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Martin R's Experience

Experience description:   

For two or more weeks previous to the experience, I had woke up on various nights unable to breathe for a few moments. it progressed from sitting up on the edge of the bed to the final night before the experience where I actually ran to the washroom before I could catch my breath. The following night I my wife and I went to bed as usual, and I had no trouble falling asleep.

Sometime during the night I found myself wide awake and floating just an inch or so above my body facing the ceiling. I found this very frightening as I was beginning to float up and towards my right. I grabbed onto my wife's shoulder to try and stay where I was. Although her shoulder felt solid to me, it did not help me to hold on. I even tried to shake her shoulder to wake her up. Again it felt solid but I could not keep a grip. At this point, I floated out of my bedroom, into the living room. At this point I thought, "oh my God I'm dying." I'll never see another sunset or drive my car again. I'll never see another morning. It was at this point I Found myself standing in outer space. A disembodied voice that came from somewhere to my right said "Only people matter" That's it, nothing else. At that moment I realized that I had a type of body that was hovering upright. I had human form but without features. I guess I was a type of shadow. I was also at that point filled with a level of joy/happiness that is truly indescribable. I also was aware that I could ask any question imaginable and instantaneously know the answer.

The knowledge was unfathomable, yet I asked no question. I absolutely believe if I even thought a question I would immediately have the answer. It was at this point that I started to look around. Mostly it was dark, but when I looked to my right, I could see the planet earth as if in H D. It looked like the pictures taken from space by N A S A. It was very clear and about the size of a dime. At this point I again turned my attention toward my new form. I looked at my arm and hand. they seemed like dark shadows. I felt no sense of touch or any physical sensations. As I looked off into space, I stared off into the distance at about a two o'clock angle. At this point I leaned forward and for whatever reason, started to literally fly toward that point.

As this happened, I came back to my bed without knowing how. I was wide awake as when I left. I slept with the light on the rest of the night-frightened it would happen again. I have to say that I felt different after my return, although I didn't notice it at the time. I actually became less bothered by everyday things. I'm sure this experience helped me become a calmer person.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Uncertain     

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    Right after the entity said Only people matter

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:            Right after the entity said Only people matter

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      

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            UNEXPLAINABLE JOY AND TOTAL KNOWLEDGE

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          No      

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     A VOICE TOLD ME ONLY PEOPLE MATTER-MAYBE IN RESPONSE TO MY LAMENT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE ANOTHER SUNSET ETC.

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No      

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           No           

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No      

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes            THERE IS A PLACE WHERE ALL KNOWLEDGE IS SHARED

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No           

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     THE FOLLOWING DAY AND A FEW TIMES AFTER. MOST OFFERED POLITE INTEREST. SOME ASKED QUESTIONS.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    Yes            I'VE READ BOOKS AND WATCHED TELEVISION SHOWS-MY EXPERIENCE DIDN'T SEEM TO MATCH MOST OF WHAT I READ/SAW.

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real   

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            YES. I REALIZE THE SOUL LEAVES THE BODY WHEN WE DIE. THE PEACE AND JOY YOU FEEL REALLY ALLEVIATES ANY FUTURE FEAR OF DYING. I REALIZE IT IS JUST A SHELL THAT GETS LEFT BEHIND IN DEATH-I WAS STILL MYSELF PERSONALITY WISE.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real    I FEEL IT WAS REAL AND STILL WONDER WHERE I WOULD HAVE FLOWN TO IF I HADN'T RETURNED TO EARTH.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           Yes     I FEEL I'VE BECOME A LITTLE MORE UNDERSTANDING.

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

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        EVEN WITH THE JOY, KNOWLEDGE, AND SHADOW-LIKE BODY, I WAS STILL BASICALLY MYSELF. MY PERSONALITY AND ABILITY TO THINK HADN'T CHANGED.

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes     IT STILL REMAINS CLEAR IN MY MIND.

Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience?   NO