1) I felt you were illustrating good examples that tell us both dreams and OBE's are still D/S changes..
2) you did a very nice though of illustrating the difference between dreams + OBE's
I am quite interested in your reply to my interpretation of my thoughts..
Also i have been quite steady now with my daily meditation. Steady as in daily now for about the last 2 weeks..
My focus ( at Martin;s suggestion) -
to try and Perceive the perceiver , the search for the , who is the real ME ?
Brian, bear in mind that this is a work in progress initiated by your interest. Yes, consider it an illustration of a data stream change or phase into an alternate consciousness state, in varying degrees of focused awareness, from a dim dream state to a lucid dream state to a OBE waking state. The location, my home, is the same in each example and that makes it somewhat of a clinical baseline.
In both #1 and #2 the experience was driven by my focused intentional desire. Both #2 and #3 are subjective experiences. However, the OBE is supported by corroborating evidence. My wife is my witness. It is a verification, to me only
, that my consciousness was outside my VR PMR body in the same PMR data stream as my wife.
The "perceiver" the real you: Generally speaking, I would "perceive" this to mean your higher self/IUOC/oversoul with the caveat that to get there you need to transition from your intellectual level you (small c) to your being level you, first.
"And, when talking about the normal intellect-based awareness (where the intellect is dominated by fear and ego), we use consciousness with a lower case “c” sometimes referred to as 'little c consciousness' or 'local consciousness'."~Tom Campbell
Hope that helps.