Margaret K's Experience

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Experience description:   

I was sleeping and having a very lucid dream. I am outside, I see myself becoming immersed into rushing water. I sink to the bottom of the water and it becomes dark. I am trapped under the rushing water but am able to breathe as I  am submersed in a bubble with plenty of oxygen. I keep opening a top hatch and water leaks in and I am physically aware that there is a strong, pressurized sensation above me.  I know I must go up through the water, but I hesitate to go up to the "top", I don't feel prepared.

In my lucid dream, I am communicating with myself in my mind, and am aware that my voice is outside of my body (there is an obvious sensation of a presence outside my body) I tell myself it is time, and I open the hatch and go through the dark water to the top. That is when I felt the electrical shocks begin through my body, and a slight pressure on my chest, and then a release - I am now experiencing a very floating type of feeling. I am very aware of a immediate change in environment.

I am alone in my grandparents house, but I am aware that it is not really their house, but a manifestation of it (my grandparents house was a home filled with tremendous love and safety). There are intense colors and an overwhelming sense of being in a different realm where everything is magnified (i.e. sensations). I physically feel that I am not connected to my body. There are no words to accurately describe the heightened sense of awareness and intense feelings. It is almost like I become one with everything around me.  There is an overwhelming sensation around me that I am in a realm that is not "heaven" but not "earth" either.

I physically feel that to stay in this place requires a great deal of energy. There is an inner knowing that someone from far outside the house wants to talk to me (I do not know this person directly). And then my attention is drawn to several objects in the house. The  message comes through in forms of the objects and this deceased person makes it clear as to who they are and who they want the message passed on to (it was a deceased friend of my grandfather, whom I have never met before). As I see the objects, I somehow know that the objects represent the message. The deceased person giving the message, is very very far away but I still "hear" their request. Once I get the message and understand it, the objects vanish.

Then my attention is directed to the top of the stairs in the house. My deceased grandmother is standing at the top, and I am filled with an overwhelming feeling of love, and tranquility and calm. I am very aware that my grandmother is deceased. She has a body, which softly glows but it is not a "solid" body, it is light, and ethereal. I talk to her, but not with a voice, with my thoughts (which I am very very aware of). She communicates the same way with me. I tell that I knew she would come, and that I miss her very much (it has been several years since she passed). I am very aware that she has also come from somewhere else, and it requires a lot to be there. I rush to the top of the stairs and am very aware that I am able to float above the stairs. We embrace, and there is such a surge of love and good feelings. I feel as if my chest will explode with love and I physically feel electrical shocks going through me. I am so excited to see her that I begin to yell at her with my thoughts. She lets me know that I am being too loud and I somehow understand that I need not scream at her, I can think quietly and she can still hear me.

I ask i.e. "think", whether she has seen my deceased father, and she shakes her head. I feel very upset but a knowing overcomes me that where ever she is, she hasn't been there long - I am made aware that  "earth" time is much faster than her time. She says she has been with her mother and hasn't had the time yet, to see my father. *There is a brief moment when my grandmother seems to listen to something, and then I am very aware that my grandmother isn't there, but someone else is.  Her eyes change color and for some reason I feel that my father has briefly appeared* There is an urgency that I must say goodbye.

I give her a hug and I feel as if some kind of connection has been lost and I am being sucked in to a dark whirlwind. I feel as if I am being pulled back and I see flashes of vivid color. Physically I feel these cold electrical shocks going through my entire body and I feel the pressure in my chest again. I immediately open my eyes and am aware that I am present in my body and back in this "dimension".

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?          No

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Fully conscious, fully alert.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes and No. It was a dream, but it wasn't. Hard to describe.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Overwhelming calmness

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 meet or see any other beings?           Yes

Yes. Please see above description, under experience.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? NoDid 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?          Uncertain

I don't think I was experiencing "sensations" as in the normal sense of the word.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes

Yes. I felt as if time did not exist in the altered state.

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

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes

I was aware that the "inside" of the house was the boundary and that my experience would only be limited to the inside of the house.

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?         Uncertain

Since I can remember i.e. very small child, I have had psychic abilities and have had preminitions. I have had about 5 OBE's that were this strong.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

Disbelief. Doubt.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Intense happiness, and gratefulness for being able to "go" to that other "place". Sometimes a sense of confusion and sadness and longing.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best part was to see deceased loved ones. Worst part is all the physical sensations which can be very overwhelming i.e. electrical shocks, and being sucked into a dark tunnel, heavy chest pressure.

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