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Terry T's Experience

Experience description:   

Following my open-heart surgery for four bypasses, I experienced an out-of-body experience. 

I can best describe my experience in two images in the recovery room just prior to waking up: 

1. In the first image I see myself as a floating spirit hovering above my own physical body as if it were looking down upon it - waiting.  My spirit is transparent and floating in orange-like cloudy-waves. 

2. In the second image, as soon as the ventilator is pulled from my mouth (I see the arm of a nurse and the ventilator), my spirit in an up-side-down pyramid form zooms back into my physical body.

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?          Uncertain     

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Just prior to waking up.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No - it was very-very real.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain      I'm actually looking at my floating spirit and my physical body.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Calm - spiritual - peaceful.

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?           Yes     Only the arm of the nurse who pulled the ventilator from my mouth.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     It was as if my spirit was waiting to see if my body was going to live.

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     Now I belive for certain that there is life after death in another dimension.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I now have a more positive feelings about my relationship with my wife and family and how important those feelings are.  Everyday is a gift - and I know that I have a relationship with my God.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     As a result of the experience, I'm more aware of my relationships and what they mean to me.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     In most cases everyone agrees that this out of body experience is normal, and not unusual.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I will never - ever forget this experience, but I'm not certain as to why I had it - or what the real meaning of it is - unless it was God's way of letting me know that there is life after death.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best was that it happened - and the worst part is that I'm not certain as to why it happened.

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

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    

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    No