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For some time I was interested in paranormal/spiritual experiences. I've meditated for couple years day-by-day, but stopped due to shortage of free time (studies and work, I'm a software developer).
I've read couple OBE books, mainly Monroe series, even tried shortly some
techniques but not too serious, it never worked. Once I had experience when
meditating that was a little similar to leaving the body, at least the first
phase of it. I felt like I was
All that was about 10 years ago, in the meantime I stopped meditating and trying OBE techniques. Couple months ago I was sleeping in the evening, slept about 4 hours and then woke up. I was awake for about an hour, then went back to sleep.
I'm not entirely sure what was happening when I was falling asleep, but at the brink of blacking out I felt like my body was slowly getting lower than it was second before. It didn't felt like falling, but rather gradually slipping into the bed. At first I thought that my bed broke, some spring in my mattress or something like that. But at the same time it was not a 'normal' feeling, so based on my previous experience gathered when meditating I remained calm and did not move, curious what will happen next. After some more weird sensations like that I finally decided to sit up and check my mattress. So I did, and my body felt quite weird, sort of like when you sometimes sleep on your arm and it gets really sore and tingly. I checked my surroundings, forgetting about mattress for a moment. It was dark in the room but something was off, I couldn't tell at first but after short time I realized that my bed was at the other side of the room. So was window and door.
Whole room was like a mirror image of itself. I stood up and walked to the center of the room. My thoughts were clear, so was my consciousness and my senses worked normally so I realized that it was not a normal dream, because I was beginning to think it was. I even could think verbally, that never happens when I sleep, even while having lucid dream and I had quite a lot of those. I'm a IT guy so I got curious and decided to check my computer to see if it worked. To my surprise the moment I thought about doing that I was wide awake, lying in my bed, completely aware in the 'real world'. I forgot to mention that as it was all happening I heard constant loud noise, like an engine on high gear. Just before I woke up it got gradually louder, reaching peak just before I opened my eyes.
That was my first experience with OBE, after it happened I was very excited and read some books on the topic. In the coming weeks/months I had couple more experiences, but all of them were more dreamlike, I don't remember them as clearly as the first
one. One of these was really long and I was aware in it for an extended period of time. I even tried to return to my body to end it but to my surprise I couldn't do it. My whole close family was in it with me and it seemed like we were all there to learnsomething, but I can't remember all the details. Last experience happened twelve days ago, after it I lost some steam because of stress at work and personal problems. But now I feel like I'm motivated again and I will try to encourage leaving the body when falling asleep. I'm really curious where all of this will take me.