Tammy S's Experience
I've had several out of body experiences but this was my first and with the most impact. I was going through a very difficult relationship period. I woke up and was extremely upset and couldn't fall back to sleep. I was crying and began to pray and ask for peace. I decided to go sleep on the couch. As I laid there I could feel myself going into a peaceful type meditative state. All of a sudden I felt an energy to the left of me but I was not fearful because I knew no one was in my house. A few seconds after I felt the energy I felt my whole body began to freeze and tingle and I didn't know what was happening. I remember feeling a bit frightful yet let go of the fear somehow. The next thing I knew I heard this loud tornado type noise and I was going through some sort of tunnel. On the other side there were about 50 light beings that appeared 'Casper the friendly ghost' like. They were all stacked on top of each other like they were on bleachers. There were no faces - just white light. I heard the sound of clapping yet I didn't see any clapping. I didn't know why they were clapping. I began to float past them all and I remember the feeling of looking intensively to see if I knew any of them. After I floated for a while looking I went back to this energy that talked to me - but have no idea what they said - and shortly after I remember the feeling of going back into my body. When I came to I knew this was something major. I talked with some holistic people that worked with energy and they told me I had an enlightenment. From that point on my life began to change and the fears I once had gradually began to fall away. I now have a 'knowing' that I never had before.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes It was at the time. I didn't tell many people - only a few holistic people that I trusted and thought would understand.
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? While I was in that state I wasn't sure what was happening, but I remember it like it was yesterday.
Was the experience dream like in any way? The experience happened 10 years ago and the vision is as clear today as it was then.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I didn't really feel any emotions during the experience.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? Yes. I don't know how to describe it. It was loud - kind of like a suction or whirling wind. Hard to describe.
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? Yes It was just a space of light - that's all. No visions of anything but light.
Did you see a light? Yes
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes I described this above. I'm not sure exactly how many but there were layers. In human terms it appeared like they were stacked on top of each other - in bleacher form. There appeared to be at least 50.
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? Yes My senses increased. I've since experienced three or four more - except they were different.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No There was no time. I have no idea how long it lasted.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes I feel I now have a sense of knowing. Before I had a sense but I wasn't sure - it was just a trust. Now I KNOW.
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 I just remember talking to someone before going back into my body. I can't remember what energy it was but it was there. It may be the same energy I felt when I was on my couch before I left my body.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes I have left my body a few times since. Two times just looking down at my body and this last month (February 2014) I experienced two astral travels. The one I had a day ago was intense. It was around 6:30 a.m. and I was trying to fall back to sleep. I again was in a meditative type sleep when I again began to feel my body tightening up. This time I was totally aware of what was going on. I knew I was about to leave my body. I let the fear go and went with it. This time I experienced awareness and consciousness at the same time. The first thing I remember is the sound and vibration I was feeling. It felt like I was going straight up through the ceiling head first. The speed in which I was travelling was so fast - don't even know how to describe. I just remember the sound as I would go up. I went to one level and looked around and was aware of what I was doing. I knew I was out of my body. I don't recall what I saw at that level but I was totally aware. I then zoomed up to another level (that's what it felt like anyway.) I stopped again and recall seeing people below me. I zoomed up to another level and there I entered a big room. I don't recall anyone really being there except for one of my best friends. All of a sudden I saw him and he started coming toward me. He lives in the U.S. and I now live in France. It was an outline of him - he was transparent. I don't recall what happened when he reached me but shortly after he came toward me I remember zooming again and this time I felt like I was in Paris (I live in the south of France) watching people prepare breakfast in a restaurant. Shortly after that I remember returning to my body and feeling the vibration of landing back in it. The speed in which I was travelling was incredible. I remember it so well. There was a sound when I would 'take off.' I can't tell you how long it was because there was no time. It was just an incredible experience.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes Yes, I remember having a peace. I endured a 'knowing' that is hard to describe.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I used to be a Catholic but I no longer believe in organized relation, just spirituality.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes My life began to change. I became more intuitive and listened more to my instincts.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes It is hard to relate to a lot of people because I feel different. No one understands me and it's hard to tell anyone about my experiences because they don't believe me. They all think I was dreaming. I no longer enjoy being around people like I used to. I'm much more content inside.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? There is no worst part. The experience was life changing because now I feel I have part of a truth.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? I wish everyone could experience something like this because that would bring more peace to the world.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? NoDid the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes