More Common Than You Think
With the advancement of emergency medical procedures, the so-called "near death experience" has drawn a lot of attention.
there are scoffers, people who have experienced it swear they were really out of their bodies, sometimes hovering by a ceiling
light fixture, watching the doctors and medical staffers struggle to bring them back to life.
My late brother-in-law
was one of those who went down the black tunnel and into the light when, as a young man, he nearly drowned. He said he emerged
in a beautiful garden. The place was so pleasant he was disappointed when his brother pulled him out of the water and revived
The experience was so vivid the man lived the rest of his life without fear of dying. He repeated the story to
us many times. When his heart finally failed him and he suddenly died one evening in his Michigan home, there was a lot of
comfort for those of us who knew his history. He was finally back in the garden. It was a place he secretly yearned to return
to since his first visit.
We have called these events near-death experiences. A more correct description would be out-of-body
experiences. I have discovered that with the proper training, we all can do this at will. Now that I can do it, I believe
many of us do it unconsciously during a "daydream" and routinely while we are asleep.
A few years ago I was having
vivid dreams of being another person in another place. They were strange dreams because each night while I was dreaming, events
picked up where I left off the night before. It was as if I was living a double life in two separate worlds. The odd thing
about my other self was that he was a smoker, trying desperately to quit his habit. I don't smoke.
I became interested
in leaving my body after I found a book on the subject in an Ann Arbor book store. The author gave a variety of complex methods
of tricking yourself into dropping the body and flying off into the void. I tried each method but none of them worked. I just
couldn't escape my body while I was awake. I think it was because I was trying too hard.
Then I got my hands on a set
of tapes produced by the Monroe Institute of Faber, Va. These tapes use special sound frequencies to cause the two halves
of the brain to work together, putting you in unique mental states called "focus 10," and "focus 12." I learned to use my
brain to do some rather interesting things, including healing the body, sleeping more deeply, thinking more clearly, setting
and achieving goals, and, most importantly, leaving the body.
By the time I reached focus 12, I was finally getting
out of my body. I discovered that it is quite an easy thing to do. I literally flew up through the ceiling and into the apartment
over ours. I later visited that apartment and saw that the furnishings were just as I saw them. The experience was so familiar
to me, I realized I had probably been doing it all along but not recognizing it for what it was.
As I mentioned above,
leaving the body is similar to day dreaming. You all know that feeling of being a hundred miles away, completely oblivious
to what is going on around you. The difference is that when you consciously leave your body, you are really going somewhere.
when I first started practicing leaving my body, I wanted to test the experience. I had to find out if I was really visiting
some place or if it was only my imagination. I remember visiting my daughter, who lived about 50 miles away, and seeing her
standing in the kitchen. She appeared to be busy at some task at the counter, but I couldn't see enough detail to determine
just what she was doing. Later, I asked what she was doing at that exact time. She said she was in the kitchen preparing a
All right, a lucky guess. I did other tests. I visited relatives and friends, each time contacting them afterward
to see if what I thought I saw was correct. One of the most interesting visits was to the home of a friend where I saw two
children playing on a floor with someone I did not recognize. The next day I learned that the children were being entertained
that evening by a baby sitter, who was known to spend time playing with them on the floor.
Early impressions when you
leave the body are quite foggy. You sometimes are not sure of what you are looking at. The more you do it, however, the more
clearly focused the things around you become.
The wonderful thing about leaving the body is that you literally visit anywhere, either
in this world, in the universe, or on another dimension. And you can get where you want to go almost immediately.
visited my mother after her death in the spring of 1998. Her spirit form was in that same garden with my wife's late brother.
I say "was" because she has since moved on into the light. But that is a whole different story. All I can say is that the
Christian concept of heaven is not adequate. Also the place was open to everybody, not just the Christian elite, although
not everybody got there. I am describing this place in past tense on purpose because things in sub-space are presently breaking
down. Due to a spiritual war that has been raging, things are in a radical state of change. It is so confusing, I don't like
to go there any more, and I can't explain clearly just what is happening.
I have tried to visit other planets and other
places in the universe, but get little satisfaction there either. The problem with traveling off like that is that you have
no idea where you are and you haven't got the foggiest idea what you are looking at.
What is more interesting is meeting
a variety of other life forms. Some of them are aliens from other worlds and other dimensions, who live on what we call the
spirit, or astro plane. Another term for them is sub-space beings. We are the only life forms I know of that exist in the
I have seen angels. I have learned to communicate with shapeless white glittering life forms
that sometimes attempt to assume the human shape. I always laugh after such encounters because they give me the impression
of living "gingerbread men," only they are bright white light. Communication is through thought images. There seems to be
a lot of concern among these beings for the welfare of the human race.
I have met some less friendly types, including the so-called grays, who appear to have
the ability to pass briefly from their dimension into our world and then back again. Grays are spooky. They just stare at
you with big pool-black eyes. I have a feeling they don't like humans very much. Because of the way we treat each other, and
because of our failure to control our population and care for the Earth, I guess I can't blame them.
You may find this
hard to believe but it is a busy place out there in sub-space. It is filled with life, far more expansive and perhaps, if
the truth were known, more close to reality than the limited place I presently live in.
You might ask why, if the other
world is such a pleasant and interesting place, I bother to remain here. All I can say is that I still treasure this
existence and plan to hang on to it as long as possible. Also, because of the confusion going on in sub-space, I feel this
is not a good time to drop this body and go there to stay. Since I am now convinced that our spirits continue to exist, possibly
forever, I think I am going to have a very long time to explore that other world when my time in this one is finished.