New York, USA
Meeting with OBE friends in California and sharing their excitement motivated me to want to try something new and see if I could get OOB while traveling on the plane to home, since I knew it would be a long trip and I could sleep. I was concerned it might not happen, as I have never attempted this in a noisy, bumpy, moving environment, but still wanted to try.
I used my usual affirmations and visualization before sleep, and remember being surprised to feel my left knee floating up as I sat in the plane seat. (I was in a window seat, next to the wing of the plane.) It didn’t bring me to awareness of possibly being OOB, as my mind registered it as something interesting but not that unusual.
It was at that point that we had to have hit some turbulence, or maybe my seatmate moved slightly to bump me, but I felt my astral leg quickly and heavily sink back into my physical body, enough to startle me to more awareness.
I realized, “hey wow! I WAS starting to get OOB!” Without waking completely, I settled back in and soon found both knees now floating up, to the point where I felt totally squished in the seat! I wondered how do I get out fully while sitting in this plane seat?!?
I thought a change in position might help, so I leaned back, falling through the back of the seat, and then used a “floating” visualization to try to lift. My next memory is of seeing the ceiling of the plane only inches from my face!
I now realized I was out!! I was so thrilled, yet I told myself not to get too excited. I remember thinking I should verify it by moving my hand through the roof of the plane (M.R.: no deepening). As I placed my hand partially through the ceiling successfully, I fearfully remembered I was in a moving airplane and maybe shouldn’t disturb some important “wiring” or such and so pulled my hand back in quickly! (This shows me how strong my beliefs were that you just don’t go outside or mess with a moving airplane!)
Next, I was doing handstands on the back of the seats, flopping myself into unsuspecting passengers’ laps, and then moved to the front of the plane. I found two open seats next to a young male and thought I’d just stop here to check out first class. While there, the stewardess made some announcement, and I realized that no one was too happy about her disturbing their quiet. I could feel the passengers’ ‘irritation’ and even sensed some ‘discontent’ from the stewardess as she performed her job.
At that point we did hit turbulence, and I awoke fully from my experience. I was so happy to have succeeded! I knew I had felt ‘confined’ to the inside of the plane by my fear of causing problems should I have exited it.