Waking up next to my body
Email to a group of friends interested in OBE research:
Wow, last night tops the night before, and possibly any experience I've had yet. It may be more of a Zen thing, but I thought I'd share it here since we're all interested in OBE's.
During the night I "woke up", only to realize that what I'll call my consciousness (spirit, soul, astral body) was just to the left of my physical body, which was laying in the bed. But that's not even the crazy part. The crazy part is that my physical body wasn't breathing so much as it was "being breathed" by some other force. The only way I can describe it is to say that it was like waking up, realizing your consciousness is outside your body, and your body is on a respirator, so your lungs are being forced to fill with air by the respirator (or in my case some outside "force"").
Wow, that doesn't even do it justice ... I know I'm not saying it well, but I can't think of any other way to describe it. We almost need a new language to describe these things.
The only thing I can say for sure is it wasn't a dream. I try to remain skeptical about a lot of things, but nobody could ever convince me that was a dream.