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      OBE: Can't Get Out Everytime

      Hello everyone! This is my first post so feedback would be very much appreciated!

      A few minutes ago, I was settling in for my nap that I was going to take to practice my WILD. (First woke up 4 hours ago) I ended up falling asleep because I was a bit exhausted from the last night. Anyways, I realized I was dreaming right away, because I was in my bedroom though it was changed around a bit. So I tried to get up, and got half way to the door before my body was pulled back in. I tried several more times using the float out, roll out methods. However neither of these worked. I could get my hands out in front of me, and tried rubbing them together to feel myself in the dream. But the orange outlines that were my hands did nothing to help me. All this time it somehow felt like my eyes were half shut, and when I try to open them all the way, I wake up, and I'm wobbling around in my dream as I walk. Like im woozy or something. This happens in all my LD's.
      So, I'm looking for advice on how to get out of my sleeping body, and how to "open my eyes" to see the dream clearer without awakening.
      Thanks for your time!

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      Even though you say OBE in your title, I exit same way you described into my WILDs.

      Most of the time I can stand up or roll out just fine. But sometimes I do get snapped back and have problem seeing or opening eyes.

      have you tried directing your dream body with power of your thought? Just think "higher, move to the door [window]". Anywhere, that's away from your bed. But don't keep worrying about getting snapped back, because next time it may not happen. Or try to get yourself away from bed faster.

      As to to the vision - I have tried pry opening my eyes with my dream hands, wiping them clean of gunk, taking my sunglasses off, puring my arms in front of me and saying "I can see now"... Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't. You could also try teleporting into some sunny place and visualize place in grat details. Maybe someone with more experience with this can give you better answer.

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      Sorry about the title being a little washy, but thanks for the advice. If this happens again I'm going to try to direct my thoughts to where I need to be! I didnt think about trying to clear my eyes either! I'll definitely have to try that next time.
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      I don't want to make a whole new thread, but this is happening too frequently for someone to not have answers! So the dream where you figure out you're dreaming, but you are in your room and try moving away from your dream body, however your eyes seem part closed and if you open them I find that I just wake up. Is there a solution? I tried clearing my eyes and countless things, but found that it didn't work!

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      Hey, I had some issues with false awakenings when I first tried WILDs. I would seem "tired" in my dream, or not be able to move. I decided that my problem stems from being tired in my room so often and then expectation taking over after it happened 5 or 6 times. When I find myself in my room I just close my eyes and teleport somewhere else. It might wake you up, but with practice it won't. If it does, just prepare for a DEILD and imagine a different scene. If you can learn how to teleport without moving, then you will be able to get out of any situation.

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      Sometimes when I did WILD something would pull me back to my body. I don't know if it's the same with you, but with me it felt like some rubber-like substance was connecting me to my body/bed. I found out that I can deal with it by imagining that his substance is a coat that I wear, and then taking the coat off and it helped with the issue.

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      The being pulled back to the body thing - this is frequently described by OBE'ers. They recommend to get away from the sleeping body as soon as you can, so you don't get snapped back. I have heard this tip: When you feel you are "out", think "to the [door, window, kitchen]". Basically any place, that's more than 10-15 feet from your sleeping body.

      I did feel this a few times. I got out, walked/flew to the window, with every step being progressively harder to do, as if I was on a bungy cord. I got to the window, clawed at the window sill to hang on, but got snapped back anyways. I don't really believe that this is for real - the snapping back to your body, so I don't think this happened to me because I expected it to happen. Not really sure, but it's worth a try.

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      If you are an OBE type of person, and are having problems leaving your body, the problem may be with expectation, or confidence.
      Trying too hard, and failing may put up a mental block.
      When this happens to me, I start at the beginning again.
      Do not try to leave your body. Just let your arms, or hands move out of body.
      You know that this task is easy, and it will allow your confidence to build up again.
      As there are only your hands in astral form, you can manipulate light, or even objects.
      Besides being a very easy task to master, it is also a lot of fun.
      For those of you who are still having problems with this simple task, just free one finger, and do the same.

      ........................................ < Can't get the smiley finger to move ???????

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      So, the farthest I usually get would be like halfway down the stairs, so I suppose that isn't far enough. I will have to keep working on the teleporting without waking up idea! It seems very promising. Thank you all for the suggestions!

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      It is already great that you reach a point where you are doing OBE and you are lucid. You need to practice your dream control, try to keep the same feeling as if you are awake. Do not think how you move, try to move without thinking.

      Another thing I noticed, If I will put my hands under my self when I go to sleep I might have similar problems moving. Like I am under water or I am extremely weak. Do not know if it is the case, but it might be

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      I'm glad I took a look here. I'm seeing some very similar experiences as I've had nearly every single one of my close ones. I've never had a complete success but several partial successes. I just recently posted an intro thread in which I described my recent LD that seemed to be quite a bit more involved than any I have had before. Later I mentioned a sort of OBE I'd had just previous to it. The thing is the partial OBE wasn't very significant to me because that kind of thing happens often enough to me. I'd say this one was slightly more succesful in that I felt I was at least able to spin around in my dream body to be the opposite direction on the bed. Sometimes I manage to sit up in a partial OBE but I have never once been able to stand or especially move beyond that point. As each has mentioned here I have some kind of a snap back thing that usually results in my eyes opening and me being wide awake. That ends up the time for me to pee. After this particular time though I had the LD that I mentioned earlier and seemed very significant to me.
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      Quote Originally Posted by flowofmysoul View Post
      It is already great that you reach a point where you are doing OBE and you are lucid. You need to practice your dream control, try to keep the same feeling as if you are awake. Do not think how you move, try to move without thinking.

      Another thing I noticed, If I will put my hands under my self when I go to sleep I might have similar problems moving. Like I am under water or I am extremely weak. Do not know if it is the case, but it might be
      I'm not sure that it's about my dream controlling abilities as I have had much control in dreams that don't start in my room. This type of thing only happens when I try to wild and end up falling asleep but wake up in a false awakening.

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