Originally posted by ASunnieSpirit
Are Obes more difficult if you had just been in deep sleep a few moments before the actual experience?
I wouldn't say they are more difficult.....but they CAN be. You see, usually when you go into an OBE from a dream, you slowly realize what's going on around you. The realization sinks in that, YES, you are having an OBE!
However, because it was so seamlessly interwoven within a dream, it's just as easy to slip right back into the dream.
On the other hand, those of us who usually OBE from the bed and exit the body by rolling out, we tend to have a little more control in the beginining, with little doubts about the experience.
I do believe that there is an advantage to projecting from within a dream (which all that means is that you become AWARE that you're already out of your body while you are asleep)......You see, the advantage to becoming aware within a dream is that you are no longer thinking of your physical body. You don't have to experience the vibrations, the heaviness, or any other inconvenience. You're already out!
So the hard part is just maintaining your awareness and not slipping back into a dream state. I find that STARING at something brings you more control and solidifies the experience.
Also, is sleep paralysis more common in the morning method?
From MY experience, sleep paralysis can happen anytime, but usually happens after a few hours of sleep. It just so happens that most people experience this in the morning, when their mind snaps awake and their body is still sleeping.
You see naturally, our consciousness and our bodies awake at the same time. However, in a lucid dream, or even a nightmare, our conscious mind is awakened BEFORE our bodies (either because we get excited or scared). This snaps our minds to an awakened stare FIRST, before our bodies have a chance to catch up. So we experience a paralysis episode.
Could this of been a lucid dream and not an OBE (I have never been lucid for more then a few seconds so I wouldn’t know what one felt like)?
Sounded like an OBE to me.
I could see when i was lying down, but as soon as i started to get out it became very dark, but only in my room. I think i might be intentionally turning off my sight because i am afriad of seeing negative things while im exiting. Is this possible?
Anything is possible. To this day, I usually have trouble seeing right when I get out of my body. It takes practice but eventually you get the hang of it.