Tim J's Experience
I will do my first. i was very tired and I laid down on the couch. I felt my self falling asleep too fast and stopped myself the first time. The next time, "POP", I watched a friend trying to wake me, I was really freaked out but quickly realized what had happened.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience: No
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
What was it about the experience that makes it hard to communicate? I can never find the line that brings me back quickly, I get paranoid about being away too long so I usually end it quickly. I am working on that "line" so I can stay out longer. Swimming in air is the easiest way to put it for now because I still think my body is connected. It excites me but scares me too.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Sleeping.....for now.
Was the experience dream like in any way? I'm a lucid dreamer so it was not dreamlike the first time. It was out of my control or at least, that was my original take. Now, I have better control but it is still spontaneous.
Did you experience a separation of consciousness from your body? Yes
Describe your appearance or form apart from your body: There was no appearance, I could not see my consciousness or any type of body attached to it. Maybe this is why swimming is so difficult.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Excitement and fear. I know it's a SOBE but I hardly know the rules for time out, whether my body has a "vacancy", If death is certain with too much time out. At the same time, I do like to push my limits.
Describe: But I am curious if you can meet others having one simultaneously in the same room.
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Describe: I did learn that science does not have all of the answers yet.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
Describe: Time seems to fluctuate, sometimes it seems quicker, and sometimes slower.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes
Describe: It did make me more comfortable with Life/death
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes
Describe: I always scare myself back, this is my boundary
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision to return to the body? Yes
Describe: The excitement turns to fear and fear makes me try to get back.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? No
Describe: I have good hunches
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No
Has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices? None
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
Describe: I might bring it up and feel it out as a topic for discussion.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? The usual
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best is learning to control it and the worst is my fear and need to have my body.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? I would like nonreligious guidance for controlling them so they are not spontaneous or necessarily while sleeping.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No