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This is a short event, yet a true event. At age 8 I was home sick from school running a high temperature of about 103 f while laying on the Sofa. I was watching an old TV Program called Webster Webfoot. My Brother was seated on the Sofa near me watching TV as well. I could feel a ,switching, or something like an ,internal clicking, of my consciousness or ,self', it was not turning on or off, but was ,switching from a low to a high, tone. I interpreted it as a rapid sensation as if something was effecting me internally that was hard and is hard to describe. As best as I can say, is this ,switching, was in my head and felt like patterns of geometric shapes were going through my awareness not unlike a soft wind, they had square and rectangular shapes.

The next thing I knew is that I began to ,swell,, not physically, but mentally, my ,self,, me, Moved from the Sofa watching TV to the entire living room taking up All the Space there. I was simply the Room, all of it.

From this point I became aware of my body down on the Sofa watching TV. I was calm, cool, could care less about what just occurred, it felt natural.I viewed my body as a natural object, it was still apparently watching TV, but I was not viewing it from that perspective, as I was the room and all of it, the body was something I was not associated with.

I have no perception of how long I remained in this state. I eventually came back to my body and watched TV as if nothing happened. I never told anyone.

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   No 

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Yes     As stated prior, 3D terms do not work while trying to explain consciousness expanding out of the 3D realm, this was my interpretation of what occurred, in retrospect of course, then it felt normal and I did not question it.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?         While above my body and as I ,became the room,; I filled the room like a big balloon, it was rather cool too.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness?      More consciousness and alertness than normal   To explain in 3D terms is near impossible; the language does no justice to the event and never can. As best as I can explain, I was aware of ,myself, being larger than a tiny body could hold. I was alert to ,All of the room, in detail, no anxiety, all was normal and good,a natural state I felt at that time.

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   Unknown

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.   No recollection

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body?   Yes   I was able to watch the TV

What emotions did you feel during the experience?   Total calmness. Timeless non worrying emotion.  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No  

Did you see an unearthly light?   No  

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   No

Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)?   No  

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?   No  

Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?   No  

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?   No


Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Time was a non issue, a non experience, it was all about NOW, Right now.Time did not exist for me.


Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   No

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   No

Did you come to a border or point of no return?   No

Did scenes from the future come to you?  No 

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)?   Yes   Oh yes, the information is All Intuitive. Its like walking from the heat into an air conditioned room, you know it's cool inside and nobody has to explain it to you. I felt ,All is well and always will be,. Nobody said this, I just knew it as truth.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   Yes   Again, All Intuitive. Its difficult to describe knowing truth with the inability to describe it's origin.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist?   Yes   As my consciousness expanded I became aware I was larger than I felt in a small body of an 8 year old. I was huge. I felt connected and calm, but I never expanded larger than the room.

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose?   No  


During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives?   No  

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?   Yes   Being ,aware, in a human body is far different than being ,Aware, outside of it. The limitations I felt had no limits outside of the body. This is the Knowledge I Knew to be true.

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   I always had Catholic belief systems. So, how does one leave their body and not face judgment or die in my case? It made no sense, yet made perfect sense after I thought about it all.

How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience?   I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience.   This event seemed very normal at the time it occurred. So normal, I never felt the need to speak to anyone about it. I did not question it nor recognize it as odd. I did not recognize it as an NDE until some 30 years later when I began to read about them in Dr Raymond Moody's book printed in 1976. In Moody's book many went through a tunnel and so on, mine wasn't like that, but close enough for me.
 

My experience directly resulted in:   No changes in my life

Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience?  
No  

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?   Uncertain   How does one explain away ,knowing, personalities of people one does not know? i.e. being able to see through the veneer of fake personalities to see the true motives of others? One might sound whacked ...    

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
No 

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?   No  

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:   Experience was definitely real   After I came back to my body I simply watched TV. I felt normal, not alarmed and it was as if a normal event occurred. I look back on it as if I was looking back on a football game I may have watched back then, except it is crystal clear.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was definitely real   It was real because I experienced what it was like to ,Be and entire room,; I was the room and all it's contents. Which I can only explain in Biblical terms ; ,I AM,. I am far more than I am within a body, I felt the expansion of awareness and I was no longer looking at the TV from the Sofa, I was ,experiencing being the room,. I was that room

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?   No  

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   No  

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?   Uncertain   I learned to direct consciousness to ,awaken, within the nightly dream state by pre sleep suggestions I do so. I ask for Questions within the dream state to alert me I am sleeping. Once this occurred, I am awake and in full control of my , dream,, which in my view, is not a dream but an expansion of consciousness. I have details I wrote down during these events  

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   Yes