O.B.E. Vibrations – 3 Ways How To Tell How Close You Are To An OBE Or Lucid Dream – Lucidology 101 Part 10

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Here in part 10 you’ll find out why everything you’ve read about O.B.E vibrations in books is wrong and you’ll find out the 3 easiest ways to tell how close you are to an O.B.E.

The Top 3 Signals To Tell How Close You Are To An OBE

If you’ve never done an O.B.E before, it’s extremely difficult to know if you’re making any progress until you’re actually already out of your body or in a lucid dream. What you need are easy to detect signals that you can use like road signs to tell you how close you are to succeeding. In this section we’ll cover the top 3 most common road signs. These are:

1 – The sleep paralysis wave
2 – Pre O.B.E rushing noises
3 – Vibrations

Sleep Paralysis Wave: Your Primary Signal

We already covered the sleep paralysis wave in Lucidology 101 part 2. Essentially when your body shuts itself down in sleep paralysis you’ll feel something like a heavy lead blanket feeling being laid on your body. This feeling is unmistakable and a sign that you’re very close to success and you can use the exit techniques we’ll cover in part 12 to turn the paralysis into an O.B.E.

Pre-O.B.E. Rushing Noises: The Second Most Frequent Signal

The second road sign to watch for are pre-O.B.E rushing noises. When you tune in between stations on a radio you get the sound of random static and
white noise. Once you’re back on a station again things come in clearly. It’s the same thing with O.B.E.s. You start out completely focused in your normal waking environment and as you drop into a subconscious focus you pass through a kind of no man’s land where you’re not really conscious and you’re not really subconscious.

Rushing Noises Can Sound Like A Tornado Or Freight Train

When you’re tuned to that no-man’s land frequency you hear rushing noises that sound like random static or a train rushing by.

Vibrations: The Most Famous Progress Signal

About the same time you hear rushing noises you may feel what are called O.B.E vibrations. Vibrations are probably the most famous phenomenon associated with O.B.E.s and they’re also the effect that has the most misconceptions. Almost everything to be found in books on O.B.E.s about vibrations is simply wrong and so this is a place where a lot of people get stuck. They reach the vibration stage and then get hung up because they use an ineffective method from bad advice they read in a book.

The 3 Critical Vibrations Misconceptions

The 3 misconceptions about vibrations are:

1.) What they are

2.) What they mean

3.) How to use them.

What Vibrations Are Not

Here’s what vibrations are not. Vibrations are not a subjective kind of thing where you it’s like you’re “feeling the vibes, man, far out!”. Vibrations are much more mundane than that.

What Are Vibrations Like?

If you make a VVVVV sound, the feeling of vibrations in your lips is very similar to the feeling of vibrations that often appear along with medium stages of paralysis. Sometimes the vibrations can been extremely strong and feel like electricity, other times they are entirely absent. It’s very rare for vibrations to be strong enough to be painful, usually they just feel like a harmless buzzing in your head and chest area.

Types Of O.B.E Vibrations

However sometimes they can go throughout your entire body. These can be incredibly loud and feel like you’re holding on to a chain saw. A lot of people report feeling them in the spine. In one case I woke up into an O.B.E in my bed and it sounded exactly like there was someone with a hedge trimmer outside my window. I realized it was because I had off the chart vibrations that were coming from what I later found to be the L1 lumbar vertebrae in my lower back. I used deep breathing to return myself from the O.B.E because I was running more energy than what seemed safe.

Most O.B.E Vibrations Are Harmless

That was a very unusual experience and most of the time you actually won’t have any vibrations at all and if you do it’s no more powerful than the feeling of a vibrating cell phone.

The basic thing to know is that once you’ve had vibrations, you will know it. There won’t be any question in your mind about it because it’s just a buzzing feeling and noise.

Misconception #2: What O.B.E Vibrations Mean

The second misconception is that most books will tell you that when you have vibrations you’re ready to exit into the O.B.E. This is completely the polar opposite of reality. Vibrations mean that you are NOT ready to exit and here’s why.

Double Energy From Two Signals

Physical and nonphysical awarenesses are both types of signals that you focus on. During the middle stage of an O.B.E exit you’re making the transition from one to the other and you experience both physical and nonphysical signals. These signals have energy. When you sum both of these signals together you pass through a phase where you’re running double the amount of energy you normally would.

Double Energy Can Result In Intermodulation Distortion

If this energy is more than your system can comfortably handle, you get distortion. The big fancy signal processing name for this is intermodulation distortion. The name is not so important as the fact that this energy hump does not go on forever, it comes and then goes and this is critical to understanding how to deal with vibrations.

Vibrations Mean You’re Not Ready To Exit: Wait For “The Quiet Zone”

Because the excess energy hump comes and goes, you get a ‘quiet zone’ once you’ve focused completely out of physical focus and in to nonphysical focus. So it looks like this: you start out in physical focus with no vibes. You relax into a near O.B.E and get light vibes. You relax almost to the point of separation and get majorly heavy vibes. This is where most people screw it up because of the bad advice in books. The trick is to simply continue to relax deeper and deeper past the vibrations until the vibes have smoothed out completely. Once you’re in the quiet zone after the vibes, that’s how you know you’ve completely shifted into the O.B.E.

Unbalanced Tires Analogy

The energy hump is like a truck I used to have with unbalanced tires. When it got up to 45 MPH it would start vibrating the entire truck. At 55 MPH it would smooth out again. The range of 45 to 55 MPH was a transition range that caused the tires to vibrate with each other. Pre O.B.E. rushing noises and vibrations are the same thing: you’re coming in and out of phase with two different physical and nonphysical signals.

What About Vibrationless O.B.E.s?

Keep in mind that the vibrations only happen when the total energy goes beyond what your nonphysical body is capable of conducting. The more O.B.E.s you do, the more energy you can run without problems and the less vibrations you’ll have. Eventually almost all your O.B.E.s will be vibration-free.

Vibrationless O.B.E.s

You’ll go from waking awareness, with no vibes, all the way to the O.B.E with no vibes which means you’ll have to rely on other signals that we’ll cover later to tell if you’re in the O.B.E. The up side to this is that vibrationless O.B.E.s are much brighter and clearer than O.B.E.s where you have to punch through massive vibrations.

Why Vibrationless O.B.E.s Are Brighter And Clearer

Why would that be? In a chainsaw, the noise is caused by friction. Vibrations are a form of noise, so vibrations are a form of friction. Friction is waste of energy. Chainsaw noise is a waste of physical energy and so vibrations are a waste of nonphysical energy.

When you’re in vibrations you’re wasting energy so it’s a state you want to relax through as quickly as possible.

Misconception #3: What To Do With Vibrations

The next misconception is what to do once you’re in vibrations. For instance, Robert Monroe wrote that you should try to ‘sweep’ the vibrations up and down your body before separating. Is this good advice or not?

Relaxation Is The Only Solution

The only way to reduce vibrations is to reduce the pressure that causes friction and that means relaxing.

If you reach vibrations and then try to do something, whether it’s running the vibrations up and down your body or anything else, then the one thing you’re NOT doing is relaxing. And relaxing is exactly the one thing that you need to do when you have vibrations because only way to release the friction is to relax. No other solution will work.

This is why vibrations are a major obstacle for more OBEers, because when they try to do something, anything, they are unable to simply relax into the quiet zone.

Definitely do NOT try to force your way out when you’re in the middle of vibrations. You’ll almost certainly just get pulled right back into your body since you haven’t yet matched up with a nonphysical focus.

The “How Close To An O.B.E? Meter”: Relax Through Vibrations

Even if you do manage to muscle your way out, you’ll have spent so much energy on the exit that the resulting O.B.E will probably be so dark and low energy that you’ll just stagger around and not be able to do anything fun anyway. It’s far better to relax through vibrations into the quiet zone and then slip out of body effortlessly.

The Sneaky Loop Hole: Photographic Trance

By the way, there is a sneaky loop hole that allows you to cheat so you can do O.B.E.s even when you’re in the middle of vibrations. We’ll cover this sneaky cheat in Lucidology 102 part 3. The trick is to enter something called a photographic trance which allow you to have O.B.E.s at much lighter levels of trance so you don’t have to be in full sleep paralysis to separate.

Exiting Even In The Middle Of Vibrations

This loophole also opens the door to a technique called ‘trance recycling’ . Trance recycling allows you to have a dozen or more O.B.E.s in a row and quickly rack up a massive number of O.B.E.s in a single session. To find out more about Lucidology 102, visit

Because many O.B.E.s are completely vibrationless, you need several other road signs to tell how close you are to success. In the next section we’ll cover the 5 crucial progress signals to tell how close you are to an O.B.E.

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156 Responses to “O.B.E. Vibrations – 3 Ways How To Tell How Close You Are To An OBE Or Lucid Dream – Lucidology 101 Part 10”

  1. Herman says:

    I never had OBE’s until last year Spring when I started college… I remember it vividly, I was floating few inches away from my ceiling, it was even more vivid because my room didn’t have curtain so the sun peered through and I noticed everythin in my room… After that I kept getting them seldomy during fall semester by a sinking feeling or a floating feeling… And just today I kept hearing buzzing noises and I literally felt myself(my soul) sat up while I noticed my body was lying down… After that I just fell asleep

  2. Susan says:

    Oh this makes so much sense. I have been practicing lucid dreaming since I was in my teens. I have very vivid dreams. And when they are nightmares, they are horrifying. I started down a bad path of using NyQuil at bed. It prevented me from dreaming, It was then I picked up a book about lucid dreaming. Being able to control my dreams was an amazing thing for me. I had to power to see how they panned out knowing all along it was just a dream or I could have fun with it. Just recently I have noticed I’ve been having this “vibration” at night. It’s happened quite a few times. Not knowing what it was, I happened to stumble here. And this makes so much sense to me. I guess since I can already do lucid dreaming, maybe my sleeping self wants to go to the next level and have an O.B.E. Now I know for the future, that if I feel those vibrations again to just relax and bring myself deeper and see where it takes me. Thanks for your article. :-)

  3. ella says:

    I’ve been practicing astral projection with no success for a while. After another failed guided meditation at 11am, I fell asleep. For the next three hours I found myself slipping in and out of consciousness, having sleep paralysis three times in a row. After struggling out of the first one, I found myself easily falling back into it simply by relaxing. And so I purposely did, twice. There was a new unfamiliar sensation though, as if wind was rushing against my ear, making this loud gusting noise. I didnt exactly feel vibrations, but I heard them, and I found the frequency getting faster the more I relaxed. I recognized these things as the stuff I had read when researching obe’s, but unfortunately my fear prevented me from carrying out the ‘trip’. Now I’m just regretful, but hopefully ill get close again.

  4. Arnie Lerma says:

    lucid in a dream, 800 hours of previous hemisynce
    raised steel railway running above deserted street, it is dusk, someone is walking away from me down the tracks as if inspecting the rail, he kicks a switch section cannot hear what he says, I think, why he is doing that there is nothing wrong with the rail switch and it is not his job, I try to clib up the supporting structure, it is cold 3/4″ steel plate with holes cut in it, dark with grime and smoke, then I feel a vibration, there are two heavy grey power cables plugged into the wall, I unplug them, expecting the vibration to subside but it grows louder, it is on both side of me now, I am not sure what to compare it to, as it is a sound Ive never hear or felt before, a low frquency vibrartion with subharmonics that shakes your grow more and more intense until it becomes alarming, I get scared, and try to wake wife, sleeping next to me, Im waving my arm next to me on the right to wake her, then I wake and Im in the wrong room, the vibration is still going strong, I ‘sail’ out of the bed past the foot of the bed through the air, and Im looking to my right towards the source of that vibration and I call out I can see it! I see a short fat man in a tunic, his head is very round, his body is very round, but there only an outline of him he is transparent, not quite solid… only to realize I was sleeping in THAT dream, I awaken in my this world bed, the dog is next to me, my wife is next to me.. and I get up to type this before I lose this memory from dream world,

  5. Angelo says:

    My first OBE was a couple months ago, and I have them every so often now, but I’m still unsure how to talk full advantage/control of them. My first one was painless and started with the feeling of somebody grabbing my feet at the end of my bed. I this happens many times before but I would power out of it and wake up, this time I decided not to. I ended up sitting up in my bed and had a strange feeling. Not a bad feeling, just a oddly calm feeling I had never felt in my life. Everything had a blue tinge, kind of like I had on sun glasses with a blue lends. I got up a saw myself laying in my bed, and that’s when I knew I was having an OBE. I ended up flying for what felt like 5 mins and heard a mans voice say “welcome”. Immediately after I returned to my bed and woke up peacefully.

    I just woke up now from a near experience that I didn’t know was happening. When my OBE are about to happen I usualy feel paralyzed, but this time I had MAJOR vibrations and started to panic. The vibrations became pretty painful. When I woke up I searched up what vibrations meant and it brought me to this page. Next time this happens I’ll try following these steps.

    If anyone has felt the same, I’d like to talk about this somemore and find out more about OBEs

  6. Terry says:

    I experienced my first OBE last night, very very weird feeling.

    For about 2 hours prior to going to bed I was watching youtube videos on miracles, angels etc, finally I decided to go to bed.

    I can honestly say that when I had my OBE I was not asleep in any sense of the word. I got comfortable and relaxed then closed my eyes. I was aware of everything.

    This all happened within a matter of minutes when I suddenly felt a huge vibration sounds/movements throughout my whole body. I wasn’t frightened nor did I try to stop what was happening.

    Once my whole body was vibrating it went sky rocketing up through the air at a speed that I cannot comprehend…it was that fast. I could see that I was leaving earth.

    Within a couple of minutes I suddenly shot back down into my body. At that point I opened my eyes and looked around and thought that was really bizarre. Like I said I was not anywhere near sleep.

    I then closed my eyes again and within minutes my body began to vibrate for a second time and once the vibration completely enveloped my whole body it again took off straight up at tremdous speeds through the air.

    This time however I felt as though I reached another plane because I began wandering around the area I was in, the next thing I remember I was on a bus. I saw other people there but no one was speaking. Before I knew it I became aware that I was back in my body fully still awake wondering what the heck just happened.

    I know this all sounds really weird, I did not have sleep paralysis and I was not asleep at any time this was happening. It was quick and it was definitely real.

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