Quantcast
Latest Stories

Inner Awareness

What it feels like to be out of your body

By

Part II

One thing more. Although I was looking at my physical body and at Betina Loman from where I was in the ceiling, I could see 360 degrees around the room, as if I had a panoramic view of the whole room.

I also felt very light and free. It was a very pleasant feeling. And I was not afraid at all. That’s one thing I couldn’t understand. I didn’t think I was dead, in fact, I was enjoying my newfound freedom when Betina started snapping her fingers near my left ear. I heard the sound from afar.

She continued snapping her fingers and the sound became louder and louder until, suddenly, I straightened up and opened my eyes, exclaiming and laughing! “Hey, I saw all of you! You were all scared, but I’m okay.”

I asked Betina, what happened? “You were having a trip,” she replied. “What do you mean?” I asked her. You see, I had never heard of astral projection nor out-of-body experience before. “You were just having a trip,” Betina repeated. “I saw you up in the ceiling.”

Nice trip

“You saw me?”

“Yes,” she replied. “You were having a nice trip.”

When I pressed her for an explanation, she said she could explain what happened better in an individual counseling. That meant having to pay an extra money, but I did it anyway. That’s when Betina explained to me all about the astral body, astral projection, the astral cord.

I experienced many trance states and out-of-body experiences (OOBEs) many times over the next 20 years. But in those OOBEs, I never went out of the room where I was, and neither have I met any astral being or guide that others who have had OOBEs have encountered.

I believe now that when my body became cataleptic or stiff, I was in a state of trance. But although I lost control of my body and my mind, I was fully conscious and aware of what was happening to me, and what everybody was saying or doing at that time.

During the first few years of my trances, I never spoke a word. I would just lie on the floor completely quiet, as if in deep sleep. It was only much later that I began saying aloud what was coming to mind. I didn’t dare speak before because I thought the ideas I was getting were coming from my imagination. It took many years for me to realize that these ideas were coming from some spirit entity or from other dimensional realities.

An OOBE is not strange or uncommon at all. So many individuals in the Philippines and all over the world have experienced the same thing with no adverse effect on them. It is as natural as breathing or talking, and is neither supernatural nor paranormal at all. So when you find yourself out of your body, don’t panic. Just relax and enjoy the trip.

Attend the next Practical Mind Dynamics seminar on Sept. 28-29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Rm. 308 Prince Plaza I, 106 Legaspi St., Greenbelt, Makati City. For past life regression, personal consultancy and other paranormal services, call 8107245 or 0908-3537885.


Follow Us


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: astral projection , Lifestyle , Mind and Body , OOBEs , Out-of-body Experiences , trance

  • Mon Sparks

    “So when you find yourself out of your body, don’t panic. Just relax and enjoy the trip.”

    Just the very thought of it already freaks me out! hahaha.

  • WeAry_Bat

    I can’t remember being out of the body, but I think the closest experience is watching myself on video. I seem to remember one of my mommy’s passengers remarking about it after I made a racing 90-degree turn which basically uses momentum to whip the rear to the new direction..



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  3. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  4. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  5. Almost mugged on Chino Roces Avenue
  6. How healing waters accompanied my journey of faith
  7. Palawan favorite getaway of show biz celebrities
  8. ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  9. Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  10. Philippine novelist wins US book award amid cancer and ‘Yolanda’
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  4. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  5. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  6. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  7. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  8. This is not just a farm
  9. 12 other things you can do at Pico de Loro Cove
  10. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  4. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  5. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  6. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  7. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  8. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  9. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?

News

  • Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus
  • Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?
  • Napoles to have surgery on Tuesday – report
  • Mayor’s assassination linked to black sand mining controversy
  • Sports

  • PBA D-League: Waves edge skidding Superchargers
  • Ilad’s last-second basket lifts Gems over Bakers
  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos in Middle East urged not to panic amid MERS-CoV scare
  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
    Marketplace