I’ve recently figured out for myself the connection between Classic Separation OBEs and Phasing. Simply put, a classic obe is what comes about when you interrupt a phasing practice and initiate an “exit technique” and alternatively, if you’re doing a classic separation obe and instead of initiating an exit technique you just kept doing what you were doing, you’ll eventually phase directly into the Astral.
Three things came forth recently to get me to this line of thinking. I first began thinking about this back when I was reading about when Frank had to slow down his own projections in order to have a RTZ Projection. Next there was a method posted on the Astral Viewers from one of their Admins, Bedeekin. His made mention of the method that he used for many, many years that was successful for him. Well, one part of his method takes him to what sounds like a deep Focus 10/early Focus 12, which as I know it is the precursor to a proper Phasing attempt. However, he then interrupts that Phasing process and initiates an exit technique. Then just now I got to thinking about a night when I experienced this particular thing first hand and, as Frank would say, the penny dropped.
My experience was back in March 2010, and I’ll relay that quickly before moving on. I went to bed on the Saturday night as usual. It was around 2am. That night I gained a lucid awareness in the dream I was having which was taking place just outside my house. Some time went by and I began to feel that usual sensation that meant I was beginning to physically wake up. The dream faded to black, I felt a shift, and I felt myself back in my bed. I now recognize this state as Focus 12, as I didn’t fully wake up. I didn’t bother opening my eyes, since I knew where I was. This was the first time I ever experienced and learned about what I call the “Eyes Closed/Body Still” state upon waking. Well, almost immediately, I felt another shift and I found myself in another lucid awareness experience. This happened two more times. All four lucid awareness experiences happened quite rapidly and in succession. Each time I was in the non-physical for what felt like 2 – 4 minutes. Each time I phased back to the physical, I kept that “Eyes Closed/Body Still” state.
After the fourth experience something strange and completely unexpected happened. I attempted to slip back into another lucid awareness experience like I did the four times previous, but I didn’t quite make it in. I felt that it was immediately slipping away. What I usually do to strengthen the experience in this kind of situation (as I’ve mentioned on the forums before) is spin, but it’s usually done while already having the lucid awareness experience, this time I don’t believe I actually got all the way into the non-physical! So I started spinning trying to get a grip on the experience, however after probably 3 seconds of spinning I felt I had fully lost the dream, however I was also still sleeping and I felt I was in my bedroom.
I couldn’t see anything yet, but I felt my arms and legs floating upwards and the distinct “separation” feeling. I sat up and kinda floated awkwardly upwards a bit and towards the end of the bed, kind of out of control. By the time I had fully cleared my body, my vision came in. I’m not sure if I had chose to see or if it just clicked on, but either way I could see.
So that’s it, that’s the connection. By interrupting a normal Phasing session at a certain point, you can then initiate an exit technique and have a classic separation OBE. This also works in reverse, in that if you’re going for a classic separation obe, you can for-go the exit technique and just keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll end up Phasing directly into the “astral”. So for people who have problems having “astral projections” this is what I suggest you try.
We should be able to use this information to guide where we want to go in the non-physical directly from the get-go. If you’re someone who only does RTZ projections and wish to visit the greater non-physical (astral), then simply stop doing your usual exit technique and just keep doing what you were doing prior to that and eventually you’ll phase. And if you’re a phaser and wish to experience the RTZ, then interrupt your phasing practice in Focus 12 and initiate an exit technique.