Originally posted by point
I've experienced the 'rolling off the bed' sensation many a time, as well as wandering around the house and outside.
Yeah, thats what happened to me the first time, I turned over in my sleep but 'I' kept going, rolled over till I was facing the bedroom floor,
I had a quick serch to see what the difference, if any, between astral travelling and OBE, some say they are different some say not. To be honest,
our experiences on this thread so far sound like OBE. Hearing the television, seeing our bedroom carpet, doesnt sound like the astral realm but does
sound like we have come out of our bodies.
Astral projection, to me, sounds like you have a destination, possible travelling to other dimensions or realms. The Astral Realm sounds like a
specific place too, with its own laws and phenomenons.
I have found that thinking about astral projection during the waking hours increases the likelihood of conciously recalling a spontaneous
experience or even related experiences like lucid dreams.
Yes! I found that too! Especially when I have read stuff on ATS and thought about it, can pretty much guarantee an 'experience'. Unfortunately my
OBEs came with an unexpected attachment and it happened with the first one too. After floating about my bedroom, I had the thought that if I go
floating out the house noone will be here in case my baby woke up crying for something.
When I had that thought I shot straight back into my body. Unfortunately I was greeted with intense pain in my ears. I actually thought I was back
in my body completely with my fingers in my ears (I could feel my ears clamping down on my fingers, it really hurt). Then after a few moments, I
really came back in my body and sat up in bed, I felt my fingers for any waxy residue but couldnt feel any, I was amazed by the whole thing for sure
but the intense pain was shocking as all hell.
After that for about 6 months my sleeping behaviour was severly compromised, I could not sleep on my own. I was so in fear of the experiences because
of the pain that I would fight sleep, which of course makes it all the more messed up, doing the very thing that will trigger it.
I believe I came out of my body twice with full mental consciousness and a few times when in a more dream like state.
Oh yes, like you both I was also practising to do it, only took me three weeks when one day after about eight hours of pure studying then going
straight to sleep, I had my first. *grins* I was studying psychology, got an A too
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