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Usha P's Experience

Experience description:   

I was sleeping on the bed with my brother's children aged 9 and 11 yrs old. My brother, younger to me,  passed away 9 months ago in a massive heart attack aged 41. The day was fulfilling because I had to gone to visit his family with provisions. On the way back we met my dad on the beach  where he goes walking, the same beach where my brother's ashes were immersed. He wanted to take us out for dinner but I was tired so we came back home. Some amount of emotional stress as my son becomes possessive about the computer, TV, guitar etc when the kids are around. My son was also seeking attention from me, which he normally gets an overdose of, all the time but more so yesterday.  

I  drifted off to sleep cuddling my niece. I  think after sometime I could feel my body ache (legs were paining) and somehow I thought I died and am trying to find my way to don't know where but I am clear I am not going back to the place I died. I see my cousins and dad in a state of shock. My dad is telling me not to go and I am telling him - don't cry pops, I am fine. I see a man sitting in front of a small  open air temple (which is only a huge stone in the dream) - he smiles at me and points to the stone and then I start feeling very light, no body weight at all. I am flying like a piece of paper somersaulting gently and then I feel as I am dropping and I realized I am dropping back into my body in the sleeping position- the weight and the pain returns. I am very alert and awake and keep my eyes closed. I feel very thirsty. I want to see the time but don't want to open my eyes - suddenly I feel there could be other spirits around me and that is a little scary. I overcome the feeling and check the time - its 2.30am. And then I will myself back to sleep.

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?           Quite alert and clear.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes because of the floating feeling.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I did not see my body but could feel it as I gently dropped back into it.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Confused in the beginning and then very calming and peaceful. Disturbed at the image of my dad crying.

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?           Uncertain      At the time the man pointed to the stone which I believe was shaped like Ganesha I think I saw a light.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     My dad - he is crying and a cousin who is "holding" me. Two very familiar people I may have met at work who are saying -we didn't believe you died and then we broke down.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

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     I could see.

I could not see my body but felt I was moving at a good speed.

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?             No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       No       I was surprised when I entered my body thinking I didn't want this at all but wanted to continue floating.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No       Too early - this happened only last night.

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?       Too early - this happened only last night.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     With my 14 yr old son. He just said - now I know you will read a whole lot of books on OBE.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Amazement, more than anything else. I had wanted this for quite some time.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best - was the sensation of floating - as thought I am being freed from bondages and worst was seeing my dad distraught.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I feel this could be a resultant of a combination of factors - emotional distress, current relationships and immense love

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