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Roger K's Experience

Experience description:   

During the meditation, I was saying a mantra, and then after about 10 minutes, I just backed out of my body. My center of beingness had been located in my head, behind my eyes, and now it was about 2 feet behind my body. My first reaction was a thought, "Oh my God, I am not body". I continued to say the mantra, and my mouth felt odd, like it wasn't my mouth moving. My eye sight was like looking thru a pair of 2 foot long tubes and I was watching this from my location outside my body. I had the thought, "I wonder if I could have another thought?" and instantly, I had another thought. I did this three more times until I had four separate thoughts going, doing the mantra and watching the whole thing from outside of my body. Then a very powerful sensation of Joy, Love, and Bliss enveloped me and I felt omnipotent and omnipresent. I had the thought, "I wonder if I will go back into my body when I stop the meditation?", and then I stopped the meditation and was back in my body. Afterwards, I told my girlfriend who is now my wife, that if I could experience that again, I would be prepared to stand on my head on the corner of a busy street. It was a way of expressing how wonderful the experience was. I have spent hundreds of hours since in meditation, and followed some of the suggestions for experiencing an out of body experience, but have not had a similar experience since.

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?   See above

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?    See above

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?    No

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?    No   

Did you meet or see any other beings?    No    

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?   Yes    See above

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    See above

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?    Yes    See above

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes    See above. Additionally, I would say that our natural state as a being, apart from our body, is Joy, Love, Bliss.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?    No   

Did you become aware of future events?    No   

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

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?   Yes    I know that I am not a body, that I am a spiritual being.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?    Wonderful

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

Have you shared this experience with others?    Yes    Haven't found anyone else who had a similar experience. Most people have not had an OBE, so they are probably skeptical.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?   Knowing I am a spiritual being. Not being able to experience that again is the worst part.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?    I now believe that each person is a spiritual being and at their core, they are Joy, Love and Bliss. It makes a big difference when you look at people that way.

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