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Neil N's Experience

Experience description:   

First of all there was a wind like sound, and it felt like I was sucked or pulled out of my body. I heard unearthly music, I heard beings talking, my name was called out. I was surrounded by darkness but unafraid. As I looked at my hands and arms all I could see was stars or points of light. Throughout the experience it felt like I was floating and being lead to my destination. And finally I saw an indescribably bright light, which was radiating so much unconditional love it was so hard to fathom that such love exist. And strangely enough this place felt very familiar. As I continued to look at the light,  it became evident this was a being shinning with such brilliance. I felt drawn to it, and it had both arms outstretched as if to embrace me. And just as I was about to hug the being, I felt the same wind like sound and I was pulled back to my body. I then awoke and cried uncontrollably for some time.

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


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     I tried my best to communicate to certain people my experience, but they were for the most part in awe, or thought I was just crazy. I don't believe as far as language is concerned, that such experiences are communicable. At best we can just use metaphors to paint a picture of the indescribable.

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?           My perception and the clarity I had was beyond that of a normal human.

           
Was the experience dream like in any way?   No, no, and no. This was more real then my waking state.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     As I looked at my body there was none. But what I did see when I attempted to move my hand and arms, was that my hands and arms were composed of stars or points of light.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I felt so much peace, joy,  and unconditional love. Even now It's very hard to relate the emotions, for they are so unearthly.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Yes wind, music, and people speaking.

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?           Yes     My body at first when looked upon was made up of stars. And then the being of light.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No       Just the being of light and I want to add that I saw myself,  I believe as I really am for the first time in a long time.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another,  altered state? No      

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            The seeing was much sharper as well as the hearing.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     it felt like time didn't exist there.

Did you have a sense of knowing,  special knowledge,  universal order and/or purpose?    Yes     We are not our bodies, we are not even human. We have been to earth many of us many times,  and we will continue to come back if we so desire. There is no beginning or end to our being for we are all consciousness. Life is all about the experience. And only love truly matters, for anything else is illusion.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

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?   Yes     I'm more aware of peoples feelings or intentions. I can use energy to help others in a positive way.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I started out a Christian but prior to my OBE I started studying philosophy and religion. And I pretty much knew there was a universal order. After the experience I was certain that religion was a cultural and societal thing, and that consciousness is everything. That being said I experienced Christianity, studied Islam, dabbled in Judaism, Throw in some Hinduism, and Buddhism and came to find out everything is one.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I appreciate people more. If I think I'm about to judge a person, I put myself in their shoes and stop. I dropped my religion for some times now.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I rarely watch TV, I don't watch the evening news. I read more positive, inspiring accounts on the true nature of reality. Because I have been there on more than one occasion.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Awe or not believing a word of it.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I always long to go there to see that being of light and to feel that love once again.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      There were none. It was all so fascinating.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Besides NDEs,  or SOBEs I believe deep states of meditation can bring many to this state.

Following the experience,  have you had any other events in your life,  medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     I have had some success with astral travel.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes     but once again language gets in the way of really describing the experience. But at best all we can do is paint a picture that doesn't even come close to describing such wondrous events.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.     N you guys pretty much covered it all.