Why Go Out of Body?

 God conceals from men the happiness of death that they may endure life – anonymous

At the Monroe Institute, it took a  few days of practice and concentration to achieve an out-of-body state.   Even then, my initial out-of-body moments were fleeting, though quite amusing.  But why go ‘out of body’ anyway?  A very good answer comes from Author, William Buhlman:

“Just for a moment, imagine that you live in a magnificent ethereal world of indescribable beauty, …where every thought you create instantly molds and shapes the immediate environment around you.  Imagine a perfect world where your thoughts instantly create any reality you choose.  Whatever your heart desires is suddenly made manifest before you. …Does this sound like heaven?

Just think what an immature or undisciplined being could and would do in this ideal thought-responsive world.  Picture the chaos and destruction that a single primitive mind could create.  One undisciplined mine would wreak complete havoc, destroying the perfection of the subtle environments and the privacy of all inhabitants.

Now for a moment imagine what kind of educational environment would be the perfect training ground for this undisciplined mind.  What kind of school would you create to educate this primitive state of consciousness?  What kind of lessons  would effectively train this disruptive mind to coexist in the thought-responsive heavenly dimensions?

Welcome to the slowed-down molecular training ground of consciousness.  Welcome to the dense training ground of matter, where focused thoughts are required in order to create and prosper.  Welcome to the ideal environment where the young and undisciplined mind can learn by trial and error without the pure realm of spirit.  Welcome to your life.

…One highly effective method of achieving this goal (to break free from the illusions of form and experience your spiritual essence) is self-initiated out-of-body exploration.”