Sleeping with a fan on is pretty soothing, but you should minimize noise, and focus on individual sounds instead, after focusing for like 5 minutes
you'll start to hear stuff you didn't know was there. Do this and you can increase your psychic awareness. I'll explain how:
I think we all at one point were at a level of very minimal awareness, well you have some people who are born with natural abilities and I think
theres a simple explanation. In past lives they could have been something of a forest ranger..someone who's always using their senses to the max to
warn of danger. I see physical evolution as our conciousness telling our body that it needs to adapt. Like say your in a forest, and your focusing
your nose, eyes, and ears and you still can't notice if there's any danger around.. I think thats where we develope that extra sense. Our perception
widens and opens doors to a greater reality.
Also I think you can develope the senses individualy. Like they even got names for it like extraauditory senses or something for hearing. It'slike
how you can do simple eye exercises to see auras. Other people just "feel" auras. I like to think of it as light exposure/ aperature, like a camera.
You use your peripheral vision which is superior to your focused vision and focus your attention on a subject and go as long as you can without
blinking, or taking your eyes off the subject. I practise this in the bathroom mirror.
The hearing technique I mentioned I did not make up, it's one I've read about numerous times. By focusing on sounds, isolating them, feeling the
pattern of them, you widen your perception.
I was also told it's best to do this in alpha meditation state, the first level. So what I do when I go to bed.. whatever position i'm in, usually
on my back, I breathe in heavity through my nose, count to 4, breathe out as I'm counting to 4, and breathe back in. Its usally more like breathing
out takes 2 seconds, and I hold for 2 more..
Anyways, that should get your mind and body relaxed and get you in a rhythm. After doing that like 10 times, you're ready. I usually do this next
part twice as it's usually all it takes. In meditation you have to clear your mind of disrupting thoughts and focus on the task at hand. I use this
technique: While your'e doing the 4 count breathing..(its ok if you get messed up, just focus on the next part), count from 10 to 0.. see the number
in your mind.. when you get to 7, picture it being a red 7. then orange 6, yellow 5, green 4, blue-purple 3, purple/pink 2, and 1 as white. I don't
think it matters how you look at the colours, sometimes I end up at 1, sometimes zero, its actually harder then you would think to visualise coloured
numbers in an order.
Anyways, after doing that a couple times you'll notice your mind has cleared and you have more attention... Thats when you start listening..
you'll hear 3 sounds at first, all jumbled together, then maybe even 10, then you can isolate individual sounds and focus on them. I do that, and I
also focus on the textural feel of everything my body is touching at the moment.
I usually don't get too far into this before I just fall asleep.
Thats another thing, you wanna know how to fall asleep anywhere, any time? I learned by screwing up enough meditations.
Do the 4 count breathing, and picture breathing out your thoughts, even the colour thing would help as it clears your mind. You'll notice that
you'll start breathing in less and less and less. Simultaneously your heart begins to slow and before you know it your out like a light. I can't
stress enough though that you need to clear your mind. Thinking is the #1 that keeps me awake, I even wake up after only 2 hours with a million things
going through my mind. Our body only sleeps if our mind wants to go elsewhere, not if its too atached to this world.
Well I hope that helps some you.
These techniques were actually the pre-cursor to my OOBE I believe. It's a little off topic, but I just wanted to address you guys who like to
sleep with a nice soothing sound drowning you out. Hell, leave the sound there and maybe it would be more effective to force your hearing around it.
I used to have a clock in my room that ticked and I eventually had to relocate it because as my attention focused I had trouble meditating.