Four years ago, in the summer of 2009 I was roused from my sleep near the 2am hour by a clear, distinct, male voice. By the time I am fully aware of what is happening the voice very simply, authoritatively booms “DO NOT DO THIS WITHOUT THE PHYSICAL BODY SYSTEM.” To whom the voice is booming I do not know, although a good many are in this moment discernibly present. These words echo through me still, as though an instant has not passed since.
Lucid dreaming is defined in various ways by various people –I find it beneficial to take all these in collectively, in order to see what could be understood as the current collective [planetary] growth curve and how the concept has accurate expressions that are both broad and narrow; on the narrow end it generally denotes what is modernly called “the personal field”; a private rather than public area of consciousness. A personal, rather than shared experience territory.
In my first lucid dreams I feel sheer delight—no more—in the first three I wake up in there and, immeasurable joy bursting forth immediately squeal “I’m dreaming!”—throwing my arms out and falling back into the space behind me; I then shift straight back into physical awareness. When in this way I begin realizing that “waking up” is waking up to the fact that I am dreaming I never laughed so hard. I mean, after all the seriousness (seriously) what could be more funny.
When I was first awakened to the Wider Reality, the first related phenomena I noticed in my normal state of being is that I immediately could not use my brain in the same way as before. There was a decided feeling to the area where it perceptually rests, and to my awareness, but behind this there seemed to be nothing. There was no data, what previously I would have called “my memory”. I no longer had the same access to it as before. This phenomena, although felt more acutely in the beginning because it was so new continues to this day.
In regard to expansion of consciousness—shifts into additional consciousness space, going “out of body”, the following, for a period of time will generally be found helpful while you are:
1. Moving through fears
2. Clarifying your questions and coming into direct contact with your inner self
3. Integrating and finding avenues of expression for your experiences
In OBEs I know visually and tangibly it often looks and feels like I am going “out” of body, but from somewhere within I know what I am fundamentally doing is letting something new come into it. When this something new enters there is feelable, tangible, multi-layered vibration which opens me out into whole new realms of possibility -whole new realms of experience.
If there is one phenomena more common to my out of body experiences than any other it is that of rarely presenting in my current form. Generally I am either point consciousness, unassociated with any particular form, or point consciousness within the field(s) of other people, other beings, some of which may be other lifetimes and some of which may or may not be.
Consensus or private reality?.. Potentially there are both, but how do I really know which I am experiencing. A consensus reality, to give a broad definition is a reality which is populated with free-will individuals, myself as well as a multitude of others; our every day reality is said to be a consensus reality. But truth be told, I cannot tell a free-will individual from a simulated one.
Prior to being able to enter other reality systems, my vision here in this one began to alter.. It was as if I began seeing something prior to the current physical appearance of people and things. I was not immediately aware of what this was, only that indeed it was being perceived, and that it set me to a molten sort of glow, an inwardly rising wonderful golden warmth. Intense, yet beautifully calm and visible to onlookers, who comment on the change through my eyes.
When I look out into the room I am in – for example – it is as easy for me to see the space, which to me is clearly composed of elemental particles, as it is to see anything else. I can see the particles -of the air, water, solid objects, there are gazillions of them but it has always been simplest for me to rest my principal attention with the space. In comparison, solid objects are much harder to keep focused on, without some degree of head pain setting in as well as a body response similar to claustrophobia. This has been true for as long as I can remember.