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Maria A's Experience

Experience description:   

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...

There was 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

Space: normal physics do not apply and can manifest objects into existence.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes     I knew that I was going to experience something that I already knew about but had to see it at this level to bring it back in current/physical memory. I was very comfortable with the whole experience like it was very natural for me.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes     Yes - very accurate to the detail...

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     Yes - I was shaken back into my body by my mother. My mother noticed that my eyes were wide open when she approached.

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     Because I had shared the experience with others before it happened - I was not convicned that my othe OBEs prior were not dreams.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Because I have had OBEs since childhood, there has been no real drastic changes. It's something that I accept as normal and very interesting/different. I long to study and experiment more but daily life and obligations come first. Religion has taken on different meanings/interpretations for me.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain      Again... not sure. Have been living with it since I was a toddler...

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Ranging - from amazement to disbelief.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Many - but after this particular experience, I had a "definite" knowingness that OBEs were real and not dreams.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was the experience itself, OB sensation, flying, freedom, manifestation, seeing people I loved in a distant location, etc... the worst part was seeing someone get hurt (not gravely) and having to come back.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        It is very difficult to put the experience into words. There were many other experiences but this one involved a prediction and the sharing of the experience before it happened. It is the one moment that convinced me that these experiences were not of mass/energy/space/time as we know.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No       Not this particular experience

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Uncertain      Accuracy yes... comprehensively no - but close. One specific event does not describe all of the different experiences and sensations. Each event, depending on the level of energy/space (?) has a different energy and the 5 senses experiences them differently.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    The questions are specific to the event... a different event will provide different answers to the same exact questions.