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Stephen R's Experience

Experience description:   

After reading a book, "Science of Self Suggestion and Self Hypnosis", I decided to try the techniques outlined. After lying flat on my back and attaining a totally relaxed state, I began to see around the room. I looked down at my body and noticed I was ... detached. Wow, can I go through the roof? Seemingly by my own intention, I did float above the roof. I looked around, recognized the street layout, etc. This was at night, but I could make out the layout by the lighting. Saw the highways, leading to the interstate, saw the lights above the next town and just zoomed down I-20 to my home town in Louisiana. I saw my mother-in-law's house, where my wife was visiting, and lowered my self down through their roof into the living room. It seemed very bright, I saw her Dad at the dinner table, her brother watching TV. They apparently had just finished eating dinner and my wife was at the kitchen sink.

I noticed that her Dad seemed to be looking directly at me, starring intently. I didn't know if he could see me, and thinking I didn't want to scare them, zoomed back up through their roof. While up in the sky, I looked at the moon - zoomed to and past the moon. The heavens and stars was beautiful, and I kept traveling. It seemed I was just a small ball of light, because sometimes travelling so fast I could see it move in front of me. Looking back to see where the Earth, and where I was, it was so small and a thought occurred to me.

If I loose sight of the Earth, I am lost. So I kept my sight on the Earth, zoomed back fast, saw the USA, Texas, the highways, my house, and with a big breath and sigh of relief raised up off the floor and said ... What the Hell was That???

A few days after my wife returned from her visit, we had a newspaper in hand and went to a phone booth to call ads. At the first phone booth I put a dime in, and coins started pouring out into my hands. I ran back to the car holding them in my t-shirt saying go, go, go to the next 7-11 down the street. I was so excited and my wife was scared. Then she got out to make a call, and when she put in a dime, coins poured out into her hands as well.

When I saw that, tears started rolling down my face. When she god back into the car, I said - I have something to confess. I asked her about a certain night when they had chicken to eat with green beans, her Dad was wearing a white t-shirt sitting at the dinner table, I described what she was wearing, her brother was wearing, and what was on TV. She said, stop it - you're scarring me. I said, that's not all. Afterward I asked the "cosmic consciousness", whatever is out there, and if it was real, I want to see money literally pouring into my hands .. and my wife's also.

I had almost forgotten about that, until I saw her at the pay phone. It dawned on me what I had asked for, and it had to wait till she came back for it to happen. So again I asked, I don't if that was good or evil, how can I tell. The thought came to me, I am alpha and omega. I pondered that for awhile. It dawned on me that it meant, the first thought into your mind is from God. The Bible does say, Be still and Know that I am God. Perhaps this is why meditation is so important. But to quite the mind is a difficult task to accomplish.

For a while afterward, I didn't even have to wear a watch. I would simply ask - What time is it. Recently, there was on the news a young girl was missing. I paused an asked - where is she. I blurted out to my wife, they will find her dead and her car submerged. The next night, on the news, they showed the black Cadillac being drawn out of a pond close to where she was last seen. Her body was still inside.

Believe it - we are all connected, as we are already in eternity. Only currently we are experiencing this temporary life as a mortal.

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

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?   See 4 above.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No, I believe it was real, and my wife verified what was happening at her location. Furthermore, my wish was fulfilled by ...?

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?   No   see 4

What emotions did you feel during the experience?    It kinda felt normal, but different. I was lite as a feather, able to move by intention.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?    Just local sounds.

Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    No    Everything was familiar. I was on this plane.

Did you see a light?    No   

Did you meet or see any other beings?    Yes    Just humans.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?   Yes    see 4

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?   Yes   

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?    Uncertain    I didn't try to touch anything. The thought did not occur to me.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?    No   

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes    Only afterward, as described above - see 4.

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   

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?    Yes    But I perceive this as only an awakening to our potential. see 4

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes    The cosmic consciousness, for whatever it is - is real. And something out there, works on our behalf and possible at our beck and call. I believe, we must be EXTREMELY CAREFUL as to our INTENTIONS. Positive or Negative, you attract. A spiritual law - what goes around comes around. Or, whatsoever you sow, so shall you reap.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?    YES ... I believe and have continued my search for knowledge, truth, and wisdom.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes    see 21

Have you shared this experience with others?    Yes    WOW

What was the best and worst part of your experience?   Not seeing, who or what is really in control.   

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