Trying to force an OBE, someone in bed next to me

July 10, 2007

Took a long drive in the mountains yesterday, wasted some energy, came home and decided to have a beer and two shots of whiskey. Was in bed by 9 p.m., then woke up at 11 p.m. and didn't feel drunk or anything like that.

After going to the bathroom I returned to bed, laying there and relaxing very deeply. I thought maybe I could force an astral projection, so I thought about several things back in KY. I started thinking very intensely about leaving the physical body, thinking to myself that people who study Zen are supposed to commit themselves very intensely, so I was trying something like that, giving it my entire attention and commitment. I didn't succeed, but I was happy with my effort.

I then quit trying to do this, realizing that trying to force an OBE is counter to everything I know about the process. Shortly after that, as I relaxed more, I felt the presence of someone else in the room, and they came in and sat on the bed next to me.

I couldn't figure that person out, so I then tried to direct my thoughts and attention all around the house. As I did this I "heard" two phone calls. The calls were incredibly clear, like I was listening in on someone's conversation. I wasn't asleep, but everything that was going on was very cool.

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