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I think I had a OBE, any advice?

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 05:58 PM
So, I'm pretty sure I actually had one of these after reading about them so much. To me it happened fast but it was weird. I was in a deep sleep and woke up around 3 am. Of course being in that groggy state, I started to fall right back asleep. But the weirdest thing happened.

I started to feel myself lift up. It wasnt the room, but me. And I had this insane Vibrating feeling. It was like goose bumps but all over, and it was like the goose bumps were on steroids. It was also cold.

As this was all happening, I started to freak out, because I didnt understand what was going on. I tried looking down, and I couldnt see, but I could see my arm, with my tattoo, hanging off the couch, but that was it. I felt myself fall back into, myself, and I woke up with horrible goosebumps, and was cold. I also was breathing really heavy, like I was sprinting or something.

I'm not sure if this is the exact definition of a OBE, but it felt like it, and from what I've read on here, it points to that way.

So any input?

Also, I do Meditate at least 20 mins a day. So maybe I just opened myself up more, I dunno.

or it was a insane dream.
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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 06:03 PM
I have had dreams within dreams a bit like inception. Where I have dreamt something has happened and woke up and then something freaky happens except I am still asleep and it is just a second dream. I think dreams are generally visions of things your subconcious has picked up during the day. If you are constantly reading about something it is likely you might dream about it sometime.

I read a study about dreams and it seemed to explain dreams as being the brain processing its information that day and storing everything in the correct areas, almost like organising your filing cabinet if you will.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 06:06 PM
I think you're decribing "sleep paralysis", I used to get it a lot when i was younger.
I have grown out of it, not had it in years.

May be your is different though.

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 06:12 PM
Sounds like an OBE to me.

Next time try hard to not panic. I would randomly start my OBEs. I didn't even know what they were. I wasted many nights fighting this, some night to the point that I didn't get any sleep at all.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 06:17 PM
I've had several similar events like that happen throughout the past few years, The first was very similar to what you mentioned, I'd fell asleep with the TV on and kept waking up frequently throughout the night. I had woken up and started to drift back into a light sleep when I started feeling extremely disoriented. Then I started to hear and feel a strong vibration that I could feel throughout my entire body. I would describe it to sound similar to a very low frequency around the 1.5hz range. I decided to attempt to raise up and could see the ceiling lighted by the glow of the tv, shortly after my vision faded to black and I opened my eyes. That is a pretty basic description of my first experience of that nature. That event really changed my attitude on the subject of OBE and the like. I tried recreating the hum I heard with a binaural beat generator and I couldn't get it exact but it did give me chills hearing a similar sound.
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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 06:19 PM
reply to post by DrakeDarc

When you say "horrible goosebumps" is it like pins and needles when your leg falls asleep but without the pain? That is what I experienced when I had an OBE when I was about 12 years old. I caught myself coming back to my body. I was dreaming that I was falling and so I started kicking as I fell. This must have woke my mind up because I then like realized that I was staring at something white and I was slowly floating away from it. I came to realize that the white was my bedroom ceiling and I descended back slowly into my body followed by this incredible pins and needles feeling (without the pain) all over. I guess horrible goosebumps would describe that feeling also.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 06:28 PM
How did you people get the OBE? I want to try it. I believe it's good for advancing ourselves Spiritually

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 06:34 PM
You sure did have an OOBE. I have had sleep paralysis since my teens and only this year have I started having this strong ecstatic energy with it followed by floating upwards. I don't know what causes it but am trying to embrace it and see if I can actually gain control of it. Good for you. Please keep us posted if it happens again !!

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 07:50 PM
reply to post by 13star

Embracing it is a very long process. I finally figured out what was happening to me last fall. Now I just go where it takes me. The first many instances where I just let it happened involved me floating around my home. Now I can mentally leave but it is always not too far from my home. Baby steps, I guess.

I can and have astral projected to other locations.

I suspect that some people can do these things naturally. I am naturally in tune with my mind. I can have an engaging conversation with you with my mind a 1000 miles away. I've always been able to do this. I can focus while mentally multitasking.

Another method is a learned method via meditation. I suspect my natural state is a meditative state. My thought process is a form of meditation. Mental exercises most likely help people wanting to learn this, too.

Lastly, the pineal gland secretes melatonin/serotonin, substances that are chemically very similar to '___', tryptophan, and salvia. It's no secret that Shamans used these methods in the form of smoke inhalation and mushrooms, among other methods. For me, I know that the pineal gland and its natural secretions are key here because I used to fight off sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming, OBEs, and AP but it was to my disadvantage. I thought that I had "sleep problems" until I started using valerian root and melatonin/serotonin supplements to help me "sleep". What ended up happening was pineal gland overload for me.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 07:59 PM
reply to post by DrakeDarc

I think your semi conscious mind was just playing out a fantasy, fueled by your desire to experience such an event.
I doubt you had an OBE , but probably you like to think you had .


posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 08:16 PM
reply to post by cry93

Interesting. I can't remember if AP or SP came to me first, but I think it was AP. But for this floating experience, the people who I have spoken to with this experience, all seem to have Sleep Paralysis as well. It must be difficult for people who don't have this experience to believe... the thought of consciously leaving your body. I often wonder if it's real until it happens again. I just wish it would happen more often so I could get to grips with it, and I seem to forget trying to control it and as you say just go with it.

But more importantly, WHY ? What exactly is taking place and what is the purpose of it ? I just cannot seem to figure that part out, as it just seems to be at random times. It has happened 2 nights on the trot then 3 weeks later.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 08:45 PM
reply to post by 13star

This is how it happened for me. Other people's experience may differ.

It started with sleep paralysis. I had that for much of my childhood. I didn't even have a name for it until much later, in the age of the internet. However, I did learn that I could control my sleep paralysis by moving any significant or insignificant part of my body. That is what broke the sleep paralysis.

I then graduated to lucid dreaming. Part of learning to recognize sleep paralysis is that you know that the experience isn't what we know as "real" aka the physical human experience. I wholeheartedly believe that my learning how to recognize what we know as sleep paralysis led me to lucid dreaming. I eventually learned that I was experiencing something that wasn't "real". By learning that, I then learned to alter my dreams to the point that I knew that I was dreaming.

I actually APed before OBEing. The APing was very scary to me because it happened to me for the first time in a state where I believe I was extremely vulnerable. I don't like to talk about that. But I was totally subconsciously APing. I will say that I cannot consciously/knowingly AP. I don't pick a site or time period and then visit it. It just kind of happen. I cannot control my astral projections.

The last thing for me was the OBE. I was so scared because of the buzzing vibrations, whoosing sounds, and the velcro separation mechanism. I really thought I was dying or had major health problems, on top of my "sleeping problems." I would always come to my conscious mind due to my ability to control the SP and LD, I'm certain. At this point I had fought against OBE for years. I won't share much here but I will say that I was subconsciously coached in my very first diehard OBE.

Now I just let what will be take place. I am not afraid and I no longer lose sleep fighting unfamiliar feelings.

Eta, it happens because IMO your pineal gland is NOT calcified. Your brain chooses to not "sleep" in this process because serotonin/melatonin are powerful substances. To a calcified or unchallenged pineal gland, these people would just sleep through it. That is JMO.
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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:21 PM
What you describe is very much like I have had, an obe. Some don't believe in this until it happens. Go with it and take control. I have had two experiences of being in complete blackness. I stayed calm and manifested light and vision as well as taking control of myself when there were others there. Enjoy.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:07 PM
Its was so random to me. I dunno. I enjoyed, gotta love the unknown. I would love for it to happen again. thanks for the input everyone.

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