What does going out of body mean? Let me explain it in simple terms because it’s actually a simple process. You have a body and you have a brain. Your body is your wrapper for the real you that is your energy body. You brain is a perfect tool to make your body run but your brain is not you either. You are an eternal sovereign being that is having a life experience on earth.
The real you is an energy body. Your energy body uses your physical body in this lifetime on earth because earth resides in a dense energy field and a physical body is ideal for the planet.
Your physical body needs food and rest but your energy body does not need those things. When you go to sleep at night your energy body does not just hang around and wait for you to wake up. It leaves your physical body in rest and it explores and learns. You go out of your body just about every time you sleep. Sometimes you wake up with a strong dream on your mind. Many times those are only dreams but sometimes they are not. Sometimes your energy body has things it wants to put into your subconscious and those can feel like dreams.
Your energy body is an all knowing, eternal and sovereign being. It knows all there is to know and all there ever will be. When you come into a life on earth and take on a physical body you have a kind of amnesia. You don’t remember who you really are. You have to wind your way along your life path and try to wake up and learn, so that you can climb the spiral in growth.
So, going out of body is not such a strange thing considering you do it almost every night with no memory of it. One can learn to leave their body to rest while they explore, and remember, the full experience when they get back. This takes training but like all abilities it can be done with committed daily practice. There is a lot of material on the Internet should you want to give conscious OB a try.
I started having spontaneous out of body experiences, that I can remember, when I was four years old.
My father was a lifetime military man and we moved every few years from the time I was born. When I was four years old, we moved to Staten Island, NY. We lived in military housing and all of the houses were the same. The day I remember my first out of body experience was a cool fall day in Staten Island, soon after we had moved there.
I was outside on the sidewalk riding my tricycle around the curve of our street. Suddenly, I was at the beach! I don’t remember anything in between.
The beach was cold and very windy. There were heaps of trash consisting of everything from ropes and nets, bottles, and loads of stinking trash. I remember the smell of all the trash and the smell of dead fish. It was dreary and depressing and even at four years old I felt such sadness that we would allow this mess on our earth. I had no idea that the heaps of trash, that had washed in from the Atlantic Ocean, were from people tossing their trash from ships and vessels, from corporations polluting the ocean and all forms of human neglect to the planet. This neglect to our planet continues today but in much worse forms. How sad that we would pollute the very place we are born, live and die.
I couldn’t have been at the beach long but I remember every detail of the complete disrespect for the earth I had witnessed that day.
A few months later my grandmother came to visit us in New York. We would be going to Germany next and she wanted to see us before we went overseas for 3-4 years. My mom and dad decided to take her to the beach. I told them it was dirty and full of trash and that we should make a new plan with grandma instead of the beach. However, the beach was close to our house and mom and dad had never seen it either.
We drove to the beach and parked and got out to an ugly, windy and very cold day. The beach was indeed covered from one end to the other with heaps of stinking trash. Mom looked around and then her blue eyes shot in my direction. She was wondering how I, a four year old, would have known that the beach would be covered in trash. We got out and walked a short ways but the wind and cold were too much for us all. Mom kept her eyes on me as I navigated through the areas where it was most clear. I have no doubt she was wondering how I knew how to easily navigate those heaps of trash, on my first visit, at four years old.
She never asked me so I never told her.
There were other times throughout my life where I had missing time. I always wanted to attribute it to an ET abduction back then but I know that I was having out of body experiences. Some OBE’s I could remember and some I could not but I never remembered the details of the method itself (the mechanics), only the experiences until I was around 18 years old.
I was lying on the couch in my apartment because I was very tired that afternoon. I had stayed up late the night before and then worked all day. I got relaxed then suddenly I couldn’t move. I felt like I was paralyzed. I could see around me but everything looked blurred. I tried to move my arms but they might have weighed a thousand pounds. I couldn’t move anything, yet I could see! I kind of turned my sight and saw myself lying on that couch! I was so surprised to see my body that the emotion of it sent me right back into my body. I knew right away what I had experienced but it had never happened in this way. I had always just had spontaneous OBE’s where I remembered them after they were over. This time I saw my body laying on that couch and it was quite a surprise!
This was something I played with and tried to control for many years after that. I’ve had many exciting and even some scary adventures going out of body. I had much to learn though.
Finally, I decided to learn how to control my out of body experiences so I enrolled at The Monroe Institute in Virginia, USA. This institute was founded by Robert Monroe to teach people that they could go out of body consciously and remember the experience. TMI teaches how to control the experience from an altered state using a specially designed sound called Hemi-Sync.
I took The Gateway Voyage and then returned to the institute and took, Out Of Body Advanced with William Buhlman. I learned so much at TMI but the real learning began with myself. I knew what to do so I had to learn to apply it. I found ways that worked for me and learned so much over the years since going to TMI.
If you’re interested in learning about OB or want to give it a try I can tell you where to start. Robert Monroe had spontaneous out of body experiences but he knew other people could learn to go OB too. Just like any other ability, even like playing a musical instrument, it takes daily practice and commitment but this is an ability we do almost every night unconsciously so with practice it can be learned.
Explore The Monroe Institute website. There’s much to learn there.
There are a lot of methods on the Internet and you have to try a few to see what works for you. I suggest that you start by reading three incredible books. Robert Monroe not only gives you the basic steps to get started in his books, but he actually maps what’s out there. He managed to wrap his brain around dimensions, other worlds, energy and so much more.
Journey’s Out Of The Body, was Robert Monroe’s first book on his OB travels. He did something in this book that I marvel at. He attempted to describe the un-describable. He began to chart his OB travels.
In, Far Journey’s, Monroe is far more experienced and writes about incredible OB experiences.
Ultimate Journey, was Monroe’s masterpiece in my opinion. In this book, Monroe accurately and calmly describes many exciting OBE’s and a few times when he went too far.
Robert Monroe’s Out of Body books are a phenomenal body of work. These books are compelling and exciting. They are a very good way to start learning about OBE’s
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Robert Monroe on exploring expanded consciousness