More vibrations and an OBE
Last night a friend came over, but by the time she was here I knew a headache was coming on. Rather than take headache medicine, I decided to make lime daiquiris in an attempt to get through the pain. Unfortunately that was a really bad idea, and the headache just kept getting worse, and I was in bed by 10pm. I didn't recover until I woke up in bed pain-free around 3am.
After again having the room temperature in one of those places where it's hard to decide if I wanted to sleep with the covers on or off, I had two more vibration experiences around 4am, with the second one leading to an OBE.
There were several interesting points about the vibrations and OBE to me:
- Until last night I had not been going to bed during the week until around 1am. Because of last night's headache I was in bed about five hours earlier than normal, and by 3am I was already well-rested.
- I could tell that the vibrations were going to happen before they started, so I tried to remain conscious, and not fall asleep.
- When the vibrations did start, I found that focusing on them and the present moment made them more intense. I've been trying to focus on the "present moment" more lately, and when I did this during the vibrations, the feeling was much more intense than normal.
- Both vibration episodes started when I was laying on my left side. When they got to a certain point and they did not lead to an OBE, I tried a simple "log roll" maneuver, rolling to my right. When I did this during the first vibration episode I thought I rolled off my futon and onto the floor, so I woke myself up, only to realize my physical body was still on its left side. The second time I did this I trusted that I was out of the physical body, and I took off on an OBE ride.
- The OBE ride started off as the usual "you are being swept away to somewhere" ride. I've been trying to just go along for the ride on the lately, but really, they are pretty boring, because I keep falling asleep before I get anywhere. The only interesting thing last night was when I mentally asked if anyone was there with me. Just after that I heard a male voice, and he asked me a few questions. I don't remember how he phrased the first question, but it was the equivalent of "What is four minus 90?", to which I replied "minus 86". (The batteries are currently dead on my recording device, so I'll have to come back here and add the second and third questions when I get some new batteries. I do know the second question had something to do with "pepper" and "spring", but I don't remember it now.)
- The OBE ride started with me drifting out to my right, and out the front wall of the apartment complex, and ended with me falling asleep. :(
- I was very surprised I was able to have an OBE, as my stomach was also upset when I went to bed.
While I appreciate these vibrations and OBE experiences, I am getting bored with these "OBE rides to nowhere", and I need to be more prepared to try my card experiments. Those are much more in tune with my area of interest, which is to be able to determine whether these are "real" or not.
OBE connection to the physical body
I keep meaning to say one more thing about these OBE experiences, something that I take for granted, but something that may not be obvious to others: During these rides, you are completely conscious, and the feeling is that your consciousness is not at all connected to your physical body. You can fly, and in fact, flying seems to be the primary way of getting around, lol.
Now, although it feels like there is absolutely no connection to your physical body, you can do the following things:
- You can wake yourself up. (You pretty much just have to think that you want to wake up.)
- If you are being awakened (gently) for some reason from the physical world, you know that this is going to happen just before it happens, and you have a few moments where you know you are about to "go back." (This can happen if you have to go to the bathroom in the physical world, or if an arm is falling asleep.)
- If you are awakened by a loud noise it probably happens instantly.
- You can clearly recall everything you experience, so there must be a strong connection to the brain's memory.
But other than those things, the feeling is certainly that your consciousness is not connected to your body.
Really, if it weren't for the success of my OBE card experiments (see One OBE and Three Cards, or search this site for the word "cards" for more) I would say all of this is a terrific illusion created by the brain -- like a lucid dream -- but as long as those experiments continue to defy the odds, I have to believe this is real ... which is why I really need to get back to those experiments, and quit going along for the ride.