Theodor G's Experience

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I am always paralyzed when this happens, and I always go through a state where I feel a very strange tingling sensation all over my body.  Sometimes I am not in control and get scared, but if I remain calm, I go with the flow and even even take control.  Then I can rise up from the bed, knowing that I actually remain lying in bed.  Most of the time this happens if I start waking up during the night, but sometimes this can happen when I am about to fall asleep.  Most of the time I can even hear my own breathing or even snoring during the whole experience.

When I rise up it is often very hard, as If I am struggling, and sometime it is better for me to roll over onto the floor (still lying in bed).  Sometimes though, I simply float up and drift away from the bed.

Sometimes it feels as if I am taken and thrown into the air by an outside force.  A feeling of outside forces is very common and often very scary.  It often feels as If I am attacked by outside forces.  Sometimes I even see faces.  This is often very dreamlike, and I drift between dreams and awareness.  Therefore I am quite certain that faces and such is induced by dreaming.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No

Actually, I have found out that all substances make the likelihood of this happening less.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes

It is like telling about religious experiences or meeting ghosts and stuff like that.  It is very hard for people that have not had the experience to understand and appreciate.  Also when telling some people they get excited and start taking part and telling stories of their own, about mediums, ghosts, dreaming of events in the future and so on.

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?           Most of the time semiconscious, drifting on the boundary of dreaming.  Most of the time well aware that I am in bed.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes.  Drifting in and out of dreaming.  Very strong sensation of being out of the body.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Very various.  Sometimes very frightening.  Sometimes an adventure.  Often even pleasurable.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No, except my own breathing.

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?           Uncertain

I have often met people and have realized that they are a dream.  I have even had discussions with them and told them that they do not exist.  They often argue with me and deny not being real.  I sometimes stress my point by walking through them.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes

I have done experiments like that, but have never been able to prove anything to my self.

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

It feels like being out of the body moving around and even talking to people, but I sight is very different.  What I see is not seen by my eyes.  The light is like dusk, and has no source.  Objects are unclear.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes

Sometimes I sense walls and floors.  When floating I bounce very softly from walls as if I were a helium balloon or something similar.  At other times walls and floors are no hindrance.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It has had no such effect.  I think this is a normal part of sleeping.  The difference being the fact that you are conscious during sleep.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

Very different.  Some become envious.  Others look indifferent, as if they don't believe what I am saying.  Others start telling ghost stories, stories of meetings with mediums, stories of dreaming about future events, and things like that.  Sometimes I even hear stories of obe´s that sound nothing like my experiences.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Amazed!

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Being weightless, and even mass less. Extreme terror.

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