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Shyam's Experience

Experience description:   

ON Saturday morning Jan 27th, since its a weekend I thought I will sleep for some more time.  (Normally I don't sleep on bed since it gives me back pain, and so I put a comforter, foam and cotton blanket and make my bed and sleep on it) After 7. 30, I changed my direction of sleep and kept my head on the North-eastern side near the place where I have kept God. I like sleeping at the foot of Krishna for some unknown reasons.

I don't know still if its dream or real time happening.   I am sleeping in the same pose everything same and I am dreaming within the dream state. I hear my mother and dad talking in the kitchen in that dream's dream and I was partially awake to tell myself, how it is possible to have my parents here when they are in India. So I was telling myself and woke up and see the digital clock that shows the time as 9.22 (AM) and in that semi conscious state I could hear the voice of my mom, and so to confirm that I was dreaming, I was calling her and as there was no response, I woke up and stood to see the things around to confirm further that I was in dream state and I also told myself, oh its just a dream and not real. Then I turn around to fold my blanket and shocked to see my own body lying on the bed in front of me. I was surprised and shocked and was wondering how that could be possible when I am literally standing and also confirmed that my parents came in my dream and not real anymore. Then in that shock, I suddenly realized that something happened either to me or my parents and closed my eyes and with folded hands standing in front of my body, I called Krishna Krishna Krishna three times.  (Everyday morning when I wake up, the first word I utter is always Krishna and every night when I go to sleep I say His name which is my habitual nature since my young age).  Then after I uttered the name three times,  in a fraction of the moment, the standing body of me, merged with the sleeping body and I actually felt that kind of jolt in my real time sleep and woke up with palpitation and sweat with a shock from the real sleep to see myself in the same direction and angle and my hands and legs in the same angle as how I saw myself from outside.  When I checked the digital clock it was showing the time as 9.24. (AM).  Does it mean The two minutes between 9.22 and 9.24  was I standing outside to see myself?   It did not feel like a regular dream since I never had this kind of experience and in none of my dreams,  I have seen myself.     The only confirmation tentatively to me was the clock time and of course the sunlight and all other things in my room that appeared the same to my remembrance both in the sleep state and in conscious state at both the times.  

I got really frightened and I am not even an older person by any means, nor unhealthy.  I don't smoke, don't take alcoholic drinks even socially, pure vegetarian and I work out in gym at least a minimum of 3 to 4 times a week and have a good and healthy body and mind.   This experience scared me, but I am still happy, that even in that state, I was able to call Krishna and that's the only peace of mind.    

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No       I work out in Gym at least 3 to 4 times a week and I am a well built healthy person by all means

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No       I am giving my experience below

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No            Absolutely nothing

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           It felt real and I don't know how to say on this

Was the experience dream like in any way?   partially, but I also felt it was not dream totally

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No       I just felt the same and got up regularly and stood up from the bed to check the clock time

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            When I saw my body, I was confused and worried that something happened to my parents and that's why they came in my dream and I did my regular morning chanting of God's Name

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Absolutely no weird sound or noises and it felt so real

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            No location or anything.  It just my room and my own room very much in front of the place where I do my regular prayers

Did you see a light?           No       It was a regular room light that I see normally at that time

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?          Yes     Only the digital clock which was showing 9.22 when I woke up in "dream state" and in the two minute interval, I was slowly getting up with lethargy and stood up outside my bed to fold it and got surprised to see myself also sleeping on the bed.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          No response      I did not feel anything different with my senses

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No       In fact the time was so real and that freaked me out

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No      

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       I just closed my eyes and did my regular prayer of chanting Krishna's name and nothing else.

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?   No       Other than the fact it freaked me out,  I shared the experience with my friends and family and when I told them the end as how the digital clock was real, they also got shocked

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       absolutely no way and I am trying to read more material as I myself is a medical research personnel

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Surprised, shocked and two of my fellow friends who are also scientists said it could be something like OBE.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  funny to talk,  scary to think of it, never want to experience it again

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best part was to say God's name in any state of mind and worst part was seeing my body in front of me and happiest part was I got into myself and woke up in real time and now writing this message.

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    

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    I think its fine