I have read and have had many discussions about the out-of-body experience and the public having difficulty to reproducing this event. I thought it was time to bring to light and lift from the pages of my current book I am working on and share some insight.Chapter 6. - Trial by Error
Why I am so successful at projecting is a mystery to me while other’s work equally hard? Is it really hard to pinpoint why I’m able to project weekly, maybe it’s because of passion, devotion, hard work and organization. It’s possible that when growing up I was diagnosed with being hyper active and having a learning disability. Could it have been my interest in the rock band Kiss, or having a imaginary companion dog named “Leroy Brown”. When I was five years old attending kindergarten school my teacher Mrs. Bailey noticed unusual behavior in me which lead my parents to have tests done on me. Hyperactive with a learning disability.
I started to think about this from many discussions and radio shows I have been interviewing with lately. "Why, Can't I Project"?
There are a lot of variables to consider:
Amount of Sleep
Intent & Objective, Goal Setting
Passion, Patience, Perseverance
Research, Discussion, Learning
Trial by Error
You have to look at projecting as if you are training for the Olympics everyday and show up! There are no short-cuts, competition, or fast food drive thru, or thinking that you will arrive at perfection.
I am not trying to boast, but I can pull a OBE out of the hat almost every week w/o fail. Project 5-10 times per month and have experiences thousands of OBEs. Does this make me any better than the next person “No” – just thanking God for giving me this gift and being able to share.
From 2005 - 2008, I gave my time to track statistically by creating a excel spreadsheet based on the following catagories. I wanted to complete this three year study so that I can compare the days,months,years for analasys. In my three year study of tracking and statistics, I have projected 400 times. That equates to 1-2 projections weekly.Food & Sleep Statistics
What I found valuable to this research is food didn't matter if I projected or not. No starbucks frapacino or heinken beer made no difference in reaching enlightment, Well, maybe..
Meats, veggies, fruit, different ethenic meals again had no effect on projecting.Sleep
This area of tracking is vital and has proven variable to success. Each sleep cycle I would track, researching if the amount of sleep mattered in achieving successful OBE. Yes, it does and here is the breakdown based on the hours of sleep needed the day before the OBE. As you see below, between 7hrs - 8hrs of sleep was recorded showing success rate at projecting. So now, I am able to see a better picture of the hours of sleep needed personally for me in yielding the OBE.
1 hour 0
2 hours 0
3 hours 1
4 hours 6
5 hours 7
6 hours 23
7 hours 50
8 hours 65
9 hours 27
10 hours 16
11 hours 3
12 hours 2Projection Statistics
This is definitely the gold mine of tracking for determing the best days to project and times.
In this three year study 2005 - 2008, I have projected 352 times, broken down to four categories
Three Year Stats
Dream to OBE: 128
False Awakening: 82
Conscious OBE: 156
I know now that my favorite technique in projecting is Conscious OBE or (Mind Awake, Body Asleep) method. Second, is Dream to OBE (Projecting from the dream into the OBE). False awakening (most FA's are from my return back from the Conscious OBE) and the fourth is Misc Experience (attempts within the dream in projecting).
This is the ticket for developing and focusing my energy on Conscious Projecting then subscribing to other methods, practices, etc. This is not to say the other methods are wrong, everyone is right for that person to tune to and craft to success. It just so happens that I am a conscious projecting and found out by error!
Now, the next breakdown is based on Day and Times of the when the OBE occurs:Weekday Stats
As you can see, Monday, Friday, and Sunday are my best days for projecting. Each time that I would project on a specific day, I would record that the OBE occurred. Later on, adding to that number specific to that day when the OBE occurred.
Now, the times that I project has yielded excellent results in determining when these OBEs occur. As you can see by the times listed below that between 9:00AM - 11:59AM is my range for when the setting is right for me to project. Since I work nights and normally don't goto bed until 2/3AM the schedule shows 6-7hrs of sleep is needed before my OBE. If I was to work the morning shift, the numbers would shift. The importance here that I will STRESS is the amount of sleep the day before and leading up to the OBE. Projecting when you are going to bed for most people will skip and go straight into rem unconscious sleep. So if you get the sleep needed, wake up a little
earlier to practice your favorite method, you will find results.Time Stats
12:00 AM - 12:59 AM 1
1:00 AM - 1:59 AM 1
2:00 AM - 2:59 AM 7
3:00 AM - 3:59 AM 13
4:00 AM - 4:59 AM 6
5:00 AM - 5:59 AM 6
6:00 AM - 6:59 AM 11
7:00 AM - 7:59 AM 11
8:00 AM - 8:59 AM 26
9:00 AM - 9:59 AM 39
10:00 AM - 10:59 AM 40
11:00 AM - 11:59 AM 38
12:00 PM - 12:59 PM 30
1:00 PM - 1:59 PM 14
2:00 PM - 2:59 PM 5
3:00 PM - 3:59 PM 0
4:00 PM - 4:59 PM 3
5:00 PM - 5:59 PM 0
6:00 PM - 6:59 PM 0
7:00 PM - 7:59 PM 2
8:00 PM - 8:59 PM 2
9:00 PM - 9:59 PM 0
10:00 PM - 10:59 PM 0
11:00 PM - 11:59 PM 0Validation Statistics
This part REALLY helped me out in the last three years of this research. From many discussions that I adhere to "show me, prove to me, how do you know it's real or not in your head - where is your proof"?.
From 2005 - 2008 I have conducted experiements, precognitive, coincedence, validations in the OBE. What I really enjoy about this section. Once you start having these experiences where you can match up to physical correlation there is no way to deny the legitimacy. What I can say about this firmly is "Yes, it is real and there is a wizard behind the curtain that we all call God in our native tongue's".
Not taking the time to track this data and breaking it up as validation, synchronicity, or coincidence is like throwing stones into the water, watching them sink. Or if you have a OBE which a validation occurs w/o testing or repeating, you or other people might think of it as "wishful thinking of projecting". But once you start seriously tracking, there will be no more of that wishful thinking. Can you prove this to the world? "No", but if you do the work yourself, take the time, and be fair as a reseacher/scientist and be honest with your record keeping, the only person you need to convience is "you". We all learn from experience, book reading theory is fine, but to really grab hold and understand, its living the experience vs. measuring it with closed mind.
In the three years, I have tracked 61 occurances that have validated the OBE:Classification Type Sub-Total
Total 61Real Life Example of Tracking
My last angelic encounter took place back in 2007 and been trying to make contact in many prior expereinces. Most of the experiences were short-lived but still I persisted at it. Just last week 07/2008 I was in a OBE where people were around me, we were out in a field by building on-looking trees surrounded by a neighborhood of houses. What caught my attention was a translucent, whispy greenish energy spanning a good 1/4mile. I looked towards the people I was with and asked "do I fly into this energy"?.
The OBE "07-09-2008 - Jack.mp3" that was a angelic encounter was very interesting.
During the OBE, I saw a angel materialize from a green energy radating in the distance above treetops. The angel's mission was to deliever a baby to a woman who I was interacting with in this group.
When the angel was close, I decided to take flight into the air and grab hold of her asking "take me with you". The angel turned to me and said "Jack, I don't have time, I have many things to do and do not have time". The angel then shook me off her and I fell to the ground blacking out and physical conscious awakening I returned.
Days later, 07/11/2008 I was picking up my VW Beetle car from the dealer. As I was waiting for my car a salesmen passed me by with his phone sounding ringtone "Hit the Road Jack and Don't Come Back No More, No More". I instantly froze on the spot questioning "what are the odds" of this ringtone being a favorite among cell phone users and the coincendence to my experience with the angel telling me to hit the road Jack.
Now, if this experience was the first OBE / Validation I could easily dismiss this as coincendence, but in the last three years now this occurrs all the time. So now, do you see the separation of "wishful thinking" vs. tracking the coincedences that stem from the OBE!Energy Exercise Statistics and Exercise Statistics
Honestly I have not pursued faithfully. Do I think they are important "yes", especially the exercise. Our bodies need the exercise, healthy life. Energy work for me I am sure that it does help in the long run but I have not been avid about it then I should be.
The bottom line is trial and error, sticking with one technique for at least six months. If it does not yield results, move onto the next technique and repeat the same process. I am very lucky to find trance state (between awake/sleep) early in the game and able to tune. But remember, it has taken me years to *try* to perfect.
It doesn't matter if your novice or expert at projecting - you will have the good and bad days, just like everyone else (author, writer, musician, speaker) for pursuing OBE.
Personally for me, this was well worth the effort and energy to put together for seeing a clearer picture of how I can project and be successful at it. Now, I don't know if this will help the next person, because we are all different. If anything , I stress to track the dates,time,sleep, validations, and be consistent at it. Also, document or narrate to audio your experiences as well to review and see progress.
David A. Warner