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Steven H's Experience

Experience description:   

I am not a religious person, although I was raised to believe in the Christian God.  A friend and I had been researching crop circles in conjunction with the idea of reincarnation, energy, and the view of time in a round sense (not linear) for several hours.  We were completely sober I feel I should add, and our findings mimicked what we had purported to be the reality of our existence long before discovering the proof of realms beyond our own.  Based on events in my own life, I had conjectured that it felt to me like my life was following a plan, and the way that I think (very openly) is in no way indicative of my sheltered (read: religious) past.  I believed that all life and matter that we can see as well as what we cannot is somehow energy, and our 'minds/souls' are the true basis of our beings.   

As we lay in the dim lighting discussing our individual conclusions several minutes later, we both felt a strong connection to something beyond our limited comprehension of the world around us.  The emotion that I experienced was similar to the one that deeply religious individuals say they feel when they connect to God.  I was thrilled to my core, and lay there staring at the wall thinking that if all matter/life is merely energy, and there are far more dimensions that we can perceive, is it so far fetched that I should be able to tap into these?  And as I thought about astral projection and the "far out" things that I have heard about over the years, I felt an incredible lightness blanket me warmly.  From the middle of my waistline and centered just above my navel, I felt a pull towards the focus of my upward gaze.  It wasn't a hard pull, but a gentle tug that suggested that I was going to be lifted.  The location of the tug was not any harder or softer than anywhere else on my body, but it was somehow firmer in a sense.  My eyes remained open the entire time, and upon the second pull I slowly drifted upwards and away from my physical body and into a comfortably dusky void. 

Suddenly, I felt that I had gained all knowledge from all of time, but without specification; in that I was so overwhelmed with the information available to me and so exhilarated by the experience that I was entirely unable to think of just one thing that I could focus on, although my focus was stronger than it had ever been or has been since.  I felt in tune with, and aligned with the 'universe' in a way that was indescribably strong.  I felt the energy of every molecule of every living thing, and we together were God.  My partner, who lay beside me, moved suddenly and I was whipped back into my physical body.  Although my physical eyes remained open, I was able to look around the vast emptiness which encompassed me through another type of vision, but I don't recall actually seeing anything besides the void.  Everything that I was able to experience was sensed, and not tangible in the physical sense yet seemed more attainable and tangible than anything I've felt on Earth.   

I did not experience a feeling of re-entry, but a feeling of stronger vulnerability.  Once it had happened the first time, I found that it was far easier to drift in and out as I let myself relax enough to allow it to happen.  My partner experienced the same thing, and we consistently conversed with each other throughout the experience therefore I know with no uncertainty that it was not a dream.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes    

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 fully conscious, sober and free of any outside influences.  I was more fully focused, aware, and capable than I have ever felt in my entire life.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No.  It was very real and tangible.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I didn't necessarily see myself, yet I knew that if I were to look down I would see my body lying there.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Love, deep satisfaction, justification, exhilaration and unconditional compassion.  I felt a stronger love for all humanity and all of the plant and animal kingdoms.

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? No      

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

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          No       Did you have any sense of altered space or time?          Yes     Time didn't seem to stop or slow, but it didn't seem to continue either.  It was just there.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes     I felt like I was able to grasp any concept of life that I wished, but was too exhilarated by the experience to narrow my vision to just one thing.  Instinctively I seemed to know that my purpose in life was to do good, but that was felt rather than visualized or told to me by a being.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Uncertain      I felt that if I continued to float, I would be unable to return.

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     My partner moved, startling me, and because I wasn't able to recognize the sound, I immediately returned.

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     I came to be at absolute peace with death and life, as I was able to see that this life is not the destination, but a pit stop on the journey.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I tried to tell my brother about it, but his immediate response was 'maybe (my partner) is a witch who has her hands in some weird stuff and she was making your soul levitate.'  He raises a (haha) stellar point, however she was experiencing the same thing that I was with the same surprise when we related to each other what had just happened in the minutes preceding.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  For the 17th time: love and compassion mixed with amazement and a tinge of fear.

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