posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 05:47 PM
...fourteen pages of posts...forgive me if I don't read them all.
Just a few things that I have personally found to be helpful:
Try not eating for several hours before your attempts. If you can comfortably fast without discomfort for a while...say 12 to 24 hours, that may
Try every night. Even if you fall asleep that's fine. Think about it often during the day. You may find yourself going to sleep one night and
becoming conscious of the fact of returning to your body. From this state it is a lot easier to go back out again.
Every guide I've read talks about visualization. I've never found it to be helpful. It may well be that it works for more visually oriented people,
but if you're not one of those, don't beat yourself up over it. If it helps you, great, but dont' assume that it's neccesary.
Along that line, just for the record, I've never seen a silver cord.
A few milligrams of melatonin every night before you go to sleep may help. It might also just put you to sleep. Try it for a few months and see if it
makes a difference. In my area melatonin is avaiilable at every GNC, and costs about $5 for 60 tablets.
Even if you can't quite leave your body, be aware of the possibliity. You may notice, one day, that even though you're still very obviously
"in your body" that you can see in the room all around you even though the lights are off and your eyes are closed.
Along that line...I've found that there is a dinstinct "state" involved, and you may be in that state even though you are still observing from
"within your body," but I've personally never been able to leave by simply trying to "imagine reaching for a cord."
If by chance, you ever happen to become totally paralyzed, this is a good thing. It means that you're properly focued into that "state." Now all
you need to do is actually leave your body. Again..if this is how it happens to happen for you (and it may not) then once you're in the
paraylzed state, do exactly the same thing you would to actually physically move and sit up, but with an awareness that it is actually your energy
body that you are moving, not your physical body. You may feel resistance. Go ahead and fight it and simply try to overpower it.
Don't focus too much on the vibrations. They may happen, but they're not the point of what's going on. Don't allow them to distract you from what
you're trying to do.
Along that line...by virtue of the fact that I've said not to focus too much on the vibrartions...it's very possible that you might one day suddenly
find yourself continuing to practice simpy out of habit...and then suddenly realize that you've been experiencing vibrations...but you juist
hadn't been paying attention to them. If this happens, again...just keep doing what you're trying to do. If you get really, really exicted and start
anticipating how wonderful iit's going to be when you finally get out and you're almost there and wow! ...that can distract you too. Just stay
focused. And...if the excitement is just too much, and too distracting, don't punish yourself. Just enjoy the experience. Pay attention to it.
Observe. Remember that you made it closer today. There's always tomorrow.
If you find yourself absolutely, completely and totally terrified, and certain that some horrible dark and nasty creature is waiting just around the
corner waiting to eat you the second you leave...don't push it. Try again some other time. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't...but either way fear
is not condusive to an OOBE.
Just as a sidenote...while I've not experienced it myself, I've read about a sleep paralysis which sometimes accompanies the traditional alien
abduction scenario. It may be that the "alien abduction" is really someone travelling astrally and not realizing it...and having weird experiences
in the process. It might be that the paralysis that abductees experience is the result of being partially out of body. I don't know. Whatever the
case, I see no harm in paying attention to what's going on around you, and not doing anything you don't feel safe doing.
Once you are succesfully out for your first time, doo't go far, and don't stay out for long. It may be easier to remember if it's a short trip.
The quality of your experience may vary. You may or may not be in touch with the usual set of senses. For example, you might be able to hear and feel
things, but not see them. Or any other combination. If this happens, don't worry about it. Just be aware.
I personally find the arms much easier to get out than the rest of me. Once you have your arms out, try reaching for something...a bedpost, for
instance, and using it to pull the rest of you out.
Remember that once you go back "into your body" you don't have to leave the state. You can continue to think and observe before you sink back into
control of the physical form. In fact, you may even be able to leave and and go back in a few times.
[edit on 5-7-2005 by LordBucket]