In astral projection, it happens naturally when your higher brain and so mind, powers down, your body goes into regenerative sleep then there is a
period during REM when the spiritual energies may leave and wander space-time in association with what your subconscious is processing.
Those energies of the synergy of self are not bound by temporal lock and so transcend past, future linear time-space barriers of corporeal self, as
well as navigate the present.
You wouldn't have awoken and seen your aura outside your body, when you wake up into your conscious mind and higher brain kicks in, what left your
body will have already returned.
You may have had a waking remnant of your dream state, that's very possible and does happen frequently, some people make a fair bit out of it some it
just passes by.
It could also have been an apparition because you were in a highly perceptive post sleep state and something you may never pick up outside the
twilight between sleep and wakefulness.
[Similar to a natural state of meditation throughh chakra levels, when neurochemical and neural activity resonate risidual psionic patterning and
energies into the awakening higher brain from sub mind, similar to what is termed 'Lucid Dreaming' which is easy enough to develop. if you get me
If it was an apparition you saw, you were young and your mind as an adult may not process the same unless you have cultured your spirituality and
mystic self, if it was heightened perception of non corporeal phenomenon, you should have cultured yourself to at least being a medium if not in
meta-sciences, or Alchemic craft, or occult science as some prefer to call it.
Astral projection as an art practised by adepts and students of crafts etc, however, can transmigrate or port elements of their 'energies' and
essentially able to trans locate parts of their astral selves and look back at their physical selves, even Tibetan priests and others can develop such
and do just that, but as a natural occurrence, from what i understand of these things it was unlikely in my humble opinion, sorry.
It likely means you meta-perceived though, if not a waking dream, remnant of dream state, that means whatever age you are now, it's something which
says you'd pick up mysticism and the forms of spiritual and mental development easily enough if you aren't into it and were you to want to.
I began getting very interested in such when first in my teens but that sort of thing happened to me a lot, years younger, most kids do have a fair
bit of psychic phenomenon in their lives but quickly learn the attitudes of adults deem it a mental health issue a lot if parents and social groups
aren't open minded to the universe and spirituality, programmed to decry anything to do with magick and/or psychic phenomenon, as an evil, which is
nonsense as their are polarities to everything and a lot in between, the third way between polarities is a path to much wisdom that neither extreme of
polarity can realise. Then kids shut that away and so it disappears the older we get if we don't culture what we are all born with.
[Concisely speaking that is, of course, a whole volume can be written on that and then some, ay. Druidic tribes peoples were wise enough to teach
their young honestly and were better peoples for it, Creationists seek to indoctrinate a narrow field of view and dogmatic denial of science, for
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