maybe to someone who had one they would understand, but I don't share it much , because I just  feel as if it sounds like Im making it up.

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 relaxed, not sleeping, but aware

Was the experience dream like in any way?   in a way, but I  was awake

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

I didn't look at myself.  I felt like the same person though.  My form was like I felt like I had a form, but not legs.  I was definitely flying, to fast to have wings or anything.  there was literally no weight.  I was lighter than the actual air.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            many.  Like I said, the first and second were different in that way.  scared, amazed, but I wasn't amazed until it was over.  At the time, I was just doing it.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no not at all

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?            Uncertain

I felt as if an evil or bad presence was there at the first one.  The second time I felt as if I were by myself, meaning no good or bad presences.

Did you see a light?           Uncertain, not that I can remember

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Uncertain

the first time I felt something, someone.  but not sure who.  I felt as if someone were communicating for me not to move.  Lay still

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? Uncertain

well I knew what the room looked like from being on the ceiling, but how do you verify this?!

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?   Yes

Time moved incredibly slow the first time and incredibly fast the second.

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

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes

I felt as if I couldn't leave the house while I was flying.  I felt I had nowhere else to go, so i went back to my body.

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 wanted to stay out.  I didn't argue with my self.  I just did it .

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Uncertain, I became even more intuitive, and in some ways psychic.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       it hasn't.  I do feel as if I have something many people will never understand.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

its hard to say, some people are receptive, others just kind of say Huh.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  interest.  curiosity.  disbelief.  excited

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      best-flying  worst-paralyzed

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

I can't think of much else to say about it  except for that come to find out my Father has had about 5 in his lifetime starting from childhood.  maybe its hereditary?