Out of Body Experiences  

AstirRelicLatah 65M
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8/12/2006 12:14 pm

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Out of Body Experiences


I was reading a moonlightphoenix post titled You Oughta Know and one of the weird things she’s done is have a couple of out of body experiences. I asked her to make a post about it she said she would if I did, so here it goes.

My first OOB experience was at the end of one of my first new age seminars. We were doing an all night exercise where we had to demonstrate the essence of responsibility. You do this with a team and some blocks. There are people who visit your group from time to time and try to receive the essence of your communication.

Writing about it sounds pretty airy fairy, but when you’re in the moment the experience can be amazing. At any rate, around 4 AM, the world started to shift a little. My consciousness about the world, my place in the world and how I relate to the world changed.

We were in a group around the table where we had made some sort of block model of what someone said looked like responsibility. We were swaying back and forth, I felt myself start to leave my body.

It was a very strange experience, me looking down at my body and having a completely different sense of the world. At that instance I realized that we are all responsible for each other and ourselves. Everything in the world is connected and an action by one person has another action somewhere else in the world.

To say this was intense experience, would be an understatement. I started to notice how unrelated activities seem to connect to other unrelated or seemingly unrelated activities and things. I started to notice how my pets knew when something bad happened to one of their pet friends. Things that I used to see as unrelated activites, just didn’t really seem so random anymore. My first experience changed on a permanent basis how I see and interact in the world.

My second experience was during a fire walk. For the most part fire walking is like a parlor game. As long as you know how to center yourself, it’s not very hard or dangerous. However, this time I was doing a 40 foot firewalk which did require a little more concentration.

To prepare myself for the walk, I put myself in a trance and stayed very centered. About half way across the coals, I felt my mother come and visit. She had died a year before that from a long bout with cancer. I then felt myself leave my body and walk with her.

Although the walk only took about 20 or 30 seconds, it felt like I had taken an hour to have the conversation with my mother. We talked about my unborn son and what the world would be like for him…I know in my rational mind the walk was too short for all of this conversation to happen…The only explanation I could come up with was I must have moved to another plane.

That’s my story on OOB experiences. I’m not sure that it was all that interesting, but they did change my life. Have you had any experiences that changed your life and would you be willing to share them? Thanks.

wickedeasy 68F  
30939 posts
8/12/2006 4:19 pm

wow

i'm not sure how to define where i go but i go there on a fairly regular basis. in meditation i call it being. with D, i call it flying.

the connections are sort of the same. i meet folks. i hear words, see places, smell odors. but the single most compelling thing is always that i feel the life force. see the river.

now i sound airy fairy - grins

an example - when D was going through a particularly difficult time, when we made love, a man would appear. he would stand, hat in hand and watch us. i did not feel at all threatened. i felt somehow that he was bearing witness. and then as time went on, i would see him wearing different clothes. his name was Simon. i have no idea how he spoke to me, but i know that he did. D says i would talk to him and when D would ask who it was, i would be annoyed, as though of course he should know. one night, the worst night for D, he saw him too. i heard a wrenching sob. i came back to here and my beautiful Man was there, tears streaming down his face. the rest of the story is rather private. suffice to say, that Simon wasn't there for me. He came for D. came to offer strength.

does this count? grins

You cannot conceive the many without the one.


AstirRelicLatah replies on 8/12/2006 8:11 pm:
It more than counts. I think those experience help us become more human through connections with other...I'm always a little embarrassed to admit I've had these experiences, but they have also been very powerful and important in my life. Thanks so much for sharing your story...it's very powerful. I wonder what the meaning of Simon's visits are.

rm_shannee2006 53F
3355 posts
8/12/2006 8:37 pm

WE...I don't know what Skier thinks, but I think this counts...Yup. And it only goes to show that you two have great depth to your connection to have the same visions. Thank you for sharing that.

Skier, I go blank when talks like this come up and it's time to share my experiences. Just like when you asked that time on another post if I have ever had intense connections during sex or something to that effect and all I could say in my comment was yes and nothing more. There are some places and times around here when I can talk about such things just a bit and other times when it feels like giving my power away.

I practice shamanism. Having out of body experiences is an everyday occurance for me and I have long ago begun to see the spiritual world and the physical world simultaneously. It is a matter of focus, rather like using peripheral vision, close vision or distance vision. They all show a different thing to the brain, but the viewpoint changes according to the primary focus. In the last 15 years, I have cultivated the skill of using this way of seeing and of soul journeying it at will. However there has never been a time in my life that I didn't have dreams that were prophetic or which taught me something important about what I needed to know next. There has never been a time in my life that I didn't have visions and that I didn't see things and experience things that others didn't. The frequency and intensity of this has always isolated me at least a little from other people, because they can't understand me...that airy fairy factor. Also genuine skeptism about possibly being a crackpot who makes that stuff up or who is deluded. Skeptism which I commend because to question someone or some experience keeps things clean and clear.

That's not really your question tho...so my answer to your question is simply yes again. I do have experiences that changed my life. I'm still working on the three I had last year at sundance, during my vision quest and at chod ceremony. I'm still reeling from them. My life is still transforming and I'm still trying to figure out what the hell the Spirits did with me....and why prayers have been answered like they have and what any of this shit means...and now a second sundance has passed and more stuff happened that I'm fucked if I know what the hell it means...Sonavabitch! If it wasn't so much a part of who I am I'd cocoon and ask for the Spirits to leave me the hell alone for awhile...but they won't because I'd never do that. I am a tool and I am who and right where I need to be...and I'll understand everthing when I'm finished being transformed and when I've finished integrating.

Yup...this juiciness is from me....

S


AstirRelicLatah replies on 8/13/2006 4:15 am:
After reading your reply I'm thinking that it might have been a good thing to miss Sundance this year. I know that my first OOB experience took me a long time to integrate. Had I put several more intense ones on top of it, I could have stayed permanently paralyzed. I saw others in that position...My own opinion is that when working with OOB experience, one needs to be very careful not to completely upset your equilibrium as you know it. You will be changing and the changes will be radical. At the same time, it's important to let some of the change settle and be integrated into your being....At least that's my opinion.

As always, thanks so much for sharing...Your experience is valuable for all of us because your pushing the envelope much harder.

rm_shannee2006 53F
3355 posts
8/13/2006 12:06 pm

Mmmm...I do push it harder. That's both a part of my nature and a part of doing the sort of healing that I do. Every 2 or 3 years, the evolution of who I am reaches a point where I feel that I am breaking rather than bending. That's never true, but it feels like it. I am always forced to find new solutions to meet my needs and to meet new people who teach me or challenge me or both. Sometimes I just meet people who sooth me. That is a grace that I am deeply grateful for...and I can feel that word grace making a post in me...LOL!

Yup...this juiciness is from me....

S


AstirRelicLatah replies on 8/13/2006 1:47 pm:
I'm so glad to hear that. It feels like some grace would be a good thing about now for you...

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