You’ll know what I’m talking about when you’re dying
In some discussions with friends, and in some posts on Facebook, I try to share some of the experiences I write about here. I’m pretty sure that most of my friends think I’m crazy, at least in this one area of my life.
I think that’s okay, because I know that if they live a long life and die slowly at the end as most people in the U.S. do, at that time they will experience what I experience all the time. This is because as we get older our physical bodies get weaker, and as that happens we are able to sense the “subtle body” much more easily than we can when our physical bodies are strong.
I remember that my grandfather-in-law once told me that as he was getting older he was having a hard time telling the difference between his dreams and the physical world. This is just one instance of this. His wife was in a hospital bed for several weeks before she died, and could only communicate with us by blinking her eyes, and I strongly suspect that she would have known what I was talking about, had I shared any of my experiences with her before that time.
One of the keys of experiencing an OBE is being able to achieve the “mind awake, body asleep” state, and an implication of that is that you are able to keep your mind awake while your body is physically asleep. The only way you can do this is by being well-rested, so as a caveat I should say that if you are well-rested in your final days and weeks, you will be able to experience OBEs, or at least begin having deeply lucid dreams. At which point you’ll know what I’m talking about.