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Marianne D's Experience

Experience description:   

I was quarantined at home, after my eldest brother and I were looking in the mirror...thinking we really looked alike.  He said except for, your eyes are yellow.  We looked at each other, I went directly to the hospital.  Diagnosis, Hepatitis A.  My liver was swollen, almost from under my breast to my waist.  Unusually large.  At the time of quarantine, no one was allow to be near me of course.  My food was delivered by my family to my door.  My family all were given a "gamma globulin" injection. 

During this six weeks of quarantine, being alone got very boring.  I took up Yoga again, as I started it when I was around 14.  One night I was relaxing doing the "dead man's poise." A very deep relaxation, meditation.  I'd done many times before I was ill.  

It seemed like time was in suspension, during separation from my body.  All of a sudden I was up in the corner of the room I'd been laying in, bodiless!  Just sight, was there.  What I saw was me, laying on the floor doing my, "dead man's poise."  I was in disbelief, I wanted to make sure it was really happening, so I watched me for a while, then I was frightened! I didn't want to leave my body, I wanted to go back, I did. All of a sudden I was back, back in my body...Maybe I should have enjoyed being where I was for awhile longer.  I've never forgot the experience in over 31 years. Still think of it at times.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes     my illness

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    YES

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    More consciousness and alertness than normal

If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain:            Well, there was no "body" to worry about, no gravity, no breathing, just observance, and wonder.

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?  No      

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?
            No       I didn't hear anything. Or was I listening....

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Surprise, and shocked!  Slightly frightened! Not Frantic!  I just knew I wasn't ready to leave or did I want to separate from my body.  Sick or not!

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

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

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes     The boundary was either to leave my body for good or go back......

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes
            like deja vu!!!!!!!!

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     Yes     Yes, I get feeling of or visions sometimes of the outcomes of situations, whether good or bad.  Sometimes when bad, I can control them.....

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Think I'm crazy.........

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    No      

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real    I know it was real, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind.  I saw myself very very clearly.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            Yes, that there definitely another realm of life, that I just touched.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real    I feel the same about it......like I do that its me in the mirror every time I look.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No      

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?           

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 so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes