Originally Posted by Phoenix Venus
...Also, has anyone had out of body experiences and would like to share?
I've had two Out-of-Body-Experiences (OOBE's)/astral trips ...one spontaneously (without any conscious effort from me) and one that I consciously made happen ...Both took place within a month of each other (when I was in my 20's) and the second (consciously sought incident) frightened me so much that I've never had a desire to experience one again.
The first OOBE happened when I was at home, in bed and on the verge of falling asleep ...I was worrying about having left a confidential file on my desk (and open) at work, when suddenly I seemed to rise from my bed towards the ceiling - before travelling at fantastic speed to my office, some 5 miles away ...I was fully aware of what was happening, not frightened, able to confirm by sight that the file had not been left on my desk and to note calmly several things about my surroundings to check the following day for confirmation that the experience was real rather than a dream.
After that, I tried to consciously have a second OOBE ...by entering a relaxed mental state and willing myself to leave the body
...succeeding around one month later, whilst lying in bed next to my wife (who was fast asleep) ...And it was terrifying!
Again, I was on the verge of falling asleep when I seemed to rise up from my body towards the ceiling ...This time though, I hovered above my unconscious body and sleeping wife ...recognising her but not me, and feeling no sense of emotional attachment to either ...For an instant, I felt elated after realising I was free to travel anywhere ...followed immediately by a fear that I might not be able to return to my body and an attempt to do so there and then ...I was unable to return during several minutes of desperately trying hard to do so ...actually re-entering only after I gave up trying to, and having learned just how foolish a thing I had done.
That was some 30+ years ago ...and I know now that the purpose of the first OOBE was to make me aware of the soul/consciousness which exists outside of the body ...whilst the second taught me to have faith/trust my inutuition rather than seek intellectual proof/confirmation of whatever the Cosmos chooses to reveal to me.