Astral Projection and Out-of-Body Experiences have always fascinated me. Even as a lil kid, I would check out any books from the library that had to do with this stuff. At 13 I got my first computer (it was a monster, lol) and the world of the internet was opened up to me. I could research as much as I wanted from the comfort of my own bedroom. And research I did!
Later in life, after lots and lots and lots of reading… and practicing… and thinking about it obsessively… I was able to finally have my own experience of leaving my body.
(I have researched and read so much about this phenomenon in my lifetime. It’s insane how much information is out there. Ranging from super scientific to extremely mystical… just so much info on the topic. Yet, I can’t tell you for sure what it’s all about, really. Everything I could say about it would just be me regurgitating everything that I’ve read… that others have written about. And unless I do the experiments and see for myself that what others have written is true, I feel weird presenting it here as truth. Because I’m not 100% certain. So, the only thing I can present with absolute certainty is my own experiences with OBE’s.)
First Sleep Paralysis Experience:
The morning before the morning of my first OBE, I had my first experience with sleep paralysis. Freaked me the fuck out, lol. I was 22 and living on my own in a small upstairs apartment. Around 5:30 a.m., I’m laying in my bed and I awake to hear someone open my front door… their keys rattling on the key chain. My heart starts racing fast, feeling like it’s going to burst out of my chest. I hear male voices coming from my livingroom. Thinking I am being robbed, I try to get out of bed, only to find that I can’t. I’m completely paralyzed. I can see my dark bedroom, and the yellow light from the christmas lights that I have in my kitchen, so I am perplexed as to why I can’t move my body, but I can open my eyes. Finally, after panicking, I force my body to start moving, and the commotion in the other room stops. Later that day, I reflected on what had happened, and realized that it was sleep paralysis that I’d felt, and that I totally could’ve left my body from there. What a fail, haha.
First OBE Experience:
The morning of my first OBE, I had it in my head when I went to sleep, that if I woke up paralyzed again, I would roll out of my body instead of freak out. Sooo… I wake up, paralyzed again, and think, yay! 🙂 I intend to roll out… but before I do, I feel these super fast vibrations spread throughout my whole body. Then, my heart starts beating very rapidly, and it’s like all the vibrations rush to my heart and there’s a POP! And I’m able to roll out. Woohoo!!! I am ecstatic. I stand up and walk into my livingroom. Everything looks pretty much the same, except it’s daylight outside when the sun isn’t even up yet in my realm. So, I go over to my window and look outside… then I proceed to stick my hand through the window and giggle at this. 🙂 I then walk/float over to my closet and I start hearing male voices coming from my bedroom… so I go in there, and they stop. I see a cat jump onto the window sill and go through the window. I can hear it meowing from outside. (I don’t have a cat) Everything starts becoming hazy at this point, and I wake up… exhilarated, excited, and having to pee, lol.
Astral Kitty wants to play!!!
I’ve had a few more experiences since that first time… I’d put it at around 10 to 12 times, at least. Some very short, others a bit longer. They are a jumble of real life and dream life… but I can always tell the difference between the OBE’s and regular dreams. They just have a different feel to them. Sometimes my OBE’s will merge into dreams… and this is a trippy feeling, lol.
A lot of times, it feels like I’m swimming in molasses when I try to get out… and I have to force myself away from my body. The further away from my body I get, the easier it is to see and move.
My favorite part of getting out is definitely FLYING!!! I think I’ve attempted to fly in every single one of my OBE’s… and I’ve succeeded every time, too! 😀 Such an amazing feeling… I’m addicted!!!
One morning, not too long ago, I had an interesting and slightly disturbing encounter with a tall, dark, shadow being. My significant other had woken me up to tell me goodbye, before going to work, and I promptly fell back to sleep right after I heard the door shut. 🙂 The next thing I know, I’m laying in bed paralyzed, and I hear someone opening my bedroom door to the right of me. Somehow I could see/sense that this thing walking into my bedroom was a huge, black, shadow man thing… and it didn’t feel friendly at all. Felt like it was there with the intention of scaring the shit out of me, actually. So… my heart is beating like I’d just drank 50 cups of coffee, and I watch as it comes around the bed (speedily… like superman speed) to the side I am laying on. It stands above me, staring down with its creepy blacked out face, and I’m telling myself in my head… “don’t be scare, don’t be scared, it can’t hurt you, it can’t hurt you…” At that moment it moves its head, with lightning fast speed, down to where it’s hovering right in front of my face. I have to mentally calm myself down and try my best to send away the horrible fear that is gripping me. I do get ahold of myself, rather quickly, and start filling myself with feelings of love and curiosity. I guess it doesn’t like me not being afraid, because it chooses to leave me alone after that. I’m still paralyzed and laying in bed, though, so instead of wasting a brilliant opportunity, I use my paralyzed state to roll out of my body and fly away, lol. Yay, for happy endings! 😀
Here’s a pic I manipulated to show how the Shadow Man was standing above me…
That’s the only time I’ve seen a shadow being. 99% of my OBE’s have been pretty positive experiences. And even if there is a risk of negative encounters in the Astral Realm… that is totally not enough reason to keep me from trying to get there. My curiosity beats my fear every time! ^_^
Yep, I love Astral Projecting… and I hope to be able to leave my body at will, one day soon. *crosses fingers*
Gotta keep up my practicing. Hopefully making this post will boost my brain into Astral mode! ^_^