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Melanie O's Experience

Experience description:   

I laid down to take a nap and I remember waking up but could not move my body. I know about sleep paralysis, so I figured that my body would soon wake, even if my mind was already awake. I tried to move my arm and looked down and saw my arm muscles tensing, as I tried to move it. But I FELT my arm moving freely. I waved it around and above my head and thought "how cool, I am moving my energy around outside my body". I lifted my "spiritual" arm and saw it. It was my hand/arm but it was clear, I could see right through it. I was fascinated by this. I was not afraid at all...it was as if it felt normal to me. I wanted to climb out of my body but at that point, my body woke up. I wish I could do that again...can't bring it about again.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No      

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?           I was fully alert/awake but my body was still asleep

Was the experience dream like in any way?   no

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Fascination

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?           No      

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes    

I tried to move more of my energy but my body woke up.

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     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     I know that we are not just our bodies. They are just a casing.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Uncertain     

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?   No      

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     My husband has heard things from me about spirits, etc. but does not believe in these things. People just think I am imagining things.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  no emotions...woke up and felt it was normal that I could leave my body. I was not afraid.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      I feel kind of trapped by my body. I would love to just be able to go anywhere , at any time.

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