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Marie O's Experience

Experience description:   

I was dreaming that I was sitting on a city bus and when realized I was dreaming. I got off at the bus stop and it was raining outside. I stood under the bus shelter amazed at how real the situation was. I touched the painted metal shelter and marveled at the realistic chipped paint and I could feel the coolness of the metal and the bumpiness of the paint. I could feel the rain as I stepped out. I examined the hedge by the sidewalk and felt the wet, shiny leaves. It was as real as if I were awake. It was fascinating. I decided not to change the dream too much as I had in other lucid dreams. There was a house near the bus stop that had a store on the bottom level. I decided to explore it. A woman sat there at a desk and I asked her for an umbrella. She admitted she had one of her own and that it was not for sale. I explained that this was just a dream and it did not really matter if she got it back or not. She gave me the umbrella and the dream ended.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Yes    

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?           Completely alert and aware it was a dream.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes and no. I knew it was a dream however it was as real while in it as any waking experience.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Elation and wonder

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     A dream person (a prop)

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     No difference

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

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

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

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?   No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I began to wonder if a dream could be so real could life be a dream of another level and after reading people's near death experiences the evidence seems to lean towards a yes.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It keeps my mind open.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Interested

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Facination, excitment

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The intense realness

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        no

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     I sorry I used this NDE questionaire but have been unable to find another forum to send my story to, however, the similarity to some NDE or OBE experiences made me feel that it may be of some value to this site