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Updated on July 6, 2013

What will you do if you woke up in a middle of the night and saw your body still lying on the bed?

The story happened one ordinary night many moons ago. I woke up at around 2 or 3 in the morning and feeling very thirsty. As usual, I got out the bed but I have this feeling there was something wrong. There was no moon to light the open window and dark silhouettes of air were filling the room. Just the bare light from the outside light post makes it possible to see my whole room.

I was very thirsty and the feeling urged me to make one step and go straight to the fridge. But I just can't. I have to turn around and see my pink-coloured bed. That's when I started to panic.

Lying on my bed was no other than me. I was peacefully sleeping and motionless. I turned on the light and I really wanted to scream but no words came from my mouth. I wanted to cry because I'm not ready to die yet.

You see, the old folks from our neighbourhood said that when you see your physical body detached from your spirit, there was a slight chance you could make yourself go back and merge with the physical body.

The thirst just disappeared and the first thing that came to my mind was to unite myself or my soul if this was the appropriate term for that and my body. I have to wake up, I silently scream. But the clock hanging on the wall just ticked. I can’t see the time and my eyes blurred with tears.

I know that I’m having these wishes to die lately but I just didn't mean it. Well, not yet. Not this time.

I went back to my bed and lie down at the top of my body. I thought it was the best thing to do to join the two of us. But for some reasons, I can’t feel the body present in my bed. I can’t feel a thing.

I got up again, sweat rushing on my forehead and the panic started to rise. I scream and scream to the top of my lungs. I wanted to wake up from this nightmare. I take back my desire to die. I sit at the corner of the room, waiting. Just waiting.

It feels like a million years sitting there watching your body lay motionless on your bed.

Then just like a snap – faster than the speed of light, I woke up. It was already morning, my lights are still on and I’m still on a can’t-talk stage.

But I’m glad, so glad to have made it out alive. I’m just lucky that I got this second chance in life.

This is not just a story nor a fiction. It happened to me and I know it happened to other people too. This was my first time to really tell this nightmare to the world. Maybe I have accepted and faced the fact that one moonless night in my life; I was separated from my body.

But I still got the good ending though. And I really thank God for that.

© 2013 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.


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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A beautiful poem with such great meaning

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      Marina 4 years ago from Clarksville TN

      Amazing photos that you posted here.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Such a scary dream. I am glad you are alright. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Wow, what a vivid dream or vision. I was really fascinated by your detailed account. Glad that you came through it to share the experience. There is far more to our dreams than we know.

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      Marina 4 years ago from Clarksville TN

      I have had similar dreams but I am glad they are a rare occurrence.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thank you all for the comments! maybe it was a dream or maybe it wasnt. im just glad that it happened only once :)

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Now that was a panicked state. I hope I never go through that.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a fascinating and intense hub, unknown spy. I'm so glad that your very scary experience had a happy ending. Best wishes for the future.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. The day after I was admitted to the hospital I saw me leave.

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      unknown spy...This is not a rare occurrence . I have done meditation where I have felt what they call " out of body " experiences... this was quite prevalent when I was younger... and it usually has to do with a mindset...and we have a fear of the unknown.. I have been using theul Reiki method before bed at night, especially when stressed or anxious, and found it to be very helpful as a sleep method.. just an idea.. Thanks for sharing such a personal experience I know that had to be difficult..

      well written...

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      hlwar 4 years ago

      Whoa. That is intense, scary, and sad. (ノдヽ) I'm glad you relinquished your thoughts of dying and chose life instead. Thank you for sharing - and most especially thanks for being here to share it with us!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, This is amazing. I have never experienced this and i hope i never do. Happy that you are ok..Peace..

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Spy, I have others tell me I've left my body and visited them, but I've never actually witnessed my body left behind. This is an incredible recount. I'm so glad you were able to rejoin with yourself.

      Is there something going on in your life that is causing you to subconsciously leave your body in order to get a view from the outside looking in? A decision you're grappling with, perhaps?

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very interesting. A very scary experience, indeed.

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      What an astonishing experience. I was so frightened for you; I couldn’t breathe until the very last line. Perhaps those idle wishes found their way into your subconscious. Either way, I’m pleased that you are okay, my friend. Thank God you are here with us to share it. Hugs.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Wow amazing!! A great read and voted up without a doubt.


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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Quite an experience! And you're sure it wasn't a dream? Thank God, you're alive to share it. Happy about the happy ending!