Wesley C's Experience

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I was at the dentist and i was on the operating/dentist's chair. I was panicking due to my fear of dentists. My mom was next to me holding my hand while the dentist was drilling away, I was in fear and squeezing her hand and the side arm of the chair. I recall my hands sweating and my eyes focused on the ceiling.

Suddenly I stopped moving and i was at peace, everything was silent, calm and bright. I was looking at myself from the ceiling, I noticed my mom's head, the dentist's head and the assistant busy working in my mouth. My whole body was still and for those 8 seconds or so i suddenly was back in my body and i began to think about what happened. I spoke to my mom about it afterwards and she said she did see me stop panicking and moving for a few seconds.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No

Except for the numbing injection for the gum which shouldn't affect my mind.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     For me to express to people what happened right there seemed like i might seem crazy, but it did happen.

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?           High, I was hearing every sound and trying to focus to keep my tongue back away from the drilling.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   It seemed like a dream but it couldn't of been. The silence and calmness did make it seem like a dream, cause in dreams you don't hear sound.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     After i left my body, my soul or whatever i was from above seemed invincible and peaceful. Without any feelings/emotions, just curiosity of watching myself...

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Peacefullness, Completeness, Calmness and i wasn't confused until i appeared back in my body.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No, everything was silent, Even the drilling i couldn't hear until i was back.

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?            Uncertain      I was alone, although i never looked around i was looking down, so there could of been 'spirits' or angels or something next to me but i never noticed them, ONLY the dentist my mom and the assistant.

Did you see a light?           Yes     I didn't see a light, but it was bright where i was looking from.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?   Uncertain      My sight was sharp, but i had no hearing at the time and taste i did not experience anything and feeling i couldn't feel anything, I was 'floating' as such.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     Time did seem much slower when i was looking.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes     I was at a level on the ceiling i did not look around me to see if there was more areas to go to.

Did you become aware of future events?       No response            Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes     Yes, I realized straight away what happened and i began to panic again with the dentist performing the tasks.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?          Yes     I believe that our soul or spirit lives on when we leave our body.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It hasn't really affected anything except my knowledge on after life. I see it to carry on.

Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes     Family and a friend or two. Family believed me and were interested to know. But friends seemed to listen but not sure if i was telling the truth.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Confusion.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best part was the experience and the calmness and silence. Worst part was the returning back into my body and wondering why it ended so soon.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        None.

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     the questions were good...

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    None.