reply to post by theRiverGoddess
It's so brilliant that people are joining ATS purely because of THIS thread! I'm so happy to say that this week i experienced my first TRUE
OOBE...it was INCREDIBLE!!!
I have been looking into the subject and practicing the 'new' technique designed by robert bruce for two years which strengthened my kinesthetic
touch skills, this is a REALLY important subject, it enables you to feel and explore your physical body so that you can KNOW it. when I meditate, the
body I feel and imagine i'm touching is created from the memory of what my body feels like etc.
so, if you want to know what your knee feels/looks like without touching it, first touch your knee, then remember that feeling. I'm not going to go
into further detail because most of you will know EXACTLY what i'm talking about!
I feel this is very similar to the candle meditation techniques, I feel that perhaps half the battle with developing your OOBE skills is creating an
environment in which your imagination can create a very detailed image of yourself or specific surroundings. Once this minds eye image of yourself is
solid enough, you can then gradually push the envelope of what you can actually DO with your ethereal body!
I also have found that re-creating memories in the minds eye also strengthens abilities. for example, I will often get up, go for a walk and grab a
glass of sweet sweet apple juice, I will then sit down, close my eyes, and repeat the WHOLE experience in my minds eye.
Ok, so, my recent experience:
I had been meditating for quite sometime but was getting frustrated by this feeling of cross-eyed'ness i was having, it was almost like when i
relaxed my eyes would go cross eyed, I've read that a buddhist meditative technique is to actually go a bit cross eyed and look at the centre of your
nose, so i ran with it! I allowed the crosseyed feeling to wash over my face, head and then shoulders... soon enough, I could feel my body from within
my body! This is really strange to describe, I was rather sleep paralysed and was content with this, my physical body felt like a cocoon that I was
within. The vibrations were really vivid but not quite the same as usual, I then imagined raising the frequency of the vibrational hum. The next thing
that happened (which has happened quite a bit now) is i heard a jack being unplugged from an amp (thats what i heard ok!!!) at this point i imagined a
rope in front of me and I leant forward to grab it....and I MOVED!!! ARGHHH!!! at this, i got VERY excited, because i knew i hadn't physically moved
at all!!!! I tested this for a decent while, grabbing the rope and pulling one side of my body up, I experimented for a while and then tried to lean
forward completely but it didn't work, i think this is because I hadn't practiced leaning forward, i didn't know how it FELT!!! At this point, I
knew everything I had read was real, I got an overwhelming but positive fear, and then I stopped...enough for one night.
It's all true, it is ridiculously exciting, far better than any drug (although we can't talk about that anymore!), and the fear is immense!!! I'll
see you out the skyfloating and the rest of you! Keep it up, apologies for the long post but i am very happy with it all!!!!
oh, and if you can snap into your dreams and control them...it's not OOBE, as I now realise!!!!
peace and love