Melanie S's Experience

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Experience description:   

I felt myself falling asleep, which is very rare for me.  I was fully conscious through-out the whole process.  First there was a spinning sensation, then velocity as if I was traveling at an absurd speed.  I felt pressure on me, its hard to explain how this pressure felt, but then I both heard and felt a vibration.  A vibration that got stronger and stronger.

This had happened to me once or twice before, but I always woke myself up because it is very frightening.  For some reason I decided to over-come the fear, and just see what happens.  I was still flying  through a void of darkness, pressure building, vibrations getting louder and louder. I wanted to cover my ears, which to this day, I still can't explain.  So after about five minutes of this, I was about to give up and wake myself up.  A second later, it was all over.  There was no more velocity, no pressure, no sound or vibration.  I was surrounded by light.  It was a white light that felt like pure energy.

This sounds crazy, but if it were possible to feel the presence of God, this would be it.  There was so much power all around me that it made me feel intimidated. But instead of feeling scared, I said four words, "I'm open to you" (I thought I was in the presence of God, but later my friend told me that I reached the core of my consciousness, I don't know what to believe.)

Anyway, as soon as those words left my mouth, I was back in my bed.  I sat up and went to rub my eyes, but my arms were invisible.  I could make out the outline of them, but they were transparent.  I looked around my room, and everything was intact, but darker than usual.  I started hyperventilating because  I though I was a ghost.  My heart started to beat so fast.  That's when I woke up for real.  I started crying, and woke up my mom to tell her what happened.  I couldn't sleep for the rest of the night, so I went online and that's when I learned about OBE.  I never heard of it before, I only heard of Near death experiences.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Uncertain,
I might have drank coffee late in the day.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes

It's hard to explain the emotion I felt while I was surrounded by the white light.

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 conscious

Was the experience dream like in any way?   not at all

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            frightened mostly

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           yes

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?            Uncertain, the white light could have been heaven

Did you see a light?           Yes

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes, extreme velocity

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes, I sensed the light was energy and power, I don't know how I knew, but I knew

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes, I'm able to have more lucid dreams.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes

only that there is more to myself and this world than the conscious eye can see.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It really had no affect, yet.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

They were shocked, maybe a little in awe

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  That I was lucky to experience such a thing

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      the light was the best, thinking I was dead was the worst

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