Maria A's Experience
Father and younger brother (3yrs) and sister (5yrs) went back to Azores to visit family 3 years after immigrating to U.S. - We couldn't afford to send the whole family and to save money, they went by ship (combo freight and some passengers from Boston Harbor. I was the oldest and caretaker and worried that my dad would not watch or care for them appropriately or as attentively. After seeing them off at the harbor, I was very worried and had the "desire" to join them before I went to bed. I raised from my body - saw myself on the bed - and knew that I was "out". Having had these experiences many times, I knew what I wanted to do. I flew through the window (you can go trough tangibles) and started flying back to the Azores. I experienced flight (I am very familiar and comfortable with it)through the clouds and over the ocean... seeing the island, I immeditely knew where to go. I "shot" down instantaneously to the house where they were staying. I got there as my sibblings were waking. Upon seeing my godmother, I quickly manifested a change of clothing to impress. As hard as I tried to communicate with her, she could not see me or hear and continued to sip her tea. I was very frustrated and sad. My focus suddenly changed to my sense of purpose - to check on the kids. They were following my grandmother out through the back door. I was instantaneously sucked up to the outside looking down onto the backyard as they were exiting the house. I realized I no longer had my whole light-body with me. I was only a pair of eyes in the sky watching. My little sister was groggy and rubbing her eyes as she exited the door. She looked up and I felt like she saw me (?)... She later thought she saw something in the sky...
a deep ditch in the backyard and my little brother slipped and as he was falling
into the ditch held onto my grandmother's skirt and pulled her down with him. My
eyes zoomed-in to the ditch and noticed that my little brother had scraped and
cut his elbow. I feeling a little anxious but knew he was going to be ok. At
this time, my mother saw me lying on the bed motionless but my eyes were wide
open - when I did not respond to her voice, she shook me out of the trance
state. I automatically and very excitedly started to report the incident in
detail - what they were wearing, doing, colors, the layout of the kitchen and
yard, the accident. etc... My mother automatically assumed I was dreaming. From
past OBEs, I knew it was real and started to get even more anxious when she
would not take me seriously. At this point, she pointed out to me that it had to
be a dream because it takes 3 days to get to the island and they only left last
night making it impossible for it to be real. The first morning they were there
however, (3 days later), my father called to check-in and reported what had
happened that morning. He described the whole incident as I had described it to
mother 3-days earlier... I knew from my mother's wide stare as she spoke on the
phone that I was right... it wasn't a dream. This spooked her very much and she
made me go to church on Sunday and pray. For me, it was life-altering because I
could definitely distinguish between dreams and OBEs (or combinations)and
confirmation that there is another state of being and time is not as we know it
even at the age of 12 - I knew it...
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain not really, but sensations are difficult to interpret
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? between sleep and waking
Was the experience dream like in any way? NO... very real - not dreaming
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I rose from my body - saw myself lying in bed and knew I was out - I knew where I wanted to go and went by flying right throught the window to fly to my destination.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Sense of purpose - happy - knowingness -
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? Sounds are sensed not heard... voices etc...
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 Not in this experience
Did you see a light? Yes Only when exiting the body
Did you meet or see any other beings? No Only people I know...
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes
I had a desire to see my family back in the Azores - I witnessed an event that I had to be there for and witnessed it 3 days "before" it happened.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes Upon returning to the body, I recounted the whole experience to my mother. She tried to assure me it was a dream. I knew it was not and the whole event manifested three days later.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes 1)vision can be magnified (zooming effect). 2)hearing is not with the ears, it is sensed or aborbed in the mind. 3) no touching sensation, your hands go through objects and other people cannot feel you or hear you BUT some can "sense" your presence.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes Time: was in the future