hI GUYS!!…ok! for those of you following closely…..yesterdays visit to the hospital was long and tedious…..but I got a LOT done……….my pain levels are so high that they are hurrying the procedural efforts to get me into the place where pain WILL definitely be lessened…….January2nd I have an anasthesia testing date……..my psych evaluation has been approved…….I will have my first spinal implant surgery on January 8th and then the final PERMANENT spinal implant on January 15th………..if nothing goes wrong then I may spend one or two nights in the hospital but for the most part my recovery will take place at home with the assistance of nurses and Doctors from home health care. My case is SO rare that members from St. Judes will be in attendance and my biopsy had to be delayed due to the immediacy of the pain problem. I hope that gets you up to date for the moment be cause right now I would like to discuss OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCES for a moment. There is so much to say about my disease i’ll have to make it a special post. But please know that I have GREAT Doctor’s and I’m fine…….
An Out-Of-Body experience (or OBE) is typically an experience that feels like you’re floating outside or above your body, and in some cases, you can actually see yourself as you are floating above your sleeping or immobile body (known as Autoscopy). These experiences are not to be confused with “Astral Projection” which is a learned practice dating back thousands of years. I will be doing post with Devon Laporte upcoming. But, today I wish to convey I wish to convey a rather unusual experience of my own. I am doing this today because I am going into the hospital on Jan. 2nd for anesthesia testing (before my upcoming surgeries) and anesthesia is a way to experience an OBE. They can also be triggered by Brain Trauma, Sensory Deprivation, Near Death Experiences, psychedelic drugs, dehydration, sleep, and electrical stimulation of the brain. It can also be deliberately induced but that, again, is in the realm of “Astral Projection. OBE’s are normally spontaneous occurrences and sometimes will occur in in just an average person out of the blue. Just happens…….no explanation. The term Out-Of-Body-Experience was introduced in 1943 by George Tyrell in his book “Apparitions” and was later adopted by researchers as an alternative to belief-centric labels like “Astral Projection”. The one I am going to relate is resulting from extreme physical effort most commonly reported by mountain climbers and distance runners. The sense of bi-location I experienced personally came while skiing the Grand Tetons of Jackson Hole Wyoming. I was doing some moguls and as I came down from the last of the series my body stayed up in the air as I watched myself skiing below myself…….there was no fear….it was like watching intensely………as though nothing else existed for about three minutes of pure enchantment. I watched myself so intensely that I recognized mistakes in my own form and technique. It felt like a pleasant dream. The only reason I relate this to you now is because I want you to know that I am not afraid of these surgeries…..I know that there is more to this reality…..I’m not just guessing…..I am positive….so much more to relate……but my meds are catching up with me……more tomorrow……I am DARTANION2…..and that’s the way I see it!!…….cheers…..THANX UK and BRAZIL for keeping my numbers up!!…….love you……T
Cherie Sumner said:
Hi Sweet T. This is really fascinating to read about your personal out of body experience in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming while skiing. I find it interesting that it seems to be from extreme physical exertion, but not from an accident or trauma while skiing? You got to actually critique your moves and mistakes of skiing style like we do when watching the Olympic skiers. How cool is that?! Lol That is amazing. I wonder what triggered it. I would love to hear more about this from you and your theories on why these three minutes occurred. I would like to know how you came back into your body…if it was a jolt or instantaneous, or like floating in, etc. Very special experience. You have this spiritual quality and openness to your personality that I think makes your spirit open to these type phenomenal occurrences….that I consider Godlike moments….connecting to that part of ourselves that is accessing the non-physical world’s understanding, and the energy beyond the veil of this life. A gift that God allowed you to experience for whatever reason He saw fit. It is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
I also want you to know that I am glad to be informed of your surgeries for January now. I have been wanting to know all day what the set up for them is and at least I found out on here (would much rather hear directly from you than a blog but I’ll take it) and can prepare my mind and spirit. You know I will be praying and will make arrangements to come see you in January. I think I can be there for your major part of the surgery and recovery. I would like to be there to hold your hand and help in any way so you can rest and get well. We can watch movies and count down the days to you feeling much pain relief. I will be excited for you to get the mobility and relief you deserve. 😉 Love you so much and will be there with you all the way. You are such a strong soul, T. I am drawn to your light and love. Want to see the transition of your recovery and celebrate with you as you slowly claim more and more freedom. I will fight my peripheral neuropathy disease as well, best I can, and draw strength from you. I can face anything with your love. xoxo kisses Cherie
Alice Lawson said:
Lost the last part because the box was blocking me from seeing what I was typing. Dearest Tony, i will continue to pray and care throughout your operation and recuperation time..at home…wow that is wonderful to be where you are comfortably at home and relaxed. Thankful for that. I can only affirm you for staying the course on this to overcome pain. I am in the throws of see the full risk of brain surgery and that concerns me greatly right now. Tests for heart and brain throughout this month and family meeting so I can appreciate what it all has been for you leading up to this operation in January. Truly hope you can stay strong for the coming season of joy and love and feel the comfort and support of Father God helping you and comforting you with healing virtue and protection to keep you in His care for the upcoming operation. Glad such wonderful experienced doctors on your rare case and providing their experience. May there be such a presence of love and support for you through your loving praying Mom, sweet Cheri, your family who love you dearly and your sons and close friends at this time and love always from Father God and Jesus and my heart too. I hope this goes through with every blessing flowing and coming to you..:):):)xxxxxxxxoooooooo eight the blessing of a new beginning where pain is no more ! Your Kate loves you and your praying Mom , Cheri , Georgina who never lets you give up ! Very best holidays ever for you and your family and sons and yourself with a hi, to Isaac too 🙂
Hi Kate, I am so sorry to hear about your medical problems too. Brain? you said brain? This world is such a strange experience and all I can say is thank God for people such as yourself……….love you………miss you……..praying for you as well…….hope the holidays bring you smiles my friend…………miss you so much……..kisses……..tony xoxo
Georgina Richardson said:
I`m glad to see that you are back with us again, I knew you could do this honey, you are a very strong willed wonderful soul and you will get through this present situation even if we all have to drag you kicking and screaming through it all!! lol.
I have myself experienced an OBE quite a while ago now when I was in my early 20`s. It was in fact a migraine that was the trigger factor, I suffered terribly with them then. I was unconscious at the time but found myself hovering at the side of the bed looking down on myself and watching Geoff talking to the Doctors about what they were going to do. It was only for a short time span but when I came round I found that I had been in a deep sleep for nearly two days. I was able to tell Geoff what they had said and I`d read what the Doctor had written in his report and told Geoff the details, the fact that my heart rate had dropped and my blood pressure was very low at that specific time, I noted what they were and the time.
It was really funny because he went as white as a sheet and couldn`t believe that I was able to read the report when I was in such a deep sleep at the time. He said you could probably hear what was being said but I couldn`t have known what had been written in the report unless I had seen it as the Doctor took it away with him. When he came to check on me the next day Geoff told him what I had said and done and he wasn`t in the least bit surprised as he has had patients who have had similar things happen and he said he himself has had the same thing happen when he was stressed about his exams as a student. It is quite common for stress to trigger an OBE. A fascinating subject T` and I`m glad that you have experienced one as they are very real, people often say it`s a load of rubbish and are very closed minded about these things until it happens to them!!
This is my Christmas card to you.
It`s such a hectic time of year
And there`s so much I have to do.
But I will always find the time
To say Merry Christmas and I really do love you.
Because Christmas means so much to me
More than just gifts and cards and decorations.
There`s a special meaning in my words
For such a lovely celebration.
It`s such a pleasure for me to take the time
To send all my love today.
And I`m wishing you much happiness this Christmas
And for the new year that`s on its way.
Because you are a very special friend of mine
And your Christmas should be too.
So I`m hoping that it brings with it
All the love you would like it to.
Lots of cards and happy wishes
Will be posted through your door.
But there could never be a wish
That could ever be sincerely meant for you more.
We have such lovely old traditions
That make us all smile at this time.
So I`m sending my love to you
Because you Tony my friend are especially mine.
I love you sweety.
Thanx so much for this G……I have so much to talk to you about………Merry Christmas back at you……….more on that later………thanx for the poem……thanx for keeping this blog going…………gotta talk soon……miss you….T xoxox
Georgina Richardson said:
WHAT IS AN OBE?
Many people have described an OBE. In fact surveys have shown that it can occur in about 10% of the population. The OBE is described as a sensation of seperation from the body, being able to watch oneself and the events that are taking place from a point above the body.
Once in an OBE state people describe feeling very`light` and `peaceful`. Interestingly they often inadvertantly describe themselves as the part that has seperated from their body. For example they may say `I was up at the corner of the ceiling looking down at myself, thinking what is my body doing down there? Some people have even described leaving the room and being able to watch what other people are doing in the next room! They have been able to recall specific details that took place that they wouldn`t have normally been aware of otherwise, and have been able to give others around them actual proof.
I have read about a woman during an operation feeling and seeing herself floating above her body. She described watching the doctors and the nurses working on her body and what they were recording on her records and how many people were there, also what they were instructed to do. When the doctor came to see her in recovery she was able to tell him what had occured. She described how shocked he was with the details that he said she couldn`t possibly have seen being recorded!
Although OBE`s can occur during a near death experience, they can also occur in isolation and under a variety of other stimuli, the difference in an NDE is that the body is still attached by what is referred to as a faintly visible umbilical cord. If the umbilical cord then seperates that is the point of actual death.
In 2002 a group of swiss doctors carried out a procedure that has been performed on people with intractible epilepsy. Electrodes were implanted in their brain and used to stimulate different portions of their brain. The aim was to find abnormal brain cells that may have been causing the recurrent seizures.
During the procedure quite unexpectedly the patients have reported seeing themselves from above floating near the ceiling. During this procedure the patient has to stay concious in order to be able to answer questions so that the medical team can accurately situate the electrodes. The doctors realised that they could actually induce OBE`s and because of these experiments they have actually discovered how to reduce and even cure certain forms of epilepcy by implanting small electrodes in the area of the brain that are affected, this has been done in London. The electrodes are attatched to a tiny battery under the skin behind the ear. Although this treatment is still in its infancy, they have had some success.
Never the less people have been able to give proof that some are able to naturally have an OBE. You can even train yourself how to do it through inducing a natural gentle light sleep state, the sleep state just before you properly fall asleep, through practiced relaxation methods and meditation. I have this ability although it doesn`t always happen because it always depends on how relaxed I am.
Fantastic G!!……..Love that you di this……….gonna recommend that people read this great follow up and perfect addition to my post……..love you……..miss you…..can’t wait to chat………smiles…..T xx
Georgina Richardson said:
I`m glad it was useful to you T` I enjoyed writing it and just prayed that you would like it sweety, I`m just trying to fulfill my promise to you to help keep the vibes going and smother you in energy and light, so much light that you won`t need a flippin torch kidda!!!!
I love you
Cherie Sumner said:
I found this very fascinating, Georgina. Thanks for sharing. I have a sister with Epilepsy. I wish that she was offered this treatment. She has a tumor in the center of her brain that has baffled doctors all her life that has not grown, so they leave it alone, but they suspect that it has to do with her seizures. It is about the size of a quarter. It is inoperable, so thankfully it has not changed in size or shape. I believe in OBE for sure. I have not had one, but I have had a very vivid vision with Christ, with prophesies that came true, and also I experience time to time memory loss where I have intense brief euphoric moments with God, where His presence is so intense, that I block out the world and feel extreme Love and peace, and usually a Divine message or feeling of peace to comfort me when I am in severe duress. I will not remember driving or walking, or where I am, but snap back into a situation after a dreamlike state of being with God and my spirit tweaked with renewed energy….away from physical and emotional pain temporarily. I wish I could control it and do it all the time when I need it, but it is something that I am not sure how it comes on. God uses me when I am open to Him I suppose. I wrote a poem just today about such an experience that occurred this morning on my way home after dropping my children off at school. I will post it on Cosmo in the morning. It is called, “All is well” and the Christmas song with that title was playing in the car when I lapsed into one of my God episodes. Pretty amazing experience and feeling. Thank you for sharing your incredible OBE story. I was intrigued. Love and hugs, Cherie
Georgina Richardson said:
Thank you Cherie, I`m glad you liked it. It`s strange and weird what is rattling around in this silly tin pot head of mine!!