Hello all, I will try to include as much detail and explanation as I can about my experience without it being too long. I guess I should start off by saying that since the past year or so, due to my experimentation with psychedelics, I’ve been very interested in lucid dreaming and out of body experiences. I’ve looked into both of them and did exercises that are supposed to help prepare you to accomplish these tasks, with no real dedication that lasted every day. Instead, I would occasionally do the exercises and have had small success during a few instances.
With that history out of the way, this leads me to the event that happened to me immediately before coming on my computer to write this to you here at HE. This morning, as I woke up, I had a feint remembrance of the dreams I had that night. (I had little less than 4 hours of sleep, maybe) and I remembered that it had to do with a sequence of three events as well as a bit of the feel of some locations I was at. After a long day of classes, I returned to my apartment to take a nap. I remember dreaming, but with no memories of what happened until I was in a very abstract room that I recognized as a university residential building. I was walking up stairs and I started to feel very weird, as if I were high or drunk. Then I started to feel the vibrations run through me. (The same ones that you may feel if you are trying to have an out of body experience, which happens as you imagine yourself leaving your body, etc) Once I recognized what these vibrations were, I remembered more vividly my previous night’s dream, and I instantly knew that the 3 sequences where happening right now, and it was time for the last sequence. At this point, I was now laying in my bed, and my spirit was pulling out of my body, using these vibrations as its power. Then, a white light appeared above, and a bit behind, my head. When I saw the light, I started screaming either “No!” or “Help!” as I fought to stay in my body, and I then realized I was dreaming. I pulled myself to conscientiousness in a cold sweat, and my heart was beating rapidly. I don’t know why I was so resistant to leaving. As mentioned, I’ve tried doing OBEs prior, and every time I reached the vibrations, I backed out, fearing what was next. Something in my mind has always told me not to do it. It has a bit to do it afraid I won’t come back, but it also has something to do with the fear of what I may be facing…
Did I just have a crazy dream, or what? Has anyone had any similar experiences? Please leave comments, I’d love to hear what you have to say about this.
It’s interesting to read this. I practiced lucid dreaming and OBEs up until a year or so ago, and since then have occasionally attempted it but not with the gusto I went with before. I started when I met someone who was into lucid dreaming and astral projection while travelling, you can find him and various techniques at alwayzlucid (blog). I can empathise because I remember many times I would be close to ‘snapping out of it’ but would stop because of weird sensations e.g. body becoming very cold, which I took as a bad sign (apparently it is to be expected). From the picture that I get, and based on previous experiences/ what I have been told, I think the next step is surrender, just ‘letting go’ and surrendering to a higher power. A bright white light seems positive to me, I have been taught in certain meditation before to imagine a bright white light above the crown chakra. I wouldn’t worry about not coming back, in my personal opinion I think this is from fear-mongering in the media and just ‘old wives’ tales’. However, you seem to have good dream recall which is usually necessary to spark off lucid dreams and OBEs. I started by writing the dreams down, and subconsciously recognising ‘dream signs’.
Anyway, a few nights ago I had a very weird experience, where I had a dream within a dream, and when I ‘woke up’, I started doing the techniques and had an OBE in the dream! (did not know I was dreaming at the time). I have also had weird sleep/OBE experiences/astral projection experiences over the years. One thing I really took advantage of when I was first starting is that they are much easier to enter when you are sleep deprived ;) happy travels!