Rachel B's Experience
I was asleep on a sleeper train travelling from Moscow to St. Petersburg. I fell asleep and when I awoke I was floating on the ceiling looking down at my body. I was particularly frightened as the ceiling was high and I was facing downwards and thought I would fall. I put my arms out in front of me and fell into my body on the bed. The experience only lasted a few seconds but has altered my ideas of life as I am now totally convinced we are not only our body.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I was asleep and awoke to find myself out of my body.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I could not see myself only my body beneath me.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Fear
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes I am a more spiritual person and do not believe we are only part of our body.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Usually disbelief.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Fear and then the best knowing I was not only my body.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? Many people have stated this must have been a dream when I am absolutely certain it was not.