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Michelle's Experience

Experience description:   

I have had a few OBEs sporadically over a 4 year period. The OBE listed is the most recent. I went to sleep and had another experience of 'coming out of my body'. This time, I could feel my fingers and they felt stiff and I looked at myself sleeping but I did not see my face this time. I then laid back down and what seemed like some kind of swirl of energy? (I think), I left my living room where I had fallen asleep and was in a building that looked familiar. The building was old and I felt that I had been there before. It looked centuries old and I could not compare it to any time period that I have learned about in school. I then told myself that I wanted to go and see my cousin. I became really happy. I was not in a body, I was some kind of essence, and I remember mixing with my cousin's essence and realizing that we were one. I can not explain, but we are all one thing. I could feel that it was her, but I was 'mixed' with her, and I realized that we are all one. I was left very confused when I woke up. I may have the sequence of events incorrect as I could not feel time.       no

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

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 alert and extremely happy

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No, I felt awake.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?    I became extremely happy

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?    I heard some kind of sound that I can't describe

Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    Uncertain    was in old, large , building structure that seemed like a very large home from a time period that had to be before 1600's

Did you see a light?    Uncertain   

Did you meet or see any other beings?    Uncertain    I spotted my cousin's 'essence'

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?   Yes    yes, my cousin                       Yes, I could not feel time

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes    for some reason I knew that we were one and it made me extremely happy                                       

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?    I searched for some kind of explanation, right now my interests are in a text called 'A Course in Miracles'       

Have you shared this experience with others?    No   

What was the best and worst part of your experience?   the joining with another and feeling very happy   

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