reply to post by Tripple_Helix
Hello Triple Helix! I am glad you got to experience this! I wish everyone could experience something like this a few times throughout their life, but
at least once.
I personally can't be certain of what your experience would be termed, but it does have several common aspects related to a a few types of
I see that you have experienced SP (sleep paralysis) and know how to identify and discern whether this is what you were experiencing or not.
SP is something that is hard to mis-identify, due to the very noticeable traits associated with it. Based on your description, I do not think you were
experiencing only SP.
Hints of Lucid Dreaming are found in your description. Being aware that you are dreaming often leads to having complete control of all facets within
the dream. This means you are capable of changing anything and everything within your dream world. Defeating monsters, creating fantasy landscapes,
Why I would tend to think you were not experiencing only a Lucid Dream is also based on your description. Even though the dreamer can control every
aspect of the dream, Lucid Dreams usually take place in a fantasy dreamscape. These dreamscapes may have familiar features, but they can rarely be
identified as a place you have visited, such as a park, your backyard, or your bedroom.
It seems that you were in between SP and complete REM. It is in this in-between zone where OBE’s (Out of Body Experiences) occur.
People enter OBE’s in different ways. Some are completely aware from the time they lay down in bed to the time they separate from the physical body
and enter the OB (Out of Body) world. Others become aware after the experience has already begun. They kind of just ‘come-to’ and realize they are
in their room, or where ever they fell asleep at.
There are many different ways to have OBE, including induced and accidental experiences.
Induced are much easier to enjoy, as you can control the time you are there and when you want to leave - granted something from the ‘real’
physical world doesn’t wake you.
Almost every report I have ever read involving OBE explains how frightened the person was while seeing this different world for the first time. The
terrible thing about this sort of fear is that it wakes you up and ends the experience early. Many times you will feel as if you have dropped from
above and landed back in your body upon awakening - feels like a jolt as you awaken.
What leads me to think you probably experienced and accidental OBE is the description you gave of the dream world. OBE’s typically take place in the
exact location you fall asleep in. If you go to sleep on a couch in the Living Room, your experience will begin in the same room and 99% of the room
will seem identical to the real room, with only subtle changes here and there. Some say these changes are how the space should look, as opposed to how
it does look in physical reality.
Seeing people you know is common, though it is not common to see reports of interaction with those people. There are reports of interaction with
individuals the dreamer doesn’t know, but meet later in life.
Seeing the room you were asleep in, the person next to you in the room, the similarities to your waking reality, the subtle differences coupled with
your previous experience with SP (sleep paralysis) all seem to point to you experiencing an accidental OBE.
The up side, if you enjoyed it and want to do it again, is that you seem capable of developing skills to induce future OBE’s.
Practice and you will find out what your body needs to induce future OBE’s.
Sleep paralysis is the stage just before OBE becomes possible, but there are other steps in the process…
Lay down in a comfortable, quiet place and remain perfectly still. The next step is one of the hardest to achieve, but once you do, you can experience
OBE’s much more often…
You need to remain aware, consciously, but you must allow your body to fall asleep.
When your body begins to fall asleep, you will notice a slight warming sensation wash over your body. Then a very strange tingling sensation -
literally an electric shock sensation, followed by the lead blanket.
To Be Continued...