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Experience description:   

I went to bed for the night.  My bedroom door was slightly opened to let in light and sound from my parents watching TV.  I got comfortable on my back and gently placed my attention in-between my eyebrows.  It felt like a natural thing to do.  Then I felt myself out of my body floating upwards.  I went to the corner ceiling of my bedroom and felt I couldn't continue because of the ceiling and wall of the house.  I turned around, looked around my bedroom, saw the light coming in through my bedroom door and heard the TV.  I moved closer to the person sleeping in the bed and saw myself.  Being startled brought me instantly back into my body.  I lied awake, realizing I had just left my body and how easy it was and that everything I had been told was true.  I have not been afraid of death since.  I've had many out of body experiences since and I know when I leave my body, this shell, a world of light and love awaits me.

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   No 

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  No    

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    the whole time...from popping out of my body to my startled re-entry.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness?      Normal consciousness and alertness  

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.
   It was the same.  My room looked the same as when I went to bed.  Me as Soul experienced my room in the same way, in my body and out of my body

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.
   It was the same.  The sounds of the TV was the same as when I went to bed.  Me as Soul experienced the sounds in the same way, in my body and out of my body

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body?   No  

What emotions did you feel during the experience?   curiosity, surprise, disappointment when I couldn't go beyond the wall, calm  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?   No  

Did you see an unearthly light?   No   That came later with other experiences

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?   No
That came later with other experiences

Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)?   No  

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?   No  

Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?   No  

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?   No


Did time seem to speed up or slow down?   Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I had no concept of time and space.  It just was.  Going back into my body was instant...before the thought was complete

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?   Everything about myself or others
the experience leaves you knowing that you are more than your physical body and that the mind is not a part of you either.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?   Yes
the ceiling and wall of my bedroom

Did you come to a border or point of no return?   No

Did scenes from the future come to you?  No 

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)?   Yes   I had just left my body by placing my attention on the third eye.  I knew I was out of my body and was not physical, I was aware of being in an experience without my body

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love?   No  

During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives?   No  

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?   Yes   I knew I was out of my body and that it was possible .  I knew I made it happen.

What occurred during your experience included:   Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience   everything was consistent with my beliefs including my belief I couldn't go through walls and ceilings therefore creating a physical boundary even though I was not physical at the time and had my belief extended to going through wall as a ghost might of, possibly my experience would of been different.  Perhaps the experience of going beyond my bedroom wasn't necessary at the time

How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience?   I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience   It changed my life direction, it stood out.  It changed my beliefs.  I became a seeker and with time got all my answers to the meaning of life and laws of life.

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:   comment: I not afraid of death but I am fearful of pain and suffering...dying is the easy part

The changes are: I became a seeker and I received answers, protection, understanding, a life of love and joy, I see serendipity, my dreams are vivid and real, I'm calm, I am guided and look for that guidance

My experience directly resulted in:  
Large changes in my life

Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience?  
Yes   I am not my body and mind.  I can leave anytime if I choose to have an out of body experience.  We are all the same and connected.  There are many states of consciousness and many worlds to explore.  I am more giving, I choose love over power, I understand why people suffer and why traumatic events happen, and so much more

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?   Like the saying goes,  I am a spiritual being having a physical experience.  We are Soul, we don't have a soul (who is the we that has a soul?)  We are a spark of energy that moves out of our bodies willingly when we rememeber we can or it happens to us when we shock or damage our physical bodies.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?   Yes   I am more aware (physic) I can sense when a loved one is going to die.  I am more empathic.  I sense the emotions of others more deeply

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?    
Like the saying goes,  I am a spiritual being having a physical experience.  We are Soul, we don't have a soul (who is the we that has a soul?)  We are a spark of energy that moves out of our bodies willingly when we rememeber we can or it happens to us when we shock or damage our physical bodies.

Have you ever shared this experience with others?  
Yes  I had the experience at 16 and talked about within the year of having it.  I spoke to those who would understand and they gave me books to explain the experience.  I never looked back

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?   Yes   A cousin told me about other planes of existance and being able to leave the body to explore these worlds.  He didn't tell me how.  I figured that on my own with the "remembering" moment

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:   Experience was definitely real  

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:   Experience was definitely real  

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   more loving, understanding, compassionate.  I see them as Soul having an experience and growing and learning

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?   Yes   I see a common thread in all religions and spiritual beliefs...that of love.  People choose the religious experience they feel comfortable with.  Its the path of love that matters.  Rituals brings comfort to those who need it and comfort bring love...its all going in the right direction

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?   Yes   When I go into contemplation (meditation), or daydream, or dream at night I always leave my body and some experiences are incredible...full of love, brilliant light and exquisite sounds  

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

What could a national organization with an interest in near death experience (NDE) do that would be of interest to you?        change the near death experience to an out of body experience.  Soul leaves the body under all kinds of experiences...the death part makes it sound like leaving the body has to be under painful circumstances.  It gives it a "bad rap" when in fact it is a beautiful experience to actively seek out :)

Please offer any suggestions that you may have to improve this questionnaire.  Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience?                    It was a fun questionnaire and I am truly grateful you are doing the scientific proof route for those doubting our true nature.  The scientist all over the world are starting to uncover truth and that's wonderful.  Thank you!