I am of the opinion that the sooner you learn to do this the better. The experiance will shape your entire belief system, and the sooner you KNOW your
own truth the better IMO. No better way to actually KNOW it than to experiance it for yourself.................thats just my personell take on the age
I began to strive for this at around age 14, so I personally understand the desire to ~KNOW~ ...........to be able to ~DO~
I got out last night. I had a bit of a struggle to exit though because as usuall I was so excited to hear the rushing sound.....I had to keep telling
myself RELAX RELAX breath in breath out......relax.........after a while of fully relaxing into it I was able to get out.
Once out I used a technique I learned on Coast to Coast monday night.....I immediatly strongly stated "AWARENESS NOW" to bring all my concentration
into one thought form and be fully aware of being out. This worked very well because once I did this I truly felt stronger and more solidly in my
astral state (if you can understand what I am saying)...............
I had the old problematic issue of NOT being able to SEE again!!! So I was stateing "CLEAR VISION NOW" and then I thought about my body laying in
bed and maybe if I was laying on my back it would clear my astral vision and then I realised that was a silly thought.....but by the time this though
finished I was BACK in my body. The man on Coast to Coast said over and over the minute you think about your body you go back to it....and I find this
to be absolutly true, and extremely frusterating.
Soooooooooooooo I gently just breathed and hoped for the sounds to return and they did. I was AGAIN able to get out..........but as I was getting out
I was telling myself to "NOT think about my body...just don't think about your body" and of course this WAS thinking about my body and all I did
was pop right back in.
So I am lying there...........recalling that they discussed on Coast to Coast that while in the astral state if you send healing energy toward your
body or another persons body it can be as if a miracle has taken place in healing....I was trying to figure out HOW in the world I could send healing
energy to my own body WITHOUT thinking about my body.
I was wondering HOW I could relax enough to get out with all these thoughts &
questions bouncing around in my head
I wish I had learned to do this as a child, seriously................sheesh.
I was beginning to think that was all for the night............and I was starting to lightly drift off, and the sound came back and I popped out
pretty fast this time. I still couldnt SEE but rather than trying to FORCE anything I just relaxed into whatever would take place.............I felt
as if I was moving fast, as if I was flying, but I had no visuals to back up the feelings.....I quietly was stateing 'clear vision' and I was
decididedly attempting to send some extra energy toward myself so that I could SEE.....and a fleeting thought came to my mind about how I may need to
visualise my face to send this energy and BLAM............that was it I was back in my body.
In frusteration I got up and got a drink of water and stomped around the house in the dark a bit grumbleing to myself about how its only MY perception
and I seem to be making this very hard on myself to be able to DO......and making it hard to just go wuth the flow......ack ack.
I took a sleeping pill and just went to bed to sleep. I took all thoughts on this matter and shelved them for the night, figuring I would write today
and maybe while writting it up I could make more sense out of it.
I have not made any more sense......it is just a FACT that thinking about yourself=YOUR BODY........takes you back to it no matter what your desire.
Maybe when you are trying to get out thoughts of your body will also keep you within it? MAYBE this is an issue that is so common that it keeps most
people from being able to even get out? maybe a constant visual of ones BODY will be the big stopping factor for alot of people?
I mean I seriously just have the most fleeting little thought of my body even in the sense of HOW would I go about sending healing energy back to my
body and that thought sends me immediatly back, no if's and's or but's and NO stopping it.......................just BLAM. Your back.
Just the thought to myself to NOT think of my body is enough thinking about my body to send me straight back
How silly I am. All I can do
today is chuckle at myself and my learning curve......I seem to be taking a long time for things to smooth out.
I need a focal point beyond myself that does not include 'myself'
I am anxious for the new books I ordered to come, I am SO primed for new lessons and new perspectives.
If I ever win the lottery I am going to take ALL of you O.O.B.E people on a cruise with me to go visit Bandit on his island and we can all have a week
intensive workshop hanging out and sharing ideas and techniques and making sand castles on the nice white beaches.
I am serious.
[edit on 7-4-2007 by theRiverGoddess]