Tara J's Experience

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Experience description:   

I was trying to take a nap and had trouble falling asleep.  I decided to try to meditate I was lying on my back.  Within a few moments I felt a sensation up the back of my spine to the top of my head and felt pulled forward. I heard a humming sound. I felt like I was traveling.  Immediately I thought I had gone into a deep meditation that I had never experienced before so I asked a question, "what is my life's purpose?"  I saw black around the peripheral and then a view showed up in the center as two pieces of paper slid into view.  They had colorful graphs (pie charts, etc...) looked like research papers.  These papers slid away from view and I was floating above a big hall of some type - Looking like a library in a University.  I floated down the wall and looked a specific details so I could remember the place.  It had coral colored tiles along the bottom.  Sofas and rugs were below placed in a circle along the center of the hall.  I felt myself being pulled back I could here myself breathing but not as if I was in my body more like my body was behind me.  I could tell I couldn't move my body like I was paralyzed.  I was debating on whether to come back or stay.  I felt myself being pulled back and that same sensation at the top of head returned and ran down my spine.  I awoke at this time.

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 felt alert.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            At first scared and unsure, then excited about the experience.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           As I was returning back I heard chatter (voices) in the background but I couldn't make out what they were saying.

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

I can usually ask a specific question before I go to sleep and get a metaphorical dream to answer that question.  I had been to a couple of psychics (spiritual advisors) in the last 6 months, some odd coincidences came about right after this experience as I searched the internet for information on what just happened.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Uncertain

it just strengthens my beliefs

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I would like to experience this again, I have been meditating more and exploring information on these experiences.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

Different reactions, some thought it was wacky.  Others were in awe.  Some affirmed what had happened.  One was jealous!

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I wanted to do it again!  I felt a special knowing, like I experienced something beyond the physical form.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      I wish I could have seen more!  It felt good, the vibration/energy.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        no

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes