People are generally averse to studying the paranormal phenomena, such as an Out-of-Body Experience (OBE), as those experiences are put under the occult class of issues. However, more and more people are getting inducted into this esoteric field as, in this, they see a wide vista opening into the celestial psychology. In the absence of this, people spend their time caught up in their own self-centered activities revolving within a water-tight cocoon. Even when people get involved in their religious or spiritual activities, they don’t seem to get out of that cocoon.
The atheists and the agnostics too turn away from the paranormal experiences as those experiences cannot be proved to the satisfaction of the rational mind. They are unaware of the limitations of the rational mind and so cannot sense the fact that allowing such a mind to sit in judgment over the esoteric issues is almost criminal! Further, they are also unaware that, in that process, they obstruct their own intuition from functioning. That is why when a person coming out of a near death experience is able to explain what happened inside the operating room and outside while he or she was dead, the skeptics can offer no explanation for it.
If one is neither a believer nor a non-believer, then the mind is free to observe, learn and let the intuition discover the missing links. Such a disposition has helped people understand what lies behind and beyond the apparent. There is the eagerness to peek into the unknown; no fear of one’s belief being dismantled by what one may discover by treading into those unconventional regions.
The following paragraph tells us about the message from an OBE. This is from the book “Leaving the Body” by Scott Rogo:
“It was a hot summer evening. I lay on the lawn in the back garden trying to get cool. The sun had almost set and I watched the planets appear. Suddenly I felt my head swelling. It seemed to increase in size until it contained the whole world, all the stars too. Everything that had ever happened and would happen was within myself. I was in my eighth year at the time and so knew little of history and nothing of religion. I saw many things, events I later learnt about, also much I have as yet been able to discover from any physical source. After what seemed untold ages, I became aware of my mother telling me to come inside. There was a brief glimpse of my body lying on the grass with my mother bending over it. Then I was awake feeling very bewildered. It was some time before I recovered.
“After all these years, I still refer to that experience whenever I want to verify anything I hear of or read about. There is always a sense that all happenings are right and in accordance with plan.”
When we read the above account, we are able to sense something about the vaster consciousness of which the mind is a small part. It also gives us some confidence in the Divine propriety in which all things are transpiring. There is the humility and the patience to understand our position in the vast scheme of things and the eagerness to go ever deeper into it. With that psychology, a strange austerity sets in, helping us lead a vibrant life with abundant feeling for everything on this planet.
Those who feel drawn to these matters are referred to the organizations such as the NDERF, the IANDS and the OBERF. Related issues are covered in the website http://spirituality.yolasite.com