| | Was it an obe or something else?
I'm looking for a possible definition of what I experienced yesterday. If anyone could give me some info I would appreciate it.
I was in my children's room waiting for them to take a nap when I dozed off as well. Shortly thereafter, I became semi-awake and realized that it was probably time for me to go pick up my daughter from school. I became then fully awake and tried to get up off of the spare bed I was stretched out on. But I couldn't get my body to move. With some effort I "stood" up but it was then that I realized I was not in my body. I saw the room around me and my body but only partially - hard to explain - as if I had a blindfold that was falling away and shifting about so my vision would be clear and then a blackness which appeared in one corner of my vision and would grow to cover most of the view. I was off balance but not dizzy. I also felt sluggish when I tried to move my body. I tried several times to get into my body and get off the bed, but I wasn't happening. I (spiritually) made it out of the room and part way down the stairs before I realized it hadn't worked again so I returned to the room and laid back down into my body.
This has happened to me once before many years ago but at that time I became paniced and had a hard time "realigning" my body and spirit. I learned from that experience that I had to relax in order to properly "reenter" my body. This time, I did not panic, but I was extremely frustrated because I was going to be late. So I stopped worrying and calmed down and it clicked back.
The first time this happened to me (almost 10 years ago) I spritually travelled a great distance to be home (which at the time I was so very homesick) and upon returning to my body had the above mentioned trouble. At neither time did I see a full view of my body from outside.
I'm open and would like to hear anyone's opinion regarding this experience. Is it out of body or dream paralysis or a something else entirely?