Robyn L's Experience

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Experience description:   

I was getting ready for my class at college when this overwhelming feeling of "sleepiness" came over me.  I could barely keep my eyes open.  I went back to bed and before my head hit the pillow I started floating.  I know my eyes were not open but I could see myself floating towards the wall.  I pushed myself away from the wall and started do the back stroke trying to get back to bed.  I remember I was scared thinking the devil was doing something.  I made it back to my bed and as soon as I hit the bed I awoke.  I was wide awake and felt rested. 

Exactly one year later, the same overwhelming feeling of "sleepiness" came over me again.  This time I knew what was going to happen so I got underneath the covers and tucked the sheets and blankets tightly down the side of the water bed.  Once again, my eyes were closed but I could see myself floating towards the wall.  I pushed myself away again and did the back stroke back to bed.  When I awoke, the covers were perfectly tucked in my bed like I had never left the bed to float.  But I was floating.

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 high and trying to figure out what was happening to me.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   NO

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

I would not open my eyes.  All I could see was myself floating towards the wall.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Scared ~ Is this the devil?

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

I actually thought my body was floating.  It wasn't until I noticed the blankets and sheets were still tucked in did I think it was "an out of body experience".

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?       It hasn't

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

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Afraid

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Fun floating but scary.

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