posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 04:02 PM
I just had an interesting experience, and I'm not really sure how to classify it...I'm a very experienced lucid dreamer, and it did not seem like
that, but I'm not so sure Astral Projection would be right either. It is possible that there is a whole range of possibilities, but we only have
these two labels. Idk.
Anyways, I laid down to take a nap. All the sudden the phone rang, and I went to answer it but it was so hard to move, then I answered in a
half-sleeping voice, cuz it was really hard to talk. I then started to think, and I was like wait, I wouldn't just answer the phone like that. I
started to think I may have imagined it. I then started to kind of hear voices. Then I began to see my room. It became so vivid and realistic I began
to wonder if I could move through my vision. I tried and was able to, and yet it was very difficult, as if I had a rope attached to my bed where I was
laying. After a bit of motion I got 'yanked' back to where I was laying.
I started to feel a very intense energy while laying on my bed, while thinking I probably had just been in a dream. I cycled the energy through my
body, using my breath. During the process of feeling and cycling this energy, there were a couple more times that I saw my room, and tried to move,
but was quickly yanked back to my bed. I'm not sure what made me think of this, but I got an idea where I would 'look' at something on my celing,
and simply shift my awareness around it, as if I was spinning with my awareness. I was able to do it, and it just seemed to me like it would help me
leave my body. While I was doing this, I continued cycling the energy, and through this moving of my awareness and cycling of the energy it eventually
got so overwhelmingly intense and I tried to use it to throw myself out of my body and I did.
So I was 'standing' in my room, but it wasn't really like I had a body. It seems like I was mostly moving with my mind, or something, but I don't
particularly recall having a body. That's the first thing that makes it different from lucid dreaming. There was a feel to it that was completely
different from lucid dreaming, and again I am very experienced with that, but most of that is difficult to communicate in words. I thought I was
dreaming at this point, so I went to jump through my wall to go outside, as this is what I always do in my dreams. Again, I do this EVERY TIME I lucid
dream. When I tried, however, everything just went black when I went into the wall. It was as if it was a stretchy fabric, and I could push it
outwards, but I couldn't actually go through. I got frustrated, and started to think I was going to have to stay in my room, for some reason. Then I
realized I could just try to 'walk' out normally. My room door was slightly open, and I pushed through it, then the other doors to the outside were
both slightly open, and I did the same.
I was now outside. Everything looked realistic, except incredibly bright and vivid. I started moving around, and I began to feel this ecstatic joy.
After moving a bit though, the thought occurred to me that I may be Astral Projecting. This would imply a certain 'reality' beyond that of lucid
dreaming, and I began to get a bit nervous. Looking back, idk why I felt that way, but it was just what went through my mind at the time. I then
thought that I sort of felt like I was still laying in my bed, and wondered if it were possible to consciously go back in my body and get up. So I
tried, and I instantly was in my body and got up. A perfectly smooth transition. This is another thing that lends itself to being more than a lucid
dream, cuz how could I just decide to wake up if I was dreaming?
Anyways, I'm not sure what to make of it...it didn't seem like lucid dreaming, but I'm not sure about Astral Projection, though come to think about
it I'm not entirely sure what Astral Projection actually entails. It was very interesting, and just wanted to share, and see what you guys thought