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Being Helped to Overcome a Fear through an Out-of-Body Experience in Space

Experience submitted by Karim El Bazi

I’ve seen a certain fear in me, and I’m not sure yet exactly where it originated. But it’s basically a worry that life, the afterlife, spiritual awakening, the whole of creation basically has a limit, an end. That there’ll be a point where everything that can be experienced and learned will be reached, and then being stuck like that forever…

I’ve learned of ways to study and get rid of ego states and have used these techniques taught by Belsebuub successfully in the past. Although I got some insights into when and how this fear came up in me, I also wondered if this fear might very well be true? I did not know and therefore something was missing for me to overcome it.

Waking up in a Dream

There was one night, around that time when that fearful thought would come up every now and again, where I found myself lucid in the astral dimension. I knew I was in the dream world. I sometimes fly around a bit at this stage, and this time I wanted to fly up. Up into space.

Something that unfortunately happens quite a lot when I would try this in the past is that as soon as I fly some distance away from the ground and the terrestrial objects in range I start to lose my vision and clarity and just end up in a “blur.” This is even more likely when I just “superman” and try to fly as fast as I can.

So this time while still on the ground I made sure I was inwardly calm and clear of emotions and expectations. It was my goal to try to keep my clarity. I rose up very slowly above the houses, yet keeping my attention on the view of the horizon.

I continued to rise and was determined not to lose myself and just focused on the cool wind passing by me as I moved through the clouds. Here I had to keep a check on my excitement as it seemed to be working very well and I still felt so clear. It was very pleasant to move through what I felt were the different layers of Earth’s atmosphere.

Finally I found myself floating in space not too far from the planet.

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Everything was very bright and full of “things going on” all around. And rather than life being finite, in fact I became aware that it was infinite! What struck me more so than the realization was how I was given to feel inside. I felt that there was such a great sense of freedom and peace in life being infinite.

I really felt that the astral scenario up there in space was given to me as a help to counter that fear, to experience on a deeper level a degree of truth on this matter. Here I believe I was being shown my surroundings in a certain way to help me understand this, and this certainly did help to ease my fear.

A Similar “Vision” during a Mantra Practice

Interestingly around that same time I had a similar insight reach me during a mantra session where I was also using visualization.

I was doing the mantra OM/AUM with a few other people. As my concentration intensified this time I wanted to add something more to the practice and decided to visualise the “three rings of the source of creation” symbol. Belsebuub mentions in his work that this shape of two rings and a centre dot symbolises the “Absolute,” the source of creation.

I visualized the outer ring and the inner one, and then the central dot. But it felt a bit one dimensional so to speak and I felt stuck in the visualisation. But then I decided to go for it anyway and fully focused myself on the central dot, sort of catapulting myself towards it. And what I imagined was that this dot was in fact an opening of a wide and great infinite tunnel, through which there seemed to flow a stream of life and energy.

This time again that perception of something limitless brought a similar sense of freedom.

As a side mention. The reverb or “travelling sound” in this chant (https://freesound.org/s/157294/) actually remind me a bit of the feeling of a great tunnel being filled.

Something Worth Mentioning

Even though the things I share here are related to quite big truths and questions. My experiences of it were very much only to a certain limited degree. Glimpses. I believe we can experience and feel the truths to such questions in much greater degrees according to our capacity. Here is a related article which is an extract from the amazingly profound book Return to Source by Belsebuub and Lara Atwood.

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  • Hi, Karim

    Thank you for sharing your experience. One thing that comes to mind after reading your article is celebrating the solstices and equinoxes. I’ve felt those refer to events that are too great and far away from me, but then again when I try to tap into the flow of energy during those times, I can find some encouragament, understanding or insight that seems to beavailable according to my level and need.

    So, I guess it’s always good (and necessary?) to try and reach up. Even if reaching up sometimes exposes how low I am. I guess that’s also one of the benefits of it – showing where we actually stand, so we can aim for the next step.

    It’s also something Lara mentioned in an interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE4hdIcsJ4w

  • Very beautiful your experience Karim and how your overcame your fear. It touched me so much. Thank you for sharing this

    • Thanks Seraphim. Wishing you many experiences of freedom in out-of-body experiences as well as daily life through the growth of consciousness.

  • Thank you Karim for sharing these wonderful experiences of the infiniteness of Life. I really liked how in your second experience with the 3 rings of creation, you got this understanding that the freedom and life starts in that central inner dot, which opens up as a tunnel to the infinite – how beautiful! It makes a complete sense to me, that it is in fact only after we reunite with the “central dot” or our spiritual Father, that we can really live this freedom and infiniteness. Before that, I guess we are stuck in the cyclic nature of the “lower existence” with all the extremes of duality, pleasure and pain. How beautiful and amazing it must be to live beyond that… with all the infinite possibilities opening up for us. To the battle! 🙂

    • Hehe. Yes something worth working towards!

      That’s another side effect of this particularly fear. How thinking there is a limit made me slow down my efforts on purpose to ‘savour’ my time until that point where there was nothing left to learn…
      It sounds so ridiculous now! Even harmful for my inner work, as the reality is so different, and we need to put every thing we have in our efforts right now.

      • It’s amazing how creative the egos can be in distorting our perception Karim. I also had a fear over the last few months that was trying to interfere with my daily practices. I wanted to hold onto the daylight for as long as possible and had a feeling that if I close my eyes to do a practice, then the day could be taken away from me. I found that doing the practices allowed me to become more aware afterwards though, so in turn I was able to appreciate the activities of the day in a better way.

  • This part of your experience made me well up at the memory of the beautiful vastness of life:

    “Everything was very bright and full of “things going on” all around. And rather than life being finite, in fact I became aware that it was infinite! What struck me more so than the realization was how I was given to feel inside. I felt that there was such a great freedom and peace in life being infinite.”

    Like Mike, I can’t say I can relate to this particular fear Karim, though similarly have identified the feeling of, and the fear of, being cut off from infinite life, the infinite knowledge, trapped in my own world and myopic perception of reality. This sense of “things going on all around” and the peace you felt within sensing the boundlessness of life, this is something I’ve been able to tap into now and again, and which is like a (super) food for the essence, something that spurs on the internal search with a promise of the peace that can be achieved within.

    Apart from personal practices that can give rise to this feeling, a couple of things come to mind which I’ve found have helped me to comprehend that life, and the awakening, is limitless. One is the chapter from Belsebuub’s blog, ‘The Fulfillment of a Personal Quest”(link below) where Mark describes that his enormous achievements on the spiritual path as being, “the beginning of a more advanced work, not the end or conclusion”.

    https://belsebuubbiography.com/fulfillment-personal-quest/

    The other is the Paradise part of the Divine Comedy. For me this was one of the most moving and inspiring accounts I’ve read of a journey to the absolute and one that managed to imprint in me a sense of the magnitude of creation.

    I also wanted to comment on the sense of being given an experience that spoke to your deepest fears. It’s really incredible that the divine can do this, and will do this – see into the very depths of our soul and speak to it in a symbolic language that soothes our fears.

    Thanks for sharing this profound experience.

  • Thank you, Karim, for sharing with us your experiences. This is your personal treasure that you can only feel the impacts, and I am happy that you got such a help to pass in a different stage of understanding about your fear and to enlarge your visualization practice.
    The ” traveling sound” in the choral music that you sent us seems very original to me, wondering if it was like simulating echoes or the feeling of music in a macrocosmic range of the infinite tunnel.

    • Thank you Maia.

      Along with experiences like this other insights also help in changing my previous incorrect views. One thing for example is Belsebuub’s testimony of walking the path of the spiritual sun so far and saying there is yet much more! And how Lara Atwood also discusses the cyclical nature of life and different scales.

  • I’ve had this thought as well Karim. That there must be an end to learning eventually….and then what? It seemed rather empty somehow. I loved reading about your experiences. I loved hearing about the freedom and peace you felt knowing that life was infinite.

    • Yes and it seems a similar thought or fear might be underlying in some way with many people at large. What to do with life? There might be a fear there and in order to avoid the emptiness of existence some might hide in the indulgence of pleasure with their time. Or the idea that the divine does not exist and so life seems superficial and devoid of magic.

      But the existence of the divine needs to be sought out by the individual to know its reality. And it’s more amazing than one could’ve ever imagined.
      The external world turned from empty into an alive and magical place by developing our conscious perception. Where every gust of wind, every leaf, every scent becomes blissful magic that can be enjoyed forever!

  • I found these experiences very inspiring. Thanks for sharing them Karim. It’s an interesting coincidence, as I was also having some similar fears recently, but in a slightly different way. These fears were part of a bigger manifestation of fear, which came about somewhat unexpectedly. But this bigger emotion started to spark of worries in all sorts of directions.

    Among these worries was the fear that I’m actually completely alone in the universe and that my prayers to the divine are not being heard and won’t have any effect. Then underneath that was another layer of fear – that this is how it is right now and how it will always be, which in turn brought about feelings of hopelessness.

    I could see this fear sneaking in when I started to pray, but at the same time could feel it shifting as I got further into the prayer and it was in turn replaced by a greater feeling of inner strength. The anxieties about other issues were still cropping up in many ways during the day though, so I decided to try a long meditation on an ego practice. In this, I was able to see many aspects of these fears and their influence throughout my life. The bigger manifestations of fear greatly subsided after that.

    I feel it was a challenge to maintain faith during very difficult times, but by doing so, I feel that help came back to me, bringing a renewed strength to move forwards. In the end, I realised that divine help is the one thing that I can always rely upon, as everything else in this world will eventually pass. Moreover, it’s the one thing that I know will always be there in each moment, even when I’m on my own.

    • Thanks for sharing some of your struggles Michael. It’s interesting to see there are fears in us which can have such a level of conviction where we’d just about believe them or are convincing enough to weigh us down so, even to states of hopelessness.
      I agree on all those things you mentioned which are good to do. To be strong and to keep going, to reach out to the divine even if it feels ’empty’, to make ourselves pick up activities and make them work. To study the ways these fears work carefully. Engage in communication/interchange with external energies of other people and the freshness of nature. Etc. Like you say, I believe, every effort we make in such times forges and creates a strength within us.

      Wishing you all the best!

    • I think fear is such a big obstacle in spiritual development, with many aspects to it. I don’t think I’ve come across (or noticed) the fear you mentioned, Karim, in relation to a finiteness of knowledge. I find myself more identified with fears of the opposite: the knowledge, being infinite, is overwhelming and I have fears associated with trying to acquire knowledge, realizing I’ll always come up short.

      Those sorts of fears of being alone in the universe sound quite familiar, Michael. I find they easily come up when I’m in a state of entropy and life is throwing difficulties at me. I start to doubt myself and question whether my prayers can or will be answered. But when we ask for help and persevere through those times, the faith we acquire is very precious.

      • Yes, I agree Mike. It’s important to perserve through difficult times and to acquire faith, in order to keeping moving forwards.

    • I’ve had this fear so often as well Michael. The fear of being totally alone, and also not wanted by the divine. But I feel and have experienced how they, again and again, comfort and reassure me that they’re there with me and that I’m being guided. I think also that a sense of being alone makes me reach out to them more.

      • That’s good to hear you felt that reassurance and guidance despite those fears Anne Linn. Yes, I think the sense of being alone can make us reach out to the divine more, as when circumstances in life are good and we don’t have to face many challenges, it’s also easy to become content with a particular lifestyle and forget about the importance of working to gain lasting inner peace, which can remain within us regardless of the cirumstances we find ourselves in.

    • Thank you, Michael, for emphasizing a number of points here about fear. These feeling through the understandings that we can get can become a valuable lesson for our growth.
      I have also seen that if we leave our fear/depression/hopelessness to overburden our low psychological state, this could lead to our slipping back, which is useful from one point because we can see many aspects of egos there in an ”unrefined” form that we would probably not have seen till now, but also brings many difficulties because of the impact of these strong psychological states and the effort to ascend again.

      • Yes, this is something I’ve also observed Maia. Seeing those inner states in their raw form can help to gain further understanding about them and diminish some of the subconsious influence they have upon us. But it can also take a lot of strength and determination to break out of these strong psychological states, once we are in them. It’s so important to be persistent though and do whatever it takes to regain a sense of inner clarity, so that these states don’t keep on draining our energy and bringing us down.

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