Here's my first entry in my out-of-body journal. I still havn't actually gone out of body yet but I had some interesting experiences giving it a try this morning.
Trying to get into the meditative state to have an obe this morning, I got that spark experience, kind of like a quick epileptic fit, where I see a spark of bright light in my mind while my body jerks. After the experience I tried to become aware of the feelings prior to the spark - a feeling of charge. Now as I became aware of that feeling, my husband Joe started to have that jerk like I had just had. I feel like I can control this almost - making him have the "fit" instead of me. As I continued to try to stay or get into that state where my body starts to become numb and I start to feel my spirit is not exactly in sync with my body anymore, I first had a vision of a dark barking dog - rabid and out of control.
Then I had a vision of a spoon and began to melt into the spoon, like I could bend it with my mind. Then the spoon kind of slowly exploded or dissolved away - like I was becoming one with the spoon. Then the movie The Matrix came to mind "there is no spoon". At that point I understood the symbolism of those scenes in the movie. Just as Christ had to fight the devil before his baptism with spirit (became immersed in spirit), Neo first had to fight earthly devils - this is symbolized by the dance/war with the security guards at the bottom floor of the building. Then they get into the elevator - just before they ascend, Neo whispers "There is no spoon" and they ascend to the top floor. Here Neo must fight "spiritual" devils - the agents. Finally, he becomes one with agent Smith (symbolic of being immersed with spirit?) and obtains his Christlike abilities - he becomes "The One". Here one wonders of the importance of the evil force, are good and evil just a split of the Whole? Is this our life quest - to become aware of evil, quit denying it's existance and become one with it so that we can become whole?
Has anyone else noticed this epilepsy like spark as they try to fall asleep? Have you noticed that a certain way of going with the spark will produce a similar fit in a nearby sleeping partner? I hope you all will share your experiences while in that half awake, half asleep state.