Robert V's Experience

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Experience description:   

I was living with my sister who had a large house.  I had been missing my best friend for about a year.  He died of Leukemia at 16 years old.  He was the first person I lost that actually caused physical pain in my chest.  I would run into people who I thought looked so much like him and it would bring more pain.  I kept on like this for about a year. 

I one day went to the library and checked out a book titled "The Best Story Ever Told".  All this time I'm just looking for answers for my pain.  Anyway, I went upstairs to my room and started to read the book.  I don't know what happened next.  I don't remember falling asleep or anything like that.  I just remember being really close to the light fixture on the ceiling in the room that I was in.  I then reached out to touch the light fixture and I thought, "how neat."  I decided to look down and I saw my body lying in the bed with the book open and on my chest.  I remember thinking this is bizarre. 

Next thing I'm in this dark whirl wind and moving uncontrollably through space.  I can then remember seeing a light.  And I knew I was going to get to that light.  I finally made it to the light and everything slowed down and I was in a certain place (not sure of my surroundings).  All I know is there waiting for me was my best friend who had died the year before.  He told me to let him rest in peace.  And to take his hand and he would take me to show me how nice it was where he was at.  I remember having my arms folded and telling him that it was OK that I didn't need to go see that I believed him.  He told me not to be afraid.  But, I was kind of scared, but trying not to show it.  I felt that if I took his hand my sister would find me dead at the house in the room I was in.  I didn't want to take the chance.  I just told him that I was very glad he was happy and I promised I would let him rest in peace. 

We then said our good-byes and I went backwards through that dark tunnel and slowly drifted back into my body.  I remember looking back and I slowly went into my body.  I then opened my eyes and I was back at my sisters house in my room.  I remember saying WOW and noticing that the pain in my chest was gone.........forever.  And that was my experience.  Never told anyone for a long time.

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?           Very alert

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   NO.  It was very different from a dream.  I can remember the details even today.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            At first bewildered kind of scared and then felt really good.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No.

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    No

Did you see a light?           Yes

It was the light at the end of the whirlwind.  It was the place my friend was waiting for me.  Like a meeting place.  Halfway kind of place.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes

My best friend who had died that I described in my story.  Only him.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Uncertain

I remember trying to touch the light fixture in the ceiling.

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

Very extreme.  I really wasn't talking out loud, but we still communicated.  I don't think I had clothes on, but that was not an issue.

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

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

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes

Explained in Story that I didn't want to take his hand and go see where he was at.  I was afraid I wouldn't come back.

Did you become aware of future events?       No

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

By not accepting to go to see his place that was me saying I'm ready to go back to my body.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Not much.  I just think there is more to life.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

My brother says it is all a dream.  My sister says she had a similar experience when she was in an ICU dying.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Joy extreme happiness.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best part was my physical pain was gone and I got to see my best friend.  Worst would be going through that whirlwind.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        No.  Not at this time.

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    No.  Not at this time.