Disclaimer: If you don't believe in Astral Projection or any of that kind of stuff then I would not read any further or reply as you will probably be
wasting both of our time. If you are curious about it though, I encourage you to please keep reading! :].
I apologise for the "Help!" part of the title, it's just this is something that has been bothering me for a couple of years now and I'd really
love to be able to figure out what happened to me and if any of the great minds here can shed any light on my experience, it would be much
appreciated! Oh and please excuse my older threads... I was young and clueless... well I'm still clueless now but I have progressed to know a little
bit about a little bit haha :].
I'll start from the beginning... when I was a kid (23 now) and pondering all of life's big questions, I always had a longing to escape from my
body... I didn't know why, I didn't know how, I didn't even know if it was possible apart from dreaming... even in a dream I never really knew if I
was outside or inside my body... then one day roughly 3 years ago (before I discovered meditation and all that jazz) I was sitting watching TV but not
really paying attention to it and that's when it happened...
Everything that follows in the next paragraph happened within 1.5 - 2 seconds.
There was some sort of "pulse" that came from my mid section that travelled through my blood like a tidal wave straight down to my feet then from my
feet straight back up through my legs and body then into my head where it reached the front of my head where my third eye is and for lack of a better
way to explain it... the tidal wave of blood "bounced" off of my consciousness propelling it out of my third eye... this is the interesting part...
I was then hovering above my body as a sphere of energy... everything that I am, the me on the inside, existed as this sphere of energy now hovering
above my body (I could still sense my body but I was not in it). I could not see light, I could not see dark... I only existed... I've never felt so
free in my life... like I'd finally broke the bonds that were holding me prisoner in this physical universe... then as you can imagine never having
experienced something like this before I got such a fright at the same time which resulted in my consciousness being slammed back into my third eye...
I was sadly back inside my body.
A little while later I discovered Astral Projection and got into meditating, I try and do it for an hour a day using Isochronic tones but lately I
can't help but fall asleep (I meditate late afternoonish) and can't seem to progress any further than feeling the pressure on my third eye. There
was one meditation session though about a year ago where it sort of popped open and energy started flowing through my brain but it only lasted for
about 5 minutes before dying out.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to do a bit more discovering and found out that Astral Projection and Etheric Projection are two different types so I
decided to type into Google "what is the difference between Astral and Etheric Projection?" and this is what I found (it's important to read the
"best answer" part as it relates to my experience!) - answers.yahoo.com...
Notice the part just above 'sources' where it says...
"- the solar body - this one does not emulate the physical body, it is spherical, situated on the superior part of the body, around one's head."
Until the moment I read that, I've never heard of anything or anyone in the last 3 years come close to describing what happened to me or giving me
some sort of explanation that has came as close as that description of "The Solar Body"... which brings me to my questions...
Please great minds of ATS... is there at least one soul out there who can explain what happened to me? Has anyone else ever heard of the Solar Body?
Has anyone else ever even had that experience? Does anyone have any information about it at all? I managed to find one webpage:
I'm not sure I really understand it though
I've read into OOBE's and near death experiences quite a bit but I have never yet seen anyone describing the same thing that happened to me which
leads me to believe what I experienced was something different.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!