Lucy M's Experience

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i was dreaming about something and then i suddenly realized that i was semi conscious so i wondered if i could control my dream. i remember i was standing next to a staircase so i jumped and suddenly my whole body went tingly (like the feeling you get when your leg goes dead and then life comes back into it) i was actually floating at the time. then i woke up in my bed and my whole body was paralyzed. i tried to move and i couldn't. suddenly the words "if you look into the eyes you, you are dying" i didn't know what this meant so i closed my eyes and then i kept seeing to black cloaks hanging over me. i kept thinking i was dying and i was scared. then i found i could move my arms a tiny bit and i put them in my stomach and i actually felt them go through my body. it didn't feel as though my arms were moving and i couldn't actually feel them touch my body. this went on for about 10-15 minutes and then i regained feeling in my body

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?          Uncertain

well, i kept seeing this black hooded figure over me, and words kept flashing in my head, such as death. then i felt as though my heart was being taken out

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           semi at first and then if felt like i was fully awake

Was the experience dream like in any way?   only at the start

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

only when i was trying to move

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            fear and sadness that if i was dying i didn't get to say goodbye

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?           Uncertain

i think there was but it wasn't vivid

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

time is precious

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       it hasn't

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

my dad. he said that i was dreaming that i was awake while dreaming

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  fear

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      no best part, worst was that i thought i was dying

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