As I’ve been saying lately, I’ve been re-reading the first book written by Robert Monroe, “Journeys Out of the Body”. I’m getting so much more out of it now that I’m a little more experienced and have more knowledge under my belt. I’m able to pick out some of the subtle nuances of the information he’s presenting.
One particular point of interest was around page 86/87, where he’s talking about Locale III and his “turning 180 degrees”. The first time I read this I was really confused… what is he turning? Is he trying to physically turn 180 degrees? Is he trying to turn his second body (astral body)? And which direction is he doing this turning? Well… all those questions are aiming in the wrong direction. He’s turning his focus away from the physical and towards the non-physical… he’s PHASING. He even explains this slightly in a passing manner on the following pages. It was something I completely missed at the time of my first reading… however, I doubt that I would have figured it out anyhow. So, back in 1958 he first discovered Phasing.
I was lying in bed a few days before that, I think it was Friday or Saturday night. I had closed my eyes and started a really basic noticing exercise… and I began to, really quickly, slip into a Focus 10 state. It really caught me off-guard… but just as this happened my girlfriend asked me a question and it brought me out of it. Now, I didn’t really give this much of a 2nd thought at the time… until I read those few pages in Robert’s book, then it all clicked back into memory.
What’s intriguing about this is that I did it while going to bed that night. Given some more practice at this, I might be able to “pull-a-Monroe” (LOL) and do some phasing on the way into sleep at night instead of having to wake up in the morning or rely upon lucid awareness experiences during the night. This really opens up a whole new avenue of progress with which I can take. 🙂
To say I’m excited about this would be quite the understatement. hehe