Mary J's Experience
I felt completely paralyzed, yet I knew I was awake. I was frightened, and trying to move, I was hearing things, someone at my door the door was squeaking, I was trying to call for help but unable to. It was very slow motion, thick feeling, then suddenly I was up on the ceiling looking down at myself, I thought to myself, ok now, get back down into your body, and I did, effortlessly. I then opened my eyes, relieved it was a dream. I lay there for awhile and realized it was not a dream that in fact this has happened several times in the last 25 years. a lot of times, an intense almost overwhelming buzzing fills my head, the first time in fact I thought I was having some type of seizure, I try to make it stop, and at the same time feel an intense need to give in and relax.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience: Yes
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
At the time of the experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I am very alert, although still confused each time, questioning whether or not it was a dream till I focus.
Was the experience dream like in any way? the sleep paralysis part is dreamlike.
Did you experience a separation of consciousness from your body? Yes
Describe your appearance or form apart from your body: I just knew I was, I seem to remembers on the ceiling looking down my arms hanging down.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? confusion, a little fear, want to get back in my body.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? before I left my body, intense buzzing, and sometimes impatient shouting.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Uncertain
Describe: didn't know what time it was, once 25 years ago I was outside my body and left my home and was right outside and it was present time.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Uncertain
Describe: I knew that I had to tell myself to go back down in my body in order for it to obey, I felt total control.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision to return to the body? No
Describe: very aware.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
Describe: just confirmed, what I had known about souls etc.
Has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices? made me realize, we don't really need to sweat the small self, celebrate and enjoy what we have. not to worry so much.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
Describe: two people, one disbelief based on fear, one open and curious.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? wonder, because I had realized a lot of things that had happened to me all my life were real and not imagined.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? best part, realizing I have the ability to explore a thousand adventures, when I want to.
worst part: the sleep paralysis and buzzing which now that I know what they are may cease.
Has your life 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
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
Explain: yes, although I seem to have a weird fuzziness in my head whenever I begin to think too hard about it. hahaha