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OBE from meditating in his holiday static caravan, practising deep breathing

Identifier

016510

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Perhaps it was the static from the static caravan [this is a joke]

Very Alice in Wonderland

A description of the experience

http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Had-An-Out-Of-Body-Experience/994542

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 don’t 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 when a person wakes up. Giving the impression that you are unable to move.  Which can be very frightening.

I know the following event will be dismissed as either a waking dream or a case of hypnagogia or lucid dreaming. But as far as I’m aware, 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. I’m pretty opened minded. But also a little sceptic about astral travel and OBE, until an occurrence one summer’s day in 2008.

A friend and myself had a discussion on Meditation, a few days before my experience. I commented that when meditating I sometimes felt as if I was drifting out of my body.  But always panicked and stopped the sensation.

Often you experience this floating sensation just as you are falling to sleep.

My friend suggested “that I just go with it” next time this occurred”. After all, what could possibly happen?

A few days later, I lay meditating in my holiday static caravan, practising deep breathing. It was lovely a sunny day with just a light cool breeze blowing through the open window to my right.

As a lay there I felt the sensation of rocking from side to side, quite a pleasent feeling. As if laid in the bottom of a boat in a slight swell.  My first impressions were that it was the breeze rocking the caravan. But it suddenly dawned on 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 very relaxing.

Within a few seconds the rocking was quite suddenly replaced with the feeling of floating up above my body by about two feet. This happened very quickly. So I didn’t really have time to react. I didn’t open my eyes,.. as I believed the sensation would cease.

A few seconds later I felt myself rotating 180 degrees. I now had the feeling 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.

If I was to open my eyes  as far as I knew …. I would be lying on my back on the sofa.

 A moment after I felt as though I 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 position.., all hell broke lose.   It was though I had just been dropped down what I can only describe as a bottomless tunnel/Wormhole at a terrific speed. And what’s more, I could see everything, even though I wasn’t aware that I had opened my eyes

I can remember thinking or saying “SH!!!!”T

I then 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 though nothing had happened.

I was amazed the experience was so vivid, I was sure it wasn’t a dream.   After a minute or so decided to carry on meditating. To my amazement a few moments after closing my eyes the it started to repeat.  First with the rocking sensation, then floating as before.

I knew what was coming next when I started to float back to the standing 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 down at my feet, falling down this tunnel at a terrific speed.

It was as if I was falling through the centre of a tunnel. The tunnel 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 tunnel 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 couldn’t 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,.....and 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 I’m travelling at what seemed to be thousands of miles per hour, the next I’m not....... there was no transition period!.....I am just floating in space no longer in the tunnel.

All around me are billions of stars, but not like you see when you look up at the night sky.

All these stars are exactly the same size; same colour (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. (“Sorry this next part is hard to explain ”….It’s a bit like trying to describe a colour to someone who’s never seen it before)….. It didn’t matter how distant the stars were from me, I could see them all exactly the same. It’s though width and depth didn’t exist anymore, yet there was width and depth

I  just floated there... looking at this beautiful scene. When out of the corner of my eye I glimpsed some movement in the stars to my left. Just a tiny movement at first,....a few of the stars slowly started to revolve round each other.., this pattern then repeated itself with all the other stars .The sky was like a giant kaleidoscope.... stars, spinning, turning and falling in to galaxy’s. At the same time these galaxies were moving away from each other.... It was the most wonderful site I had ever seen.

The next moment I found myself back on the settee in my caravan.  I sat up and looked over at my wife, who was still meditating.

I was incredible I was wide-awake and hadn’t been sleeping; it’s though I really had been to this place and observed these events. But at the same time it seemed utterly impossible.

After a few minutes 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 wont detail here, all the floating and tunnel experience parts again. But non-the less this happened exactly the same as the previous time).......

As before I came out of the tunnel, but was quite disappointed at what I could see, there were no stars.  I seemed to be inside what all I can describe as a chamber. The walls of the chamber had a quilted appearance with an amber like glow emanating through its walls.  I remember thinking to myself where am I?.......... It didn’t seem as pleasant  as the last location.

Looking around me rather puzzled. I noticed,... what I can only describe as a very small piece of cotton wool float- pass my field of view.

It was then that I realised 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 realisation I was back in the caravan.   I was so excited. I immediately went across to my wife and conveyed my adventure.  My only disappointment is that my wife hadn’t experienced this with me.

It felt so real, I still cant explain it too this day.....I feel as though I was being shown something....I just can't figure it out

PS.I didn’t have any religious revelations or feel the presence of a higher being. Though I do believe in a God

This experience has never recurred even though I have tried to repeat the same conditions.  I will never forget this experience.

Over time,.. the events of that day tend to fade and self-doubt creeps in. Though at the time I was Adamant that it was as real as could possibly be

I have written this account. As have often wondered if anyone else has had a similar experience. I would welcome any serious responses

 

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

Atonia

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Controlled breathing
Relaxation

Commonsteps

Meditation

References