Patricia C's Experience

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It was A Saturday evening around 6:00pm I had just finished praying on the carpet in my parents' room I had fasted for the day and was about to break my fast. I moved to another room and lay on my back before going downstairs for a drink or a bit to eat.

As I lay there I began hearing a very high pitch, high frequency sound and it seemed as if I was ascending at a very fast speed heaven-ward. I began thinking maybe this is a spiritual experience and God was about to talk to me. It then occurred to me that maybe I am going to die if I continue this journey. I then felt myself falling.  It was as though I was falling into a wide space of darkness and I felt that because of my disbelief, I was falling into hell. Then it was as if I had fallen into my own body, I pinched myself to see if I was still alive and I quickly got of the bed and attempted to tell one of my brothers about my experience. I cannot remember exactly what I said but I do remember thinking that when you die your spirit leaves your body.

Some time later I had a similar experience it may have been weeks or months not years.

I was a student at the University of the West Indies and a group of us decided to stay on Campus to study. I think that I slept for most of the night. Sunday morning came and one of the students read Psalm 8. I was still asking God about His purpose for my life and very emotionally prayed to God that He was not answering me. I said God I have given my life to you yet I cannot get a clear indication as to what direction I should head in. My mind ran back on my previous experience and I felt that the fault was not God's but mine. So I resolved in my heart that if it should happen again I would not be afraid.

I then went to join my friends in another classroom they had left me and went to another room. When I arrived in the classroom I lay back on a row of chairs and felt myself ascending again I opened my eyes and could see a light and the clouds in the sky. There was a point when I could see or feel as though I was struggling to pass some beings that did not want me to continue upward the beings were like clouds themselves. After I passed that level I felt confident and looked ahead and saw someone dressed in like platinum in the distance one hand was outstretched and I think I was being beckoned to come.

The thought occurred to me that He might be calling me to my death and then I felt myself falling again.  This time I said to my friends that I just had a spiritual experience.  They could not believe because they were saying, Pat you were just speaking to us. I thought to myself that the light I was seeing in the vision was the over head light that my natural eye was seeing but it was as if my spiritual eyes were seeing through the roof and into the sky.

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?           I cannot say.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

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

I knew I was heading somewhere very far and very fast but I also knew that I was lying down on my bed in the first instance and on a row of seats in the second. Also in the second I was seeing a light which I believe was my natural eyes seeing the light in the ceiling above yet these other activities were taking place.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Yes the first time I heard a very high pitch sound it was like a high frequency being maintained in my ears

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          No

Did you see a light?           Uncertain

The light I saw only in the second experience may have been the room light. The beckoning being in the distance seemed to be platinum like, I think it may be said that He was made up of light.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes

I think that I overcame some cloud-like beings early in my second ascent. When I passed them it was as though I was energized to go faster. The other being in the far distance seemed to be calling me I cannot say that I could identify him. The closest thing to his form is the statue of liberty when I think of it.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           No

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

I felt as I was moving in vastness at a very high speed

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Uncertain

I felt at first as if God may be giving me some special experience for a special purpose

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes

In the second experience there were clouds or beings like clouds trying to prevent me from moving up

Did you become aware of future events?       No

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

It was as if the moment I feared and doubted I began falling back down. As a consequence of my own thoughts and fears

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Uncertain

I generally seem to be able to predict things or have a sixth sense. I may want or desire something and I would get it. I have spoken to persons about some situation which comes to past I am not sure if this is as a result of the experiences or if it is just a gift or knack I have Or it may just be coincidence.

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

My quest for God's purpose for my life has always been at the forefront of my agenda I am not sure that the experiences have changed that.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       The experiences in conjunction with other things have caused me to select a career in Insurance sales and is leading me towards motivational speaking and a general quest to understand life and death.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain

i am still uncertain the experiences have impacted on my life however I had been and am still searching for God's divine purpose for my life

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

Some were skeptical others seemed to know about what I was speaking. I was sharing my experience with a client 2 days ago and he suggested I look on the web for near death experiences. Interestingly about a week ago I was pondering about death and I had a dream about a beautiful garden and a water fall I saw myself in the garden and it was as though I was a child and I had a very peaceful feeling. I was sharing this with my client and today I read of persons with a similar garden experience on the web

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  a bit of fear but peace and calm

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      ascending was best descending was worst

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        My experiences have caused me to conceptualize a non physical realm maybe

i can say the realm of the spirit and death is the door that exposes one to it death does not seem to scare me as much now as it did before

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

I have been able to recount details that I did not previously remember i think the questions have actually brought me back to the experience and renewed my quest to understand more.