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SOUL TRAVEL – Can Offer Life Changing Shifts

Updated on January 16, 2014

Out there? Or an integral part of us all?

You have to focus UP, into space”.

Then you’ll experience a loud ‘pop’ when your soul leaves your body”.

What the heck are you talking about!?!” Came a too loud voice from - - - me? I’d told myself I was just going to listen quietly – not get involved. Why had I spoken at all? Now there were 14 eyes glaring at me with daggers! I knew this was going to be some sort of weird psychic gypsy fraud.

We’re talking about soul traveling and how to do it,” said one member in the group, feigning tolerance yet clearly annoyed with this “newcomer’s” intrusion. “But I’ve been out-of-body and didn’t hear any such ‘pop’”, I couldn’t help revealing. “Well this is how I’ve heard it’s done and what happens,” he continued. Then, they all went on talking about a variety of techniques and mechanisms to separate soul from body.

Speaker and author William Buhlman discussed the latest research on out-of-body experiences (OBEs).

It was my turn to feel a twinge of intolerance. They were talking as if there is a way to follow steps 1, 2, 3 and VOILA! Yet, perhaps they were right; I’d never analyzed the “how to”.

Recalling the first time I’d actually soul traveled, I almost wondered why they were trying. I'd known nothing about it and having had no such “pop’ warning, coming back into my body had been a challenge.

Then I realized, my life had indeed, dramatically improved after that experience, my intolerance disappeared immediately.

It had been over 20 years earlier. A wonderful and dear friend of mine had asked me to visit with a friend of hers who was dying of Leukemia. She knew my passion for metaphysics and energy healing and hoped I could help him.

With no preamble or lengthy introduction, I started asking him questions about himself, his life, how he felt and so on. Within a few minutes it became clear that he was not only reluctant to open up to a stranger, but had been living most of his life “in the closet”. At that time, so many people treated homosexuals like Lepers; he tried to fake a normal façade.

Since he had not been the one to ask for help, I excused myself, deciding to go to the Source for answers.

Knowing the metaphysical causation of Leukemia is feeling there is no joy in life, I calmly went through the levels to that deepest workshop of my mind. Unfortunately, no advisors were there to help, which I assumed was because I knew no–one who could give me “his” answer.

My idea was to find out when he first began believing life offered no joy. From there we could find a way to not only revive the joy he felt before that, but also, through Gestalt Therapy or whatever, relive the moment he lost it with a different perspective.

So adamantly did I want to help this man, every ounce of my being focused like a laser beam with 100% intention and belief that the answer would be provided.

There I was witnessing, felt... and knew

Next thing I knew, I was “witnessing”, as if 50’ up in the air. There was a boat; a couple fighting in the boat; he was screaming at her and she was in tears. Next, I saw him toss her overboard. He actually threw her overboard!

There, in the water, I knew what this young girl thought. She wanted to keep the baby – yes, he had screamed, argued, and thrown her overboard because she was pregnant! Somehow, she would survive. Somehow, she would manage to raise the baby. From that moment on, to the depths of her soul, she believed there would be no joy in life, even as she accepted the task and responsibility that faced her. The son in her womb “got it”.

All that she felt, he felt. She hated men, "life was a struggle", and "there is no such thing as real love"… This poor fellow had never known joy – or love! His mother raised him by herself with all the warmth of a drill sergeant. Her hatred of men emanated from her being. As a young child, he did not understand it, but the entirety of what he “got” was that men were abusive and loveless. What was he supposed to do with that as a man himself?

You'll do as I say!!!

Being raised with a mother who refused to feel love, he in no way felt or saw women as nurturing. Why would he have been attracted to women?

His only hope, as many of us subconsciously attempt, was to prove her wrong. Unfortunately, with no love for self, even in his relationships with men, love eluded him. By 36, he had had enough.

He no longer wanted to be judged, have to hide who he was, or in any way shape or form, believed any relationship could fill that incredible void he felt within, He hated his loveless, joyless life.

I saw, I felt, and now I knew exactly what this man needed.

When I headed back to offer the gift, I was confronted with the first “awareness” that the real “me” was actually out of my body. I saw my girlfriend there, staring at my body – as I was. There was deep concern and consternation written all over her face. I wanted to hold her to ease her fear – I wanted to reassure her I was still here. But was I? What a strange circumstance! No wonder I had held onto a belief that out of body was psychic “weird” stuff.

Apparently, I had called to her – at least that is what she told me afterward. She had said it was my voice, but was not coming from the “me” she saw in front of her. I had asked her to hold me – she knew it was serious. What felt to me like a fraction of a second later, I was enjoying my girlfriend’s strong and sincere hug. She said we were hugging for more than 20 minutes and I had been ‘gone’ for over an hour.

Learning how to control those ‘flights’, would be an awesome idea! It would eliminate fear and needing a “buddy” to get back. I do recommend you go with a purpose relevant to a goal upon returning however – it does make it so much easier to come back.

Wisdom - there for the asking

The knowing I learned through that experience changed my life completely. Not because I realize we can easily transcend time and space. Nor even realizing all the answers are there for any question we ask with pure intention. It changed my life because I truly understood that it was only my assumption to believe everyone who is sick wants to heal. It is not my job to “fix” anyone.

That does not mean I stopped learning different healing modalities. I have personally needed many to survive life’s curve balls or overcome my stubbornness and refusal to let go of some self debilitating thoughts and habits. After learning them, I am still overjoyed when anyone asks for help too. Not as if I have all the answers, or that mine are theirs, but to help guide others in finding out what may be blocking them from the simplicity and love of their own answers.

The true gift I gained to give this gentleman warmed every fiber of my being. It was also the only thing he really needed and wanted at that moment, as he lay there on the verge of relinquishing his body and this lifetime. As I walked back to give it to him, it occurred to me that everyone could use, and would probably enjoy receiving, this gift too.

Learn the "how to" for greater insights - you're not alone!

It was the gift of complete, total acceptance - - - and love.

Had this man seen more, or felt more of this in his life, I am sure he would not have been so ready to give up.

Returning from my memory, I realized I had been talking aloud, the group riveted to my words to glean some insight. Most already knew you could not “fix” anyone else and how much of a gift giving unconditional love is. (See: Speaking The Language Of Unconditional Love)

However, one woman leaned over to look me straight in the eyes – her gaze reaching the deepest soul within. She said, “That’s exactly why we want to do what you did Sylvia."

Thus, I continue to share my story in case you too, would like to eliminate some of the complications that make this life seem so difficult.

Thank you Mahanta! You explain 'why' soooo well!


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    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      7 years ago from North America

      ***Pitter patter*** goes my heart by your comment Storytellersrus. Truly honored, thus, you have deepened my own humility - thank you so much. I believe our stories are connected, for it is in that moment of losing ourselves completely, that we become one with all. Expressing it well enough to touch others, forces us to return to that depth of connection.

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      7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Wow. I am going to have to return to my poem and reread your comment. I am speechless, asking less, humbled and wanting more.

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      8 years ago from North America

      Aloha Lexi - so good to see you here :) What purpose would be served by putting it on your business cards? Sounds cool and all, just wondering. Guess I always think of business cards as sharing what we do for others so they'll want to contact us when they need that service or product - is that just too old school? Hmmm...

    • oscillationatend profile image


      8 years ago from a recovering narcissist.

      I'll never forget my first OBE or two. Great times. :) Working on being able to do it at will--so I can put "time traveller" on my business card. :)

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      8 years ago from North America

      Thank you so much Michael. Glad to see you and once again, appreciate your comment. Have you had any out of body experiences? Or are you curious and being pulled to check it out?

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      Michael Shane 

      8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Well written hub & very interesting as well.......

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Thank you outdoorguy38! Your question is one I personally struggled with for decades as well. When it comes right down to it, when we offer complete love and acceptance, I'm now convinced that it becomes easier for the recipient to heal or move on...

      Emohealer's mom just loaned me a book entitled "I Don't Have to Make Everything All Better" by Gary & Joy Lundberg. In it they share terrific detailed suggestions to communicate with a specific purpose of validating peoples' feelings, allowing them to come up with their own solutions. The book reminds us that we do not have to agree with their perspective but rather, that ultimately we all seek acceptance and love, without which we remain stuck in attempting to validate or justify our positions and beliefs - no matter how debilitating they may be.

      I thoroughly admire your own depth and understanding. I have no doubt what-so-ever that you've helped heal many more than you'll ever realize. Thank you for sharing your light here today :)

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      9 years ago from Brookings,Oregon

      Terrific hub SEM Pro, it is quite amazing what the human spirit is capable of, even while in it's earthbound form. You have answered one of my many questions in this hub "if I am here to heal others, why can I not fix them all?". Putting this into a Karmic equation makes sense and relieves the indebtedness one feels to heal everyone of everything.

      Thankyou for the Fantastic insights.

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Thank you so much GPAGE :) As soon as I get a little more settled from moving (am on borrowed computer), I'll be sure to check yours out too. Thanks for coming by and commenting - so glad you enjoyed!

    • GPAGE profile image


      9 years ago from California

      SEM Pro. I picked this hub for my new "hub"


    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Thank you so much loua - what a wonderful and rewarding comment :) I look forward to reading your book too, as soon as I can! Glad you stopped by :)

    • loua profile image


      9 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

      You are quite talented. I admire your ability to captivate your audience...I realize you must be aware of your gift, I am just reiterating the obvious.

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Thank you for visiting and commenting James - I've missed you :)

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      James A Watkins 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      Very interesting tale. As always, you are a fine writer.

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Aloha JJ - thank you once again for coming by and visiting with a comment! Didn't think I'd ever write a hub you felt said all there was to say on a subject lol I look forward to seeing you again one of these years, maybe we can try the 'pop' thang :) There are few others in this world as trustworthy as you when someone is in need. I could see you hugging someone for about 10 days if that's what it took to help them. You deserve that to be reciprocated :) Thank you for being you dear Sir :)

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Well hello jcales! Very happy to meet you here on hp :) Yes, life can seem like a roller coaster of emotionally charged experiences. Sadness, difficulties and joy are all integral parts of life. Wherever we focus will increase the highs or lows proportionately although I personally believe it is being responsible to allow time to grieve. I am very sorry for your loss.

      As long as we don't allow ourselves to get derailed, we will be with them again - of that I am quite sure. Appreciate you visiting and commenting!

    • JJLBvS profile image


      9 years ago from USA

      Amazing Hub!! Not much else I can say. Thanks once again for sharing with us.

    • jcales profile image


      9 years ago

      Great Hub...I actually agree life is difficult and sometimes unfair. although, there are joys, there is extreme sadness especially when a loved one passes (at least for me).

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Ah hah! I suspected as much all along DynamicS - what a joy to have that awareness surface to consciousness!!! From what I've surmised, these experiences remind us that life is a continuation of the spiritual. They help us realize we are not suppressed by the life we find ourselves, rather, there is a definite purpose for it. It is designed to catapult us on our sole/soul journey.

      You may have moved, as I did, from the assumption that your family was to embrace and welcome you (which perhaps they didn't) to realizing your purpose is bigger than that. Your entire being changed from feeling stifled and not wanting to be here, to breathing on your own. It was your ticket to freedom :)

      We are indeed blessed my dear - thank you!

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Thank you FelineP. He moved on to more loving 'circumstances' - undoubtedly having paid a huge karmic debt and shifting his spiritual focus. The infinite scope of the greater picture does make me wonder how we can ever presume to know real truth by looking at merely a tiny portion of it. Just as with any situation, a bit taken out of context can be interpreted however we want, justifying limitations.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting :)

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      Sandria Green-Stewart 

      9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Amazing work, SEM Pro. As a child I had an outer body experience where my spirit came out of my body and hovered looking down on my body being prepared for burial. I've often thought about that but I have not processed what that meant. At the time I was asthmatic and from that point I was completely healed. My mother thought that something extra-ordinary happened that moment but she has never really explained it to me. The only thing that she kept saying that there was a calling on my life.

      Thanks for bringing back that memory back, I'll have to go think about this some more.


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      Feline Prophet 

      9 years ago

      I am humbled by your story...and by the infinite possibilities out there. What became of the man?

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Hi Alex, my theory has been that perhaps I'm more hard-headed than most and simply needed to be shaken out of the norm to "get it" :(

      Determined to find out the "why" of being the scapegoat for everything that ever went wrong in our family as a kid, with goals of heading to university to become a psychologist until forced to leave home at 15, many of my decisions have been guided with fierce determination. Hindsight being 20/20, very glad I had to research the unusual.

      I believe you're right though - many of us have these abilities conditioned out of us and rarely take the time to cultivate them again. I was surprised to hear the Mahanta say that 1/3 have experienced them. Lack of understanding has kept everyone quiet. Science is catching up - we may soon hear many more experiences. Shirley MacLaine spoke out and next thing you know, she was shunned by almost all. Times are changing...

      Always appreciate you visiting dear Sir!

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      9 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Interesting hub. You seem to have natural talents most of us either lack or have had conditioned out of us since infancy.


    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Always a pleasure to have you come by and comment dohn121! Not sure what gift you're referring to - the one I offered him, fully understanding when I came back (which of course we can all offer everyone), or having been blessed to experience the simplicity when soul traveling. I guess both were truly gifts.

      The levels I spoke of going to are really a way of meditating - going through the colors of the rainbow and relinquishing each aspect the colors represent. Once doing that, the "workshop" is a spot you can invite anyone in as an advisor, helping work through conscious/life challenges. Best to have male and female advisors - people you respect from the now, or whenever. As others have pointed out, limitations are only in our mind.

      Thank you so much for the book suggestion too - I'll look for that. As William points out in the first video, we're all going to travel outside our bodies at one point or another, why not learn as much as we can about it! My goal is to take that final trip with as much dignity as Deepak's dad.

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Incredible story, SEM Pro! One of the coolest books I read that partially covered astral projection was, "Fourth Uncle in the Mountain." The author and main character was able to do so through years of deep meditation. It was fascinating on how he did this as it was the first thing I thought about when you mentioned it. Thanks for sharing this! What a gift!

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Aloha rs! Glad you came by and commented anyway - just the fact that you did shows more open-mindedness than many. So glad you enjoyed it too!

      You're right, if we're in tune with our intuition, the answers can be just as clean and unencumbered with complicated personal agendas or misinterpretations. The simplest answers are always the purest and once we hear them we think "duh - I knew that" lol

      Hearing and acting accordingly might be the actual challenge we all face in life. Love your "day at a time" series - keep up the great work dear Lady :)

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      Rebecca Sue Mallory 

      9 years ago from Central Texas

      Wow Sem, great story. I am afraid I am not quite as open minded as you. I believe in intuition which may be a sort of the stuff you write about. Anyway, enjoyed the read.

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      You are a wise, wise woman dear emohealer. Thank you so much for coming by to add your insight. Yes, that day was when I truly learned, and was able to give unconditional love - thus the link to your own wonderful explanation and definitions of what it may, or may not be...

      It was also the beginning of my complete realization that the 'control' of others we're raised to believe in, only interferes with what is spiritually true. I'd even go so far as to say, why we are here at all - to learn to love and feel greater compassion. If we are promoting anything but that, we either missed the boat, or are tossing folks overboard as sure as the guy did when he threw his woman and child to the sharks.

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      Sioux Ramos 

      9 years ago from South Carolina

      Very impressive your description of "how it works". It is not 1,2,3 but it does have guidelines, it can be done without, but easier with. Think of the person who has lifted an automobile off of a loved one, no ,1,2,3, just a pure intention. The answers can come in many ways, sometimes rather than an outer experience, it may be an inner experience.

      This is the day you learned to facilitate, and allow the other to take the journey of their choosing yet at the same time offering other options they hadn't been aware of before.

      I so appreciate the link to "Speaking the language of unconditional love", very appropriately placed in connection with this beautiful, informative hub.

    • SEM Pro profile imageAUTHOR

      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      Thank you so much Namaste. If we all had as clear an understanding as you do of the Universal Laws, perhaps letting go and simplifying would be easier without going anywhere. Cheers to you Darlin' - appreciate you coming by and commenting!

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      Linda Joslin 

      9 years ago from UNIVERSE

      Amazing hub.



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