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LK's Experience

Experience description:   

I was at a family dinner, just eating, and talking with my family. I was then starting to feel like I was shifting, somehow to an alternative "state", where I was still at the dinner table, eating with my family at the same time as I was feeling not there at all.  I remember looking around to see if other members of my family noticed anything going on with themselves, or myself. Nothing was ever said from anyone else of the moment I had this experience, and I have never spoken to anyone about it. It was very frightening and fascinating all at the same time.  

It was as if I was in two different realities at once, like I could see myself at the same time as I was myself. I had the indescribable experience of not having any sense of the passage of time, such as if I was completely removed from the "norms" of this reality. I was in a place where everything was happening at once, and at the same time, nothing at all. Time, as we experience it and know it, did not exist.  This state continued for about a minute, and I have never experienced it again, nor spoken of it.  

I have never been able to make complete sense of what I felt, but the closest description I can use is "time ceased to exist" and I was in a different place, but in the same place all at once.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     It is hard to explain the feeling of the complete absence of "time" I experienced. It was as if there was no past, present or future. It was just as if I was existing in a  void of time, but still present in my current state of "now", where I could talk to others, and experience what was going on around me. I had no sense of anything other than just "being".

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?           completely alert and talking to others

Was the experience dream like in any way?   no, I was awake and eating dinner.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain      very possibly, but it is hard to tell. I can only explain it as a "removal of consciousness from my body".

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            fear, fascination, terror, delight, scared to move

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 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?          No      

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes     no difference at all.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     most definitely, see above.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes            but I cannot accurately describe what I was feeling, and knowing at the time.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

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?   No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I feel very aware that there are things that happen that we will never be able to explain.     

Have you shared this experience with others?         No       What emotions did you experience following your experience?        fear, fascination, terror

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