Olivier H's Experience
When my OBE happened, I had started school back (my semester was separated in two because there was a 6 month student strike in Quebec, so i started school back right in the mid-semester, about one week before my OBE happened,) and we had a lot of work to do. I was at school on a Saturday (again, because of the student strike) and I only had two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. So between my classes, at about 1 PM, I came back home and decided to take a nap because I was really tired. I slept for about one or two hour. As I got out form a dream, I start to wake up slowly, with my eyes still closed, when I realized I was completely paralyzed from head to toe. Also, I felt a really strong vibration throughout my body. There was two kinds of vibrations at the same time: the first one was like when you sit for too long with your legs crossed, an then you have pins and needles, but it was all over my body. the second one was much bigger, kind of if I was laying parallel to the beach and waves were pushing me, they were coming and going.
It was kind of scary at first, but I got used to the feeling, and it was kind of nice. I already knew that it was an OBE, because lucid dreams and OBEs and sleep paralysis always intrigued me and I read a lot about it, but at the same time I was a bit anxious because I heard a lot of stories about people getting sleep paralysis and then a big monster came a them but they couldn't move, and I didn't want that to happened to me. So I kept my eyes closed and kept focus at the movements of the waves that pushed me.
But as time passed, i
felt the waves pushing me harder and harder, I began to move (well, it seemed
like I was moving...) and i felt like I wasn't under my sheets anymore, but over
them, FLOATING over them. I opened my eyes (bad idea) and realized I was still
under my sheets, and I lost the focus. So I closed back my eyes, and the feeling
of the waves (the big ones and the small ones) submerge me again. I got to hover
over my sheets again, so I tried to focus about getting up, and the harder I
focused, the more I felt that my head rising over my pillow , but my feet were
not moving (Kind of passing from this position __ to this position / to this
position | ). The next thing I know, I was standing up. I was able to see
''through'' my eyelids, it was not really seeing, but more like a dream. I saw
the other room in my house through my door, and I then popped in my kitchen
(kind of like in a dream, where you remember the places you went in your dream,
but not how you got there), then I opened my eyes and I was staring at the
ceiling, then I lost the feeling of paralysis and I woke up. During the rest of
the day, I felt some strange pain in all my joints, nothing I've ever felt
before, kind of a mix between when your muscles are sore and when you make a
wrong move and your joints hurt.
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? Semi-conscious. I knew I was in an OBE, but it was blurry, I couldn't say I was conscious.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes, As explained in my text
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I couldn't tell, maybe like a ghost, but I'm not sure
What emotions did you feel during the experience? mostly relaxation, calmness, little bit of anxiousness
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? I didn't really concentrate on that, but I think I was hearing kind of a buzz.
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? Yes I recognized my room and my kitchen.
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? 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? No
Did you have any sense
of altered space or time?
Yes I felt like the
time was passing a bit faster
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Uncertain Not during the OBE, but after, I asked myself alot of questions about the meaning of life and what can I do about it
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? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? It hasn't really changed anything
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? No What emotions did you experience following your experience? excitement, happiness, but it was like my soul was happy, not a fake, materialistic happy (like when you receive a gift), something much more profound.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best: The waves, the fact that it was the first time, the floating
Worst: It was not as
clear as I expected to be, didn't last too long
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? Not really...
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
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