Hey everyone. I wasn't sure if this called for a new topic because quite frankly, I think I'm annoying everyone by posting a new topic for each event or whatever that happens to me. In any case, if I'm posting too many topics, I apologize and I will stop.
Recently, ever since I had my first successful OBE about a week ago, I've been trying to induce another one. I may have been hasty about it because I figured the sooner you got your second OBE, the more frequent and easier it'll become to have another one at will. Well, after plenty of failed attempts, I think I may have had another successful one this morning. Not sure if it was a real OBE because there were differences between my first one and this one.
Basically, as I went through the piece-wise relaxation technique, I felt ready to separate. I felt a sort of jolt coming out of my body but nothing like the distinct vibrations like last time. Also, things weren't as vivid as last time and I felt EXHAUSTED; almost as if I was waking up after having only slept an hour. Things were blurry and very hard to make out. I can't remember exactly what happened but what I do remember is teleporting from my apartment to some distant place. I was in a fractal space. The fractals were morphing. No discernible shape or object was familiar. Everything was morphing and in fractals.
Suddenly, this fish/dragon-like creature with serrated teeth for a spine come out of no where and starting attacking me. It was very similar to the dragon in Mortal Kombat only it was about as large as my forearm. The fish/dragon tried to rub it's spine (with serrated teeth) all over my arm and tried to wrap itself around my arm. Startled, I fought it off but it kept coming back. Finally, a thought just came that I had to get back to my body. Unlike the last time where I felt myself get back into my body; this time, I felt like I had just woke up.
1) Did my OBE turn into a dream? Was it even an OBE at all?
2) Why am I still having trouble inducing OBE's? I know I shouldn't expect things to be fine and dandy after the first one but shouldn't it be easier to induce it after the first OBE?
3) Is it possible that my astral self is exhausted thus explaining the lack of lucidity in this second OBE (if it even is one) and the failed attempts?
I really need some guidance on this. I'm really worried that I might've jumped back to square one...