posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 08:31 PM
As somebody who experiences astral projection (semi-randomly) frequently, I can assure you out of body experiences are REAL.
The first time it really stood out to me was when I looked at my body when outside of it. I usually project in the early morning hours, due to the
fact that at night you fall into a deep sleep much too fast.
I have explained the phenomenon and how-to bits of projection too many times to count, and if you are interested you are more then welcome to U2U me,
or go through my previous threads and posts in my profile where you will find quite a bit of information.
My opinion is that most people do not explain it well. They say, "Oh, you cant ever imagine it until it happens to you.", or something along them
lines. Thats not true. The reason for this is much like dreams, many OBEs are very fleeting. If you do not write them down, most likely you will
forget them unless something significant happened that sticks in your mind. Even then you most likely will forget a good portion of it. I have seen
things, and heard things that were not explainable other then that it was a legitimate OBE. For example, days after my brother died, I had a OBE (this
is explained in one of my threads) and asked him about his death. He told me something very personal, and it turns out weeks later it was confirmed
when his death was ruled suicide/accidental overdose. I personally thought it was due to head injuries sustained the night before in a shooting where
he was beat pretty bad with the end of a pistol and the passenger was shot in the spine and paralyzed. It went against my own judgment yet was
confirmed weeks later. That to me was very significant.
Other things are the way I exit my body. I roll out off of my bed, float down, and after about thirty seconds I open my eyes. It literally feels like
I am about to roll off my bed, and I do this consciously. The pre-requisite usually, which is a semi-sleep paralysis state, is not my doing. When it
happens, I am able to take control and separate myself from my body. I have tried to learn to do this at will, but its very rare it happens. Although.
Usually when I do try, or get it into my subconscious that I will be attempting to separate, it has a higher chance of giving me the opportunity and
choice to continue with it.
When I open my eyes, I'm on my floor, where I can proceed to float into an upright position and then proceed through my bedroom door. I can also go
through the wall, ceiling, or anything else, but I tend to follow the same paths I do when awake. I guess its habit.
Things also happen though that are separate and only in the astral world. I can lift things with my mind, throw fireballs, conjure spirits, and
basically anything you can dream of - yet when I wake up, none of that has any effect. I think of it as a read-only type of medium. Much like a CD-ROM
on a PC. You can copy files to RAM(brain), move them around, manipulate them, but when you are finished with it, the CD stays the same. I must admit
though, its endlessly fun to fly around breathing fire and moving bridges and buildings with the blink of an eye. Scary what people would do with that
type of power in this world though, for Its even tough not to give into my desires while out of body. I try to use it as a tool for knowledge, not
food for my ego.
Anyway, it most definitely is real. I have personally felt it, seen it, smelled it, experienced it. I believe we all have the ability to view this
beautiful world, but for some reason its harder for some then others. I honestly have no idea why it happens to me at will, but I take it as a gift
and use it as often as I can. Although, there are times I'm not able to successfully separate and end up opening my real eyes if I dont wait long
enough after rolling off the bed, or the rare yet frightening sudden falling sensation that accompanies certain separations. They scare the crap out
of me honestly, which is why I try the roll out method most of the time.
Hopefully this post gave you a bit of knowledge most other people never passed on, weather it be they forgot, or lying. I implore you to read my older
threads and posts on the subject and make your own decision about me and my experiences.
[edit on 8/31/2009 by deadline527]