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Sarah J's Experience

Experience description:   

when I was twelve or so I had several experiences of looking in a mirror and realizing the face looking back at me was not really me at all, that the consciousness that was looking in the mirror was a small fleck of light at that moment inside my head.  I wasn't staring at myself for a long time, trying to make this odd feeling happen or anything like that, it came on quite quickly and was very profound,  I told my Mom who said the same thing sometimes happened to her and is was a associative condition.   

When I was in my mid 20's I was living in LA and sat outside one cloudy day in the garden, again I wasn't trying to make anything happen or thinking anything metaphysical or profound, I was just relaxing.  Suddenly I felt what I can only describe as the top of my head no longer being there and I was suddenly above my body jut a few feet up, I could see 360 degrees all around me and I suddenly knew that these little chips of consciousness like  "me" were inside every living thing and that we are all the same and perfect, kind of like the light that lights lamps, the shades may make the colors appear different but the light is the same.  The experience was very profound and it has changed me forever.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?   Yes   

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

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?   Yes   A small chip of white light, like a little star,  I didn't see it but I know it.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?    Discovering something I had always known

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?    No        I was at home

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?   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?    No   

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?    No   

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes    That we all all perfect and the same and that nothing can ever change that.

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?    No   

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    At first, and I know this seems silly, I wondered why we even needed eyes if we can see without them, I kept thinking that you may as well be able to see with your fingers :)  (silly I know but I'm being truthful) I immediately realized deep down on a very profound level that we are all the same spirit, people, animals all creatures and that has changed my feelings about everything, I never feel alone and I know everything is perfect.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?    I am not religious, I have dedicated my life to painting animals as people to make people smile and maybe pause for a moment and recognize themselves, on the back of all my gift cards are the words "we are all the same"

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

Have you shared this experience with others?    Yes    I have only told a very few people, my father when we were talking about spirituality, my Mother and my Husband, they all thought it was interesting.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?   Only good :)   

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