Step 1 in having an out of body experience
Someone asked me the other day if there was anything they could do to have an out of body experience right away, and I told them the honest truth: I have no idea how to do that. But if you are looking to have an out of body experience in a reasonable amount of time, let’s say somewhere around one to three weeks, then yes, I think that’s possible.
Based on my own experience, the first hurdle for most people is to get yourself well rested. I don’t believe that you can have an out of body experience unless you’re well-rested. You have to be able to get to a point of deep relaxation without falling asleep.
Actually, hold on while I look something up …
Okay, in Robert Monroe’s first book, Journeys Out of the Body, which I consider to be *the* classic in the out-of-body/astral-projection field, Mr. Monroe states the exact same thing that I’m thinking about right now. On page 208 of this book (I have the 1977 version) Mr. Monroe states:
“Once you have reached Condition A — the ability to hold calmly in the borderland state indefinitely with your mind on an exclusive thought — you are ready for the next step.”
This “borderland” state Mr. Monroe is referring to is the state where you’re laying in bed, and sitting on that borderline between being awake and being asleep. In fact, you are intentionally staying in this state without falling asleep.
And that’s exactly why you have to be well-rested to have an out of body experience. You can’t hold this state if you’re tired — you’ll just fall asleep. And my experience is that most people in the United States are sleep-deprived, and therefore can’t reach this initial state.
So, as a summary, if you really want to have an out of body experience, Step 1 in the process is getting a lot of rest, and then being able to stay in this “borderland” condition indefinitely. When you can do that, you’re getting close to where you need to be.
Again, based on my experience, it takes almost a week of R&R for most people in the United States to be able to get anywhere near this condition, so you have to have a little patience.