Back in 2009 I had an experience which has still stayed vividly with me to this day. A group of friends and I were studying Belsebuub’s work and were looking into exercises to try to bring stillness to the mind.
Duality Meditation Technique
As the group had agreed to dedicate a number of days to the duality meditation technique. It was trying it out during the day when I could and then giving it another attempt as I went to bed (even though I’d never really given it much of an attempt as a way to have an out of body experience before, preferring other ones instead).
Coming Out of Body by Silencing the Mind
One night, without expecting very much, I lay down in bed and relaxed my body. I had been out for an awareness walk not too long beforehand which had brought about a certain degree of stillness within and helped with the practice.
I started to see different thoughts coming up, some of which seemed quite random, but kept applying the opposite as best I could.
Suddenly, I found myself sitting bolt upright on my bed, without any memory of having gotten up. There was this feeling that time had passed, as though I had been asleep, with a vague remembrance of the heaviness and darkness of the subconscious associated with that. The colours of the walls in my room were different and much more vibrant.
Everything shone out at me and there was an intense feeling of beauty, one that’s difficult to fully explain in words.
The experience lasted for a short while, and then I found myself coming back into my physical body.
I had a real sense of coming back to a world that was quite mechanical and full of pain, and I actually started to sob quietly at being back in such a place.
I then had this feeling come over me, almost comforting me, which conveyed there was a magic to this world too as things change here – growing, fading, becoming something else. A reminder that there’s much beauty and wonder in creation that we rarely perceive, but that’s worth reaching, both inside and outside of ourselves.
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