Problem 10: I keep getting sucked back in
by Bob Peterson
In this article I continue my series to help you solve out-of-body experience problems. The previous articles in the series are:
- Problem 1: Nothing Happens
- Problem 2: I Just Fall Asleep
- Problem 3: The Vibrations Just Fade
- Problem 4: I Get Scared and Chicken Out
- Problem 5: I Can't Get The Vibrations
- Problem 6: Stuck in Sleep Paralysis
- Problem 7: My OBEs are Too Short
- Problem 8: I Get Out and I'm Blind
- Problem 9: I Can't Go Anywhere
This has happened to me for as long as I remember: I induce the proper conditions, fly, float or walk away from my physical body and after a few seconds, POOF, I'm snapped back inside my body. It usually doesn't bring me back to full-body awareness; it's just an instant relocation. In the past I've described this as like "Paddle Ball". You know, a paddle with a ball attached by an elastic string, and your goal is to hit the ball with the paddle and the ball invariably snaps back to the paddle. Yeah, pretty lame.
So how do you solve it?
Persistence is the key
Like all things astral, the key is persistence. It's normal and natural for your focus to temporarily snap back to the body, but if you persist in your efforts and try again you will make progress toward your goal. I've had many out-of-body experiences in which I make an exit but get snapped back inside within three feet (1 meter). I refocus, exit again, and get snapped back inside again, but this time I get maybe six feet (two meters). If you keep doing this you can make slow but steady progress. Eventually you'll get beyond the "cord activity range" where you'll have more freedom of movement and will be less likely to get sucked back inside.
Using this technique, I've had three-hour OBEs that were broken into lots of smaller five-to-fifteen minute segments. The down side, of course, is that it's really hard to remember what transpired during those segments. But that's another topic for another day.
So if you get sucked back inside your body after a few seconds, my best advice is:
- Ignore it and immediately exit again.
- When you get back to your body, do NOT move your physical body.
- Instead, focus on the space in front of you and, if you can, develop a sense of motion and momentum to push back out of your body again.
- Do NOT think about your body at all. Casual thoughts like "I wonder if my body is alright" or "I wonder if I've been away from the body too long" can instantly send you careening back to the body again.
- Just forget about your physical body and focus on the non-physical task at hand. Stay in the present moment.
- Be persistent. If you get sucked back inside your body 37 times, exit 38 times.
- If you "reintegrate" with your body and can't easily exit again, don't move your physical body, but focus on inducing the vibrations again.
Out-of-body experiences can seem like a game of cat and mouse. You constantly chase it and it constantly gets away. But just like physical life, you need to be tenacious and never give up on your goals.
The Universe (with a capital U) often throws up roadblocks to our goals, but overcoming those roadblocks makes you stronger and helps you develop your skills.Bob Peterson,
23 May 2023
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