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Author Topic: Something I noticed, and questions for you  (Read 4721 times)
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« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2002, 22:08:06 »

Ya gotta admit, being lost thousands of miles from land is a reasonable cause for concern. As if jumping into a volcano wasn't bad enough.....

LOL, it was a good movie.

I should say it again because it sounds like it has gotten lost somewhere in the thread. I'm happy with what's been going on in my life the last few weeks.  I feel generally positive. And  I seem to be in a dry spell. there's nothing wrong with that. I plan to keep at it. There's also nothing wrong with my mindset. And I don't plan to change my basic nature, as if I could!

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I'm glad for all the feedback.

Thank you for your input.

happily yours,

Patty
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« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2002, 15:03:12 »

Hi!

You know, I have tried to be so good lately, really trying every night for the last few weeks to have an OBE and this is the longest dry spell I've had in a while.  Every night I feel positive about it, I do all the work that has 'worked' in the past, and I still don't get out.

I noticed something though - I was watching the hypnogogic imagery and remembering the input from Rodentmouse, Frank, Jilola, Ralph, and others - and i started to wonder if the imagery could be a tool for me to use somehow. For me, this imagery usually has a mundane form, like people doing something. I get it quicker if I allow my thoghts to drift. Like at one point I started thinking about the microbewery that Muzza is going to have at the institute, (heehee) and I started thinking about sharing recipes and brews there --- and the thoughts started taking on a life of their own in the form of dreamy images. I would snap my attention back to the present then, and the images would go away.

What I noticed was this - the images are carrying me away from strict attention. it occured to me that they are probably a method that I have used since I was a kid to fall asleep. So now, when I have these images, it's like if I jump on board with them I'll sail away into sleep and dreamland.  That's what my body is used to doing after 36 years of sleeping. I guess that's why it is important to keep a blank mind to attain deep trance - because images can weaken your conscious awareness.

now for my questions - if you have any input I would love to hear it.

I tried rope and felt zilch. In the past I have always felt a tugging imediately when I roped. And like I said, I'm in a dry spell. Do you think taht there are times when your energy body simply is empty of energy, has nothing to create itself and would that account for the dry spell and lack of rope-sensation?

Or do you think: That sensations continually modify, that as we progress, we are given progressively harder or different ways of doing things from our higher self or whatever? Maybe Oversoul Patty (my theoretical higher self) has pulled the plug on rope sensations because it knows I should be tuning into something else here for my personal growth. Or something?

I feel like every time I get the hang of it and every time I feel ready to launch out, all of it (sensations, exits, the way it works) changes. And I have to relearn OBEing in a different way. Or something.

Do you have dry spells? Please, throw me a bone. Tell me my persistence will help me, that I am learning through the practice even though I am not reaching my goal. I DO try to stay rather 'zen' about it, like 'it will happen when it happens' and I manage to find value in whatever DOES happen (like the insight last night into imagery/sleep.)

Any tips on how to break a dry spell?

Anyone have any extra energy they want to send my way?

xoxox

Patty
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