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Soraya N's Experiences

Experience description:   

My parents were visiting the United States.  I was in Abadan, Iran and traveled (mentally) from Iran to the United States.  I saw my mother shopping for a gift specifically for me and picking it out.  She was digging through a table full of blue jeans with the exact flower design on the bottom of the jeans. None of my siblings received anything like it.  Then she picked out a specific leather purse with thick leather stitching on the bottom with flowers.  I saw the 'exact' things she bought for me.  I was literally floating about 15-20 feet above her and could see the top of her head. I knew her thoughts.

I also had a second experience while I was meditating at 18 years old.  It was under controlled settings and a totally different experience.

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?           Very clear.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I was more of an energy mass with no appearance.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Both instances, I was delighted and aware that I was out of my body while it was happening.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No.

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?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

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

First one, I just appeared above my mom.  Second one, while in meditative state, I became aware that I was approximately 20 feet above myself.  I delightfully and carefully went to the edge of the parameters of the house I was visiting.  The backyard had an 8 foot solid-wood fence and I was able to see what the neighbors had in their yard.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?     No      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes     Only with my second experience. I went to the edge of the fence around the yard and I was a little scared to go too far.  So I was went to the edge of the fence and looked over.

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     It made my understanding of my own existence and started me on a path to researching the special-metaphysical aspects of our existence to help my spiritual evolution.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I have to say, unfortunately not much!!!

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     First one, my parents and siblings (who could care less) and friends throughout the years.  Second one, the person's house I was visiting [who also meditated] was very interested in the experience.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Good.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      First one, seeing my mom in a totally different country.  Second one, actually feeling the mist in the clouds while I was floating in and out of them.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        With the second one, the person's house I was visiting saw a big smile on my face while meditating and unfortunately decided to call out my name (very stupid) to get my attention.  When he did that, I literally fell down back into my body with a small jolt. My energy (me) literally started falling, with my back to the ground.  I felt the wind rushing past me as I dropped into my body. But, I still thought it was an amazing experience and was delighted to share it.

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've given you as much detail as I could.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    Improving this questionnaire depends on what type of teaching you're trying to achieve.  I'm just not sure how you are presenting this information. Having a box to be able to write down more details made it easier to communicate.