Sari T's Experience

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Experience description:   

During the divorce, I was having long bouts of stress induced insomnia. My physician put me on a sleeping pill. While taking the pills, I did not ever remember any dreams if I had them except this one. My former spouse and I had been talking and we were considering a reconciliation. Since he had an affair, we had several talks about it and he wanted my forgiveness and to try again. I had been devastated by the whole process. Nonetheless, I was considering the reconciliation.

One night, I took my sleeping pill and prayed about the situation. The prayer was if I should fight to save the marriage or let it go and move on. Then, I turned off the lights and laid down to fall asleep. I had the first and only dream I remember of the time for weeks. In this dream, I was above looking down and watching a scene play out before me. I was in the scene and a man who I do not know I could not "see" all his features was in the dream. He reminded me of a boy I dated as a young girl, but it was not him, only similar. I can't describe the feeling but I "knew" him.

I standing up, listening to a man. This man, said things only my soulmate would know to stay. He was proclaiming his love for me. I realized, he was the man I am destined to meet and spend my life with. I knew beyond any doubt he is to be "The One".   Then I woke up. I don't remember "feeling" anything physically, just "knowing".

I woke up and looked at the clock next to my bed and realized it had been less than 30 minutes since I turned off the lights. I went back to sleep and did not dream again for a few more months. I took the meaning of the dream to be: Let the marriage end, move on in life and my "soulmate" is out there waiting for me. It is destined that we will meet.

The dream made it possible for the next chapter of my life to begin. I have not had any other experiences with this type of dream. Just yesterday when I was telling a friend about the dream, he told me it was an astral projection. I really do not know much about any of that. But thought I would look into the concept.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Uncertain

I was taking Sonata to help with sleep. But this was the first and only time I had any "dream" while taking the medication.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Pending sleep

Was the experience dream like in any way?   I thought I was dreaming thought I never dreamed before with me watching me in a dream. But it was not a normal dream for me.

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

I just knew I was above watching me in the episode.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            The emotions were really just as/after I woke up. In the episode I "Knew" this man. When I woke, my heart just felt full, bursting with love, and some tears  formed in my eyes.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no

Did you become aware of future events?       Uncertain, I just knew this event has yet to occur.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Uncertain

until yesterday, I did not even consider it an Out of body experience. Just a strange dream like I have never had before.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I am optimistic in relationships. Because I know in my heart that the dream is to occur. I feel very lucky knowing I will meet my soul mate and it is destined that we will be together.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

Shared with friends, etc. We never considered it anything but a dream, but we never even thought of "other" options. If my friend did not tell me he thought it was an astral projection, I would still think of it as a dream to answer my prayer.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  my heart was full, overflowing it ached, but a good ache, kind of like the feeling you get with a first kiss but a million time strong and more intense. My heart was beating faster too. The tears happened on their own. I was not sad, just so much "love" in my heart it overflowed....

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      It was all equal

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I am still not sure what to consider it. Was it an out of body experience? A dream? Something that is yet to occur?

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, I think so. It is just hard to describe in type. It is easier to talk about it.