note: We have never before had someone submit a description
of what it feels like to experience an OBE. This is
a beautiful attempt on the part of one writer to do
in an ocean of Light. Being filled up from head to toe
with so much Love that it overflowed from what I perceived
to be a tiny "myself" swimming in this huge
ocean of Light and Love. It seemed personalized. I could
feel loving arms enfolding me. I swam closer in. Everything
appeared empty. I wondered: Where was everyone else?
I swam farther in but it became too hot. I couldn't
go any farther. A gentle cool breeze blew me back and
loving arms enfolded me. I came to consciousness, woke
up back in my room where I had been resting on the bed.
I felt I had been with God.
The experience with the Light made me want to stay there
forever. I really and truly felt so absolutely complete
that I didn't want to leave. The love that flowed into
me and through me seemed to include various types of
love - agape, eros, tenderness, etc.
years before this, I "dreamt" that I was flying
over a green field with my husband. I was worried I
would fall. I could see all the landscape and buildings
below. I became scared and flew back and went into my
body. I actually lay on top of my body on the bed and
"slotted" myself in. I felt happy to be "home
in my body!"
husband and I didn't have time to talk to each other
in the morning. But the experience was so vivid that
I told a friend about it during the day. In the afternoon
when my husband came home, I asked him if he could remember
what we had done the night before. I expected him to
say "no" or to comment on dinner or the television
show but, with my friend as a witness, he said, "We
were flying around together," and he told the exact
same story. I was amazed and so was my friend.
I wonder if there are other people who have had a similar
experience. I have had several very distinct experiences
of being out of my body, all of them seemingly spontaneous.
No matter how carefully I choose my words, I cannot
convey the feelings of the experience as well as I would
know these are often called "Near Death Experiences,"
but I was not ill nor had I had an accident of any kind
when these things happened. I am now doing Zen Buddhist
meditation and have not had these experiences recently.
Aug. 25, 2007