- Religion and Philosophy
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!