Home can feel lonely if there isn't connection. Workmates may be closer companions or other friends may be your chosen family. Home is a feeling that we can take with us. Loneliness is too. Being secure in ourselves is a need before that secure feeling will be present no matter where we are or who else is around.
Death is a scary prospect if we feel it is a final date instead of a transition. Out of body experiences suggest to me it is a transition. More on that is later in the post along with a couple unusual resources.
Family and ancestors is a community bond through time. National pride is a connection with one's homeland or new home. We can have a bond with people of the same sex or gender as ourselves. New puppy owners may find they suddenly have a huge community of fellow dog lovers to chat with.
Peace is being comfortable with yourself first, and then it can be easier to remain calm in difficult settings. Community and connection is a healing need for humans, we are social. If the self care isn't present though, no matter how busy you get in a crowd, there you are still when it gets quiet again. Sitting quietly in meditation may seem intimidating if not used to that alone feeling. Working through it may reach the realization that we aren't alone in spirit - there is a oneness of connected energy in my personal belief. Some people visit temporarily during near death or out of body experiences. The stories have many similarities, across cultures, around the world.
The Emerald Tablets of Thoth is allegedly an ancient text translated into English fairly recently, it gets into extraterrestrial roots for part of our planet's history but otherwise the text is discussing how to achieve out of body consciousness. (pdf)
Interesting, a book, new in the year 2000, that I was looking up to link as another out of body consciousness how to guide, is Trending in Australia at brand new book price levels. Hmmmm
The Sixth Sense, Stuart Wilde (dymocks.com.au) The book is fascinating and the author is funny. He made his money with New Age music and his books are more his hobby than meal ticket is my impression. He warns readers that, 'Yep, he "quacks"' and doesn't care what anyone might say. Roughly. His tales of his experiences are quite interesting and he gives some specific advice. Yes, there may be negative spirits - leave, don't confront, don't negotiate, leave, say no.
The most surprising or interesting point he made, I thought, was that there isn't segregation. He wrote ~ that people expecting all Christian Heaven or other equivalent may be the most shocked and think they ended up in the wrong place. Home is within us - home is us. We have to be comfortable in our own energy before we can feel comfortable anywhere else. The out of body consciousness feeling is more diffuse, less person specific, no worries about what to get for dinner or overdue work or pants that won't fit.
The last chapter got into some high level math that I didn't understand, regarding dimensions or something that I didn't understand - I read the book several years ago. And a simpler technique for attempting the deep meditative state that might be needed included using mirrors set at right angles, like in the corner of a room, and a candle as a focal point.
Community is the familiar grocery market or restaurant or wherever people recognize you and you recognize them and there is a connection. Limbic bonding in my opinion may involve quark entanglement - the more connected we are in our daily lives, the more we may also be connected with other people at subtle energy levels.
We don't know what we don't know until we learn it or someone is able to share their knowledge. I have been interested in out of body experiences because I have had a few odd experiences, so I read more about it.
Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian his information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.