Linda B's Experience

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Experience description:   

I was in the state between being awake and asleep where you are still conscious.  I felt a high frequency vibration begin in the center of my body and move out in all directions.  At this point I panicked (I had had this sensation before and it was always followed by a feeling of paralysis and this was no exception).  At that moment a woman(?) was beside me and touched my arm as I lay in bed.  She told me not to panic that in order to leave my body, the inner vibration level had to be raised and that I should relax.  That was the first time I had been told why those feelings were happening.  I did as she suggested. 

After I relaxed there was a second or two of what I will call "unconsciousness" and I left my body out of the top of my head.  When I was out, I had the most incredible feeling of lightness and freedom!  Instantly I was next to the woman who I could now "see".  She was beautiful, gold, pink and sparkling.  She told me to look down--we were at ceiling level some 15 feet above my body--the room was dark but seemed to be lit by some soft light and I could see my body clearly laying there.  There was a sparkling silver thread from the top of my head to my "spirit body" which was amorphous, web like structure that glowed pink and gold and silver.  The woman told me to love myself and the life I had in that body.  I was filled with a sense of love and peace.  I didn't want to go back into my body not because of my life but from the sense of confinement.  There was that moment of unconsciousness and I awoke in my body looking up from where I had been.

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

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

describing what I looked like out of body and what the "woman" looked like, the feeling of being out of body

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No response

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           very alert

Was the experience dream like in any way?   no

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

I was aware of my body but not in it.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            love and peace

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           If you call listening to a spirit person unusual sound, then yes.

Did you see a light?           Yes, Light in the other person and the room seemed to be strangely lit.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes

see the narrative above and no, I did not know her but seemed to understand that she was there to help guide me through the experience.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes, While out of my body I seemed to be able to "feel"( here words fail me) everything.

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?    Yes, that sort of explains #14--being one with everything.

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

I knew that was not a near death experience so I knew that I would be returning to my body and I knew this because of the silver thread attachment but I liked very much being out of the confines of the physical body.  I was happy.

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

I knew that my spiritual path was right!  I had had a lot of doubt and had not trusted some of the psychic experiences I had had like predicting my father's illness and the breaking of my arm and other similar situations.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I no longer view my life as a struggle.  I am at peace with the things that happen--I may not like them but try to view them from a place that sees the larger picture.

Have you shared this experience with others?         No

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  peace and happiness

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      the feelings of peace and love and the freedom from the body was the best--I had no bad part.

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

The questions were relevant and open.  I have had other experiences.