I been having OBEs since last summer. It all started when I was living in one of the most toxic cities I ever lived in, Los Angeles. It was so bad, that I could hardly sleep more than a few hours before something would wake me up. It was around the same time I started working with crystals. Fast forward a month or two.. I started sleeping with Black Tourmaline, which is a stone of protection. And amazingly it helped me sleep for the entire night of 8 hours! So after about a week or two I started to wake up at night with my whole body vibrating. It was really freaky and I would just shake the vibrations off and go back to sleep. After a few times I realized that this could be something and looked up the stone again in one of my crystal books. It said that this stone "strengthens astral travel". So the next time i woke up with vibrations, I went with it. I started to ask my guides to help me and protect me while I was in this stage with my body vibrating. Then I started to see through my eye lids and at the last minute backed out. after about 10 seconds the vibrations subsided, the darkness faded, and I could see somewhat lighter background through my eye lids cuz it was around 6:30ish am and the Sun was coming up.
Then ever since then I been having these experiences on and off. About a week ago I started having these stages without sleeping with black tourmaline! I went into a lucid dream and was lucid for 1 hour while in this stage. Then a few days ago I had the same thing without the stone on me and I was having an OBE... but every time I have an OBE it lasts a few minutes and I wake up because I get stuck having a hard time projecting out. I feel the vibrations, then hear sounds, loud horns, even saw symbols last time. But I just cant... project... out. I went as far as visualizing getting up and opening my door but it felt like it was just visualizing. Also, I would move my astral arms and even legs like as if i were to get up but get back in my body. It's really hard to get out and feels like I'm stuck cuz I been so conditioned to be in my body so much throughout my life.
Anyone got any tips on how to help me project out into the room? I want to start small and just want to be able to see my own body laying there and walk/float/whatever in my own place.