Richard B's Experience

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Experience description:   

I was seven years old and at school. I was in the classroom when the head teacher came in and said that a boy with her was going to join the class mid term. She said to him, would he like to pick out any child in the room to look after him to show him round the school. I knew without fail that he would pick me. it filled me with horror that I would have to do this as I was profoundly shy and lacked any confidence.

I eventually showed him round the school rather badly I guess but I then realized that one day I was going to have to grow up and become a man and do these difficult things.

I walked into the playground the sun was shining on the grass and trees it looked beautiful. It was then that I felt that I wasn't in my body and I didn't exist as such, the trees turned into atoms and molecules and were dancing around each other I felt full of elation and bliss. When the experience was finished I knew that I was different from the other children at school and I had a job to do to understand what was really going on in my life.

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?           Wide awake and aware

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?            Bliss

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No

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

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

Yes when I was 14 and 20 and afterwards

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

I have become a serious seeker of the truth

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I have become a Buddhist at the age of 20

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes, A very few people

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Bliss

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Being in the experience

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes

Similar events have happened since

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