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Sharon B's Experience

Experience description:   

I went to pick up my boyfriend for a picnic. I took one puff of pot and sat in his living room waiting for him to get ready to go outside. All of a sudden I realized I was looking down on my body. I felt I was floating above my body, still connected to it but in a place of incredible peace and love. The love was totally overwhelming and changed my life forever. It felt as if I was out for @ 20 minutes but it turned out to be just a few, maybe 5 minutes or so only. Before I came back I remember thinking "Oh I don't want him to come into this room because I will have to come back. He entered the room and sure enough that happened. I told him I needed to get outside to lie down on the earth. We went immediately to a park where I lay down and tried to get back to "that place'. I did only slightly not nearly as intense and I could never recreate the experience again. AND I really tried to do so.

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   No 

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  Yes     I Had no words to express the sensation other than" it was better than an orgasm". I felt I couldn't really

tell adequately as again I had not the correct words.  the meaning of words were not enough.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    When I was out of my body looking down at my body I felt I soared out of the universe.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness?      More consciousness and alertness than normal  

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.
   I saw only a light gray fog or mist where I seemed to be resting, floating in space

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.
   expanded much more acute

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body?   Uncertain   I knew I was out of my body as I looked down on it sitting on the couch

What emotions did you feel during the experience?   LOVE so complete I became it  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   Yes   floating up and up thinking my consciousness was traveling up my spinal cord (through chakras)

Did you see an unearthly light?   Yes   grey, white misty warm swirling.

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   No

Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)?   No  

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?   No  

Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?   No  

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?   Some unfamiliar and strange place
I just knew with certainty that I was not in my body

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
Time didn't exist it just was

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   Everything about the universe
I understood I was a Spiritual Being in a human body who wasn't bound by anything

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   No

Did you come to a border or point of no return?   No

Did scenes from the future come to you?  No 

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   Uncertain  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist?   Yes   I felt universal connection with everything

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose?   Yes  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love?   Yes   yes, Love was the raison d'être.

During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives?   No  

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?   No  

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   I wasn't sure before that GOD was real. Afterwards, I knew with absolutely certainty there was much more to the human experience

How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience?   I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience   I have never forgotten how I felt.

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:   I lost my fear of everything connected with being human.

My experience directly resulted in:   Large changes in my life

Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience?  
Yes   I could honestly could say that something greater than we humans was real, it was not fearful and I became an open heart that was in a human

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?   No  

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?    
The overwhelming feeling of LOVE which still permeates my daily life.

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
Yes  It took me 15 years to talk about my experience. I thought I was nuts.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?   No  

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:   Experience was definitely real   Real and I thought it was because I had had one puff of pot.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was definitely real   I think it was to put me back on my spiritual path which worked and today am still feeling it was real and I wish I could recreate the experience.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   I know we are one with everything I mean I own it.

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   I started studying all other belief systems. I realized all meant the same just that there were different paths for humans to study but all were the same.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?   No  

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience?   just wish I could recreate the experience.

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   No   Because we have now words to descibe the DIVINE

What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you?       Allow as many of us to recall the experience (s) by wht you all are doing now.