reply to post by Starseed32
It sounds like you didn't have an OBE. It sounds more like a Lucid Dream. In a Lucid Dream one of the main characteristics is the fact that you
recognize that you are dreaming. This recognition alone constitutes a Lucid Dream. There are a few different levels of Lucid Dreaming, knowing you
are dreaming to changing the outcome, the environment, and changing pretty much anything at all, at will in your Lucid Dream.
Edit to add this: One way to tell you are dreaming and not in an OBE is your environment. 99% of all OBEs occurr in virtually the exact environment
they went to sleep in. For example, if you have an OBE in you bedroom you will be in your bedroom while in your astral body. It will be identical to
your physical world bedroom and you can explore your environment from there.
The good news for you is the fact that most people who are susceptible to Lucid Dreaming are great candidates for OBEs.
When you are beginning an OBE you will remain 100% conscious in your mind. Your body will fall asleep, as it does normally.
You will experience Sleep Paralysis. The characteristics of SP are varying, from a light tingling to a great vibration-like feeling. It will also
feel, literally, like a weighted blanket has been laid over your body. During the stage when your body is attempting to enter Sleep Paralysis, or SP,
your mind has an automatic check-list to see if your mind is actually asleep enough to enter SP.
Your mind will give the urge to roll over to see if you are conscious enough to respond. If you respond and roll over you will not enter SP. You
will start from the beginning and your mind will again test you.
It is very, very important when you are attempting an induced OBE to remain 110% still and relaxed. Make sure every part of your body is completely
relaxed. A good way to achieve this is to start at you feet and stretch then relax. Move to your calves, then knees, then thighs, and so on. When
you have stretched and relaxed. go back to your feet and work your way up your body until you get to the top of your head, making sure everything is
relaxed and comfortable on the way.
For a beginner you may want to try and induce your OBE by falling asleep on your back. Keep your mind conscious by thinking about one thing over and
over. This will allow you to remain focused without drifting to something different, while allowing your body to drift into SP.
When you begin to feel tingling in your legs don't be alarmed and DON'T move, SP is beginning. Remain calm and continue thinking about the primary
thought, this will help you remain calm, keep you focused, allow you to stay conscious, and keep your body progressing to SP.
This could take anywhere from 15 minutes. to an hour so be patient.
When you feel the lead blanket wight over you body and you are fairly certain that you are in full SP try and roll over. At first do it slowly, this
will make sure you don't wake your body. Don't make any sudden movements, just slow and smooth. At first it will feel 100% like your physical body
is moving, but it isn't. It will feel almost like you are stuck, but keep turning over. You are now about to roll right out of your physical body.
Don't get discouraged, as confidence plays a big part in this process. It may take you a few days or even a week or more to experience your first
OBE, but when you do you will be hooked.
When you first get out be sure to stay calm and try small things first, such as floating, walking through doors or simply looking around your room.
You should be amazed that everything you see in you Astral body is identical to your physical world. You can even go to your neighbors house and see
them on the couch, in the bed, or where ever. It is an incredible experience.
One more tip; the thought you are focusing on while attempting to enter SP can vary, but the best results I have had came with the "Climbing a
Rope" thought. It is very simple. Just imagine yourself continually climbing a long rope. Just imagine this one thought over and over and over
until you are in SP. Sometimes you will enter full-blown SP without realizing it and climb the rope right out of your body.
I hope this helps you and Good Luck
[edit on 7-8-2009 by esteay812]