are some methods that
Out of Body Experiences
from within a Lucid Dream
as well as a little bit of discourse on about
the nature of "viewing and experiencing"
these types of experiences: astral projection
- out of body experiences - lucid dreaming. Regardless
of the terminology there are ways to induce these
states and experience them for yourself. Several
of the methods outlined below focus on deliberately
increasing the level of heightened awareness,
maintaining peak experience and taking advantage
of the direct correlation between these heightened
states and your thoughts, expectations, perception,
and your EXPERIENCE.
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a dream I will become lucid and examine my dreamscape
to stabilize within it. I read in William Buhlman's "Adventures Beyond the Body" that
if you're lucid dreaming and your vision isn't
too clear or if your dreamscapes aren't stable
you can simply will it or intend it to become
more clear and stable by saying forcefully and
confidently, "INCREASE CLARITY NOW!", I used this
effective technique and expanded it a bit further
to use verbal commands to create just about
anything. The most notable and important command
I found was "INCREASE LUCIDITY NOW!!!" or "INCREASE
LEVELS OF LUCIDITY NOW!!".
an LD I will say "INCREASE CLARITY NOW!!!" and
this usually brings crisp resolution and increased
awareness and focus. After I stabilize again and
become comfortable, I will then intend verbally,
"INCREASE LEVELS OF LUCIDITY NOW!". This brings
even more intensity. The colors of the background
may take on hyper-sensitive tones, possibly a
wavering background, it's intense!!! It is essential
to reground and become stabilized in the LD before
you intend to INCREASE LUCIDITY or else what often
occurs is that the increased lucidity will be
too much for you to handle and you will either
lose you visuals or just wake up immediately.
Likewise after you have heightened your lucidity
you must then restabilize until you are comfortable
at this higher level before increasing it more.
I will repeat
this process of increasing levels of lucidity
and then restabilizing (usually three times is
good enough for me) until I get to a point where
I am SO lucid that I can just intend or verbally
command or even just think "FIND THE PHYSICAL
BODY BUT DON'T GET TRAPPED INTO IT. PREPARE FOR
AN OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE!!!" After practicing
this for a while, I don't have to say the whole
thing anymore, but it helped in the beginning.
Now, I can just get to a sufficiently heightened
level of lucidity and then just verbally say "IT'S
TIME FOR AN O.B.E.!!"
at this point, I'll be more conscious of my actual
body which before hand I'm not at all. Before
I'm more in tune with my dreambody if any body
at all, whereas now I'm conscious of my physical
yetstill in an altered state of mind. It's like
the interim phase between a series of lucid dreams
where there are no visuals, you're conscious you're
dreaming and of your body lying in bed but you
just wait it out in the black void until some
visuals start to form into a new dreamscape which
you enter into the next lucid dream cycle.
Well I am
digressing, it seems almost like a slight bilocation
of awareness, being aware you're observing this
from somewhere/place beyond ties of the body and
yet you're also slightly conscious of feeling
your body but in a strange loose energetic way.
So if I can get to this point, I will wind up
being in a state of bilocation and my physical
body will be in the vibrational state. There will
be a flowing mild current of electric-like ripples
through my body. It doesn't hurt but sometimes
the vibrations can get very intense and seem "hard
to take" even spooky or scary at first. (It gets
easier each time until eventually it is pleasurable
But If I
can just resist the urge to fight the vibes or
analyze them, INSTEAD of thinking so much and
analyzing what's happening, I will just let go
of all of myself into the moment. Because I know
that if I am in the vibrational stage I am that
much closer to lifting "out" of my physical body.
I will now *know* that I AM going to have an OBE
and I just vaguely know and intend to have one.
The vibrations will increase and become full-blown
waves which are rippling through me accompanied
by a humming buzz-like "Mmnmnmn" sound. It's almost
like all of my body is being contracted to one
point which is slowly flowing up and then down
my physical body.
At this point,
once the vibrations are full-blown I now will
intend to leave the body. I will just rock my
awareness back and forth or sometimes just the
thought and intent is enough, but eventually I'll
just be catapulted somehow from the body, sometimes
a lift-out, sometimes I can just stand up and
get "out" of bed and body
an OBE not a lucid dream, I'll be hovering in
my exact room for awhile then I go to explore
my apartment, yet within a few minutes I will
see things I know couldn't be happening: people
I don't know in my living room, being able to
move things, etc.... I take this as a sign that
dream imagery is superimposing itself on the astral
realm. When this happens I have two options I
can reinduce an OBE which will zap me right back
into my body which will again be in a full blown
vibrational state and I can go through the process
again OR I can just go with the flow of the semi-OBE/LD.
of lucidity and consciousness are still at extremely
elevated levels so I usually wind up just "running
with " and maximizing the lucid dream and seeing
where it takes me or using this state to follow
through with whatever goal I have planned. I have
tried to reinduce an OBE when the visuals indicate
that I am now in a lucid dream, and I have had
success with this, but the same thing usually
will happen. After I'm "out" for a while the OBE
will become a highly lucid lucid dream...which
ain't that bad :) So I usually am happy to be
in the LD and explore it to see what it has to
I find that
I can exit the body successfully but can only
maintain "true" visuals of my real actual apartment
for a few minutes before the OBE starts to merge
with an LD-state. Although I may be setting far
to strict of guidelines for an OBE, since I have
heard from many accomplished OBErs who often travel
in realms which are NOT "real" in the sense that
they are NOT an exact replica of our "real" waking
world, but I would love to be able to prolong
the OBE awareness in this "real" environ. I did
once manage to float through my door and into
my roommates room and I saw them sleeping in their
bed. They started to awaken and I was SO conscious
that I really thought I WAS in their room and
became scared that I had been sleepwalking and
they would wake up and find me in their room.
It was that REAL or rather I was
perceiving the incident as THAT REAL!!! They did
wake up and I hoverd into the corner of the ceiling.
They noticed me and that was when I realized this
must be a lucid dream because there is no logical
way to explain how I could be hovering on the
ceiling and them "seeing" me unless we were in
a dream...or whatever altered state you want to
label it as :)
But the story
continues, I saw what they were wearing and noticed
that his girlfriend was wearing a yellow felt
sweater that I'd never seen her wear before so
I thought how strange that I wouldn't picture
her in something I knew she might wear. There
was no way I could have seen her wearing this
sweater that night because I was sound asleep
before they had come home and she had NEVER worn
it before. What was STRANGE was that the next
day she had on the exact yellow sweater that I
had seen in my LD or was it an OBE...or is the
LEVEL OF AWARENESS that matters!!!!
to play the Twilight Zone theme right now, do-dee-doo
hope this INCREASE LUCIDITY command/technique
can be used to help others "out", and improved
on or modified to fit your needs. Keep in touch
with results or additions. And if anyone has advice
on how to prolong the OBE without slipping into
a lucid dream please share anything that you think
might help.....Or any other successful methods
which may seem related.
if you find a method which works well for you
then you should stick with it because everyone
seems to have techniques and methods which are
tailored toward their individual characteristics.
Try everything but continue to use what works.
That way you can pragmatically develop a process
which works for YOU. I'll always try new methods
but usually have more success incorporating the
new techniques with ones that have worked in the
past or new methods which are similar to the ones
that have already been working for me. Why reinvent
the wheel when you can just upgrade it?? Maybe
it's the subconscious responding and becoming
used to certain techniques which allows certain
methods to work better??
Also, I have
been doing a lot of experimenting with heightened
lucidity. I find that if you are firmly grounded
and stabilized in your lucidity while in a dream....meaning
you feel *really* comfortable with being able
to maintain your lucidity.....then what you do
is this: Verbally intend to increase the levels
of lucidity. I will say "INCREASE LEVELS OF LUCIDITY
NOW!!!" This should create some surprising effects
in your dreamscape as well as in your state of
awareness. It brings on heightened levels of lucidity
which are basically higher levels of consciousness.
After you do this, restabilize in the dreamscape
until you once again are comfortable being lucid
at this "heightened" level.
have a stable dreamscape and are grounded in your
newly increased lucidity, then you can verbally
intend it again. "INCREASE LEVELS OF LUCIDITY
NOW!!". Follow this process of stabilizing, increasing
lucidity, restabilizing, and then increasing lucidity
again. Once you get comfortable using this method
you will get to a point where you are soooooooo
highly lucid that it is indistinguishable from
the state of awareness one has while having an
OBE. I find that once I hit a certain level the
whole nature of the dream changes and becomes
indescribably intense. Sometimes I'll be in a
lucid dream but I'll also have bilocation so I
will have simulataneous awareness that my physical
body is in a full-blown vibrations state. Normally
it is rare to have full-blown vibrations while
in an LD yet common for OBEs so this is how I
know that this method really works.
So what I'm
wondering or rather what I'm learning is that
it may be possible to have OBEs directly from
an LD without going through the vibrational and
"lift-out" phases. If you can reach the same level
of intensity in an LD that you can in an OBE just
after "lift-out" then why is there the need to
place OBEs as superior to LDs. I believe they
are merely points on one endless spectrum of consciousness.
OBEs are a notch more intense than LDs but that
is basing it on the levels of intensity of an
average LD. I would bet that heightened LDs can
reach levels of OBEs and beyond.
I bet this? Because I've had both and there is
no subjective difference in the levels of heightened
awareness between the two. There is a difference
between normal LDs and OBEs but once you heighten
the levels of lucidity in your LDs they become
indistinguishable. It's just a matter of being
able to "handle" heightened levels of lucidity
which can only be learned by practicing but isn't
it the best kind of homework you could ever do???
Keep it up and it gets easier and easier.
this led me to the realization that the difference
between LDs and OBEs is a subjective. What is
the one differentiating factor??? To me the one
difference between them is how you view and
experience them at the time. So I have been
working on another technique lately based on this
realization. Once I become lucid and have stabilized
my lucidity in the dreamscape, normally I would
think "WOW!!! I AM DREAMING!! I AM IN A LUCID
I'm having an OBE I find that I am thinking "WOW!!!
I AM OUT OF BODY!!!! I'M HAVING AN OBE!!!" So
based on this subjective difference I decided
to modify my thinking while in an LD, once I become
lucid and have stabilized my lucidity in the dreamscape,
I will think "I AM REALLY OUT OF MY BODY!!! I'M
HAVING AN OBE!!!" instead of thinking "WOW!!!
I'M DREAMING AND HAVING A LUCID DREAM!!". The
results are incredible and lead me to believe
that your experience is definitely what YOU make
it, by how you view it at the time!!!
I find that
in an altered state your thoughts are the driving
principle of the experience. Thinking you are
out of body leads to a whole different kind of
experience. Your thoughts, beliefs, and your INTENT
are what creates and maintains your experience
when you are dealing with less dense energy-fields.
I have found this technique is much like hitting
a warp-speed button which rearranges and manifests
an experience which will fit into your definition
of what it is to be "out of body". It has shown
me that there may be too much emphasis on classifying
and categorizing this as LD and that as OBE.
are differences between the average LD and the
average OBE but what if someone's LDs are more
intense than someone else's OBEs. And also, the
biggest difference between LDs and OBEs that I
have found is the way the experience is perceived
at the time, so why not use that as the focus.
Change your experience by the way YOU choose to
"perceive" it, and not surprisingly, the whole
experience will change accordingly.
way to TOTALLY define and quantify this stuff
with our linear thinking. You just need to EXPERIENCE
it!!!!!! Try all these techniques and see what
works best for you and see what parts can help
you "out". I believe there is always room for
revising and upgrading until the day that I can
lie back in bed meditate and consistently induce
an OBE. Now that will be the day!!!!
to have goalzzz :)
and for all the kids out
there, Do try this at home
I Hope these
ideas can literally help you "out"
if you never stop trying,
you are guaranteed to succeed!!!!
on the path with heart...