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Ryan M's Experience

Experience description:   

I had been trying to have an O.B.E. for quite some time, probably for about 2 years to no avail.  I was trying to have an experience because a loved one had recently died and I was attempting to verify that there was indeed another state of existence away from one's body.  In the past, I slipped away from my body slightly when I woke up in the morning while in a groggy and sleepy state, but it is just recently that I had an experience that will forever change my life.  I was meditating on the floor for over an hour when all of a sudden I slipped out of my body.  The moment I slipped out I heard a loud buzzing sound and vibration that enveloped me.

I first looked around the room and realized I was floating about 5 ft. above my body.  My room looked clearer than what my normal vision usually viewed and this surprised me considering I have 20/20. Then suddenly, I felt myself being involuntarily sucked upward and through my roof.  I could feel every atom of my roof as I passed through it.  This feeling was amazing to say the least.  As I shot upward at an incredible speed, the view of the land getting smaller and smaller suddenly disappeared altogether and was replaced with an immense brightness.  This brightness lasted for what seemed to be about 30 seconds (although I'm not totally sure) and was replaced by a glowing ball of white light that was suspended in air.  I could see a bright crystal looking city behind it as it gently pulsated with what seemed like white-light energy.  I could feel immense love and joy radiating from the ball of light and I was involuntarily soaking this love and joy up like a sponge. 

The feeling of being in the presence of this light was so calming and beautiful.  I wondered for a moment if I had died somehow.  Not even a moment after I had pondered whether or not I was dead, the ball of light responded that my body was intact and that it would be where I had left it when I return.  It communicated to me telepathically, so the answer did not need time to be communicated and translated by a brain, it was instead instantly known.  As I floated in this being's presence viewing the brilliant city behind it, it suddenly communicated that it had brought me here for a reason.  It said that it knew I had been trying to access its "dimension" as it put it, for quite some time.  I simply floated there in absolute astonishment not knowing what to think or do.  It then communicated to me that I need not worry about what would happen to me after death because my existence is "perpetual" as it put it.  It said that all organic observers observe the universe perpetually forever and ever and that non-observance is a universal anomaly.  I could not and still cannot comprehend this, but it is nonetheless what I was conveyed telepathically. 

This being also stated that my loved one that died, which was my grandmother I was very close with, is existing in its dimension in happiness and is surrounded by love.  I was overwhelmingly happy to be given this news.  After this statement, it said that I should not be in its dimension for long if I wish to remember my experience so it gave me the option of staying longer and forgetting everything besides my emotional joy, or leaving and remembering what I had experienced in detail.  I chose to leave and as soon as my mind made that decision I was back in my body and in my room.  However, I was in a lying down position instead of my original sitting up position that I was in when I left me body.  This experience gave me a sense of knowing that we exist after physical death and I will forever be grateful for the being that allowed me to have this life changing experience.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No     

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?          Yes    It was very other-worldly and strange.  It was very clear, but it is hard to articulate at certain parts of the experience.

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 alert.

Was the experience dream like in any way?  No.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?          Yes    I was an etheric ball of energy with no "physical" form.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          Joy, love and happiness.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?          Yes, a buzzing sound.

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?        Yes    A crystal city with a magnificent ball of light communicating to me.

Did you see a light?         Yes    A being composed of light and a light I saw when "transitioning" between this world and the next.

Did you meet or see any other beings?         Yes    I saw a bright ball of light that was a being and it was communicated to me that all "organic observers exist perpetually."

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No     

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    My vision was better than it is normally.  It is 20/20.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Yes    I could sense that time no longer was applicable in the dimension I was in.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes    All organic observers in the universe exist forever and have always existed.

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    I was given the option of staying and remembering nothing upon return or leaving with what I was told.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?           Yes    An occasional feeling of disassociation from my body.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?          Yes    I now believe that existence is forever.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Yes, I am now a Buddhist because of their belief in perpetual existence.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?       Yes    I now meditate far more often to see if I can get out again and have a similar experience.

Have you shared this experience with others?        No      What emotions did you experience following your experience?   Hope and reassurance

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    The best part was knowing that my deceased grandmother was o.k. and the worst part was leaving.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?       No

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