Are we more than our physical bodies?
If you have experienced actually leaving your physical body behind so that you could look
at it from outside, you'll have to admit that we can. You may have found it difficult to
recognize yourself, though. We're not often viewed by others as we imagine, and as we see
ourselves when snugly inside our cover <g>
OBE - Out of Body Experiences - is a subject many are attracted by. But not quite so many
have had experiences where they truly knew that they were separated from their bodies.
Sometimes a spontaneous separation happens, perhaps to the great surprise for whoever it
happens to, but going out of body is also something that can be studied, practiced, and
Many books have been written about what happens when we go out of body, where we go, who
we are when we are "out there", but especially, the books deal with techniques
that we can use in order to actually deliberately leave our physical bodies.
The Monroe Institute
In Faber,Virginia, a very beautiful location in the US, resides an organization that all
year round hosts courses and workshops teaching techniques that may lead to OBE's - this
is The Monroe Institute, also known as TMI.
Its founder, Robert Monroe, who, unfortunately, for us <s>, is no longer with us in
the physical, invented and fine tuned techniques that use sounds to balance or synchronize
the hemispheres of the brain so that our consciousness moves on to other levels than the
one we use in our daily lives. We can move to different Focus levels - from 1 to 3 - to 12
- to 15 and so on. In the various locations or Focus levels we experience different
things. We might sense just a black void, or find ourselves in a setting with buildings
and people, perhaps even a house of our own <s> We may meet with departed ones,
perhaps some we knew when they were alive, and even help and guide those departed who are
not aware of where they are and need guidance to go Home.
The Hemi-Sync techniques are practiced in so-called chec units, boxes or chambers, where
the person practicing lies on a bed with headphones on, listening to sounds and guidance.
People who have participated in the TMI courses say that nothing is like going there,
actually being with a group of like-minded people, sensing the spirit of sharing, and
receiving personal guidance from the skilled trainers. But people not able to go to
Virginia can listen to the TMI Gateway tapes at home, going through the exercises in the
Gateway program, which has several sections or Waves, and will eventually teach the
student to master several Focus levels, if not the more advanced ones.
Every exercise begins with The Gateway Affirmation created by Robert
Monroe. It goes like this:
"I am more than my physical body. Because I am more than physical matter, I can
perceive that which is greater than the Physical World. Therefore I deeply desire to
Expand, to Experience, to Know, to Understand, to Control, to Use such greater energies
and energy systems as may be beneficial and constructive to me and to those that follow
me. Also I deeply desire the help and cooperation, the assistance, the understanding of
those individuals whose wisdom, development and experience are equal to or greater than my
If you would like to know more about The Monroe Institute you can visit them at their
website at http://www.MonroeInstitute.org/
A Mailing List "The Voyagers", where the use of the tapes is discussed, can be
subscribed to at email@example.com.
An actual live human being is hosting the list, so ask politely to subscribe <s>
A subject popping up often is the "vibrations" that are apparently felt when on
the threshold of an OBE - that is right before "the rushing" sound <g> -
if you hear that you're really on your way.....Out of Body!
Want to talk OBE some more? Join us in the Dimensional Messages for a discussion of what's
"out there" and how to get there.