Nima's Experience

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Experience description:   

I had just come back to my apartment (basement) and feeling great about the day but a bit tired at the same time, I laid on the bed to relax.  Looking at the white ceiling, I closed my eyes.  I don't remember the chronology of my thoughts at the moment, but I know I was thinking of one great moment spent on a beach in Turkey with a very hot and bright sun warming my naked body as I was walking to the Mediterranean sea. 

Then I don't know how, but my vision was like the space.  Many many many stars of different sizes.  But the vision was more than a vision, it was a feeling of space.  I remember saying to myself: Wow.  And as I was observing the scene within myself, my "eyes" focused on one spot darker than the background's color.  A very dark spot.  Then, as if I wanted to "go" to that spot, I went... the spot quickly got bigger and then I felt like going down a drain really fast... You know how you feel in the rollercoaster as it is going down the highest peak... well that feeling...  and then I was drained into somewhere... then 'pop'  I was beside the bed where I was laying... Very surprised, I didn't 'move' at first. 

2 very strange things. 1.  I could not see my body neither on the bed or .. well whatever I was seeing from.  2. EVERYTHING was gray. .Well maybe black and white.. but no colors... I thought that was because it was my first time out of my body and I needed a bit of time to be set on the real colors.. As if I was reborn and blind at first like the baby wolves...  So still very amazed by the situation, the only thing I recall saying to myself was: Wow..   So then I turned my head to the left, slowly, very slowing ... I was scared of going back to my original spot.  Then, I turned my head slowly to the right..   I didn't know what to do!  What are you suppose to do??  I was thinking:" euh... do I go out the door? or...  hmmm  I thought: " maybe I'm better off going back to my body or else ... I don't know..  (feeling of fear... mild fear though).. 

As I thought that, that very instant, I was like pulled very quickly back to my body... and I opened my eyes and I started looking around..   Very very strange but very very conscious; no drugs, no dreaming, I was in control and I knew I could go anywhere, but I was scared and drawn back..    I didn't try again on the same day.. I waited the day after! I wanted to see more! but.. it was just not working anymore..  dunno... maybe time has to do with it.. maybe there are fixed openings or something.. is there any scientific tests that can be made on these kinds of out of body experiences??? ... hmm

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?           100% conscious, 100% alert maybe more

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   NO

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

no form.  only as if my eyes were there but not the rest.   ???

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was amazed!  Curious, anxious.  I was in a state of sweet shock

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no noise, no sound, nothing.

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?           Uncertain

Well, I recall Turkey's sun.  I recall being attracted by it.. but I don't know if it's relevant.. I was more attracted to a black hole than a bright hole..

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No

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

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?         

Eyes:  no colors.

Ears:  no sound AT ALL.

Speech:  echo in the head only .. no sound waves emission.

Touch: no hands, no legs!

Taste: I didn't try to lick anything.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain

Can't explain.  I asked my girlfriend how long I had spent on the bed as I went back 'in' my body...  don't know time.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes

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

Well of course!  What is dead?  Just a term to explain something we don't know.  What is life, just a phase.  There is only transformation, no loss, no gain.  Life is not lost, only transformed.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       More relaxed maybe, less fear, more confidence, more aware of my body, of my position.  I am in a body, I mean I'm not a body in a world... I'm a mind in a body.. eheh..  funny no?    I learned to be myself.  I had found myself..  It's often by going out of the shit that we can smell it better.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

I only told this to 1 person.  He was amazed and interested.  He shared one of his experiences but on magic mushrooms.  I don't know if it influenced him...

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Peace.  I didn't talk for the rest of the day I think.  I was in peace and happy.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best:  Seeing everything in black and white.

Worst: Going back to my body and not being able to go out as desired!

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        No.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    Almost all the people tell the story as they are ALREADY out of their bodies... They do not explicit on the process of the extirpation of the "whatever you call it" (soul) out of the body.  It would be nice to know how they got from point A (in) to point B (out) and not what they did..  A way to measure the exit of the "you" out of the body has to be found.  Scientific data has to be collected, by regrouping all the similar information of the respondents, but on things we can measure.  Things done after the soul comes out is a very personal and non-generalize able factor.  However the way the body comes out of the body has to be the common denominator for all humans.  In eastern cultures, there is a specific point from which the soul is suppose to come out.  Hindus have chakras, Chinese, Korean and Japanese have the Chi (Qi, Ki) .. whatever you call it, there are common factors.  An experiment is very personal but the process has to be the same for everyone.  Some people say that it's by simulating death, acquired during meditation, that their soul is able to leave their material bodies.  Temperature, Length in time, Heart beat for example (before and after), other measurable variables have to be collected.   I hope this will help your research.