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      Hi , I didn't know where to post this so I'm sorry if isn't the right section or the right forum. It has nothing to do with dreaming.

      When I was little , like 6-7 years old , don't remember exactly , I was at a pool with my dad and I was swimming in a helper (idk how to call it) and my dad told me to get out cause we were going to eat and I said to him that I'm doing a last swim from a side to the other of the pool and I will get out , I pushed myself too hard from the wall and fell out from the swimming helper , I remember even today what I've experienced , I was at peace , felt like breathing underwater , my vision went blurry instantly , I wasn't even struggling to get to the surface , I remember sinking deeper but it was so peaceful , everything felt like in slow motion then suddenly my dad grabbed me by my foot and pulled me out , I didn't cough or something like people do when they swallow water or dunno and It was like nothing happened. When I went underwater It felt like I was going for a while but I think it lasted only 10-15 seconds until my dad pulled me out.

      Can someone please explain what happened to me? Why was I so peaceful and I felt like breathing underwater from the moment I went under. It was literally like when I went under everything was in slow motion and I was aware but yet relaxed. It would've been a peaceful and painless death If it wasn't someone there to save me but I don't understand why I was aware and relaxed... and the feeling of breathing underwater.
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      Curious . . . what made you want to post this question on a site for dreams?

      Answer: did you breathe any water in? If you did, maybe you were dying. Also, since this happened a long time ago, it is very possible that you have distorted the memory of that day over time, creating a more death-like experience than what actually occurred.
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      *Moved to Lounge*

      Sorry, thread got accidentally closed. Fixed and PM sent.
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      You probably went into shock(Acute stress reaction), which can cause dissociation. Feeling like time slowing down, being disconnected from your body, and feeling at peace are signs of dissociation. Other common things are when people feel like they are floating outside their body, and watching them self from a distance.
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      You know I had a friend tell me almost the exact same thing when he got trapped under water once. He thought he had figured out how to hold his breath for 15 minutes when it was really only 2 or so.

      Crazy.

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      I was once stuck under a boat during a rafting trip. I was... 17 at the time, I think. Someone said I was under there for a minute but it could have been less than that. I had a similar experience where everything was logical, peaceful, and I knew I'd be fine. I didn't breathe in any water (I did enough of that in competitive swimming) and my lungs didn't burn at all, but I just gradually made my way out from under the boat, even stopping for a moment to reach a hand up to see if there was air in the middle and then moving on.

      As soon as I popped up on the other side, reality struck and someone managed to get a hold of the boat I was holding on to. It wasn't moving too quickly and the water wasn't too deep.

      I think a good part of the experience was a result of adrenaline amping things up and the fact that I was so accustomed to being in water that my natural inclination was not to panic. Memories can also be slightly obscured over time and certain details tend to stick out over others. Regardless, I'm glad you came out okay.
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      Quote Originally Posted by eleven33 View Post
      Hi , I didn't know where to post this so I'm sorry if isn't the right section or the right forum. It has nothing to do with dreaming.

      When I was little , like 6-7 years old , don't remember exactly , I was at a pool with my dad and I was swimming in a helper (idk how to call it) and my dad told me to get out cause we were going to eat and I said to him that I'm doing a last swim from a side to the other of the pool and I will get out , I pushed myself too hard from the wall and fell out from the swimming helper , I remember even today what I've experienced , I was at peace , felt like breathing underwater , my vision went blurry instantly , I wasn't even struggling to get to the surface , I remember sinking deeper but it was so peaceful , everything felt like in slow motion then suddenly my dad grabbed me by my foot and pulled me out , I didn't cough or something like people do when they swallow water or dunno and It was like nothing happened. When I went underwater It felt like I was going for a while but I think it lasted only 10-15 seconds until my dad pulled me out.

      Can someone please explain what happened to me? Why was I so peaceful and I felt like breathing underwater from the moment I went under. It was literally like when I went under everything was in slow motion and I was aware but yet relaxed. It would've been a peaceful and painless death If it wasn't someone there to save me but I don't understand why I was aware and relaxed... and the feeling of breathing underwater.
      Shock... you body releases amphetamines and you feel literally nothing.

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