What it feels like to be out of your bodyBy Jaime Licauco
Philippine Daily Inquirer
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.”
“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.