Out of Body Experiences
I’m a little late getting around to a second post this week, but I have a good reason. 🙂 As you may have noticed, I revamped my home page just a bit. I added a new background… with my face on it. Eeek. It makes me really uncomfortable. I mean, it was hard enough for me to put my picture on the right hand column. And now it’s really ginormous on my home page. I hate being the center of attention. But I did make a commitment a while back to let people get to know me better and I suppose seeing my face is a part of that.
Secondly, I also added a new service – dream interpretations! I’ve been doing this for myself for years and so many of the questions I get are asking to interpret some type of dream, so I figured I’d start offering it to those who are interested. I use tarot cards and Jungian dream symbolism to figure out what your dreams are trying to tell you.
Thirdly, my August book giveaway is in full swing over in the IMSS Discussion Group on Facebook [click to join]. Post a question or a discussion topic in the month of August and you could be a winner!
Lastly, I’m in the process of building out a Tarot meanings gallery using my Wild Unknown Tarot Deck. When I started doing Tarot readings, I found myself not just answering people’s questions, but explaining to them the symbolism and the process behind it. I thought that was great info and people should have access to it, and soon you all will. It will be a long work in progress. It takes a long time to write up meanings for 78 cards (and effectively create more than 78 new pages on my website), but as soon as I have one card done in each category, I’ll go ahead and publish the pages and just keep adding as I go. Who knows how long it will take…
I’ve already written a ton today and I haven’t even gotten to today’s topic, which is also one that it seem I could write quite a bit on, so I’ve decided to make today’s post a two-part post (at least… maybe three). So stay tuned for more on this one. On to today’s topic!
I‘m a little bit surprised that I’ve had this blog for over two years now and I’ve yet to write a post about or even receive a question submission regarding out of body experiences and/or astral projection – thought I know that we’ve discussed it a few times in various groups here and there.
More people have experienced OBEs than you’d ever think, and to be honest, all of you astral project pretty much every single night. You just don’t usually remember it.
Out of body experiences, astral projection and dream walking are, effectively, all the same thing – or at least, they are experiences that occur by the same mechanism: when your consciousness (a.k.a. soul) leaves the body. The difference is that they tend to occur under differing levels of consciousness.
The Typical Out of Body Experiences (OBE)
The most commonly talked about experience of OBE is during a near-death or traumatic event. People often report being in operating rooms and looking down on themselves from the ceiling, hearing conversations happening and seeing people doing things when their bodies are completely unconscious and there’s no possible way they could be seeing and hearing the things they talk about.
If you’re interested in learning more about these kinds of experiences, I highly recommend looking into the work of Dr. Raymond Moody, who coined the phrase “Near Death Experience” and has been researching these occurrences for more than 40 years.
I’ve met several people – and even have a close personal friend – who have had such experiences.
The Spontaneous OBE
The other, less common type of OBE is the kind that occurs spontaneously for seemingly no reason what-so-ever. Many people report being in their body one minute and the next minute, they are looking at themselves from the outside. A lot of times, they are so startled by the experience that they pop right back into their body.
One of the first memories I can recall from my entire life is actually one of these spontaneous OBEs – I remember looking at myself from behind and seeing me standing next to my grandmother, holding her hand while talking to someone and holding up my other hand to tell them that I was two years old.
In part 2, I’ll continue talking about OBEs and how they relate to astral projection and dream walking and share some of my personal experiences with both.
My first reaction to the reading was WOW. Your words captured a theme woven into my life right now. The reading has emboldened me to take back my power and inspired me to research some books, get back to meditating and provided a focus.Dina