was about 21 when I had my first OBE. I was lying in
bed between being awake and asleep when all of a sudden
it felt like I was falling down a dark pit. I couldn't
move or speak but I was fully aware of what was happening.
next thing I knew, I could see myself lying on the bed.
It scared me and I quickly sat up in the bed and thought
to myself it was just a nightmare. But as soon as my
head touched the pillow, it started happening again.
This told me it could not have been a nightmare.
years went by and I would have occasional episodes of
sleep paralysis, but no OBE's. When I first experienced
S.P., I thought I was having a seizure. Then one morning,
I was listening to talk radio, and the topic was OBE's.
The guest was talking about involuntary OBE's. This
occurs after a sleep paralysis episode. The guest on
the talk show described the feeling during sleep paralysis,
and it was what I had felt many times. He said that
if you can make it through the vibrational state of
S.P., you can have an OBE. I was having three or four
S.P. episodes a week, so I decided to try it.
next time I had an episode I remained calm, and the
next thing I knew I was traveling through the clouds.
I could feel the breeze blowing across my face but I
didn't have a physical body. Then all of a sudden I
was back in my body in the bed.
week or so later I was having an S.P. episode, so I
decided to get up and watch TV for a few minutes. Usually
if I got up, I would not have another episode that night.
When I got out of the bed to go to the living room,
the bedroom was pitch black. So I wandered in the direction
of the door and reached for the knob. At that moment
it felt like someone on each side of me grabbed my arms
and pulled me back towards the bed. The whole time I
thought I was physically getting out of the bed, but
it was just my spirit, because all of a sudden I was
sitting back up in the bed again, physically in my body.