Originally posted by freedom_88
wow it seems like most people know how to do it except me ....but im on my way
Originally posted by TheBandit795
Once I tried a similar method to the rope method, the ladder method when I woke up before time in the morning. I got out untill my waist, but didn't get further, probably because I was still tired.
Originally posted by SimpleTruth
Are the terms OOBE and astral projection synomynous?
Basically they are the same thing. Astral projection is a more formal way of saying it but OOBE is more direct as most people can understand what out of body experiance is.
Is being out of body supposedly how it will be for us after we die, or is it a different thing?
Personally i dont know. I dont know if anyone else would know either becuase they have not been dead. There are spirts in the astral plain but i dont think all of them go there, just ones who wish to stay.
How does your physical body remain living if you leave it?
Your spirit leaves your body. All that is left is a cord that attaches you with your body but your body stays where you left it. Its the same as if you die, you leave your body behind...
How does it not shut down?
Well your brain and you mind are two different things. Your brain can keep your body running normall while you leave. As well you are still attached to your body to get energy from as well as feed info if you needed i would asume.
Are there limits on how long or often it's safe to be out of body?
Well basically it takes energy to do it so it all depends on how much energy you have. As well it also depends on how focused you are. It is safe if you know what you are doing and dont get caught up in the astral plain.
Does it make you really tired after you do it?
I have never done it but from my knowledge it should.
This phenomena sounds really intriguing to me. I would love to do it if it turns out to be safe. As a christian however, I'm aware that there are dark forces in the spirit realm as well like demons, and so that makes me a bit wary. Does anyone have information on that?
I dont know what spirits lurk out there. Lost souls, possibly demons, lost souls for sure though, maybe people from the future or the past.
Originally posted by deafence#a month or two ago, before i would wake up, id swear that someone either sat on the edge of my bed against me, or tried to hug me, else that's what it felt like anyways. it happened two mornings in a row! of course all i did was turn around grumpily and wondered wtf was going on, them went back to sleep a while longer. i asked my mother since she is a spiritualistic/religious person, and she said it was my guardian angel. i dont know if it was that, some other oobe traveller, some ghost relative, or just my mind. who knows i guess.
havent been working on doing oobe's for some time, however i have been eating healthier, so maybe i'll try again tonight. no etheric yankers to help it seems. i suppose if you want something done, you just gotta do it yourself.
Originally posted by xxKrisxx
You WILL receive it in the astral world. Upon meditation, you can ask, for help to escape the body at the crucial moment "in between" wakefulness and sleep. Maintain awareness to this moment and allow the body to relax until you do not feel "physical" anymore.
Focus and ask someone or ask your "higher self" for help.
Inviting someone else to help you, is an open door which some do not choose to open. I am in no way implying this is a "dangerous" choice, for I believe there is no real danger here. But negativity is to be avoided for a successful experience. Awareness of negativity will cut off your experience totally and make youfeel vulnerable.
I requested someone help me and when I "felt" hands I simply woke up because it was startling. I get stuck often.
Focus and meditation will take you into projection. Personal problems can affect concentration and limit your chances of "getting out".
Clear your mind and think about any "problems" so that thought doesnt interfere and affect concentration.
Comfortably, find the method that best brings you to the brink of sleep. Focus on awareness and projecting. Ignore sensations and hallucination which naturally accompany the process.
As you feel the "slip" or hear noises or feel vibrations, that is your signal, to attempt to move your astral fingers ann hands and attempt to roll out or sit up out of the physical.
Sometimes, simply the focus on a place or a person will project you directly to them. This is a more direct method of escape.
If you wonder whether it was a dream or a projection, then most likely it was a dream.