Astral travel is a feat I have never been able to accomplish voluntarily. However, there are two instances in which I involuntarily left my body
during a state of deep meditation. Though not intentional, these experiences changed my perceptions and my beliefs greatly in the short time in which
To this day, my descriptions of what I experienced do not do the scenes justice. In actuality, what I experienced cannot be accurately described
because of the undeniable and unfathomable amount of beauty I was shown. The meditation I was utilizing at the time was intended to induce a
hypnogogic state. Essentially, it was a meditation to get in between the waking and sleeping phase in which random images and sounds are produced in
our minds while we are still conscious.
On this particular time, I was meditating and trying to acquire better understanding of myself via meditative introspection while in this hypnogogic
state. I advocated the belief of symbolism, thus why I pursued this specific type of meditation as I believe the images we are shown whilst in this
state can help give us a better understanding of our subconscious mentalities.
No matter how hard I tried to enter this state, for whatever reason I was unable to during this particular session. As moments passed, I began feeling
a tingling in my skin, as if my body was radiating. It initially felt as though there were pinpricks in every one of my pores, but instead of feeling
pain, I was feeling weightlessness. As I focused on the intensity of these pricking sensations, I began seeing images in the darkness of my eyes being
At this point, I had little idea as to what was about to happen. The images were initially blurry, a collage of abstract colors that had little
relevance other than their aesthetic beauty. As I focused on these colors, they began fading quickly and I felt as though I shot through this
darkness. It was as though I was attached to a rubber band and someone snapped the elastic, sending me flying at a nauseatingly fast speed.
At this point, I opened my eyes and saw that I was on a road on a hillside beside a huge, effervescent ocean. What I first noticed was an incredible
sense sensory perception. In the physical realm, my eye sight is very poor for my age -- I can't see well beyond 10 feet. In this plane however, my
vision was crystal clear, and I could see intricate details from miles away. My sense of smell, touch, taste, sight, and sound were immaculately
pristine. The second noticeable characteristic of this place was a sense of complete unity and connection. The road I was on was barely paved, and the
road led down to this massive ocean. What was particularly intriguing about the experience was that there were orbs of light strolling down the same
road I was on. Though I did not know them, I felt united with them, as though if I had any questions about their existence, the answers would be
brought forth telepathically. Though I could not see past the horizon of the ocean, I felt as though if I focused on it I would be able to see what
was beyond the horizon in crystal clear imagery. I felt every wave, every movement, every sensation there was to feel in this indescribably beautiful
After pausing for a few moments to observe this world, I began walking down this road to get down to the ocean, as that is where it seemed all these
souls were heading to. The ocean itself was seen for miles, it was massive and crystal clear. It reminded me greatly of aurora borealis, only
underwater. As I progressed down the hill, I saw many orbs of light entering the ocean and disappearing. As the waves crashed, the sea foam that was
left sparkled like diamonds in the twilight. I observed this and remember thinking that where I was may very well be the afterlife. I felt the warm
breeze brush along me, caressing me with a feeling of complete unity. I felt connected to the breeze, and even once it died out its presence was still
I waited for the sun to set, and in doing so I saw the moon beginning to rise from the horizon of the sea. At this point, an orb came to me from the
side of the road and informed me that I had to go back to where I came. On the same telepathic breath, it told me that I would see it again, that this
was a place all have and would see. Just as quickly as those words were spoken, I was stolen from the unity and propelled back into the darkness like
a slingshot. When I opened my eyes, I was looking out of my body -- and wasn't happy that I was back.
To this day, I haven't a clue as to where I was, or where I went. I'd like to believe that the orb was right in saying we'd all be united there. In
this example, I believe I did indeed astral travel to another dimension. The lessons I got from this out of body experience are something that changed
every perception I maintained, and added a mystery to my life unlike anything I have ever and will ever know.
edit on 25-4-2012 by Ashmedai
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