have had two lucid dreams that were pretty real to me. The
first was several months ago in October, 1999. I had been
reading Robert Peterson's book, Out
of Body Experiences, and was repeating the exercise
No. 21, A
One night, I had a very lucid dream and I was on a boat
with Jim - I was practicing on the boat and he was helping
me. We were across from each other and it was difficult
keeping up with the sway of the boat. Before I knew it, the
boat had docked - and as I was climbing up the dock, I said
"Wait, I haven't given you a proper kiss!" Jim
responded, with a laugh, that it would have to wait until
the next time.
have been listening to the Monroe
Institute meditation tape set - Discovery - Wave I - to
see if that could help with out of body experiences.
Sometime in March, 2000, while listening to Tape No. 3 and
doing the exercise on the Resonant Energy Balloon (REBAL), I
was imagining the REBAL according to instructions. All of a
sudden, the imagery "got away from my imagination"
and took on a life of it's own. The balloon took form as a
giant umbrella (only enclosed) structure - with purple
gossamer fabric and along the spines were flowers. It was
beautiful! And instantly, one of Jim's photos were right
before my face, and Jim stepped out of the photo and into
the REBAL! He looked great wearing his uniform and was
smiling. He put his arm around me and started to kiss me
-and I just laughed. Well...that was that for the REBAL - as
the whole imagery disappeared before my very disappointed
the 1st of May 2000, I had another lucid dream with Jim. I
was in a darkened auditorium and they were honoring
Americans who died in Vietnam. And it was announced that
five of them were with us in the audience (which we all
seemed to take in stride that they were with us). And the
last name announced was Jim's! I was surprised that he was
there -and when he stood up, he was in my row, only
several seats to my right. He went to the stage and was
given his award. He returned to where I was sitting - only
to my left and was smiling as he looked down on me. I saw
that his award was in a footlocker! The dream faded out.
a week after this dream, I was contacted by a history
teacher (David) in San Antonio who was working on a
memorial to those who had died in Vietnam and were San
Antonio residents. Unknown to David, until he visited me
memorial page for Jim, they both attended the same high
school - only Jim's class was two years later. Jim's
sophomore photo was in David's graduating yearbook.
asked David about a memorial that honored those who died
in active service in Jim's high school district.
Previously, Jim's name was not on the memorial and his
grandmother has asked me to be sure that it was placed on
the memorial. I had not had a chance to go back to San
Antonio to do that, but it was on my mind. David called
the person in charge and was informed that Jim was not on
the memorial, but they would add his name - and also that
his name would be added to the list that would be read at
the Memorial Day observance.
very day, David decided to see for himself - and lo
and behold, Jim's name had already been added perhaps
Jim's grandmother took care of it before her death in
December, 1997, or perhaps the school authorities had
enough information when I went with her)/ David was kind
enough to take photos for me and I have them on page 3 of Jim's
memorial page. I can't help but think that my lucid
dream and David's email about his memorial were somehow
the middle of May, I woke up from a dream. As I was coming
out of it, I thought to myself that now would be a good
idea to do an exercise in Tape No. 5 of the Monroe
Institute tapes. As soon as I did that exercise, I was out
of body! Yipeee! The first time for me. It happened very
vast - I went flying (well, that was how it felt) through
my bedroom door - and I do mean through.
When I got to the other side of the door, I said to
myself, "Whooa" - which promptly caused
me to whoosh back into my body. So much for my
traveling. Nothing looked out of the ordinary - the house
was dark and it looked exactly the same. The whole
experience couldn't have lasted but a few seconds.
that's about it for my recent experiences - will keep you
posted. I hope that they somehow will help others - and perhaps
the links to the resources that have helped to facilitate these
dreams and experiences will help others as well.