Terri M's Experience

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The out of body thing has happen twice to me in the past 6 months.  I am always trying to go to sleep when it happens, kinda in the between state of being asleep and awake. 

The first time it happen I was laying in my bed and all of a sudden it was like a force pulling me from my body, like a magnet to an icebox. I felt my heart stop.  That's the only way I can explain it. I was floating above my body, I could see myself and my son and his daddy laying beside me. I could see everything plainly in my bedroom. I remember saying, "oh crap, Art (kids daddy) is going to wake up to a corpse."  I turned around and in the corner of my bedroom near the ceiling was a bright light. Bright, Bright.  I then said, "Jesus I don't want to die."  All of a sudden once again like a swoosh, magnet to an icebox I was back in my body and I woke up gasping for air. I felt no fear, which is weird cause I have a case of bad nerves and panic attacks sometimes.

The last time this happen is a few weeks ago. I was lying on the sofa, and I was trying to go to sleep again, I got a funny feeling in my stomach.  The only way I can describe it is this - It felt like the hand of God reached in and pulled my soul out. This time was different completely!! I was being pulled upwards, at the speed of light. I could feel like wind blowing strongly. I couldn't see what was around me at all. I couldn't even open my mouth to speak.  I just kept going up and up. I knew what was happening.  It was peaceful in a way.  Since I couldn't speak I thought my words in my head...Jesus...then I said, "This is going to hurt my mother."  Then it was like I was released as I fell down I went back into my body fast.  I woke up gasping for air.

The other night I felt that same feeling in my stomach and I made myself sit up.   didn't want it to happen again. I can't tell if this was a dream or not, but personally I don't think so. I have never talked to anyone who has had this happen before.

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?           between being asleep and awake.  I could still hear the TV when this experience first started

Was the experience dream like in any way?   I don't know. But not really, Hard to explain

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

first time I felt a pull, like an magnet from a icebox...only way I can explain it. swoosh...hard pull...second time same

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            peace...but I didn't want to leave and go to heaven.  Didn't want to leave my kids etc.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           wind, a lot of wind. that was the second time. and the sound of my heart slowing and stopping. the first time I was floating above my body I heard everything from kids daddy snoring to the TV.

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?            Uncertain

Did you see a light?           Yes, very bright and peaceful and I knew I was suppose to go to it, this was the first time this happen.

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? Yes

when I was floating above my body the first time, when I was awoke afterwards, everyone was laying the exact same way on the bed.

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

seen things in color, I was at peace, no nerves acting up/when i was being pulled upwards the second time, I couldn't speak, I think cause the wind was to strong, think its called a g force or something like that. so i thought words instead of speaking them. You also can hear.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes

I knew what was happening and that I left my body. and I knew God was there.  Didn't see him, but felt his presence. And I knew what the light was for.  I was afraid if I went to it I couldn't return. I was the same there as here. Same personality...same person...just it was so peaceful.

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?       Uncertain

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 always seen things. since I was a child. not all the time. I have heard spirits and even had dreams of warnings. like when my house burned down. I dreamed it about a week before it happen. God was warning me. I have seen spirits, ghosts whatever you want to call them. My mama said i have a gift..i dunno.  it doesn't happen often .Also runs in my family, dreams, ghosts etc.

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

kinda. Just know how it feels to die now is all.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       i have grown up in a strong God loving family. Now i know death is like passing from one room to the next.. hard to explain

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No

i have always believed in things like this.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

my mama it didn't surprise. I have always had weird things happen to me. My aunt believes me too. and kids daddy thinks i am nuts haha..who cares...

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  happiness, afraid, peace. confusing

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      best....knowing how it feels ..worst...the fear of not being able to return to my body

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Uncertain

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