I’ve been an RSE student for a little less than a year so. Not being totally clear on how to do the disciplines, I was aware of the fact that mastering focus- the ability to clear one’s mind- is a key to further practices and progress.
For me, it is all started with Candle focus. Focus for the sake of focus did not work for me, I really struggled with the discipline, so I decided that I needed a project, a goal to motivate myself, an organized way to practice it. With this in mind while researching the music tracks played at the events at the Ranch [Ed. note: local slang for Ramtha’s school], I discovered Hemi-Sync® brain wave technology and Monroe Institute research on altered states of consciousness.
After I learned who Robert Monroe was and read his books, that was it for me: “Out-of-Body Experiences” (OBEs) became my project, my goal, my motivation.
While researching about Monroe and his methods, I bumped into Michael Raduga’s books and materials and at that time I had decided that I will check it out later.
From the moment I decided to study OBEs, I had no problem practicing focus techniques. Moreover, I could not get enough, especially after I started making progress and interesting things and phenomenon started to happen. For example, my dreams became even more vivid and their recall significantly improved. I was seeing things and hearing things. Messages would pop up into my head, visions that would come true shortly thereafter.
Then I went to the Monroe Institute and participated in an OBE intensive program conducted by another famous OBE guy, William Buhlman. A lot has been happening for me, but I still could not accomplish what I was after – a 100% conscious Out-of-Body-Experience with 100% awareness which is not the same thing, as you will see later.
Just a little over a month ago, I finally returned to Michael’s books and materials and decided to check them out. I watched his seminar on the video and started practicing his techniques. Everything was very clear, straightforward, rationally explained and systematically laid out. Things immediately started working, however my main issue was the noise outside of my apartment building, which was very distracting, especially when I was doing Michael’s “listening in” technique. The noise bothered me previously, so I finally decided to deal with the issue and I got myself ear plugs.
That particular evening, I completely plugged my ears and went to bed with the intention to wake up in the morning and do Michael’s techniques. Also, just before going to bed, I had a lot of fun reading forum posts on Michael’s website about people’s first experiences using Michael’s techniques. All of this lead to the following experience:
I woke up in the middle of the night because of a very loud “thump” I heard somewhere in the building. I was sitting in my bed, thinking that the thump must have been really loud because I could hear it perfectly even with my ears being plugged. I decided to go to the front door and peek into a peep hole in hopes to see what’s going on. I heard the loud “thump” again. It sounded a bit scary. I lowered my feet to the floor, stood up and walked out of my bedroom towards the front door. I could feel the cold floor with my bare feet. I was approaching the front door and seeing the bright peep hole in the darkness, and all of a sudden it hit me: “I am in the Phase!”
I did not believe myself. “I did not do any techniques”, I thought, doubting.
So I decided to test if it is indeed a Phase. I lifted both of my feet up – that made me ‘sitting’ in the air – then I grabbed, with my right hand, the edge of a sliding door of a closet and pushed against the door with my both legs. I flew backwards, all the way to the other side of my living room, really surprised that I was still feeling my hand holding the closet door! My arm must have stretched like 10 feet!
I was floating right by my fireplace, seeing both of my feet in the air in my pajama pants. And I still did not believe that I was in the Phase, so I decided to fly up, but I could not push against the floor because my feet were in the air. So I concluded that it’s not the Phase and I decided to go back to sleep.
At that moment I found myself sitting on my bed, again realizing that my plugged ears bother me tremendously so I took the plugs out and in a second I realized that my ears are still plugged. “Hmm”, I thought, “that’s weird, I just took the plugs out, didn’t I?”
And that’s when I realized I am laying in my bed and feeling my real ears. I jumped in thrill, as I realized what had just happened. It was my first real Out-of-Body Experience, although I did not believe it! I was 100% aware of the experience, but I was about 90% conscious, otherwise I would clearly know that I was indeed out-of-body.
I took a notepad and as I was writing everything down, I vividly remembered vibrations that I felt before leaving the body. It was exactly as they are usually described – like being electrocuted without pain.
Since that day, I had a few lucid dreams where I would feel vibrations and know that I can leave the body. I had one interesting morning when I was practicing Michael’s techniques and nothing seemed to be happening, so I switched to “creating my day”, only to realize that I am looking at my bedroom with my eyes completely closed. I had few other interesting phenomena, visions, hearings. This is awesome! I can’t wait to learn this really well and then there is nothing I can’t do or experience.
So I thought, how could I have a real training by this guy? He has a school in Moscow, Russia, and I did not have any plans to go there, although it is actually my home city, where I was born and lived until coming to North America. So then I thought I should bring the guy here. Canada won’t have much audience for him, but Yelm would. But how do I do that? Will he come all the way from Moscow?
Imagine how happy I was when I contacted him on Facebook and asked if he has any interest in coming here and he responded that he is already here (in California) and actually looking for partners. That’s what they call “coincidence” and we call “frequency specific”.
From that moment, things just happened seemingly on its own: a friend of mine who I shared my idea with introduced me to Cari (Center for the Creative Arts), who introduced me to Cyndi and Devon, whose tremendous effort and loving hearts made this happen.
So now ladies and gentlemen, I present you Russian OBE Expert Michael Raduga!