You might have experienced your first OBE. You can enhance your experiences by practicing some easy relaxation techniques or meditation.
A technique that I have used over the years is to practice expanding your "etheric". This "etheric field" pervades and surrounds all beings and
can be manipulated and trained so-to-speak.
First lie down flat with your arms at your sides and begin a slow easy, rhythmic breathing. Then imagine a light coming out of your crown
chakra,"top of your head", and begin to trace around your body, slowly, starting from the crown chakra down the left side of your head, neck,
shoulder, arm, hand and fingers. Back up under your arm and down your side to your hips and legs and also around your feet. Do this up the right side
of your body all the way back up to your head. Trace around your body completely, even up between your legs and so forth. Take your time and
concentrate on each area of the body as you trace it. This will enhance your perception of the "etheric field".
Once you have reached the top of your head, inhale very deeply and feel this etheric body expand. At first it will feel like it's stuck, but with
practice you can fill the whole room with it. It's a very exhilarating feeling. This is the "etheric body" which surrounds you and is always there.
This is the "body" that actually makes the OBE and comes back.
Once you have stretched the etheric you can practice rocking it back and forth, first try rolling it the left and then to the right. Most people have
trouble making it go one way or the other but with practice it will move the way you direct it.
During these exercises you may notice your tension in your throat and heart chakras, this is normal and nothing to be afraid of. You may also feel
quite a bit of rocking, this is from those chakras becoming energized.
You can practice making this "etheric" you stand up and turn around and even roll within your body so that it's facing you while being in you. It
can be a little unsettling but not harmful. It's like exercising apart of your body that doesn't get used much, but it is fun too.
These exercises teach you to manipulate a living part of your being that is truely forgotten. Many people talk about their "space", that place
around themselves they consider inviolate and safe in. This "space" is occupied by this "etheric", most people don't exercise it and so they
don't often understand what it is, but they know that they have it. With practice it becomes less sticky and will expand farther around you.
I'm sure you have met people that you intuitively know have power, that is your perception of their "etheric". Many of them are not even
consciously aware of this, but they instinctively know they are powerful.
This "etheric body" is the vehicle you use during an OBE. I'm sure this sounds like the ramblings of a fool to some. My experience with this is
purely personal and completely subjective. My numerous experiences with it tell me it is very real none-the-less.
If you are this far down the road you are not traveling alone, you have guides and fellow travelers. You are not alone and there really isn't
anything to be afraid of.
[edit on 24-7-2007 by sharkman]