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Tilda H's Experience

Experience description:   

I was trying to go back to sleep but I wasn't tired. I guess I fell asleep because I was laying there listening to the noise around me. I could hear the TV or a radio playing in the other room or maybe it was coming from my dresser. I opened my eyes when I heard it say saying about Arkansas and the hogs. I looked around my room and everything was just like it was when I went to sleep except for the reflection of a Spiderman costume in the mirror that is propped up beside my dresser. I knew I was dreaming then. I didn't panic I just wanted to wake up. I was trying so hard to wake up. I didn't know if the noise I was hearing was coming from my dream or my life. I got out of bed and looked down at my body still laying there. I walked to the door to find the noise realized it must be coming from my dresser and my dream. I wanted to wake up. I walked back to the bed and knelled down beside myself. I was looking at my body still lying there mostly covered up except part of my arm and some hair. I was in fetal position and not moving. It didn't scare me I just reached over and wanted to hold myself. I was still fighting to wake up when I crawled back under the blanket and back into my body. I was screaming 'Wake up, Wake up!' over and over. I could feel how dry my mouth was and it was making it hard to scream or even talk. I thought to myself after I was almost back in my body go to him, go find Jeremey. He is in the kitchen at work unloading boxes. I knew right where he was and what he was doing all I needed to do was fly to him. I kept thinking to myself 'go to him' but I couldn't. I laid under the blanket and looked up. Maybe Arkansas is too far to fly to in a dream I thought but I had to try. I was thinking about him. I heard the buzz of a fly and it annoyed me. I looked up and saw the shadow of a spider crawling over the top of my blanket. I remember thinking the fly was there because of the spider and flies eat spiders! I pulled the blanket tighter around me and gave up going to Arkansas. I just wanted to wake up now. Screaming 'wake up' wasn't working so I started screaming 'help me' I must have screamed it five times before I finally screamed loud enough to wake myself up. It has never taken me so long to wake myself up from a dream and when I woke up my eyes were jumpy and my head a little out of sort. I held myself in that dream. I know I left my body and that's crazy.

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?           asleep

Was the experience dream like in any way?   yes

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     My body looked sad, weak and helpless. It was heartbreaking.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Sad, excitement and peace.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Music or television

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?           No      

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

I tried to visit my husband. We are going through a divorce and live in different states.

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?          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?    No           

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes     I wanted to travel and was unable to do so.

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       No      

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?   No      

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Nothing has changed

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I told a few friends and some coworkers. Everyone thought I was crazy.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Excitement, fear, I don't know a little out-of-sort.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The peaceful feeling.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I woke up shaky and my vision was blurred for some time.

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