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Sonya's Experience

Experience description:   

After reading about out of body experiences, they seemed to be what I had experienced as a child. I remembered that if I lay completely still I would begin to have the sensation of floating.  As I read, it stated that I could “pull” myself out of my body when I felt the “vibration” or as I began to “float”. I lay completely still in my I began to feel the vibrations. I pulled myself out and looked down at my husband and me. I walked into my living-room and I was trying to focus on my mother and going to her house. Then I saw my 6 year old daughter was on her way to our room. I remember thinking that I needed to get back to me before she got there. Then, feeling a little humorous, I reached down to slap me on the butt. But I got scared when my body got up and stood next to the bed and I was still out of me. I closed my eyes and said get back where you belong and when I opened my eyes I was standing next to the bed back in myself. I don’t know if I was sleep-walking or not. I don’t have a history of it. So, I tend to think it was real. I have tried several times since then but have been unable to do it. Mostly, because I am usually the first one in bed and I need it completely quiet.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

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?           I was a little fuzzy but it was clear.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   It was. I am still not certain I wasn't dreaming. However, if I was I was lucid dreaming because I could control what I did.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I did but I don't recall what I looked like.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Excitement, fear, happiness.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No unusual sounds or noises.

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           

Did you see a light?           Yes     After it was over and tried to go to sleep, I saw a small white light similar to looking into an oncoming headlight. I got scared and woke myself up.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes    

It was my intention to go to my mother's house in Kentucky until I saw my daughter going to my room.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     Just seeing my daughter going to our room.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Uncertain           

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No       It felt as if I was still awake.

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?       Yes     As I stated in my narrative, I was feeling a bit humorous and hit myself on the butt. My body jumped out of bed and I got a little frightened. So, I closed my eyes and told myself to get back in my body. When I opened my eyes I was standing beside my bed.

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      

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       No change other than the desire to try to do it again.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I have a co-worker that has been able to do the same thing. I asked her to write a note and put it on her kitchen table to see if I could "go" to her house.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Rested

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Being afraid of not getting back into my body.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        It was awesome! I would love to learn to do it without going to bed.

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