An out of body experience can be a life changing event that awakens the soul to the presence of God. With a large 10% of the population having experienced the phenomenon during the course of their lives, it can be especially transformative for Christians in bringing them closer to their faith. When on a quest for spiritual enlightenment and substance in living a meaningful life in the eyes of God, an out of body experience can provide a conversation with God, or even gain clarity on the direction your life should take. Many Christians who have spoken about their out of body experience have expressed the fact that their journey was made clear after their soul momentarily left their body, and their return to life was more fulfilled than ever before.
The Spiritual Science Behind It
An out of body experience occurs when a person’s consciousness is temporarily detached from the physical body and then travels or moves outside of the body. Quite often, it is referred to as the soul leaving the body. Out of body experiences are also referred to as astral projection, and have long been studied as being the most spiritual and religious experience you can embark upon in your life on earth. As taught in 2 Corinthians 5:8, We are confident I say and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. These experiences explicitly bring you closer to God, and it is encouraged in the bible in order to be more present with the Lord. Once your soul has returned to your physical body, a deeper consciousness is reached, having been closer to the spiritual world and the afterlife than ever before.
Differences In Out Of Body Experiences
Separating yourself from your physical body can occur in a few different ways. Spontaneous out of body experiences occur either when you are sleeping, or are very close to sleep, and can sometimes appear at first as very lucid dreaming. A floating sensation will usually accompany this type, and you are still able to dictate movements and speech. Near death experiences can trigger an out of body experience, and these are the experiences that can truly bring you closer to God and change your life. The apostle Paul referred to this state as the third heaven, because of its proximity to the afterlife and ability to reach the Lord while still being physically on earth. When death is close, such as in a car accident, near drowning, or in surgery, the soul can temporarily leave the body and have experiences with both God, or deceased loved ones, before returning down to resume the physical life with a memory of the events.
Experiencing an authentic separation of the soul from the physical body will undoubtedly bring you closer to God and enhance your faithful journey. A higher state of spiritual being can be attained and a deeper love and understanding of life will encourage you to carry on fulfilling your best Christian life.