Tequila/Monk

Medium, synchronicity, and the safety of rolling over in bed

August 5, 2012

A few days ago I wrote a friend about an incident I had a few years ago where I was in bed, and couldn't tell if I was having an OBE, and debated about the safety of rolling over to test whether I was having an OBE or not. It was one of those weird states where you have the vibrations, your mind is very relaxed and concentrated, but you can't be sure exactly what's going on. I was about 51% sure I was having an OBE, but because I was aware that I was still in the same place in bed, I couldn't be sure.

In a state like this you can try what Bob Monroe calls a "log roll" to see if you're in the body, or can easily slip out of the body, but because our bed had an overstuffed mattress it was going to be a long fall to the floor, a hardwood floor. I tested the log roll several times, but I didn't want to go too far and fall off the mattress, so after a few attempts I gave up. I then woke up, and then went back to sleep. (I don't remember why I didn't try the log roll technique in the other direction; my wife was in bed with me, and that may have stopped me then, though I wouldn't think twice about doing it now.) This was a few nights before one of my operations, so if I had to guess, it would have been in the year 2000 or 2002.

As chance would have it, this evening I came across this Medium episode (just a thirty second clip here) which had me laughing in tears:

The funny part about stumbling across this clip is that I haven't watched Medium in almost six months, and when I went to watch it on Netflix tonight, I skipped several episodes until reading the description for this one and thinking it sounded interesting. The description didn't mention this sequence, which was part of the opening of the show.

Synchronicity?

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