Frank S's Experience
First and last OBE
The following is a true account of an experience; I was not under the influence of any kind of drugs. Or suffer from any mental health problems (I donít think!)
I have had the odd occurrences of sleep paralyses, but I know this can be explained. As the brain shuts down the ability of the body to move while sleeping. To stop oneself from thrashing about while dreaming. On some occasions this still functions for a few moments after a person wakes up.
Giving the impression that you are unable to move. Which can be very frightening.
I know the following event will probably be dismissed as either a waking dream or a case of hypnagogia or lucid dreaming. But as far as I'm concerned I'm adamant I was wide-awake when the experience happened.
This is my first and only OBE, even though I have tried but failed to repeat the experience
I have always been interested in meditating to relax. And pretty opened minded about most things. But was a little skeptical about people claiming to astral travel and OBE, experiences until my own experience one Summerís day in 2008.
I had my OBE experience one day as I lay meditating, practicing deep breathing in my holiday static caravan.. It was lovely a sunny day with just a light cool breeze blowing through the open window to my right.
As I lay there I felt the sensation of my body, rocking from side to side, quite a pleasant feeling. It felt as if I was laid in the bottom of a boat in a slight swell.
My first impressions were that it was the breeze rocking the caravan. When It suddenly occurred to me!
That the breeze was far to light to have affected the caravan in this way! But decided to ignore this, as the sensation was quite relaxing.
Within a few seconds, the rocking was suddenly replaced with the feeling of floating up above my body by about two feet. This happened very quickly. So I didnít really have time to react. I didnít open my eyes, as I believed the sensation would cease .
A few moments later I felt myself rotating 180 degrees.
I had the impression that if I opened my eyes I would be floating above my body, looking down at myself.
Still under the impression that this was just a pleasant trick of the mind, I was not overly concerned. And took for granted that if I open my eyes. I would be lying on my sofa, Even though I didnít consciously think this!
A few moments later I had the impression that my body was lifted head first, upwards and back into a standing position.
I was quite calm and relaxed. And thought the experience quite pleasant.
But as soon as I was in the fully upright standing orientation, all hell broke lose.
It was hurtling down what I can only describe as a tunnel/Wormhole at a terrific speed.
And whatís more, I could see everything, even though I wasnít aware that I had opened my eyes
I can remember thinking or saying ďSHIT!!!!Ē
In an instant! I found myself lying on the sofa, back in the here and now,
I glanced over at my wife, meditating on the other side of the room. Thinking I may have disturbed her!
But no she was still meditating! as nothing had happened.
I was amazed the experience was so vivid, I was sure it wasnít a dream.
After a minute or so decided to carry on meditating. To my amazement a few moments after closing my eyes the experience repeated.
First with the rocking sensation, then floating as before.
I knew what was coming next when I started to float back to the upright position.
And I had decided not to panic as I had on the first occasion, and just go with it.
The second I was in the fully upright position, the same thing happed again! I was now looking at my feet, falling down this tunnel at a terrific speed.
It was as if I was falling through the centre of a water funnel. The funnel was not straight, but seemed to bend and oscillate as I hurtled downwards at an incredible speed. The noise or vibrations where incredibly loud and it was difficult to make things out
On the walls of this funnel there seemed to be what I can only describe as rectangle shaped images flying passed either side of me.
These where moving so fast that I couldnít make out what they were, though I got the impression that they were actual scenes or events.
I guess the experience so far, seemed to have lasted about 5 seconds, I was beginning to get a little apprehensive at the speed I was travelling at, and if the tunnel had a bottom?
At this point I just Stopped, I mean one-second Iím travelling at what seemed to be thousands of miles per hour, the next Iím not. But there was no transition period! One second Iím falling through this tunnel the next Iím not.
I am just floating in space no longer in the tunnel.
All around me are billions of stars. not like you would see when you look up at the night sky. These appeared to be yellow spheres all exactly the same size; same color (flame yellow) and appeared to be exactly the same distance apart, totally uniform.
But what was odd I could see them all exactly the same. (ďSorry this is hard to explain Ē) It didnít matter how distant the stars were from me, I could see them all exactly the same. Itís though width and depth didnít exist , yet I could perceive width and depth
I remember just looking at this beautiful scene. When out of the corner of my eye I glimpsed a small movement in the spheres to my left. Just a tiny movement at first, the stars started to slowly revolve round each other, this pattern then repeated itself with all the spheres .It was like a giant kaleidoscope , spinning, turning and falling in to what looked like galaxyís. At the same time these galaxies were moving away from each other. It was the most beautiful site I had ever seen.
The next moment I found myself back in my caravan.
I sat up and looked over at my wife, who was still meditating.
I was incredible I was wide-awake and hadnít been sleeping; it was though I had really been to this place and observed this event. But at the same time it seemed utterly impossible.
After a few moments I decided to lie down and close my eyes and think about what had just happened.
To my utter amazement the rocking sensation started again. I was no longer apprehensive about what may happen to me and looked forward to going back to witness these celestial events.
I won't detail here, all the floating and tunnel experience parts again. But non-the less this happened exactly the same as the previous times.
As before I came out of the tunnel. But was quite disappointed . There were no stars
I appeared to be inside what all I can describe as a chamber. The walls of the chamber had a quilted appearance with amber like glow emanating through the walls.
I was a little disappointed? It didnít seem as remarkable as the last location.
Looking around me rather puzzled. I noticed what I can only describe as a small piece of cotton wool float- pass my field of view.
It was then that I realized that I was in a liquid of some kind. I felt myself slowly moving down this chamber. It was only then that it came apparent that I was in the Womb. I was observing my own Birth!
On this realization, I was back in the caravan
I was so excited. I immediately went across to my wife and conveyed my experience. My only disappointment is that my wife hadnít experience this with me.
It felt so real, I still cant explain it to this day
This experience has never reoccurred, even though I have tried to repeat the same conditions.
medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Alert
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? loud rushing sound and vibrations
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? No Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? no change
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No no change just would like an answer to what I experienced.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes He believed my experience as he was a spiritual person.
But I wouldn't blame
him if he didn't. I don't think I would.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? joy, Disbelief, puzzled,
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Falling down the tunnel/wormhole
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No