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I have had 2 experiences.

1. I returned home after an afternoon surf. I recall this period as being one of the happiest in my life, I felt very relaxed and content that day. I was working 2 jobs and lay down before work for a nap. Just as I was entering 'sleep' all of a sudden I rose above my body to the corner ceiling of the room. I was not alarmed at all by this experience, more perplexed if anything. I didn't feel any different and recall looking down on my body, detached thinking 'look at that - just bones - not the real me'. My OBE lasted about 10 seconds. I then returned to my body, woke and recalled the entire experience. I then relaxed and tried to duplicate the occurrence. Again I started to fall asleep and felt my body or soul leave my body again, I became anxious and I again returned. I tried again and I felt myself again rise above my body as before, this second OBE lasted about 5 seconds. I returned as before. I recall never feeling any different during the OBE just relaxed and perplexed looking at my body thinking it - the body - was not really me in the essence of who I am.

I never understood this until recently reading about OBE's etc.

2. My father died 2 years ago and a week after his funeral I returned home. That night in the kitchen alone I distinctly heard my father call my name! I have not since had any contact from my father. I was very unsettled after this event.

3. I have also astral traveled on many occasions - the scene is always me flying above a beach able to control my flight. Once I vaguely recall being attached by an umbilical cord or something like that. A few times, I have consciously thought I must not travel very far, or astral travel, for too long, some intuitive sense seemed to always limit the time and distance I traveled. Strangely, I have not astral traveled for some 12 months which is rather annoying as it is a wonderful feeling.

4. Finally, I have been asleep, at a stage similar to the OBE and I have heard a loud click, enough to wake me up with a jolt. What is This?

Comment:  Many times people do feel a jolt or hear a sound entering and leaving their body. - Jody

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?  entering sleep or asleep

Was the experience dream like in any way?  No

 Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?  Yes.  

What emotions did you feel during the experience?  feeling perplexed, not alarmed and I was relaxed.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? I have heard a loud 'click' entering or during sleep

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations familiar from religious teachings ie. Heaven, Hell, Hades, etc.?  Did you encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?  I recognized the bedroom. i did not leave that environment.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?  Yes.  Just the same as my conscious state.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  No.  A feeling of detachment.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?  The room seemed to be a boundary

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?  I was aware of this, I just seemed to be drawn back into my body. I felt nothing unusual during my return

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices?  Something I think about often. Following the death of my father and recently my brother, I have become more interested in religion, OBE's and spiritual faith generally. 

Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes.  Not much!!!

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  feeling of being perplexed at why I would be floating above my body. I realized at that instant my body was just a vehicle, a work horse so to speak.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?  No bad experience except my OBE did not last long enough. Positive experience was the event itself.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?  I just don't understand this - how can this happen?

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.  Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience?  Can you explain this phenomenon. I also experienced a strange thing when my spouse's grandmother died. I was asleep and felt a warm pulse of incredible energy pass thru my body during deep sleep - a sort of ball of light, energy. I woke knowing straight away that our grandmother had died. I recalled the time and it was exactly the same time she passed away in hospital. I sensed she was telling me to look after her grand daughter - something that has stayed in my mind for a long time. The energy pulse felt really amazing - not at all negative nor alarming.

If you can clarify any of this I would very much appreciate it.

COMMENT:  This is an After Death Communication and you can read more such experience like this on - Jody

Any techniques to duplicate OBE or astral traveling would be welcome.

COMMENT:  I always recommend getting in touch with the Monroe Institute or there is a new site that might be able to help you. - Jody

How do our spirits live when our bodies die, how do we process information when our brain has ceased operating? 

COMMENT:  You can read about the answer to this question by clicking the link below or by cutting and pasting it to your web browser.
The relevant discussion is in the "Consciousness" section of the paper. - Jody

Many many thanks

Richard A.