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Lolita C's Experience

Experience description:   

I remember being near the ceiling and looking down upon myself and my sisters in our beds.  I then floated into the hallway and into the kitchen (still near the ceiling).  I looked outside the kitchen window, then found myself outside the house near the porch light, looking over the driveway pavement, the next door neighbor's house and the street.  It was about 2 a.m. in the morning.  Everything was still, it was dark outside and no people were moving about.  I remember being disappointed that there were no people out, because I knew I could not be seen and wanted the thrill of moving about them and having them not know it.  I looked back near the garage of the house; it was still dark and I thought I would at least see a cat or a dog (I didn't).  I then became bored with being outside.  I found myself back in the hallway of our house; I thought about my parents and looked towards the door of their bedroom and could see through the door.  They were sleeping.  I quickly turned my eyes away because I knew I shouldn't be looking into my parents bedroom.  I stayed at the ceiling in the hallway for a bit, looking at the light of the moon coming in from the bathroom window into the hallway.  I then floated back into my bedroom.  I woke up the next morning and told my mother I had been flying last night.  She became very upset with me, possibly because she had just lost her mother.  I over heard her telling someone that she had seen her mother at the foot of her bed.  She told me not to tell anyone that I had been 'flying'.  I remember that I felt happy while I was flying.  I seem to remember that I was smiling all the while.  After that night, I would tell myself at bedtime, "I'm going to fly tonight".  I did once after that, but it was confined to my bedroom and did not last as long as the first time.

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      

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    All the time during the experience I was conscious.  As conscious as I am right now.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    Normal consciousness and alertness

If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain:            All the time during the experience I was conscious.  As conscious as I am right now.

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?  No      

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?            No      

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Happy, smiling, happy, smiling.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          No      

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Uncertain      Other than I saw everyone sleeping in bed, no.

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           No            I floated near the ceiling.  Even outside, I was right next to the porch light near the roof.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     I seemed to move very quickly.

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

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No           

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     Uncertain      I woke up very happy.  Does that count?

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     The very next morning, I told my mother and sisters I had been flying.  My mother was upset; my sisters didn't believe me.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    No      

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real    Not sure I understand the question.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            Meaningful?  Well, it was surprisingly vivid.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real    I know about NDEs now, and I realize that my experience is quite common.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No      

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?           

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No      

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        No.

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

Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience?   Good questionnaire.