Peggy V's Experience
I was in bed sleeping. I dreamed I leaped up out of my body and was flying in the sky. It felt effortless with no "cape." I could hover over certain events to gaze at them. I was slowing cruising along a timeline in the sky. It was horizontal and ruled much like a 12 inch school ruler, but it kept going and going and going. I was seeing my "life review." For example when I dropped a new white Easter bunny in the muddy rain water in the street in front of my childhood home, when I received track and field medals in first grade on field day, other events from school days, something with my Dad, etc. Presently I do not remember all the events, but I was so intrigued. It was like a lucid dream and I knew I was viewing my life review. I think I woke up and went, 'AHhhhh!". It was so real and vivid and clear and in color. I dozed back to sleep. And the next thing I remembered was floating up on my ceiling. At the time it was very familiar like I had done it many times before in this bedroom. This time I also floated through the sheetrock into the next room, the dining room, and was looking down at myself. I awoke trying to get back into the body. I was in between worlds. My head was bouncing up and down on the counter bar that divided the kitchen from the dining room. I watched it and remember the feeling of not being able to control my own head on my body. Finally I woke completely up. My Head was dizzy and sore. The next day or two I had bruises on the outer orbit of my right eye.
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? Uncertain I was unsure if I could or would ever recover my full health. I could no longer recall what it felt like to be healthy, although I had some memories to savor and hope for. It felt like amnesia. I did not, nor did anyone at the time, know if my condition was life threatening; but life as I knew it was gone. So was the vision and goals I had as a young woman. My body felt 90 years old.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Hyper alert
Was the experience dream like in any way? lucid
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes My upper body was there fading out into incomplete limbs
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Exhilarated, free, out of pain and fatigue
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? no
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 was in my home and I went into my past of this lifetime.
Did you see a light? Yes bright white light beyond me during the life review
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes People from my life, dad, mother, grandmother, godmother who had given me the bunny
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Uncertain I did not deliberately attempt to visit anyone. It felt more like I was being taken there. I attempted to pat my head to steady it while it was bouncing on the counter top.
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 heightened awareness of felt presence. No smells.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes Time sped by on the life review. Time slowed down on the out of body part.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes I frankly did not know what to do with this knowledge. I knew it was real though, but did not trust to share it with anyone. My purpose was and still is to study more and achieve greater understanding of this phenomena
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain There was no end...no end of life. The time line faded to the right. During the OBE I easily went through sheetrock, ceilings, etc
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes Yes there was a definite decision to "go back now."
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes Yes I believed my sensitivities and insights, were supposed to be used to help heal others It was more like a confirmation that i was on a path to... something bigger than I knew about
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? Didn't share with my spouse. We were growing in different directions. My illness put a strain on our marriage and this experience was not going to help. We were emotionally, sexually and physically split up. but still lived together in the same house. It was a weird time. I deepened my practice of mediation and prayer. He pulled away. I had a home-based business that I was barely keeping productive. It proved to be an excellent tax right off to help out with expenses.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I am a nurse. I teach the Avatar Course, a consciousness training course that helps others to spiritually awaken. This includes advanced deliberate experiences in removing definitions that we label as our true selves, getting comfortable into unknowns, and creating free attention that would have remained confused in a past event. It is very practical use of mind.
Have you shared this experience with others? No Not tip much latte when I returned to college to brush the cobwebs out and retrain my brain. I wrote about it in a Death & Dying class. Later began research for a dissertation. Found very little evidence to support my experience. Kept quiet and re-routed my academic studies toward cross cultural end of life or death rituals.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best: I took this as a personal healing or movement forward out of the sick body experience. Worst: no one to share with. I felt alone.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? I have created a life path of service to others as I continue to make sense and meaning of this time in my life.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No The Avatar Course. Call me for a sample exercise.
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes To the best of my knowledge. It has been 23 years since this experience. It, OBE, happened repeatedly during the illness and stopped as I developed the conscious mind in the university setting.