The Power Of Eight.

I been reading Lynne McTaggart’s The Power Of Eight book. I also read her book The Intention Experiment.

While reading The Intention Experiment I wondered if you could utilise group intentions for achieving out of body experiences.

I had heard about her latest book The Power Of Eight and purchased that as well. I found it very motivating and inspiring.

With that in mind I have decided to give The Power Of Eight a go. I have set up a group on Facebook called The Power Of Eight Out Of Body Experience Experiment for people to join and see what happens.

I’d love to get eight members, so we’ve got a group but if there are more people joining then each eight will become another Power Of Eight group.

Eventually with however many Power Of Eight groups there are, we can start feeding back information and experiences to the the Facebook group.

I just feel it could be something interesting to try, especially if like me you struggle achieving an OOBE.

Please look the group up on Facebook and join up if it’s something that appeals to you.

PS you probably should of also read the book or know about the process. 😀

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Body asleep.

I’m trying to get back into the habit of horizontal meditation as I call it because it really helps.

I basically get up early and get myself ready for work. By the time I’m ready I’m fully awake and I’ve got half an hour to spare.

I lay on the bed in the spare room and try not too move to much, in fact I lay completely still. I allow my mind too wander wherever it wants to go but I try too remind myself to relax and let go physically and mentally.

After about ten or fifteen minutes I start to notice my breathing slowing down and this is when I know my body is falling asleep.

When I’m in this state I kind of get a wave of calmness wash over me and it’s a really nice sensation.

I seem to dip in and out of consciousness here because I start to have mini dreams, then I gently come out of the dream. This seems to happen several times.

I think an OOBE is possible from here but I get the feeling I need to let go more and that my mind needs to be as still as my body. Over the years I come to realise how difficult that is.

It may be easier for some people but I’m happy with my progress. 😀

Vibrations in my knees.

Yesterday I had been thinking about my WordPress blog and thought I’d better log back in on my new phone, as it had been a couple of months since I’d last posted. I would of posted sooner if there was anything to report though.

Anyway I guess my lack of OOBE occurrences weighed on my mind as I went to bed, so I decided I’d give it a go.

I found that I was unusually awake as I lay in bed. I was still tired but able to mentally stay awake long enough to get something to happen.

I lay perfectly still to trick my body into falling asleep but also found out that if you slow your breathing down too, it helps speed the process up.

As I lay there body asleep mind awake, I start to mentally let go (which I think is possibly the most important part of the process) until I completely fell asleep and then I was woken up by the vibrations. But this time they seemed to be concentrated around my knees.

Unfortunately that was it but at least I realised that breathing more slowly assists the onset of my body falling asleep and that having OOBE’s on your mind also helps.

So last nights process was,

1. Having OOBE’s on my mind.

2. Lying very still.

3. Deep breathing.

4. Letting go mentally.

OOBE commitment

It dawned on me yesterday that while I have been committed to consciousness exploration, it’s only been half heartedly. I need to be more committed. I need to set aside more time.

An OOBE retreat would be ideal if I liked that sort of thing and if it came with a guaranteed OOBE for my hard earned money.

With an OOBE retreat you would be setting aside time, focusing your thoughts on OOBE’s, relaxing in a calm environment, conducive to out of body experiences.

So maybe it’s time to get serious.

Somewhere to Astral Project.

In some of the books on OOBE’s they suggest having an area away from your bed to practice your AP. More than ever I am beginning to agree with them. If you are trying to induce an OOBE there is a certain amount of preparation needed to get into the right mindset or frame of mind and that takes time. Somewhere you will not be disturbed, quiet and peaceful. You need to be able to leave your troubles/baggage at the door before you enter. Maybe doing one of the OOBE courses out there is a good idea after all.

Shivers.

It was a couple of weeks ago when I was watching a film on TV that I noticed something interesting. At the critical points during a couple of the scary scenes I got a shiver up my spine and that’s when the penny dropped.

Those shivers are the start of the vibrations. It all became much clearer for me but when I think back to the times when I’ve been hit by the vibrations, I can see that they’ve started in my spine. And last night I kind of semi started the vibrations off by getting that shiver going in my spine, the only problem was I was too tired and felt myself fall asleep.

I have found I can sometimes initiate that shiver going but it’s not of the same magnitude as being scared during a film. Now I know what to look for, I wonder if I can practice and strengthen that shiver. Watch this space.

I’m going to research how film makers create that feeling and check out if there is any science that explains what’s happening and recreating it in the lab.

Or maybe just scraping your fingernails down a blackboard is enough. Can that sound be recreated, played back on an MP3 player and made palatable so it’s not so torturous. Maybe even a binaural beats version for extra benefit.

Remember, you read it first here. 😉

Please tell me what you think.

Vibrations x 3 again.

Yesterday was my second day of not having a job. I had handed my notice in a month previous because the job was just not working out for me.

I had been invited by my ex-employer to attend their Christmas dinner and I’d accepted as I wanted to finish on good terms.

I spent yesterday morning doing some tidying up and getting ready for the Christmas dinner. I was feeling a bit awkward about going to the dinner so I decided to listen to Anthony Peake’s book “Is there life after death” on audible. It’s an incredible book, it really makes you think and I knew it would take my mind off the impending dinner.

The afternoon meal passed without incident and actually really nice. My ex-bosses were on great form. One of the lads brought his guitar in and played some tunes, which was amazing, such a talented guy.

I got home early evening and sat down to watch some TV. My rather overweight blind cat climbed on to my lap and fell asleep as normal.

I ended going to bed later than I’d intended, which was annoying because I was already dog tired. As I lay in bed my thoughts turned to OOBE’s but before I could recite any affirmations or think any constructive thoughts on OOBE’s, I had fallen asleep.

Moments after falling asleep I was hit by a powerful wave of vibrations. It woke me up immediately and I found myself struggling to get out of my body. Unfortunately the vibrations subsided and I was left wondering what I need to do or not do to get out.

As I lay there contemplating I induced the vibrations consciously. I’m not sure how I did it but the vibrations came and went quite quickly without anything happening.

I managed to induce the vibrations one last time but they were very weak and I fell asleep soon after.

What makes this interesting for me is that I’ve had this happen before. Three lots of vibrations. I wondered though if I was influenced by Anthony Peake’s book making me think deeply about these sort of topics.

Questioning what I thought I’d learnt.

It’s funny, just when you think you’ve worked something out and then something happens that forces you re-evaluate what you thought you knew.

Tuesday night just gone I had been repeating my OOBE affirmation and must of dozed off. I was woken up by the onset of the vibrational state. It happened three times. The first two were very brief, maybe lasting a second each. Both had been disappointing because nothing had come of them.

I stayed awake for a while hoping that I might get there again. I did but only after dozing off again. This time they lasted a lot longer, maybe 10 or 15 seconds. The moment they started I relaxed into them, l felt like I had floated up the the ceiling but once again I started to struggle to get out. While it felt like I had floated up, the moment I started struggling I was back in my bed. I managed to get the top half of my body out this way but not the rest. I opened my eyes and I was lying in bed.

It was only the next day when I was driving to work that I realised that I had done no preparation other than the affirmation. So my theory about preparation kind of went up in smoke.

Also it was a Tuesday night, to have the vibrations during the week was unheard of for me. I was dog tired and stressed out,,, not the best state to be in for an OOBE. But it still happened.

It made me wonder, now that I’ve got to the vibrational state several times lately that the OOBE door is partly open and is making it easier. There is a part of me that knows what to do but another part that has no idea and worst of all the part that does know can’t explain it, at least at the moment.

I need to get past the vibrations. 


I might of learnt another lesson with this one. 

As always a bit of background information because I believe it’s important, so bear with me. 
I find my job very stressful at times and I often look for ways to cope with it better. I found a quote by Dr Wayne Dyer which I found very useful a couple of weeks ago. It was his “I am” quote.

On Friday morning just gone, I was doing my morning meditation. His quote popped into my head and I stayed with that thought for a while. I let the thought develop in my mind and realised that I had been using the “I am” in my OOBE affirmations a couple of weeks ago that correlated with the actual out of body experiences I had had back then. 

It made me wondered, if I was to sit down and say the affirmation “I am an out of body explorer” over and over ten, twenty or a hundred times what would happen. 

I soon realised you must not force the affirmation. I found that if I tried to hard to believe it or to focus to heavily on it, I could feel myself resisting it. 

Having trained as a hypnotherapist 17 years ago I knew I had to try and bypass my analytical and critical mind to plant the thought in my subconscious mind. By keeping my focus light I think I achieved this. I think the easiest way to plant a thought in your subconscious mind is to daydream a bit.

Just think of the affirmation and say it a few times and then forget about it and think of something else. When you think about the affirmation again do the same as before. I believe it’s this internal dialogue that has a strong influence in shaping our lives. Every now and again I remember to repeat the affirmation and that seems enough. 

I put this theory to the test on Saturday. Through out the day I would say to myself “I am an out of body explorer” over and over again until my mind wandered. If I found I was getting fed up repeating the affirmation I would stop because the effectiveness of this method would diminish. 

That night I went to bed just after midnight so it was technically Sunday morning. Anyway I lay in bed with my wife’s Fitbit on to see if it noted anything interesting. As I drifted off I had a dream that I was wearing some kind of mechanical kangaroo legs. I have no idea where that came from but just remember thinking that the further forward I leant the faster I would go. 

I half woke up and realised I was at the point where I knew I could induce the vibrations. I kind of slumped or slid internally and I was hit by a wave of vibrations. I tried to separate but just found that I was flailing around, however I almost rolled out. I need to somehow get through the vibrations and separate more easily. 

Unfortunately the vibrations subsided and I opened my eyes. I could just about make out that there were object floating in the room. I was not scared but wary and remembered that this has happened before. 

What I learnt from this is to use “I am” little and often for the best results. 

Unfortunately the Fitbit did not notice any changes in my heart rate or movements. I may invest in one of these new head bands that track your brainwaves. It would be interesting to see if it notices changes in brainwaves when the vibration occur. 

Let me know what you think.