todd, I too would be fascinated to hear a little more of your etheric projections, especially whether you find yourself in your home surroundings and how veridical your observations tend to be?
Yes, I always find myself in my bedroom immediately after projecting, except in the occasional lucid dream. All my techniques I use to experience etheric projection have been described in my previous posts. I like to switch up techniques from practice session to practice session to keep my mind fresh to avoid dreamlike qualities in an OBE. If I do the exact same technique every time, I start to lose focus while practicing.
I have never found myself in an another environment that isn't the RTZ, except when I occasionally have a lucid dream. I become alert in a lucid dream by forcing myself to separate (rollout, liftup, etc.) while in the lucid dream, then I wake up in the RTZ. The RTZ is always recognizable as my bedroom or house. I have never went straight from exiting my physical body to outside my house. I have always had to travel from bed to bedroom doorway, to dining room, to living room, to outside, to down the street, and return in a reverse fashion.
Etheric projections are very different than other types of projections. I usually am floating along with a dense energy feeling. I sometimes feel like I am a drunk. I have to body press myself against a door or wall to travel through it. Sight is difficult to achieve in an etheric projection. At least half the time, I have to sense energy to determine where I am at.
Every etheric projection I have had has always lead to falling into a dream or lucid dream if I try to prolong the experience by traveling too far. Etheric projections for me don't last too long. The average is 1 to 5 minutes. I try to get back to my body as soon as possible to remember the experience better and to avoid falling into a lucid dream. The farthest I have traveled in an etheric projection is 12 miles.
Some etheric projections I gain energy from and feel refreshed for the rest of the day, and some I feel a lost of energy. I have never had an etheric projection without vibrations.
I usually separate when I feel a faint tug that usually occurs immediately when the vibrations come. Sometimes it comes slightly later. The tug is difficult to find. I have separated before at the end of the vibrations, but that is a rarer occurrence. I have never separated in the exact middle of the vibrations experience.
I have never met a spirit in the RTZ. I have seen other people and animals that I have assumed were living. I have never been able to speak to anyone while in an etheric projection.
I have had both type of experiences in the RTZ where I would have a body and sometimes I would be like a point of consciousness.
I cannot hear anything while in an etheric projection. That is one of my main clues to whether I am in or out of body.
SInce doing etheric projections, I have been able to feel energy during some movements and interactions while on the physical plane.
Distance is the key to etheric projections. The projections are almost always a very short distance. Every movement feels like energy is being used up. When the energy is entirely used up, you feel the tug of the cord and are sent back to the physical body in a reverse fashion. Abrupt returns end in a jolt to my physical body that I can feel. Smooth returns do not have this jolt.
Travel is made easier in an etheric projection if you pull the your destination towards you versus traveling towards it. Also, I have to keep moving to keep the etheric projection alive. Once I slow down, I feel like my etheric body is starting to lose it's energy fuel and I am back into my physical body in no time.
Etheric projection seems to take a lot of will power and desire to be successful at it. Being too passive seems to affect my successes.
I have been able to move small objects several times in an etheric projection and later verified it. Like I mentioned earlier, sometimes you are sensing where the object is and moving it with your etheric self versus seeing it.
I have a much higher success in achieving etheric projection during the first and second day of a full moon.
There are many things that seem to somewhat lower my successes of an etheric projection: peanuts and other nuts, heavy meats, sex, too hot showers or too much showering, not keeping up shaving your face, mind chatter, too sleepy, any and all medications, listening to too much television or music.
There is sometimes a momentary blackout upon separation and return. The times I don't get the blackout are the best and clearest etheric projections. Sometimes I feel myself re-enter back into my physical body and sometimes I don't. I always feel the exit from the physical body. I have never had a spontaneous etheric projection. It has always happened while consciously practicing a technique.