Work stress, relaxation, and vibrations
From an email to some friends interested in OBE's:
I haven't had much success with the OBE stuff since returning home. This stress-machine of a world sucked me back in pretty hard and fast, and sapped a lot of energy from me. So I've been pretty disappointed in this aspect of life since returning from TMI.
But I've been fortunate enough to have 7 of the last 10 days off, including a 3-day stay in a cottage at the Tibetan Cultural Center in Bloomington, IN. So each of the last 10 days I've been able to meditate at least 15 minutes, and in some cases several hours.
This morning I woke up at 6 a.m. I was too awake to go back to sleep, but didn't feel like getting up, so I laid in bed and started doing the Focus 10 stuff w/o a recording. I was able to get into a very deep state and just stay there. I always imagine that I'm in some type of deep, dark cave, always going deeper, and after a while I had no thoughts at all, other than jokingly saying "Echo ... echo ..." every once in a while.
Then at some point I drifted a little deeper, and the vibration stuff started. I'll skip the OBE part because I don't think it matters too much. It was just nice to know that the vibrations are still there, I just had to go deep enough to find them.
For me the important things during this stretch are that I've eaten well, mostly just fruits and vegetables; I've exercised each day, including practicing yoga; as mentioned I've managed to meditate a little bit each day, with a couple of longer stretches, helping my mind be more clear consistently; I haven't had much stress; and when I started this effort this morning I was well-rested, feeling like I couldn't fall asleep if I wanted to.
I hope this helps anyone else that might read this. At first I thought I'd write it as a reminder for myself that OBE's really can happen under the right conditions. My personal feeling is that the stressful life I normally lead makes it very hard, if not impossible, for this to occur any more, unless I'm on vacation, or fortunate enough to hit a light-work stretch like this.
So if you've had the same problems, I just wanted you to know it's still possible for this to happen to you.