What one aspires to.
- First lie down in a darkened room in a relaxing position.
- Loosen your clothing and remove all jewelry.
- Enter a very relaxed state and consciously tell yourself that you will remember everything that happens to you.
- Begin breathing through your half open mouth.
- Concentrate on an object.
- When other images start to enter your mind, just passively watch them.
- Try to clear your mind and observe your field of vision through your closed eyes.
- Do nothing more for a while.
- Simply look through your closed eyelids at the blackness in front of you.
- After a while, you may notice light patterns.
- When these cease, you will enter a state of such relaxation that you lose all awareness of the body.
- You are almost in the state where your only source of stimulation will be your own thoughts.
- It is in this relaxed and refreshed condition that out-of-body journeys are triggered.
- To leave your body, think of yourself getting lighter and of how nice it would be to float upwards.
- With sufficient practice, Monroe claims that a wide variety of experiences can occur.
If Monroe’s theories are correct, the implications for dream interpretation would be enormous. Even though surveys suggest that one quarter of the population believes they have had an OBE, recent research on OBEs has been inconclusive. This may be because OBEs vary from individual to individual. Laboratory tests have been equally inconclusive, even with individuals who claim to be able to project out of body at will. Tests with animals have been a little more promising, with kittens showing a change in behavior during out-of-body efforts to comfort them; skeptics, however, argue that this was achieved through telepathy or clairvoyance. Although OBE’s cannot be disproved, to date there has been no solid evidence that anyone has actually left their body during sleep or while dreaming. ... journeys out of the body dream meaningThe Element Encyclopedia