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William G's Experience

Experience description:   

I was eleven years old and in probably the happiest time of my life. I was walking into the bathroom in our house. I caught my eyes in the mirror and I immediately found myself up near the ceiling looking down on myself. I had no body and no feeling of having any kind of a physical presence at all. I felt beings above me but there was no feeling of direction or physical space so using the word above is not correct but is as close as I can get to describing it. These beings were not people but they used to be. They were very calm and told me not to worry and that I was not supposed to be where they were yet. There was a quiet compassion about them and no drama at all. I had an incredible all knowing feeling. If I was to be asked any question in this state, I would know the answer. I looked at myself with compassion. I saw that I had the fashionable haircut of the time and was dressed the way I was supposed to and I felt compassion for my ego although I could not frame it that way at the time. I started thinking about where I was and as soon as that happened I was right back in my body. It did not scare me and I did not attribute it to God but I also did not think there was anything wrong with me either. I just found it very interesting although I am no closer to understanding it now as I was then.

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


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes No language expresses the event fully.

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? Awake

Was the experience dream like in any way? no

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes no appearance and no form

What emotions did you feel during the experience? content

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? No

Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes Very near me. I did not know them and they told me not to worry that I was not supposed to be there yet.

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 visual only, ideas were conveyed emotionally

Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes My body was frozen and I seemed outside of time.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes If I were to be asked any question in that state I would know the answer. All knowledge vanished as soon as I was back in my body.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I did not cross any boundary. I could feel that I was right beside though. I no sense of what would happen if I crossed. I never thought about it.

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? Yes Many psychic events for years. Usually involved someone trying to tell me something. I have no idea what any of it means.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Uncertain I was very young so I did not really have fully formed ideas. I knew I did not believe in any God.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I have no idea.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain I really do not know because I was so young.

Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Only immediate family members. I do not know if they were influenced by this.

What emotions did you experience following your experience? Wonder

What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part was the feeling of contentment and peace. There were no negative parts.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? no

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 It is what occurred.