My Obe

What my OBE taught me

I have experienced having two obe's (out of body experiences) both of which were seemingly spontaneous. I say seemingly as I believe in my experiences both times there was direct spirit manipulation of them. They were very different experiences, baring no similarities between them.

One of them I was asleep in bed when it happened and the other it was early evening and I was sat back relaxing. The two experiences left me feeling very differently; out of control & amazed. I was having a lot of spiritual experiences on a daily basis when these occurred. I had no prior knowledge of what an obe was and had to research what had happened to me. The one which took place when in bed had a lot of the characteristics of the old hag syndrome/sleep paralysis but it didn't have one of the most common parts which is the weight on the chest...

It was 3am and I suddenly woke up, confused and wondering why I was awake I became aware of a physical solid presence at the foot of the bed. It moved up beside me along side the right hand side of my body, the weight bearing against me the whole way up. I was then aware that I couldn't move or speak. This weight lay beside me in bed, the covers were tightened where it lay. I desperately tried to speak and managed to utter in a whisper "what do you want?"

With that this energy left the side of me instantly and stood at the foot of my bed. It held my toes but not physically. Bang! That was it, I was out of my body instantly. I have no recall of coming out, I was just there on the ceiling. I was turning over and over like a roly poly that never ends just under the ceiling height. I did not enjoy this sensation at all and felt out of control of myself. I then started begging for it to stop mentally. Straight away I became upright but just for a second or two before being back in my physical body. That was the end of that one.

The other was very different. I was sat back on top of my bed, it was about 7pm. I was relaxing and was dozing, one foot still on the floor and opening my eyes every few seconds to keep myself from falling asleep fully. Again I have no recall of coming out of my body, no memory of how I left it. The room next to my bedroom is the bathroom and that is where I found myself, straight through the bathroom wall. The second I had awareness I couldn't understand what form I was in; knowing I had just walked through a wall, I was in a state of confusion. I brought my hands up to look at, yes I was here! How can it be running through my head.

I looked up and there were two people before me; a man and a woman. Both in their 30's I would say. The woman was seated on the edge of my bath facing me and the man was knelt before her facing her. They both looked totally solid and not in spirit. The woman was dressed up, full make up and hair done, the man was smart but casually dressed, both were of modern day appearance. They were about two feet away from me. The man started to show affection to the woman, caressing her and lightly kissing her cheeks. They did not speak but were gazing into each others eyes, he was clearly besotted with her.

I started to feel uncomfortable being there as I felt like a peeping tom! So I wished myself away from there in my mind. That was it, instantly I was back in my body on my bed in exactly the same position I was in before coming out of body. I immediately opened my eyes wide and was in total shock at what had just taken place. My family were downstairs and I attempted to continue the evening with them in as normal as possible state of mind!

As I'm clairaudient I have been able to ask about the experience and I had my theories as to why it had happened and how. Which was with the spinning one it was spirit manipulated, hence the standing at the foot of my bed and holding what seemed to be my toes before sweeping me out. It did not feel positive, no old hag present, just a dark energy that could fully manifest itself. I felt no crushing or weight on top of me at any time. 

The second one I believe was again spirit manipulated but this time it was positive and was done so that I could better understand how it felt to suddenly find yourself in that form. As well as to understand that when in spirit ourselves we see each other as solid and physical as when we are still in the human body. This was at a time where I hadn't started to work with spirit; they know a lot more about us than we do and they knew what was ahead of me, it was a lesson for me. The feelings I felt on finding myself through the wall was; shock, confusion, non acceptance, and overwhelmed. These emotions were just a taste of what some people may feel after dying as for me it wasn't final. 

I have had it confirmed to me by my spirit helpers that it was for me to better understand how it can feel to find yourself suddenly in spirit as if I'm to work with people in spirit then I need to be sensitive to their feelings and understand their emotions. It only happened those times, the one I didn't enjoy I made it quite plain after that it was to never happen again and it never has.

With the second one, there was no reason for it to be repeated as the message was received and understood. I believe obe's can happen spontaneously and people can learn how to have obe's with a lot of practise. I also believe that they can happen through spirit manipulation for obvious reasons!


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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

I have always been interested in such stuff. I do believe in paranormal to a certain extent. And I want to experience such stuff due to my curiousity.


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Dawn71 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks for your comment. Maybe one day you will experience something, keeping an open mind and learning about what interests you will give you a good starting point. :)


PWalker281 6 years ago

I've experienced them often over the course of my life (I'm 60 now) - they have always been spontaneous. They occur when I am in what I call the "in between" state of consciousness that you experience right before you fall into a deep sleep. In other words, you are in between being fully awake and completely asleep.

I usually feel an "electric" buzzing throughout my entire body. That's the signal that let's me know I'm about to have an OBE. I'm learning how to let go and relax because when I do this, it's easier for the OBE to happen. If I freak out and let it frighten me, as I have often done in the past, I struggle desperately to wake myself up because I don't like feeling out of control.

I used to have lucid dreams as a child and continue to have a very active dream life, although being lucid isn't as easy as it used to be. Alternate states of consciousness have always fascinated me.

Anyway, thanks for posting this interesting hub (rating it up}!


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Dawn71 6 years ago from UK Author

Yes Pwalker at the in-between bit, both times caught me that way. I've not felt any of the buzzing you and others have spoken of. For me it's literally been a bang moment,like a jump from one awareness to another. There has been no experience of coming out of body that I recall. You must be somewhat practised at it?

People can explain how they recall coming out etc, I can't.

Dreams are a portal to another world at times. Precious as they are. Very glad to hear your dream life is still very active!

Thanks very much for your comment and also rating!


PWalker281 6 years ago

You're welcome, Dawn71. I'm not really "practiced" at it (since I don't TRY to have them "-)). I have just lived long enough to have had a lot of them over the years, and I've paid attention each they have happened. I also keep a dream journal and include these experiences in it. So each time I write about them, I learn a little more about how they occur.

I'm sure the way each person goes through the OBE is unique, so if you're not experiencing any buzzing, I don't think there's anything wrong with that. My suggestion would be to write down your OBEs after you have them in as much detail as possible (use the present tense - you'll remember more details). Doing this will give you a better understanding of your unique way of having OBEs.


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Dawn71 6 years ago from UK Author

I've only had the two and to be honest that's fine by me! ;) I did verbalise that I did not want it to happen again and it hasn't. Have enough experiences without obe's as well to be getting my head around as it is!

You must have an interesting collection of obe experiences, have you considered writing about them? I'd certainly be interested. Have just followed you :)

Sorry for delay in response, been focusing on work.


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attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

I wish i could step out of my body and into a younger one but we can't have everything in life. I'm a bit of a sceptic myself and haven't had such an experience. Many people do though and seem convinced that it is a real event. Nice hub


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Dawn71 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi A-H...lol!...into a younger one! Me too! Scepticism is good & yep once you experience something like this yourself there is your proof. Understandable to be sceptical if you haven't. Thanks for your comment.

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