Slowly, I relaxed my mind and body into the trance-like state. I sucked in as much breath as I could and then held it for a split second only to slowly hiss it out through my teeth. After ten breaths in this fashion I began to focus on each body part, starting with the top of my head and working my way down, with the goal of releasing tension from each part. My breathing that was once so deep was now comparatively shorter and more shallow.
As my mind relaxed further into an even deeper trance I could feel the heaviness of my body let loose from the muscular tension that made it rigid and tight. It felt like all of the muscles and tendons that were wound so tightly around my bones were now droopy and saggy, being released from their traction. Suddenly, I could sense gravity for the first time as my body sagged into the chair.
After relaxing each body part I took another ten breaths, renewing the deep breathing and slow exhales. The whole time further tranquilizing the body as a whole and not into its constituent parts. With each breath I could feel the strained energy depart from my body which made my mind clearer and more lucid than ever before. Every muscle in my body oozed with a tingling sensation that I had never experienced.
At this point I thought about planting a suggestion in my mind and to see where it would take me, but I decided against it and continued to tranquilize my body into the deepest state of relaxation. Something that I called total separation.
After several more deep breaths to secrete the last vapors of stress from my body, I took things to the level of total separation. It was here where I would make my first attempt of completely separating my mind and soul from my body. The process began...
I took a deep breath and on the exhale I let the energy of my mind and body exit. Breath by breath I used my mind to release all of the energy of my body in a horizontal fashion. Yes! I could feel my inner being tingle and become released from the constraints of my flesh. I did not force this process. I merely let my subconscious do the work naturally as my conscious mind had been shut off long ago. As the energy of my soul rose above my body I no longer felt human, like human flesh and bone. Instead, I felt like a vaporous gas phantom floating above my body. I let my being purify itself by decontamination through relaxation.
Slowly I lowered my soul back into my body and consciously came out of my hypnotic trance.