thelou and MajorTom,
I had good success with the "MajorTom" method. I didn't actually OBE but I learned a lot about the process. I kept getting interrupted by outside interferrence and did not get to complete the task. Here's some of what I learned:
1. The 2nd night I learned I can go to sleep with my arm held up in the air [:O]. I was getting very uncomfortable after 2 hours of lying on my back so I turned on to one side. I left my arm up in the air. Next, I woke up 2 hours later with my arm perfectly balanced and my fingers were asleep.[
2. I also learned that about 2-3 seconds after my hypnogogic (sp) imagery turns into a scene and starts to move my arm starts to fall. This appears to be where my mind starts falling asleep. I got pretty good at recognizing this and started to predict it. A little more practice and this will be helpful in keeping my mind from falling asleep without the annoyance of the arm in the air.
3. I got to the feeling of falling through my bed. At this point, I knew I was very close to exit but I got interrupted. [
!] I think I could have actually been writing about my successful OBE if it weren't for being interrupted.
4. I also reaffirmed to some degree that I have a unique, well disguised OBE killer. When I get to a point during my exercizes that exit is near, I start telling myself that I'm tired of trying and to give up and try again tomorrow night. It usually happens at the same point in my practice and is not related how long I have been trying. Pretty sneeky huh![}:)]
What the "MajorTom" method did was help me become more familiar with different stages and what goes on by just spending a lot of time practicing. I am trying to map a way through to "surefire" OBEs and this weekend has helped a bunch.
Thanks again MajorTom and thelou for your support.
Oh Yeah! MajorTom,
Please come back and visit us sometime.