The same is true with an Out of Body Experience. Out of Body Experiences allow for us to look inside ourselves, inside of everything that we know and understand and then see something more. Its an exploration of the soul and mind at the same time. Its a connection to the unknown. This I believe is the highest level of exploration, and a true adventure for each of us to have.
It is also no wonder why we would want to continue to go back and explore these realms in our mind and soul more. The important concept to think about before you start on your practice is to answer that question for yourself.
Why do you truly want to have an Out of Body Experience? What drove you in this direction? The more truthful with yourself you are, the easier it will be to start to practice and the more likely you will have success. Being honest with yourself in this process will allow you to also have more pleasurable experiences during your Out of Body Experiences. When I had my first Out of Body Experience nearly 15 years ago, my first thought was, what was that? The main questions that I asked myself at the time were:.
What we are going to focus on in this guide is how to have the experience again and again with as a success rate being as high as possible.
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We use an easy to understand 6 step process with these elements in mind:. The largest thing you can possibly do in order to have any type of experience, let it be lucid dreaming or having an Out of Body Experience, is setting the intention.
Why People Have Out-of-Body Experiences
The intention to have an Out of Body ExperienceE when you go to sleep is key to training your mind to notice the effects of an Out of Body Experience and letting you remember as well as knowing that this is an important aspect of your life that you want to experience. Additionally focusing on the concepts that dreams are important allows the brain to see reality in another light. Reading over some of the Tibetan dream yoga techniques we can find a key element to their abilities to have Out of Body Experiences focused on the concept that reality and thoughts are also dreamed in our minds.
Everything that we do, think, and feel is truly a hallucination in our brains as the brain takes outside information into its complex system and creates a virtual world of those experiences inside our heads. Thoughts are especially dreamlike, as they are produced from our minds alone without any real substances of reality.
Thinking about this makes us see that dreams are more closely related to reality than we initially may have thought, and puts additional importance on the dreams, or fewer importances on the foundation of reality. Set your intention to be strong. Think that tonight you will have an Out of Body Experience and that tonight you will remember it. Think about why you want to have an Out of Body Experience and what one specific thing you would like to do with the Out of Body Experience. Make it this one thing easy to remember, maybe just a word to represent it, so that when you are there you can easily recall what it was you wanted to do.
This belief may be all you need to take the next step! This next step is easy. Go to sleep. Getting hours of good rest seems to not only increase your ability to have Out of Body Experiences, but it also seems like this is key to having any type of success at all. If the body and brain are not well rested, then you will have troubles staying awake, staying aware, and just being fully present when the time comes to experience the Out of Body Experience. There are of course chemical and scientific reasons for this as well.
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For instance getting a good nights rest allows our brains to produce much-needed chemicals throughout the night that is important to wakefulness during the day. When these chemicals are produced we have the ability to be more aware after a good nights rest, rather than if we sleep only a few hours. When our brains are asleep we specifically are focusing on the increase of GABA a neurotransmitter in the brain which reduces memory formation. Having our brains use GABA seems to increase wakefulness, attention, and memory after its use, which is key to what we are trying to do.
We are after all trying to be more aware, have better attention and control over our dreams, and remember them. With that, getting an as much good sleep before trying an Out of Body Experience is key. After sleeping for hours of sleep it is time to wake up.
At this point, you should be pretty groggy and may take some time to fully become aware enough to get out of bed. There are many guides at this point that recommend people get up between min of time, but I am going to suggest that you get up for no less than 45 min. The reason behind this is that it wakes your brain up to the point that it thinks that its time to be active and that the day has started.
As you become more awake and aware, you also have a higher chance to remember and have conscious control as you trick your brain into going back to sleep. Glutamate as I have discussed many times before is important to conscious thought and allows for us to focus. I often take this time to write some emails, to read something but in a well-lit room or do some workouts that get the heart beating and require some coordination.
The more active I am, the better my results. As we did before in step one, in this step we reaffirm your intentions of what your plan is when you go to sleep. The plan is to have an Out of Body Experience, so think about that, what it may feel like, and maybe what you expect to see. Keep your mind open though and keep the thoughts easy and clear. Lay down at this point and relax.
Out Of Body Experiences Explained
It may be hard to go back to sleep at this point due to all the activity that you have been doing. That is perfectly normal and what we wanted as we want to make sure that our brains are as active as possible. This active mind will allow for active memories. Do not get frustrated with your inability to fall asleep. If you are able to lay in one spot, not move for a period of time, and focus on not having internal dialog you should start to see hypnogogic images, or dreamlike images of people, places, etc. This means that your brain is doing its job and you are almost asleep.
If you are able to focus long enough you should encounter vibrations, ringing in your ears, or other sensations like falling or floating which means you are on track. Do not focus on these sensations too much as they are just distractions, keep relaxing. If you do not experience these effects and simply fall asleep, that is fine too. Now that you are asleep you may find yourself in a number of odd states if you are aware at this point.
Monroe did try it again—and again and again.
Monroe died in , but the fascination with out-of-body experiences endures. For neuroscientists, the phenomenon is a puzzle and an opportunity: Understanding how the brain goes awry can also illuminate how it is supposed to work. Some of these patients complained of dizziness, with physical causes that ranged from fluid leaking out of the inner ear to an infection of a nearby nerve.
Of patients who reported dizziness, 14 percent said they have had out-of-body experiences. In contrast, only 5 percent of healthy participants in the study reported such sensations. But there is still another mystery. And healthy people appear to sometimes have such experiences, too.
He also surveyed patients about their mental states, and found that those with anxiety and depression in addition to dizziness were more likely to have out-of-body experiences. Jason Braithwaite , a psychologist at Lancaster University, has found that people who have other perceptual anomalies—like feeling the unexplained presence of another person or a body part changing shape—are also more likely to report out-of-body experiences.