Ruth R's Experience

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Experience description:   

The mall was packed during the holiday season.  Hundreds of people raced in and out of stores trying to complete their Christmas shopping.  Upon discovering that my 3-year-old daughter was missing, I started getting a sick feeling in my stomach.  I turned and walked out of the store.

As I walked into the mall area and saw the rush of people going by, I went into a full-fledged panic.  Seeing a toy store across the hall I ran to it hoping my daughter wandered there to explore the toys.  Just as I made it to the doors, the clerk was locking up.  Instantly, the most powerful fear erupted inside my body as I thought of the stores closing and people beginning to leave the mall.

The most horrible stories about people who had lost a child began to play like a movie in my mind.  I could not stand it, the thought of my child with someone I did not know.  I thought I could hear her crying, and feel her fear.  Something strong and overpowering was taking over my body and mind.  I kept thinking, "No, this can't be happening to me.  I don't want to be one of those people who wait for any news about their child."  I could feel the sickness in my stomach.  My legs were tingling, and a strange feeling was moving through my body. 

Suddenly, as if my spirit had left my body, I could see myself standing there alone.  "Am I dying?  Will this be forever?"  Everything seemed bright, like everything and everyone was associated with a light of it's own.  The noise, a rumbling noise, as if people's voices were melting together into one echoed in my head.  And, a vibration, like the mall itself was feeling the pressure from my energy.  All of the sudden I was directed by my spirit toward the far end of the mall.  I turned and searched with all my power spotting my daughter.  My legs went numb, my breathing was heavy, and my vision was blurred from the tears.  I thought I was going to pass out just from the emotional change.  It was the longest time of 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?           fully awake

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Don't recall

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

My spirit looking down at my body, although, my physical self had no awareness of self.  Paralyzed

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Fear

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           rumbling of voices

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, everything seems to have it's own light

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes, intense knowledge

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain, unaware of how long the whole process took.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes, had 360 degree vision and intense knowledge of surroundings