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1  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / classic exit experience (it's been a while) on: November 28, 2017, 04:54:51
Hello everyone, it's been a while since I've posted anything on here as my life has been so busy lately and I haven't really been practicing or attempting to have an OBE for a while. Though I do still enjoy having them and do write them down when they do happen. But I figured I'd share this one because after 10 years of having OBE's this is the first time I've had a classic exit like this.

I woke up this morning around 6am from hearing my dad leaving the house for work. I rolled over onto my back and fell back asleep. I usually have OBE's if I lay on back that's just the way I've always been. There wasn't much awareness between now and the time of the OBE, but all of a sudden I found myself in the familiar black void and I felt myself rising. My "eyes" were closed and I could not see, but I had a sense I was getting closer to my ceiling. I briefly gained vision for a moment and realized I was about 2 feet away from my ceiling and still rising. Then I bumped into it. After this I continued on to have a short OBE of flying around outside my house and down the street and just enjoyed the experience.
This is the first time in 10 years and 100 obe's that I rose up and bumped into the ceiling. I've heard of people doing this, but my exits have always been conscious and I usually just push up off my bed or roll off it.

So just figured I'd share and thanks for reading!
2  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Peoples experiences with meditation / body position and trance state on: February 05, 2017, 06:55:09
Hi,
I'm now timing myself while meditating to see if I can hold the time. So far the best I've done is 17:48 of 20:00. During the relaxation out of boredom I tried inducing the trance state with a picture (an elevator doing down while saying "down" mentally with a voice in my head). I felt a lose of sense of time. I felt like I was floating and falling in the air at the same time. I also had a buzzing feeling all over my body, but especially below my waste / thighs and feet.

Is this a sign that I entered the trance state?

Thanks.

Yes, there is a feel to it, but don't focus so much on the body, or timing yourself. There is nothing wrong with setting a timer so you don't go longer than you want to or need to, but I used to time myself as well. Recently I stopped because it is not a race. Trying to beat your previous time of 17 minutes will not help you.
Look for the change in your awareness, not so much your physical body, because as your mind relaxes your body will follow and vice versa (sitting still without moving will naturally relax your mind)
I have meditated for 10 minutes and for 40 minutes, sometimes my mind being much more calm during the 10 minute one. So what I'm saying it's not always about the duration of the meditation
And once you become better at it, you will be able to enter the state much quicker and easier. When I first started I always made sure no one was home to distract me, or I would wear earplugs, or my noise canceling headphones, which did help me, but eventually I thought to myself am I really going to use these every time I have to meditate? Or will the perfect environment always be available to meditate? No, so I stopped using them and realized I was still able to do it with noise in the background.
Today, I meditated in the middle of Manhattan, NYC sitting in a car on the side of a busy street mid day for 20 minutes. Even with the car alarms, honking, and 2 way radio going in the car it wasn't a problem to shift my focus away from them, even though I still heard them, they weren't distracting
3  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Urge to move and mind floods with thoughts on: January 31, 2017, 08:00:44
I agree with Phalanx to practice meditation, it will help you learn to keep your mind calm. I also have struggled with your problem many times. I usually end up rolling over and giving up at that point too, because you have already lost your focus if you are that agitated. But I also stopped trying to OBE during the day or evening because it has never worked for me, so I only try in the morning upon wakening when my body is already relaxed and can easily slip back into sleep
Also agree with Xanth, stop trying so hard. If you have to tell yourself to "stop having thoughts", or "focus, focus, relax" because your mind is having thoughts, then you are actually working against your body and mind relaxing. Meditation will for sure help you with that
4  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Peoples experiences with meditation / body position and trance state on: January 31, 2017, 07:45:13
I sit in my computer chair, nothing fancy. With a pillow under my butt. I used to put another pillow behind my upper back/shoulders to support my head a bit, but recently moved it to my lower back. Noticed that it keeps my posture better and is more comfortable for me. My head used to slowly fall forwards sometimes and my chin would end up resting on my chest, but since I've moved the pillow to my lower back it is easier to keep my head straight up.
And you're saying it takes 5 minutes for you to relax to your meditative state? I noticed it usually takes me about 10 minutes. And I'll usually stop around 25 - 35 minutes total
5  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Peoples experiences with meditation / body position and trance state on: January 30, 2017, 04:59:56
For meditation, I usually sit upright in a chair. A Mantra meditation works well for me, but recently I've noticed a chakra visualization meditation is working better / faster. Depends on my mood and what I'm trying to get out of the meditation.
Sometimes if I'm tired, I'll lay in bed. And if I do lay in bed it's on my back.
For OBE, it's usually always on my back in bed. (that's just what works for me)
6  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Very Interesting experience last night! on: December 22, 2014, 06:58:40
lol this made me laugh   grin
7  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: OBE I had yesterday, and Entity Discussion on: October 30, 2014, 02:49:49
Thanks for sharing, good read. Sounds like fun!
8  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Crazy astral projection dreams.. on: October 21, 2014, 00:52:07
Welcome and congratulations, it sounds like you are describing a classic out of body experience (OBE), and not a dream.
I'm not sure why your teeth are hurting, but I find that sometimes in my normal, unconscious dreams some of my teeth are loose and falling out as if I were losing my baby teeth. The feeling is exactly like it was in real life when they fell out. And sometimes it can be "painfull" in the dream. It is a very good sign post for me that I am dreaming because it happens so often that I can remember that it's a dream. And from there I can turn the dream into an OBE
9  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: A determined beginner's OBE *attempt* log (never had one before) on: October 20, 2014, 04:13:18
Welcome! Looks like you are off to a great start. The only thing I really have to comment on is this.
"Often I just don't seem to be tired enough after waking up to fall into the crucial "Mind=Awake Body=Asleep" state, so then I lie like this for another 5 minutes or less, only to eventually give up as nothing ever does seem to happen if it doesn't start happening more or less straight away."

I can relate to this because often when I wake up I feel as though I'm not tired enough either, and the more I think about it, the more aware I become of the physical world. I've found that for me, it can vary greatly. Sometimes I can wake up, empty my bladder, get back in bed and lay still, and still be able to relax into sleep paralysis (SP) within 20 minutes. Other times I wake up and it can take less than a minute, or it won't happen at all.

Usually when I wake up I roll onto my back, which for me, means obe. I never sleep on my back and I've found FOR ME that rolling onto my back helps induce SP easily. I'm not saying this will work for you, but that's what works for me. And once I roll onto my back I try to rerun through my dreams. That way I'm keeping my mind busy, but not thinking about waking reality which helps me focus my awareness to the non physical. If it works, I'll feel the shift of my body entering SP (usually accompanied with vibrations or random noises) and usually enter a black void, from there I either roll out, or imagine myself in the living room until the scenery fully comes to view.

I am in no way an expert, but that's what has worked for me. And it's usually not consistent. My success seems to come and go
10  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Tried to do something productive for once instead of just flying around on: September 11, 2014, 03:27:44
Thanks for the replies, I think if I continue to ask for help like I did, I will be able to open myself up to a lot of new opportunities. I got into doing retrievals about a year ago. I performed them for a few months and then stopped, I did have some minor verifications, but nothing major
11  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Tried to do something productive for once instead of just flying around on: September 10, 2014, 01:15:55
Just thought I would share this since it's a little different than my usual obe's and to see what you guys have to say
OBE #67, Dream to obe
       I was in a non-lucid dream I was in my house, in my downstairs bathroom, standing in front of the toilet. I realized the bathroom looked a little different than it does in the physical and that made me become aware I was in the non-physical. I also realized I should not pee lol. I turned and floated through the door and up the stairs to my living room. I went over to the sliding door which leads out onto the deck, and floated through the door to the outside. It was gray and overcast outside, might have even been raining a little. I looked down at my hands and said "I'm aware I'm in the non physical right now."
       I thought about what I wanted to do while I was out, something different than the usual flying around my house until I lose focus and wake up. I asked, to no one in particular, "I would like to speak to someone who can answer some questions I have about the non-physical." I waited a few moments and then turned around. Someone else was standing on the deck with me, a young unfamiliar male in his 20's, not someone I would have expected to show up. (but maybe someone comfortable for me to speak with) I immediately went over and introduced myself and said "Hi, I'm Justin" and he said "Hi, I'm Chris". I asked him if he can answer some questions I have about the non physical. He said yes, and so can his (friend?) Jesse. I said, "okay great", and might have also asked who's Jesse? He said you don't know Jesse? Making it seem like I should have known him for some reason.
       Chris went inside my house through the sliding door and I followed him and watched where he went, he went downstairs and a short moment later he came back up with someone else. The two of them both came back out onto the deck. I immediately introduced myself to Jesse and we shook hands. My dad was now on the deck with us and we all sat down at the table. My dad quickly asked a question before I could. He asked, "what can you guys tell me about living in the non physical?" They responded, "It is a one way path, the void is the smallest part?" I immediately leaned in and asked, "Can I speak with deceased relatives or friends?" One of them responded with, "No, and his explanation was something like it would be too easy for them to tell you everything?" I asked another question. "Then what can I do to prove to myself these experiences are real, how can I get validity out of my obe's?" Jesse was now standing up and it sounded like he was eating something and talking at the same time, I couldn't understand him well. He said, "Bromanager" I said, what? He said "brermember", again I said what? "brermember". I couldn't understand what that meant, but I made him repeat it so I could remember it. It faded and I woke up.

To me it seems like I got no valuable information from this contact, at least for now. But I will try this again in a future experience
12  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: I don't understand what is happening with me. on: July 30, 2014, 08:37:47
The loud buzzing ZZZ's as you call them are completely normal and safe. They are a good sign post that you are very close to an exit.
13  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: I think my two year old went out of body with me today. on: July 30, 2014, 08:35:24
Very cool!
14  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Did it again, Another Alternate Reality on: July 01, 2014, 09:11:49
I had a slightly vivid dream the other morning where I was also a woman in my, (hers?) late 40's or 50's where I had a son about 7 or 8 years old. We were walking up a long staircase outside somewhere. He was in front of me carrying a (bag of recycling?) and I told him to keep going as I was slow because my knees were weak. Once I reached the top the purpose of the dream sort of changed and now I was back to being me again and some of my normal friends were there.

It was definitely an interesting one to say the least..
15  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Crazy experience on: June 26, 2014, 08:40:10
I've found sometimes that I also, "get ticked off" while laying in bed in the early morning looking in the blackness, usually accompanied with vibrations and I decide to roll over because the feeling is there, but I just can't get all the way out. After rolling over I realize how close I was and I probably should have just kept trying, but oh well.
So next time, stay calm and keep going because you're almost there
16  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Obe with card verification on: January 06, 2014, 03:17:50
I'm not sure exactly what you mean Klaxen, but I'm just gonna say this.
I obviously picked up and saw the correct card in the RTZ that was actually on the top of the deck of cards in the physical. But in the physical, the card wasn't actually where I found it in the nonphysical.
The deck of cards was on a shelf in my room, but I saw this card on a shelf in my living room in the nonphysical. (because that's where I thought I had placed a card) but when I woke up I realized nothing was there.
So even though I wasn't in the correct location in the RTZ, I was still open and accepting to the information of the correct card. Maybe because I had a strong belief that the card was actually on the shelf in the livingroom so I was able to access the correct info.

Not sure if that will help or confuse you more haha, but thought I'd mention it
17  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: How would I know if my OOBE is 'real'? on: January 03, 2014, 18:55:30
Seems like you're on the right track. A lot of times I get obe by doing what you described, imagining yourself "there". You could imagine yourself anywhere, but I prefer somewhere that is close to my physical body and somewhere I am very familiar with. I just posted a thread about my card experiment and I describe what I do there. I've found it works when you imagine you are actually in the environment and walking through or feeling things in it (in my experience I would be walking down and feeling the walls of my hallway) And once I reach my living room by this point it is still mostly all blackness with maybe a few vague outlines of the walls like you described. I've found what works for me is that I actually have to imagine opening my NPMR eyes and it really does look like I am opening them as my living room comes into full colored, clear view in front of me.

And it did take me some time to learn that, I failed a lot of times and sometimes still do. Sometimes I'll loose the experience before being able to open my NPMR eyes. It's just a matter of learning what works best for you, but from what you described I can relate to pretty well so I would say give that a shot.

As for boosting your awareness I usually do this immediately after opening my NPMR eyes as sometimes I can be very unbalanced and would like to ground myself in the experience right away. I usually do this by bringing my hands up to my face and looking closely at them for a second or 2. Then I'll either say something like Clarity now! or recently I've been saying something like "I'm now OBE in the nonphysical" to reassure myself.

18  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Obe with card verification on: January 03, 2014, 18:35:06
Hello everyone I thought I'd share my experience from this morning. I'm going to mostly skip over the obe since nothing of great significance happened during it and I'd rather just tell my card verification experience.

1/3/14
OBE #57 RTZ, WBTB, Phase method
    Before going to sleep last night I had a great feeling that I was going to have an OBE this morning. I went to sleep and woke up around 10am not remembering that I had that feeling last night. I called my cat to come lay on my bed and cuddle, but she didn't come over and I was experiencing a feeling of drowsiness so I decided to lay back down and close my eyes. Within a few minutes I was seeing some vague imagery behind my closed eyes. I stretched my arms out and I rolled my body over to the left, but something felt different. It was heavy and slow motion and I was still looking at the blackness behind my closed eyes, but I thought I had moved physically. Next thing I know I'm staring at my ceiling about a foot away from it. My vision went back to blackness and I realized I was obe and I didn't want the experience to end so I started to imagine I was walking down my hallway and feeling the walls with both my hands as I did. I grabbed onto the cool, metal, railing as I walked past the stair case. Once I got to my living room I slowly opened my NPMR eyes and had great vision of where I was standing and now fully phased in that reality.
    I did a few awareness boosters by looking at my hands and telling myself I was OBE in the nonphysical. I remembered I wanted to check the card that I placed on a shelf in the living room so I walked over to it and reached up and grabbed the card. The first card I saw was a black 4 of spades. I noticed I was holding about 3 or 4 cards so I placed them back on the shelf and then tried to only grab one. I grabbed about 3 or 4 again, but the card on top was a black 4 of spades again. I thought that was good enough so I put the cards down and proceeded with the rest of my OBE.
    
    When I woke up I went to the living room and reached on top of the shelf. I didn't feel a card so I took a look and there was no card there. The shelf looked like it was recently dusted off so I thought maybe one of my parents found it and moved the card. I was a little disappointed and I don't actually remember how long ago I placed the card there. I decided I would count the cards from the deck and whichever one was missing maybe that would be the card. I grabbed the deck of cards and flipped it over to see the faces and first one on top was the black 4 of spades.
     It's not the best verification, but I think it speaks for itself that there was some level of verification there. I know I probably shouldn't be focusing on trying to prove the existence of the NPMR this way, but I find it a fun experiment to play with

Thanks for reading and any feedback is appreciated  grin
19  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: My Experience from Yesterday on: December 26, 2013, 16:25:33
Very cool! I love when I can hold my awareness while entering SP right before exiting and seeing all the images behind my closed eyes. Usually they move/change very fast and I have a hard time recalling them
20  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: It seems I do not have what it takes D: on: December 24, 2013, 04:13:32
^^ What Xanth said. ^^
Plus, I've been practicing for 6 years and still have trouble consciously projecting at times. Like said above, it's a life long project haha.
21  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Near OBE I can make music on: December 03, 2013, 22:50:32
Yes, I love the music! I can either create it or sometimes it just plays by itself, but every time it sounds amazing! I hear it while in SP before consciously exiting
22  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Seeing Through Your Eyelids on: November 29, 2013, 01:12:05
I've actually been looking into this as well recently. When I first started meditating (and still happens now) I remember I would get to a point where after about 15 minutes or so I was looking into the blackness but then I would "see" an outline of my arms and hands. By this point in my meditation my head was usually totally slouched down so if I opened my physical eyes I would be looking towards my stomach where my hands were actually placed.
But for the life of me I didn't completely understand what I was seeing or why. Was I really seeing through my eyelids? Was I almost OBE? Or was it just my minds interpretation of what I thought was really there?

I've been doing a lot of recent meditations where I just place my intent to experience and explore 3D blackness or any hynogogic imagery. Usually, I'll just experience the feeling of some sort of depth to the blackness, or I see something that looks far away in the blackness. Or I'll see random images that seem to not be related to anything at the moment.
But what I've come to consider seeing my hands through closed eyelids would not be actually seeing through them, but just my minds interpretation of what I would think to be there AS my nonphysical senses are starting to "turn on" and I become more aware of them.

But that's just what I think as of right now since I've been looking into it recently, can't say for sure.
23  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Was I Close? I felt like I was Electrocuted.. on: August 30, 2013, 19:46:40
My sign post for being able to exit is an electric pulsing (zapping) in my head. It starts off soft and increases in speed and intensity with every zap. I can feel it and hear it in my ears and head. It's a little uncomfortable, but bearable. If this sounds anything like what you're experiencing, it's normal and you were close to exiting.
24  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: It's easy! Don't make it harder than it is on: August 06, 2013, 19:18:35
Thanks for the quick replies and feedback guys!
@SweP it sounds like you are def on the right track, but keep going! It sounds like you are trying to do this from a fully awake state. The best advice I can give you is to try this AFTER at least 3 - 4 hours of sleep in the early morning when you wake up.
For me personally I have NEVER had an obe from a fully awake state during meditation, only during evening naps and early mornings because of how much easier it is. Honestly I haven't even meditated in probably 4 months either.
I've seen so many people saying crazy things over the past 6 years being involved with this about religion, certain things you have to do, or certain things you have to not do in order to get obe. Honestly in my opinion none of it matters, all that matters is that YOU want to get OBE. Everyone is different and I know for me that I am NOT religious at all, but I'm def not ignorant and I KNOW there is more to me than this physical body and getting obe is possible and that's all I needed to know to make it happen.
I didn't have to eat 5 chickens a day or rub some magic holy water on my face for it to happen. EVERY HUMAN is from the same source and that's all you need to know to know that getting obe is VERY possible for you and every other person.
25  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / It's easy! Don't make it harder than it is on: August 06, 2013, 16:36:50
Hey guys I just wanna make this quick topic to tell the newest people that this is easy, and to not make it harder than it really is. Obviously when your new and trying to have you're first obe you're gonna try and do everything under the sun to make it happen, but honestly you might make it harder for yourself.

It took me about 2 months to have my first obe and I tried every day about 3 times a day. My mom thought I was depressed because of how much I was sleeping lol. It wasn't until one morning when I woke up and DID NOTHING that I finally had the obe.

But anyway, recently I've been out of the picture because I've been focusing on life and trying to make some money so I haven't had an obe for about 4 - 6 months now. Two nights ago I came on here and read the post "the sweet spot" and watched his video. Everything he said is very true. I went to sleep and counted how many times I woke up, it was about 4 - 5 times. I think just HAVING THE AWARENESS that you woke up and are now going back to sleep is all you need to make this happen. If you don't have that slight awareness you'll fall right back into sleep.

So all I did was roll over onto my side, REALIZE I was awake, and kept my eyes shut. (I didn't start thinking about what I was gonna do that day or anything like that because that would prevent me from falling back asleep) Within 15 seconds I was hearing vibrations. I thought "Oh wow haven't felt those in a while" I'll just keep laying still. Within another 15 seconds I was in my backyard looking at the back of my house, but I was still completely aware of my body. I kept focusing on the full picture I had of my backyard and house and within 5 to 10 seconds I had a complete conscious will OBE and was fully emerged in that reality flying and jumping around.

So obviously for the newest person it's not going that be that easy, but just realize that OBE's are very natural and we do them while we sleep anyway, so doing it consciously doesn't feel abnormal or take very hard work. You just need to know what works best for you.

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