Mystical Experiencer: Female in mid-fifties
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 23
I experienced an electrical feeling in my brain, and then felt my energy and consciousness drain out through my arms and up into some trees out in the yard where I was sitting. My awareness stayed in the trees within the leaves for a while and I felt extremely relaxed and calm and a very intense sense of peace. I did not have any sense of my body at all, just a sense of being the movement, wind, etc., in the leaves.
After a few moments like this, that energy pulled back into my body with the same electrical feeling I felt when it went out, and then I was aware of being back in my body on the balcony. I had tears coming down my face, which I had not been aware of until that moment, and a friend next to me noticed and whispered to me if I was OK.
I was very shocked and did not tell anyone about the experience at the time, but one of my first thoughts after I came back was that that experience must be what death feels like, and that has always been extremely comforting to me. The memory of the sense of peace and extreme relaxation stayed with me as a memory. Although I remained afraid of my mortality, I never feared actually dying as intensely again.