Mac R's Experience
I took my friend up to Ohio to race motorcycles. I was very experienced racer. I took racing very seriously as it has a high potential for risk, even in a somewhat controlled environment. I had been studying Akido, a Japanese defensive, martial art. It also involved ki/chi breathing, becoming completely relaxed, emptying one's mind and learning to achieve strength through relaxation, using other's force against themselves and of course manipulating the life-force.
I also could slow everything down while on the course/track at times. I still see accidents in slow-motion to this day. My friend got clipped at the start of the race. His father had threatened me before the trip that if his only child got hurt, he was coming after me. My buddy went off to the hospital with a broken collar-bone and I knew that I would have to win the race to bring a trophy home to show his dad. Road-racing is very fast-paced and dangerous but I was more worried about seeing my buddy's dad when we got back ( I also knew that I couldn't get hurt as I would be the only one capable of driving back home to Virginia). There was a lot of adrenalin at the start of the race for me as I always wanted to get the jump at the start and get into the first corner before anyone else. Once that happened, I began to relax and began to slow everything down. I was doing speeds in excess of 120 m.p.h., with my bike sliding, drifting. spinning the rear wheel, picking up the front end with my knee and braking on my front tire with the rear of the bike off the ground. It was controlled chaos. I was not thinking about what I was doing for the most part. I was one with the bike.
At one point I got so relaxed that I came up and behind myself (out of body experience). Even though I was "flying" on the track with my bike, I was still in the "zone" with everything quiet and in slow-motion. I thought it was pretty cool to be watching myself racing on my bike/motorcycle. I was watching myself do all the required elements to be racing my bike but I was not at all physically involved with those operations while I watched from above, slightly behind. By far the coolest thing I have ever seen involving myself other than re-directing energy, people and animals and believing in myself.
This did not last long as I am a very responsible person and racing a motorcycle at high speeds is extremely dangerous. I had to cut this great experience short as I told myself that I needed to be 100% on the bike. Who knows what would have happened but considering the circumstances it was the best/correct thing to do. I could not be disappointed in myself for safely crossing the finish line in first place and then driving my buddy with trophy in hand to show his father. Sadly, I knew it was the right circumstances; adrenalin, endorphins, being in the "zone", being experienced, knowing how to relax and slow everything down, my training at various levels and the threat of violence from my buddy's dad that could never be duplicated again and that for me, it was an amazing once in a life-time experience. Freaked out? No way, it's amazing what you can do when you relax and are able to manipulate the life-force. freaks a lot of other people out though. ;-)
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No No, but many folks could never conceive of the notion of having an out of body experience, esp. while racing a motorcycle around a track.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes Only to the fact that I was an experienced motorcycle racer, racing at high speeds and that my friend who was an only child, dad threatened to kill me if his son got hurt, which he did at the start of the race that was re-started after he got tangled up with someone and broke his collarbone.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I was very, very relaxed and aware of everything around me. I was in the "zone". I slowed everything down when in actuality I was doing an excess of 120 m.p.h. on some sections of the track with my bike , sliding, drifting, picking it up with my knee when I would lose the front end on a couple sections of the track.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Again, I was in the "zone". Very relaxed in a situation that would scare the hell out of most folks.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I watched myself from slightly behind and above. I only noticed my physical body slightly forward and behind.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was already in the "zone'. Very, very relaxed during what would normally be a very tense, high-speed situation. I had also achieved a state were I really didn't hear any noise coming from my racebike. I thought it was a way cool out of body experience.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? Just the voice inside my head telling myself to get back 100% on my motorcycle.
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No that religious crap can all be explained by chemical reactions, deficiencies and/or fear, intimidation and guilt.
Did you see a light? No I saw the light a long time ago that all that stuff is crap. ;-)
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No I watched myself from slightly behind and above racing my motorcycle. I was not involved in it's operation or my own operation at that time.
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 Smell was not involved. I was very, very relaxed. slowed things down from the physical world and was just very aware.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes Again, I was in the 'zone" and became even more so when I traveled out of my body, off my motorcycle and watched myself racing/operating my bike but in the same speed as I was in the "zone".
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes I knew that this was a pretty unique situation to be in and enjoyed it for a brief period of time until I told myself to cut the out of body experience short and to be focued 100% back on my bike on the racetrack.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No I was just slightly behind and probably seemed like I was viewing myself somewhere between five and ten feet above myself.
Did you become aware of future events? Yes I've always had people pop into my head out of the blue and I see them a couple days later. Doesn't matter who they are. last week predicted a co-worker's seizure. Feel like I've already done most things before.
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes I was really enjoying watching myself racing my motorcycle on the track but knew I had to cut it short and be 100% back on the bike and 100% focused.
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 How could you not after such a cool experience?
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? No.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes No one I know even those who are familiar with a runner's high or being in the "zone", those I know that have raced motorsports in the amateur or professional level, played sports believes me let alone experienced an out of body experience. Only folks I know have had medical complications, surgeries and been on anesthesia.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best; the out of body experience and experiencing that it was possible and very few folks if any, experienced this while racing a motorcycle at high speeds on a racetrack.
I had to cut watching myself short. It was the responsible thing to do.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? It will never happen again to me.
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