posted on Feb, 4 2007 @ 12:50 AM
Springheel, thanks for the recommendation on the book, I love reading so I'll definitely try to check it out. I just finished Carlos Castineda's
trilogy. I grabbed them to take on my trip to Mexico. They were perfect reading for the trip, but I really wouldn't recommend them for much else.
Even though Castineda was supposed to be writing about personal experiences I got the feeling a lot of it was fiction.
I thought I'd share my most recent OBE experience with you all. I was out three times in one night recently. I wasn't trying to OBE. I was just
lying in bed with my eyes closed, still feeling like I was awake. Then I felt myself rising up out of my body. Because it was so unexpected, I got
excited and went right back in.
After awhile I started to rise up again. I kept calm and just let it happen. I felt myself rise all the way up to the ceiling. Then my astral sight
started to kick in and I realized I 'd actually risen partially through the ceiling! I could see an empty space between my ceiling and my upstairs
neighbor's floor. I could see wooden beams, nails and a few cobwebs (although surprisingly cleaner then I would expect for a building constructed in
the 1920's) I don't know why, but I never realized there's an empty space between the ceiling and the floor. I guess I thought one was built right
on top of the other. I asked someone afterward and they said there's usually a space between the two.
I felt like I could've easily gone all the way through to the floor above, but the girl upstairs started talking and my first thought was “I don't
want to invade her privacy.” Well, that probably wasn't the best thing to think because I instantly found myself back in my body.
After awhile I rose up again. When I got my astral sight, I was staring at my ceiling. I noticed the plaster was smooth. I was a little confused
because the plaster in my apartment has a rough texture to it. I wondered if maybe I was just having a dream. (On a side note, The next day I checked
out my bedroom ceiling and realized it's actually the only one in my apartment that's smooth.)
After awhile of staring at the ceiling, I decided I should get down and do something more constructive. I tried to turn myself around but I ended up
getting really confused and turned around. Eventually I just popped back into my body. Nothing like that's ever happened to me before. Normally
when I find myself in the astral I more or less go with the flow. On the rare occasions when I'm lucky enough to be out long enough and have enough
presence of mind, I can think of a place I want to go and instantly be there. This may have been the first time I've ever tried to move in a more
conventional way. I felt like someone put a blindfold on me and spun me around a couple times. Has anyone experienced this particular kind of
difficulty in navigation before? I'd be interested to hear how others navigate in the astral? Do most other's out there have more success with
thought or with imitating physical movement?
I look forward to your answers.