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Tia P's Experience

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My first experience was when I was a pre-teen; I was diagnosed with deep depression and contemplated suicide/made suicide attempts. I was put on anti depressants that made me tired a lot and I slept often during the day, and had vividly lucid dreams. On January 18, 1998 it was a Sunday, ( I remember because I kept a article of the event) That night I remember going to sleep and suddenly it felt like I was flying by my neighborhood above and watching a scenario happen. In OBE there was a boy I went to middle school with, I remember seeing him walk through this parkway towards the mall I lived generously close to. And it felt like I was following him above and sometimes along side. It kind of felt like I was there watching from above floating kind of. Than all of a sudden I saw a blue ford-like pickup truck driving through the park also, than I saw a blurred glimpse of a white male with a baseball cap, he pulled a rifle out of the window and shot the boy in the back. it was so detailed. I immediately got freaked out and wanted to cry because it was so real, I woke up crying. I just thought it was some silly nightmare, so I went back to sleep. The next day was no school, I didn't find out until I went back to school on Tuesday that this event had really happened. When I got to school it was so gloomy, people were crying and talking about some boy that got shot, and than I found out it was him. I freaked and thought maybe Iím going crazy, so ever since than I kept the newspaper article (that has every detail I so vividly remember), not knowing my gut instincts were right to keep it. Considering what I know now about OBEs, I definitely was oblivious to the extent OBEs really are and how life changing they can be. Still to this day can't explain how our human minds could possibly comprehend, than its not physical but spiritual. I was a Christian at the time of my first and second OBE.  

My third experience was November 26, 2009; I had been in major depressive mode for a year while trying to raise my two year old daughter. I had lost my job, my home, and dodged an abusive partner. All of that must have sent me in a traumatic ordeal, I had frequent panic attacks and could barely leave the bed. I became more depressed where I couldn't concentrate anymore; going back on medications was for my daughter, because I started contemplating suicide again. Knowing that was a problem, after months of trying out what worked for me at what dosage, I got introduced to a medication that made me have psychedelic dreams and I would know that Iím sleeping and control my dreams. My third OBE was very much like another writerís experience that I read on here (Sandrea J), while trying to find out more about OBEs. It felt like a guide on my right side showing me the world from how it became (before living kind) on the left and what could be after if I chose the darkness on the right. As said before we communicated by mind. It was such a peaceful setting, telling me to be grateful and have fun with life. In my OBE I felt like all the cares in the world weren't a care anymore and that every question I had about life has been fulfilled with an indescribable feeling. Itís beyond what ever a human mind could possibly imagine. Simply, pure, peaceful and satisfied. It was so much like Sandrea's experience! Thank you Sandrea for sharing what I found hard to explain. Much love & peace. 

I am doing research about OBEs and studies and so on, and have never been so applauded at the numbers and percentages due to studies on OBEs and lucid dreams. People who have lucid dreams are more likely to have OBEs. I have decided to write a book on this life changing experience and how I came to inner peace. Which I totally didnít believe before was real before.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Yes            Anti depressants, and antibiotics.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     There was no words that didn't sound crazy, there was more of a feeling sensation like a relaxed comfortable setting, floating.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes     Suicidal

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           sleep

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     It was like I was floating, like I was air.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I felt relaxed, comfort, happy, and peaceful in my third OBE.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           I can barely recall, but kind of like a soaring noise, and a guided inner voice.

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?            Yes     In my first and second OBE it was around familiar areas close by the neighborhood, in my third OBE it was (I guess you can say) inhabited location. It looked like a time before all, like a muddy volcano-like sess pool where I sensed we came from. A couple of days later I saw a picture of something similar in a science book that ive never seen at my friends house. And I asked what the picture was of, it was supposedly of  what earth looked like before all, even dinosaurs. Weird I know.

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     My first OBE I did, and the third one I sensed it was something other than a being guiding me.

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

My first OBE and my Second OBE was of a house that caught on fire near the neighborhood I lived in, just months later show one tells me while driving by that the house had burned down. Which I seen so vividly while it seems I was fly over it.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     Only my first OBE with article.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          No       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?    Yes     It took me two weeks to realize that is merely the exact words of how I felt after my third OBE.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes     very accurate

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     Feeling too scared to stay in my first OBE, and that's how my lucid dreams can be also, like I can control and use my body sometimes.

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     It just defeats everything I ever worried about, the fear any human has deep inside. It is totally gone! It makes me want to be a better person and healthier. I guess you could say I am a little more spiritual since my last OBE and coming to terms with the message I asked for. I was agnostic before, now it's just the beginning of my transformation.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It has allowed me to look at others differently and be able to feel like I belong/we belong. It also has encouraged me to write a book, ive always wanted to be a writer but now I have my answers to inner peace.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     It has allowed me to look at others differently and be able to feel like I belong/we belong. It also has encouraged me to write a book, ive always wanted to be a writer but now I have my answers to inner peace.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     very few, one word "insane"!

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  denial, confusion, excited, motivated, scared....etc

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Worst part is still coming to terms that this is real and that I'm not crazy, the best part is the sensation of inner peace and the drastic turn around from my depression and anxiety.

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?         Yes     guilty as charged, I believe it only intensifies the experience which I think is why I was in denial, because I thought maybe it was "this" or "that". But I still can't deny the feeling and the puzzles that fit so perfectly.

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 thanks