Thanks to TRG for an interesting topic and much valueable information!
I had a thought I think it was Clarky who has been experimenting with flying in lucid dreams and mentioned the electrical current or forcefield type
barrier that is above the clouds in his lucid dreams.
This made me think of how the brain works and the fact that it basically operates with tons of electircal currents and impulses firing and creating
the thought process etc.
Anyhow in the case of a lucid dream I believe the experience is contained within your mind and perhaps the barrier you come across is actually your
brain itself and that is why you are not able to cross it unless you actually project through in which case you would then be instead having an
On another note I used to have a re-ocurring falling dream and after mentioning it to my dad he suggested I put my arms out to the sides and my legs
and try to grab onto something as I fell.
This was a few years ago but I still remember having the dream, starting to fall down a dark hole, sticking out my arms, and bam I grab onto something
like a tree root or rope and climb back up and out and never have the dream again!
I can remember at least one other dream where I was being chased through and outdoor market that was setup like a grocery store w/o any walls or
ceiling but with rows of food etc.
This was also a dream I would have more than once and in the end I always woke up with being caught by whomever was chasign me. So prior to going to
bed one night I was analyzing the dream and decided the best course of action.
Upon going to sleep and having the dream I decided to climb one of the shelves and lay down and hide. It worked, they couldnt find me or catch me, and
whalla no more nightmare!
More back to the topic my dad told me about a year ago how he laid down to go to sleep (he has a physically demanding job and often works 2nd and 3rd
shifts). After he had been asleep for a bit he remembered wanting to get up and get a glass of water but being too exaushted to move.
He described himself kinda floating out to the kitchen and seeing everything as if he was actually there and it makes me wonder if he had a
semi-concious obe or maybe just a lucid dream.
Anyhow I agree with TRG about not overdoing the pursuit of OBE as I have a bit of an addictive personality and I could see if I enjoy it more than
waking life it may actually detract from the quality and short time one has in this physical material world.
Obviously we are all very lucky to be here and this life is a test and we are to learn and experience things setup for us to do before we were ever
born. We will have lots of time for OBE after we die as someone else already stated.
I would think it worthwhile if you could do things while you OBE such as are mentioned in this thread like help comatose patients find thier way back
to thier bodies and regain conciousness.
Also someone prevented an armed roberry which is pretty amazing. The whole thing seems like you could be some kind of "Superman" with abilities to
fly, walk through walls, time travel, etc. etc.
Just hope those of you that do AP do learn and do good whenver possible!