Mary N's Experience
I was meditating to calm down I remember I was under a lot of stress that day. I was very upset. I had been crying and everything so I decided I would meditate to calm down it had always worked before. So I got my four candles out all were the color red I remember. I laid on the floor with the candles around me in a circle. Then Suddenly my body went numb. I couldn't feel a thing. Then I felt my soul coming out of my body. It was weird. Then I started spinning in the middle of the air me as my soul. My body was still on the floor. I remember I looked the same. The soul as the body. I heard this evil voice. Like you hear on the scary movies. But I couldn't make out what it was saying. Then I totally freak and got so scared. I wanted back in my body!! Then suddenly I fell right in back in my body. I even hurt. The fall back in my body hurt. It was so creepy one of those things you can never forget!
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience: No
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I was very alert the whole time. During meditation and during the experience.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No it was real as this very moment.
Describe your appearance or form apart from your body: I looked like I did in my body it was just more transparent.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Freaked out the whole time. Never been that scared in my life!
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? Yes that creepy man voice It really freaked me out and now that I think of it I even heard him laugh. It still gives me cold chills.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
Describe: It seemed as time had stopped.
Were you involved in or aware of a decision to return to the body? Yes
Describe: I wanted back in my body. I thought if I think it enough I will be back in it. And this will be all over!
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes
Describe: I sense things will happen now and they do. Its just weird I get this knowing feeling that this is going to happen and every time it does!!!!
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
Describe: I knew for sure then there is an after life! Which I didn't before.
Has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices? It made my goals higher. I thought about how short life is and live it like you want. So I live healthier. I try to love everyday. And I believe in after life now.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
Describe: I told my parents and they said it was the devil messing with me. There very superstitious. I know that's not true. Actually the experience helped me live a better life.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? scared, tense, and very afraid. I think its because of the voice and I didn't know how to stop spinning.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best was what happened after was. I knew there was a after life which most people don't know for sure like I do. And how now I know things before they happen. The worst was during the experience the whole thing was freaky.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Describe: It made me understand life better. Its hard to explain its just a feeling of knowing.
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: I think I explained my experience the best was possible.
Please offer any suggestions you have to improve the www.nderf.org questionnaire? I think your questionnaire is great and I can't think of a thing!