may be able to give you a little assistance, as I have been able to develop my own personal technique for OBE.
Like you, when I first noticed some strange things going on during or immediately before/after sleep I thought there may be something wrong. Unlike
you, I did not experience the intense vibrations at first, instead, I was experiencing chronic SP (Sleep Paralysis).
Even though I have experienced SP for many years, I never connected the episodes to OBE - mainly because I didn't believe in OBE. Based on everything
I'd heard growing up, I assumed OBE to be an explicit form of 'quackery' - which is ashame, due to the fact that I never knew the specifics of OBE
before I completely discounted it.
My idea changed quickly and unexpectedly.
One morning, around 3.00a, I awoke with the intense urge to use the bathroom. As with any other night, I slowly sat up and then walked to the bedroom
door on my way to the BR in the hall.
I reached down for the doorknob and missed it. I thought I was simply groggy, so I reached for it again, and missed again. I looked down at the knob
and reached for it again. This time I saw my hand go completely through the handle, I thought I was a ghost. Then a feeling came over me that I must
have died in my sleep and that alarmed me, but not excessively.
I turned to go back to my bed and was really, really suprised to see a guy's body in my bed. I realized it was me, although it looked absolutely
nothing like myself. At this point, I knew I had died and that gave me a severe shock. Because of the intense fear accompanying the realization of
death, I was instantly slammed
back into my body and jolted awake.
That was my first OBE and it opened my eyes to some things I'd ignored for one reason or an other.
I searched to understand OBEs and looked at many different reports and many different techniques. They ranged from meditative OBE, to pre & post sleep
I notice a lot of people decide to induce an OBE through meditation techniques and I suppose it may work for some, but I never got anywhere close to a
full-on OBE using meditation as a platform for OBE incudtion.
The sleep pattern induction sounded like it could work for me, especially when I realized the SP (Sleep Paralysis) that was being described fit the
definition of the frightening sleep episodes I had for several previous years.
hat I realized, as I worked to develop a personal technique to allow for eay OBE episodes, is that we all have a process our body and mind
follows each time we go to sleep.
SP is generally reported to be one of the most frightening experiences one can have and this was definitely true for me. This fact also helped me
realize something too, our mind & body has built in 'fail-safes' to ensure we follow the proper sleep process. If we consciously experience SP, then
we have obviously strayed from the proper course that leads to a natural sleep session. When this fact is recognized, our mind uses a fear fueled
alarm in SP that is suppose to startle us awake, so we can restart the process and fall asleep in a natural manner.
The key to inducing your own OBE is to understand the only way to have success realigning the steps in the process of falling asleep.
Our mind falls asleep before we enter SP, this is the natural way. SP keeps us from acting out our dreams and potentially harming ourselves during
sleep. SP is also the pre-cursor to the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage of sleep and the release of D.M.T. (Dimethyl Tryptamine *sp) - thought to be
the catalyst for our dreamscapes.
It is not easy to realign your sleep pattern, but it is possible and it becomes easier with time and practice.
The main thing is to remain 'lightly' conscious as you begin the OBE induction.
- You need a very, very dark room (Because you are likely to slightly open your eyes during the seperation stage. If any light enters your eyes, you
will essentially terminate the process by coming 'too' consciously aware) and you need to feel very safe.
- You need to be very comfortable in your bed, with no need to re-position yourself ever few minutes. You need to remain completely motionless -
- You need to remain aware, but not too aware. Try something like counting sheep to keep your awareness, but work to make sure you don't drift into a
full sleep state. It can be a tight-rope to walk, but it possible and easier than other methods.
- When you begin to feel a warm, heavy-as-lead blanket being draped over you, from your feet and slowly moving to your head, you need to remain calm
and allow the process to run it's course.
- You will begin to feel a wierd humming/buzzing/vibration and potentially even auditory hallucinations that can sound like falling rain drops or
Once you reach this point, you are ready for separation. Earlier, you mentioned that you have tried several methods for achieving separation,
including 'climbing the rope' (which can be effective for some, but not for others - obviously).
Instead of trying to use a method for separation, simply try something you are already very, very familiar with. Once you reach the separation phase,
simply try to sit up, stand up, or roll over. This is what I do and it ends with me rolling over and right out of my body.
Be careful that you do not try to sit up or roll over too quickly or too aggressively. This could potentially lead to induction termination.
You will notice a very familiar sensation as you try to achieve separation. It will feel as if you are trying to pull to magnets apart - one magnet
being your physical body, the other magnet being your astral body.
Once you achieve separation, you will likely find yourself being in an exact model of your physical surroundings. You may notice mild variations in
your surroundings, such as a different color bed blanket or a different style of window blinds.
You will also experience feelings that can be quite overwhelming, which can lead to the premature termination of your OBE. You may experience feelings
of unconditional love or of a sexual bliss nature, either can be distracting and could hinder your OBE, even causing it to end and leaving you to be
'slammed' back into your body.
If you can manage the emotions, you will find yourself with superhuman abilities of flight, teleportation, extreme intellect and the ability to move
through material objects.
ope this helps some and if you have any questions or need more clarification, let me know and I'll do my best to assist you. If you ask me in
this thread and I don't reply directly, feel free to send me a U2U and I can help from there on.
Everyone should experience an OBE at least once and more often if possible. I hope this is your time to successfully induce your own OBEs!
and please excuse any tyops of other bad literary skills -