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Amie S's ADC

Experience description:  

I felt like a weight was on my chest. Not a physical painful weight, just a weight. I remember looking at my body and feeling breath sinking out of it. I wasn't scared, for some reason I knew I was only sleeping. I remember thinking to myself, this is how you die.....the only way I can explain it is if you think of a real thick fog passing through u at once..., a pressure, a passing, like falling, but slow. It was unworldly.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     Very much so......

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes     I didn't realize at the time, nor did I remember this until I found out my grandfather had passed that morning.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Asleep, but I knew I was

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes, but felt sooo real.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     Simply saw myself laying there, but I knew I was not the one dying.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            The body I saw had some panic, like it wasn't ready. I knew it was OK.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     I felt a soul, or something, leaving, I knew it wasn't me. Found out that morning it was my grandfather.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            there were no senses.

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?    Yes     I felt a power to share we shouldn't be scared.

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       Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?   Uncertain      My family has been known to be psychic, and I get random intuitions, but this was the first time...

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     Simply rest assured, I suppose.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I told two family members. They both listened, but I don't think they understand the importance.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes    

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     My mother lost her father, my cousin lost his grandfather too. The took solace in the info I offered but didn't take it seriously.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I was happy that he was in no pain, and not afraid. I am also scared to tell others, even though I know they would feel better. I was incredibly stronger because of it.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best was knowing he died free of pain. The worst was not being able to tell everyone I wanted to.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Uncertain     

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Uncertain      You can't describe what happened...felt like someone put my body in a chamber and took out the breathe slowly, not painful, just a slight compression, like a short fall.....