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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2020, 05:00:26 »

 I enjoy reading your "evolution" here!  cool Keep it coming!

 What I really like though is how you are aware not only of the positives here, but also why your experience came to a halt. At first, it is very difficult to just ignore everything and observe. You are now finding the benefits behind it though!

 That imagery that fades, will begin to be prolonged. When it does, you won't need to join anything, you will already be in the reality that you are witnessing!
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« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2020, 03:51:19 »

I enjoy reading your "evolution" here!  cool Keep it coming!

 What I really like though is how you are aware not only of the positives here, but also why your experience came to a halt. At first, it is very difficult to just ignore everything and observe. You are now finding the benefits behind it though!

 That imagery that fades, will begin to be prolonged. When it does, you won't need to join anything, you will already be in the reality that you are witnessing!

I really appreciate the feedback and following my thread! It makes the experience feel deeper.
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« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2020, 03:58:31 »

I really appreciate the feedback and following my thread! It makes the experience feel deeper.
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« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2020, 04:06:07 »

Practice Session - 5-23-2020 @ 6:00PM:

Today Iím at my mother and father in laws with the family. I decided to settle down and do some practice here. This is the first time Iíve practiced in a recliner; I quite like it! The general process is the same: I did a rundown and eventually looked at the 3D darkness once the rundown concluded.

  • The initial visualizations went well. Iím able to drop into a fairly deep trance quickly now.
  • Near the end of my rundown, there was a moment where my brain started relaxing and my imagery went on another path. Immediately, I snapped it back to my rundown since I wasnít ďdone.Ē Only after this happened did I realize it would have been more fruitful to stay aware but let my mind go into the dream-like state. Iím still learning  grin
  • While my trance was deepening, I again noticed I was resisting the feeling of going deeper. When I realized that, I let myself relax into the feeling. I was able to both realize I was resisting and to relax the resistiance better than before. It still needs more practice though.
  • At the peak of my trance, I could hear someone speaking, although Iím not sure who. It sounded like typical chatter that your brain is always performing, but instead it had an actual auditory sensation to it and it echoed a bit. Definitely different than normal. I canít recall what the voice said.

Overall, it was another good session. Iím noticing each session is bit different than the others. Iíll notice different details and different events happen, even if they are small. Although Iíve only been at it for a while, I can see that practice is deepening the experience.

A few additions notes. I notice that if I do the exact same rundown each time, my mind wanders more. It seems beneficial to let my mind change up some of the smaller details. As a plus too, my mind gets more involved when there are small differences and a freedom of imagination during the rundown. Being too strict on replicating experiences seems to harm the overall experience. Perhaps it is overthinking, which is more a characteristic of the physical? Iím not sure.

Also, two nights ago during my practice, I noticed two ďlightsĒ in my 3D blackness behind my eyes. Iím used to the normal flashing discharge you see when your eyes are closed, but this time I saw a vivid blue and green light, much like Christmas lights. This was the first time Iíd seen true color while practicing.
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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2020, 05:26:43 »

 Great job!  cool You are learning quickly. The faster you can you can put your "left brain" at ease, the faster you will find yourself "there".

 Rundown and techniques are just "Blueprints". They are not set in stone. When the scene starts to morph, allow it to and go with the flow. Don't fight it. Take what is given to you!  smiley
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« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2020, 04:46:56 »

Practice Session - 5-24-2020 @ 7:00PM

I did my typical rundown again today. Todayís notes:

  • Today I decided to let my experience guide me, even if the rundown was not complete.
  • I got about half way through my rundown and fairly strong vibrations started. I began experimenting on what I should focus on when this occurs. If I focus on my breath they stop - if I focus on the vibrations, they intensify to some degree. During this session, I mainly focused on the sensation of vibrating. I also wondered what would happen if I focused on nothingness when this was occurring - but I found that extremely difficult to do.
  • Today, it felt right to make my intentions clear in a direct way. I stated my intentions similar to the following, ďI am ready to astral project. My mind and body are prepared and Iím ready for experiences beyond the physical.Ē I made my intentions with pure confidence and it felt right.
  • Once the vibrations began getting stronger, I placed another intention, ďstronger vibrations now!Ē As soon as I placed the intention, my body was overtaken my an intense sensation. For a few moments my body felt like it was distorting and I couldnít hold my conscious awareness. After a few moments I regained consciousness. My body had a strong wave of relaxation go down my spine and throughout my body. Nearly instantly, I was perfectly relaxed.
  • Part of me feels I could projected at that exact moment if I was mentally and physically prepared. It felt like it was part of the training; like my body exposing me to the sensations that I will take advantage of in the future.
  • After this event, I wasnít entirely sure what I should do. I tried various things like: attempting to detach from my body via floating, looking into the 3D blackness, and just letting go to see what happened. I had various other minor sensations, but my normal waking consciousness slowly returned.
  • While I was a little disappointed that the sensations faded, it felt like that initial event was the purpose of this training. After the exposure was over, I could sense that my body felt that was enough for today.

Overall, another good sensation. It feels like Iím getting closer. Each day I experience some new consciousness alteration, which is exciting. Until next time!
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« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2020, 05:21:45 »

 Well done!  smiley cool

 There are things I read above in your current post that I could have helped you with and commented on. But I would rather you find out them for yourself and it looks like you are doing just that. Much of what we say here on the Astral Pulse really has to be experienced before it makes sense and finally sinks in.

 I find that the "exit" occurs after the vibrations have came to a apex and now everything is just silent and still. That's when the show begins for me!  smiley I normally don't experience any vibrations when I Phase. My vibrational state comes when I awaken "spontaneously" in SP (Sleep Paralysis) and experience a full body OBE. If I wanted to I could initiate the vibrations while Phasing. That would mean I would have to keep a semblance of awareness on my physical body while Phasing. I have that occur a few times during more of a "dual awareness" shift.
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« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2020, 14:10:13 »

I believe is may have experienced an OBE last night. Descriptions below:

Sometime in the night, I became aware that I was dreaming. In the dream, I stated my intention - out of body now. In that moment I recall being back in physical body. I decided to exit my body and tried to roll my astral body out of my physical body. Next thing I know I had a sensation of feeling my face against carpet. My eyes were still closed, so I opened them. I was low towards the ground and had the desire to see my body in bed since Iíve heard about it so much. However, I remembered that seeing your body can end the experience. Instead, I was satisfied with just seeing the ruffled comforter where my leg was.

Next, I decided to do something  I mad the intention to float out of this room, but I noticed my vision was still blurry. I again set an intention ďclarity nowĒ and my vision sharpened.

Controlling my astral body was difficult. I recall making it through my wall and then floating up into the attic above my house. At this moment, I thought how beautiful and realistic astral projection was. I also got a bit scarred since everything was so dark and I wondered if Iíd encounter any non-physical being. However, I decided to keep going.

Around this time I started to fall back through the attic. I lacked control of the astral body and continued to fall through my ground floor of my house, and then into the earth. Around this time my memory of the experience ended - I believe I returned to the physical and woke up, but not to a fully conscious state since I didnít recall the experience until sometime later when my wife woke me up to feed the baby.

Since I didnít wake up immediately after the experience, itís hard to fully decide if was an OBE, a dream, or a lucid dream. However, I just canít shake the idea that it was a full OBE. Once I woke up, the entire experience came back to me. And what came back to me didnít feel like it dream; the clarity of imagery, the sensations, and my conscious thoughts during the experience are all recalled and quite vivid. The experience, from start to finish, is etched in my mind.
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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2020, 04:46:50 »

Well done!  smiley cool

 There are things I read above in your current post that I could have helped you with and commented on. But I would rather you find out them for yourself and it looks like you are doing just that. Much of what we say here on the Astral Pulse really has to be experienced before it makes sense and finally sinks in.

 I find that the "exit" occurs after the vibrations have came to a apex and now everything is just silent and still. That's when the show begins for me!  smiley I normally don't experience any vibrations when I Phase. My vibrational state comes when I awaken "spontaneously" in SP (Sleep Paralysis) and experience a full body OBE. If I wanted to I could initiate the vibrations while Phasing. That would mean I would have to keep a semblance of awareness on my physical body while Phasing. I have that occur a few times during more of a "dual awareness" shift.


Iím definitely okay learning myself and appreciate any guidance you can provide (it appropriate). I can also see how difficult it is to explain non-physical concepts. Itís drastically different than what we are used to.

I thought that phasing might not involve vibrations. When I get into a relaxed state, they just begin to happen. Naturally, it feels right to increase their intensity and use them. And that is a good point about the vibrations and some awareness of the body! It does feel that the it is still somewhat removed from true focus on the physical body since the vibrations feel kore like a non-physical energy symptom rather than a purely physical sensation.
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« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2020, 04:40:11 »

Practice Session - 5-29-2020 @ 6:30 PM:

I performed my normal session. Here are todayís notes:

  • Iíve been struggling a bit with staying focused during the rundown. It seems like if my routine is exactly the same each time, my consciousness gets bored and loses focus. Iíve been experimenting with performing the same sequence of events, but in different landscapes. One time it might be a meadow, then a forest, then mountains etc. When Iím able to visualize new material my focus is much higher. Iím not sure whether small modifications will impact my results.
  • I reached a somewhat relaxed state. Once my rundown ended, I chose to stare into the 3D darkness. I saw some minor visualizations and blue colored gem for a few moments.
  • I'm still not sure what do after the rundown is over. Staring into the darkness seems to work okay, but not great. I guess, as a whole, I donít know know what to do and/or focus on when the rundown is over.
  • I got some vibrations again during todayís session. Instead of trying to focus my mind on breathing, I tried to enhance them. And once I try to enhance or feel them more, they faded away. It seems like I need to let them develop on their own. However, I donít know what to do with my consciousness while they are occurring. Too much focus, and they disappear. It could be a relaxed awareness as Iíve seen mentioned before, which Iím still working on.

Overall, the session was okay. Ever since I had the possible OBE from my last post, Iíve had difficulties getting into the same, deep level on consciousness I would during my practice periods. Iím not sure whether that experience set ďstandardsĒ that my mind is attached to? Or maybe this is just part of the ebb and flow of experience.
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« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2020, 04:22:36 »

Practice Session - 6-1-2020 @ 6:00PM:

Today I performed a slight alteration of the rundown. It was still a visualization oriented routine in which I visualized 3 objects in my house.

  • After about 20 minutes of visualizing, I got into an extremely relaxed state. My consciousness began to shift in and out of its ordinary state.
  • I noticed that if I visualized with slightly less focus and intention to use my five senses, I would drift deeper into relaxation. It seems that if I try to over visualize detail or tactile sensations that my mind is stuck in more of analyzing mindset. This does not seem advantageous for OBEs.
  • At around the 20-30 minute mark I was experienced slightly increasing body vibrations. At its peak, it felt like my bed was vibrating fairly intensely alongside with my body. This is the most intense vibrations Iíve felt so far.
  • Vibrations seem to increase of if I can maintain a relaxed awareness. I would describe this awareness as being conscious with no particular focus. Itís almost like your mind could fall asleep at any moment, even though youíre awake. It reminds me of the empty mind state you get right before you sleep.  
  • If I focused on trying to enhance my bodies vibrations, the intensity would lower. However, I noticed that if I visualized myself driving in a truck down a bumpy dirt road that the vibrations would pick back up again. I used the truck visualization since the vibrations reminded me of that motion. It appears that you can enhance your vibrations, but it is preferable for me to do so by visualizing something that produces the motion automatically without focusing on the actual body or sensations.
  • Much like above, the vibrations seemed to increase the most when I visualized driving the truck very abstractly. I didnít focus too much on the surrounding, the vehicle, or the road. Instead I just held an abstract idea of driving in the truck where all details were held simultaneously with very little detail or specificity.

For a few moments at the peak of the vibrations, I got the feeling I was very close to leaving my body. Like it was moments away. I knew that if I could let go both physically and mentally a little bit more that I  could have left. Iím going to continue working on holding this awareness that is beneficial for deepening my consciousness. I believe it is key to my progress.

Another note to myself: this awareness is almost like focus without focus.

Overall, the session felt very beneficial.
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« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2020, 08:54:28 »

  • I noticed that if I visualized with slightly less focus and intention to use my five senses, I would drift deeper into relaxation. It seems that if I try to over visualize detail or tactile sensations that my mind is stuck in more of analyzing mindset. This does not seem advantageous for OBEs.
  • Vibrations seem to increase of if I can maintain a relaxed awareness. I would describe this awareness as being conscious with no particular focus. Itís almost like your mind could fall asleep at any moment, even though youíre awake. It reminds me of the empty mind state you get right before you sleep.  

For a few moments at the peak of the vibrations, I got the feeling I was very close to leaving my body. Like it was moments away. I knew that if I could let go both physically and mentally a little bit more that I  could have left. Iím going to continue working on holding this awareness that is beneficial for deepening my consciousness. I believe it is key to my progress.

Another note to myself: this awareness is almost like focus without focus.
All of those points and descriptions that you had above were leading to the state known as the "no mind" state. It's when you are just "being".

 The problem I see is you have a one step forward two steps back thing going on here. You are initiating the process, but just as something does begin to happen, you change it up. You stated your focus on motion which is great, but then went back to "leaving the body". If you would have stayed with the focus on motion you would have seen that a shift was already occurring. Thus, you wouldn't have to "leave the body" because you already had!  smiley

 I see you doing constructive things, then all of a sudden ruining all your progress. When in a motion based "Phase", if you turn your focus back to what your physical sensations are you will lose that focus target that got you to where you were in the first place. Even a "sneak peek" is detrimental to the process. I know it's hard to do, but you are getting there! Stay the course!  cool
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« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2020, 19:38:56 »

The problem I see is you have a one step forward two steps back thing going on here. You are initiating the process, but just as something does begin to happen, you change it up. You stated your focus on motion which is great, but then went back to "leaving the body". If you would have stayed with the focus on motion you would have seen that a shift was already occurring. Thus, you wouldn't have to "leave the body" because you already had!  smiley

Yeah changing it up is a common problem Iím running into. I perform my rundown, but as that comes to an end, Iím not always sure what to do. And by come to an end, my planned events are over or Iíve performed them to a certain point where isnít much left to explore. Typically, Iíll start entering other states of consciousness or vibrations before this occurs.

I guess my question is, once the vibrations start, what should I do? Is it appropriate to shift to focusing on the motion? Or should the rundown still continue?

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I see you doing constructive things, then all of a sudden ruining all your progress. When in a motion based "Phase", if you turn your focus back to what your physical sensations are you will lose that focus target that got you to where you were in the first place. Even a "sneak peek" is detrimental to the process. I know it's hard to do, but you are getting there! Stay the course!  cool

Could you explain in more detail which of my actions is ruining the progress? Iím trying to understand how to continue forward, and a lot of these events Iím experiencing are new, so Iím often not sure how to.

Thank you for the feedback Lumaza  smiley
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« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2020, 00:08:27 »

Yeah changing it up is a common problem Iím running into. I perform my rundown, but as that comes to an end, Iím not always sure what to do. And by come to an end, my planned events are over or Iíve performed them to a certain point where isnít much left to explore. Typically, Iíll start entering other states of consciousness or vibrations before this occurs.
 
 I guess my question is, once the vibrations start, what should I do? Is it appropriate to shift to focusing on the motion? Or should the rundown still continue?

Could you explain in more detail which of my actions is ruining the progress? Iím trying to understand how to continue forward, and a lot of these events Iím experiencing are new, so Iím often not sure how to.
Do what comes natural to you. You say you finish your rundown and now you are in a relaxed state with "signposts/vibrations", etc. occurring. So, now is the time to make your intent and "stick to it". If you want to focus on a motion based exercise, keep focusing on it. Years ago I had that problem as well. I would "flit/jump" all around wondering what I should do next. What I should do next is take what is given to me. If a visual appeared, allow my curiosity to take me deeper in. If a sound occurred, focus on my hearing and listen. All kinds of things can occur. I compared it to the saying "hold on loosely but don't let go". Which is a great song by the band 38 Special as well. In the past I have even posted a link to the video of that band!  smiley Go with the flow!  smiley


 Right now I can see that you are too focused on the signposts. Is it your goal to have vibrations or is your goal to shift your consciousness? If it's your goal to have vibrations, you have succeeded. Now, it's time to let that focus pass and move onto the shift. Unless, of course you are working towards a full "OBE" in every sense of the term.  undecided I think you might be getting caught up in a middle ground between Phasing and a actual OBE. With Phasing you are consciously shifting your attention from "here" to "there". No "bells or whistles".  You aren't aware of any signposts, like vibrations etc. because your attention/awareness is focused completely away from your physical self.

 A OBE "exit" is completely different in that you do stay aware of what you think your physical body is experiencing, the thing is though, it's not your physical body that is experiencing the vibrations art all. it's your "etheric body". Take a video of yourself while attempting and you will see, your physical body remains motionless, except for a spasm here and there.

 In my opinion, the problem I see you having is you want to "control" the process. You are still over analyzing it instead of "allowing" it the freedom to commence. Believe it or not, this is because somewhere inside of you, you still "fear" it. This fear is showing up as a block of sorts. Just as the going gets good, you tend to destroy what you have achieved, That's the way a block works.

 I experienced a similar thing in the past. I would be in a great relaxed state, the vibrations would be ramped to the max, then all of a sudden as I was about to exit my body, my eyelids would either open or begin to feel like they were opening and twitching. That immediately killed any progress I had. How did I fix it? I began practicing with a blindfold on. At first it was just a towel, but soon I moved onto a actual sleep mask that didn't put any pressure on my eyes. Problem solved. Well, at least that problem was, then I had to jump the next hurdle and the next one until finally all the blocks were knocked down. So, I am plenty experienced with the "one step forward, two steps back" thing. Like I said, your physical will fight tooth and nail to keep you physically focused. You need to find a way to move past that!
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« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2020, 05:02:12 »

Do what comes natural to you. You say you finish your rundown and now you are in a relaxed state with "signposts/vibrations", etc. occurring. So, now is the time to make your intent and "stick to it". If you want to focus on a motion based exercise, keep focusing on it. Years ago I had that problem as well. I would "flit/jump" all around wondering what I should do next. What I should do next is take what is given to me. If a visual appeared, allow my curiosity to take me deeper in. If a sound occurred, focus on my hearing and listen. All kinds of things can occur. I compared it to the saying "hold on loosely but don't let go". Which is a great song by the band 38 Special as well. In the past I have even posted a link to the video of that band!  smiley Go with the flow!  smiley

That's great advice! I generally try something and then my mind tells me it isn't working. Then I change it, then I change it again, and before you know it, the "signposts" are gone.

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Right now I can see that you are too focused on the signposts. Is it your goal to have vibrations or is your goal to shift your consciousness? If it's your goal to have vibrations, you have succeeded. Now, it's time to let that focus pass and move onto the shift. Unless, of course you are working towards a full "OBE" in every sense of the term.  undecided I think you might be getting caught up in a middle ground between Phasing and a actual OBE. With Phasing you are consciously shifting your attention from "here" to "there". No "bells or whistles".  You aren't aware of any signposts, like vibrations etc. because your attention/awareness is focused completely away from your physical self.

I am definitely still a bit confused between Phasing and classic OBEs. Most of the books I have read seem to lean more towards classic OBEs, so that could be influencing my attempts. I feel like I've asked this before, but is there a different between classic OBEs versus Phasing? Do you end up in the same location? Could one mistaken phasing into the astral for just elaborate daydreaming?

I've also noticed that I rely heavily on visualizations to determine if I've phased. I have an expectation that at some point, I'll actual be able to "see" fully with my eyes closed, much like you can in the physical. Is that the case?

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In my opinion, the problem I see you having is you want to "control" the process. You are still over analyzing it instead of "allowing" it the freedom to commence. Believe it or not, this is because somewhere inside of you, you still "fear" it. This fear is showing up as a block of sorts. Just as the going gets good, you tend to destroy what you have achieved, That's the way a block works.

I'm definitely an over analyzer, and that is something I am trying to overcome in general. Over analyzing and non-physical things don't seem to work well together.

And I could be afraid, but I'm not exactly sure what I'd be afraid of. I wonder if the fear is something that will resolve itself. I have noticed that I am getting more comfortable with the various sensations that come with practicing. Perhaps time is needed.
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« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2020, 07:25:21 »

I am definitely still a bit confused between Phasing and classic OBEs. Most of the books I have read seem to lean more towards classic OBEs, so that could be influencing my attempts. I feel like I've asked this before, but is there a different between classic OBEs versus Phasing? Do you end up in the same location? Could one mistaken phasing into the astral for just elaborate daydreaming?
To tell you the truth, I am still confused with this as well. From my own experiencers I see Phasing as a conscious shift from here to there with no "bells or whistles, aka signposts. OBEs seem to have signposts and normally leads to a RTZ (real time zone) experience. They focus on actually leaving the physical body. This is normally achieved by techniques such as "roll outs", climbing a rope, hot air balloon rising, etc.. A OBE exit is very common via a sleep paralysis episode. The problem I have with all of this is I have had actual OBEs while Phasing and I have had Phase like experiences during SP episodes!  huh undecided Like I always say, just when I think I am beginning to understand something, it all changes! I have come to realize that I know nothing, lol!  grin Hence the need for further exploration!  smiley

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I've also noticed that I rely heavily on visualizations to determine if I've phased. I have an expectation that at some point, I'll actual be able to "see" fully with my eyes closed, much like you can in the physical. Is that the case?
Yes, it will get as vivid, sometimes even more surreal then this realm here. The thing is though at that point you aren't seeing through your physical eyes. You are seeing through your "Mind's eye" They are very different. Your Mind's eye views things from a point of view. Many times there is no need to change direction to see, you seem to have full 360 degree vision upon intent.

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I'm definitely an over analyzer, and that is something I am trying to overcome in general. Over analyzing and non-physical things don't seem to work well together.
I see that in you and no it doesn't work while you are in a experience. Afterwards you have all the time to analyze things. At the  moment, for now, you just want to be aware and passively observe everything. When it begins to morph, as it will, allow it the freedom to. Don't "create" the scenario. Instead, allow it to develop. That's one of the toughest lessons I had to learn. I would see a round red object and immediately my mind would think an apple or a ball. I then was driving the scene. I didn't want to do that though. I wanted to see what was being shown to me, not what I was creating. I heard a interview recently a Remote Viewer and they had a term for it. They learn to "observe" the scene, not analyze it. It is important to remain "unbridled" and "neutral".  In remote viewing they call it "AOL", which stands for "Analytic OverLay".

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And I could be afraid, but I'm not exactly sure what I'd be afraid of. I wonder if the fear is something that will resolve itself. I have noticed that I am getting more comfortable with the various sensations that come with practicing. Perhaps time is needed.
Time always helps! Practice, patience and perseverance is your key to success here and with most anything you do in your life!  smiley
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« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2020, 04:35:58 »

Practice Session - 6-14-2020 @ 6:00PM:

I followed my typical rundown. Once the rundown completed, I just focused on noticing non-physical things like sound and 3D vision.

  • I was able to relax pretty fast. Before the rundown was over, I had experienced small vibrations a few times and an inward shift of consciousness that fluctuated between inner focus and outer focus.
  • Once the rundown was complete, I began to look into the 3D darkness and just observe. I went through a period of seeing visual imagery that lasted for 15 minutes or more. The imagery would come and go quickly, but some of them were quite vivid.
  • At some point, my consciousness completely shifted inward. Although I knew I had  a body and I could still "feel" it, it was no longer relevant or a distraction. I felt like I was simple existing free from all attachments to body and thoughts. (My mind was also nearly completely empty.)
  • I continued to just notice and relaxing body parts if they became tense. (Certain parts of my body, like the face, neck, and jaw tend to tense up automatically. I slowly relaxed them without breaking focus.)
  • Eventually, I started hearing a "popping" sound in my ear every 5-10 seconds. It was quite and rhythmic. This lasted for several minutes as well.
  • Towards the end, I knew like the session was over for that day. I wasn't upset though; I experienced a very deep conscious awareness that lasted a long time. The session lasted around 1 hour and 15 minutes, whereas my normal session are anywhere from 30-45 minutes.
  • Another interesting note: even after awaking and writing this summary now, I still feel slightly in a "daze." I am completely aware, but some of me still feels hazy, almost like I'm dreaming. It's a different, but comfortable sensation.

Overall, the session felt very good. I experienced a lot of new sensations (audio for example) and was also better able to maintain my focus. I was much more successful at maintaining a detached awareness than in the past, which I am proud of since that was once of my goals. Also, the detached awareness seemed to further the exploration into the non-physical, which is what I thought it might do from previous experiments.

I can tell I am making progress. Things feel different and they feel different for longer. I'm going to stay the course and keep practicing.
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« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2020, 05:25:49 »

Practice Session - 6-24-2020 @ 7:00PM:

I followed the same general pattern for my mental rundown. This time I used a location that was familiar and important to me. Summary below:

  • When my rundown nears its end, I'm often very close to entering an altered state of consciousness. My rundown consists of traveling to a far off location, and eventually traveling through a door that leads back to where my body is located. I see my body and look at it. I then lay next to it in the bed and begin to feel my physical body merging with this "phantom" image (for lack of better words).
  • After practicing this merger for a few minutes, I began to feel waves of relaxation flow over my body. Afterwards, my body was fluctuating between extremely heavy and relaxed and me not being able to sense my limbs at all.
  • My mind began to calm down even further. I began to enter the "void" as I call it. The void, to me, is where my physical body is no longer in the forefront of my mind. It simply has faded away and I just "exist."
  • At first, when I reached this state, I continually tried to continue my merging of the phantom body. However, after about a minute, I realized that I need to let go of that imaginative scenario and just my body and mind go deeper.
  • Once I let go, I began to see flashes of random things. I saw strange metallic claw-like contraptions, beautiful scenery, and other abstract images. The images were not vivid in the sense that I was "there," but more so like an extremely vivid mental picture. Much more vivid than if I intentionally tried to conjure up an image, but also less vivid than daily life.
  • I can't fully remember exactly what I saw afterwards, but I remember thinking that I was encountering unbridled imagination. I've heard of famous inventors (Tesla, Edison, etc.) entering a similar state when exploring new ideas. I can imagine that a person could "come up with," or be "given" extremely unique ideas in this state.
  • The state was very relaxing and felt far more natural than it has in the past. I didn't experience any sort of anxieties. This is progress.
  • In addition, I had minutes of small vibrations, a few moments of various buzzing sounds, and what sounded like a voice for brief moment.

Overall, the session was good. I can see myself making progress, especially from where I started. I'm trying not to focus so much on "leaving the body," but instead entering the non-physical in the way that Frank Keppler described it. Which to me, is more like allowing the non-physical to come to the forefront of your consciousness to the point where you merge with it.

Also, as a note, I've been practicing daily even though I may not post daily. I will post when something substantially new occurs, every few days as a general check in, or if questions arrive. I appreciate all of you who follow me on this journey.
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« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2020, 06:09:40 »

  • At first, when I reached this state, I continually tried to continue my merging of the phantom body. However, after about a minute, I realized that I need to let go of that imaginative scenario and just my body and mind go deeper.
Great job. I see problems that arise and then you turn around and fix them. Kudos for that!  cool smiley

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Overall, the session was good. I can see myself making progress, especially from where I started. I'm trying not to focus so much on "leaving the body," but instead entering the non-physical in the way that Frank Keppler described it. Which to me, is more like allowing the non-physical to come to the forefront of your consciousness to the point where you merge with it.
To Phase like Frank teaches and is what I generally practice, you must learn not to be so "body-centric" (if that's even a word, lol). I think body centered sounds better. You still seem to have a strong focus on your physical vessel, aka your physical body. Release that as soon as you can. Allow your rundown to lead you to the place of your intent or what normally occurs with me, the place/destination you "need" to see at that  time, the experience you "need" to have. Become a simple point of consciousness with no "limitations" and you will see that your experiences intensify greatly. Other than that, you are doing great! Keep it up!  smiley
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« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2020, 03:18:58 »

To Phase like Frank teaches and is what I generally practice, you must learn not to be so "body-centric" (if that's even a word, lol). I think body centered sounds better. You still seem to have a strong focus on your physical vessel, aka your physical body. Release that as soon as you can. Allow your rundown to lead you to the place of your intent or what normally occurs with me, the place/destination you "need" to see at that  time, the experience you "need" to have. Become a simple point of consciousness with no "limitations" and you will see that your experiences intensify greatly. Other than that, you are doing great! Keep it up!  smiley

Thanks for pointing out that I am a bit body-centric. I know Frank's method doesn't really rely on the body much too.

I guess I've been struggling a bit with what to do after the pre-planned portion of the rundown is complete. If you read some examples of Frank's rundown, he usually follows a series of events that correspond to the Wave 1 of the Gateway Experience. I have crafted my rundown based on that.

However, the audio, as well as the rundown itself kind of has a "conclusion" of sorts. It's like a story that has a beginning and end. I know that I don't need to the rundown to end, but I'm not sure what to do after the planned portion of the rundown has completed. Should I stare into the darkness? Let my mind free roam? If I continue to intentionally visualize scenarios for too long, I think it pulls me back to the physical.

I'm also not sure when you end a practice session. Typically, I just practice until I feel that the experience is no longer deepening and I've begun to lose the "feeling" of the practice. I sort of get an indication from my subconscious/intuition that today's session is complete.

Updated comment: I think I may understand my solution to my question above. You mention, "Allow your rundown to lead you to the place of your intent or what normally occurs with me..." That is kind of what I did in the last session. I got to a certain point where my mind was ready to shift and I let it happen and gave up the pre-planned rundown. If my rundown has come to a conclusion and my my hasn't shifted yet, perhaps that is an indication that that session is complete for the day. (My mind usually performs some sort of shift before the end of the rundown.)
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