While reading on my bed
one night, all of a sudden I "a thought" entered my conscious mind telling my
body to relax, and actually felt my body relax like never before, and the next
thing I saw was my body "below" me, I was actually floating close to the ceiling
watching myself. I was still reading (no physical movement on my part, it just
appeared like I was reading, same posture as when I was "awake" reading my book,
and yet I realized that my eyes were open, and yet, I was not blinking). After
some time, while in my "perch", I felt like I did not belong there, and the
moment I felt that emotion, I "went back" into my body. After the event, I felt
very tired, put the light out, and went to sleep, when I woke up the next day, I
woke up feeling fully rested, and could have taken the world. To this day, I can
still see my body on my bed reading.
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? Fully awake and alert.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain I've always thought about this experience, and have come to the conclusion that my consciousness came apart from my body.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was amazed to be able to see my own body, from a higher perspective, on the bed reading, a feeling of wonderment.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes I felt that all of my senses were in working order, I was just of my body, that's all.
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 felt that I was against the ceiling, but I did not try to go through it.
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes I felt like I did not belong there, and as soon as I thought it, I went back into my body
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain Prior to this experience I had another thought that entered my mind while reading, and it was to look at he curtains in my room (at the same location as before, and open the curtains, and by God, they did. This really disturbed me, got out of bed, got dressed, and went to the club to get a drink.