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I'm 24. In the last three or so years I've had a couple of experiences which, while they were scary, made me see that I have an actual soul. A real, tangible soul, not just a metaphorical one. You see, I believe I have had experiences of nearly leaving my body (astral projection in other words).

The first time I was lying in bed and I woke up and saw my sister asleep next to me and then felt my 'soul' leaving my body. It was as if it was being pulled out of my physical body. The experience was terrifying, it was the probably the most scared I've ever been, in fact. What is really quite strange about it though is that at the time I thought it was God pulling my soul out of my body. The reason this is strange is because, although I am baptised Catholic, I'm not in any way a practicing Christian. Anyway, when I thought that God was pulling me out, I felt such terror that in my head I just kept repeating strongly 'NO', 'NO, 'NO' - over and over again, about 10 times. Eventually after the 10 times, I was 'snapped' back into my body. I say 'snapped' because that is the only way I can describe it - it's like I was being pulled by elastic and it was stretched and then let go when I was dropped back into my body.

This happened to me again a year or so later and this time I wasn't as scared (and I'd read up on it a little bit) so I decided to try and 'go with it' to see what would happen. I let my soul go out almost to the point where it was out of my body but chickened out at the last second and said no and again I was snapped back into my body. I think what was holding me back was the idea that if you leave your body and then wake up, you die. I didn't really know how I would get back in if I got out.

These experiences have really intrigued me. I think of myself as a fairly spiritual person; I enjoy yoga, I like poetry, I try to get time on my own to think etc. Sometimes I also feel I am a lot more perceptive than the average person and can be very affected by vibes and people's behaviour. I'm not sure if anyone else has had a similar experience of being terrified and feeling their soul leaving their body but I would like to hear about it if so.

Thanks for reading.

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Guest (guest)
 
4 days ago (2017-11-15)
I was just three and I suddenly felt my soul leave my body and I saw everyone asleep but not my dad he looked at me if I was sleeping and he noticed that I wasn't breathing. He tried CPR on me but did not work then he called the police and they took me to the hospital. My mom and dad were worried so they came with me in their car. Suddenly I felt my soul return the end. Good thing I am still aliveπŸ˜€
Rayza (guest)
 
2 weeks ago (2017-11-07)
I had the same kind of expierence, one day I was kind of tired. So I went and got to bed, when eventually my body was feeling very heavy, which I like. It feels so relaxing. My mind was still woke tho, and all the sudden, I literally felt my soul stand up out of my body. It went on its knees and tried to stand up. But I could see myself lay in my bed. So that got me kind of scared tbh. And when I got a little scared my soul Fell Into my body again, I can't describe the feeling. I was paralyzed for
sukh (guest)
 
3 weeks ago (2017-11-01)
I had a terrifying experience last night when my soul left my body and entered into a huge box and someone was in the box already, trying to kill me and my soul was afraid of being killed. I started pushing him hard and started screaming loud that don't kill me, don't kill me and actually I was lying in my bed and shouting out loud when my husband got hold of me and that's exactly when my soul entered back in my body and it took me good 10-12 minutes to realise that it was just a weird dream but I could feel the pain of my soul entering back in my body. After a few minutes, I experienced fever and it took me nearly 2 hours to realise that it was a dream! Yes, I experienced that my soul left my body on the bed and came back after!
Qusai lokhand (guest)
 
3 weeks ago (2017-10-31)
My experience is quite like you but in my case I was sleeping beside my brother and suddenly I am seeing that I can't movie my body at all and after a moment I felt like my soul came out and I am seeing my body peacefully sleeping and my brother also sleeping then I got to another room where my father and my mother were arguening on something and didn't even see me and suddenly again I am in my body how much ever I try I can't move my body at all... And then I wake up I don't know what had happened to me did my soul really come out of my body or it was just a weird dream.
Qusai lokhand (guest)
 
3 weeks ago (2017-10-31)
My experience is quite like you but in my case I was sleeping beside my brother and suddenly I am seeing that I can't movie my body at all and after a moment I felt like my soul came out and I am seeing my body peacefully sleeping and my brother also sleeping then I got to another room where my father and my mother were arguening on something and suddenly again I am in my body how much ever I try I can't move my body at all... And then I wake up I don't know what had happened to me did my soul really come out of my body or it was just a weird dream.
babe95 (guest)
 
3 weeks ago (2017-10-26)
Hey guys, I see someone on here posted that they heard "vibration sounds"... I too have heard those sounds. This whole astral thing has happened to me several times already in my life. Usually I hear those vibration sounds when my soul is trying to escape... I know its a spiritual thing for sure and that I'm not dreaming because I read somewhere that "vibrations" are usually connected to the spiritual world. Anyway... I have actually "Soul travelled" before, and I'm not going to lie... Its fun. I know someone on here also mentioned that they're scared to do it so they let their body "snap" back... Do it. Just do it... For fun! All I do to return back to my body is close my eyes and pray I return back... And bam... I do.Anyway, the reason why I say its fun because I can literally bounce off the walls... Do backflips, run into a wall, and still be fine. I don't feel any pain whatsoever. I do recall seeing another spirit... It was a young white boy climbing into my window... But he seemed like a normal kid... I didn't realize it was another spirit I saw until a few days later. It really wasn't scary at all. Traveling as a spirit feels like I'm on the moon (everything is in slow motion and I feel like I'm floating or skipping in slow motion) but this may be different for other people. One time I was able to travel to my parents room (they were still up chatting) but they didn't notice me and I remember floating into their bathroom and I looked in the mirror... I was curious to see if I still looked the same... I remember seeing my face, which looked the same, but my face was moving in slow motion. It was as if I was on ecstasy or something? Idk... Very strange. Anyway, on some mornings when I wake up I think its my physical body waking up, but then I realize its not because my body does not feel warm... So this astral thing really likes to play around with me. I guess I'm really in tune with my spirit? Idk... But when I tell my mother its as if she doesn't want to hear what I have to say and she tells me to go to church (lol). I think she believes its a "demonic" thing... But I on the other hand just think I'm really in tune with my soul. What do you guys think? On another note, I know some people actually travel outside and "fly" in the night sky... Which I think sounds really cool... And i'd like to do it sometime but...don't think I have the balls to...haha. Has anyone ever done that?
TapDad (guest)
 
4 weeks ago (2017-10-24)
...4yrs ago I had an out of body experience facing down on my stomach in a deep sleep. I felt and saw myself lift up and out of my physical body. It felt like I was about 5 feet in the air and seeing myself lying there on the bed when I realized...Oh! I was probably going too die. I remember using my arms as if I was trying to swim back down from the air, being uncertain if I should look up, I just kept moving my arms facing down and doing so until I returned to my body. I woke up only to realize how much I appreciate life more than ever and just being myself... Everything is so clear now.
TapDad (guest)
 
4 weeks ago (2017-10-24)
I had an out of body experience 4yrs ago. Facing down on my stomach in deep sleep I felt and saw myself lift up and off my physical body. It felt like I was about 5 feet in the air seeing myself lying there on the bed when I realized...Oh! I was probably going too die. I remember using my arms as if I was trying to swim back down from the air, being uncertain if I should look up, I just kept swimming facing down and doing so until I returned to my body. I still remember everything so clearly...
Donna Hill (guest)
 
1 month ago (2017-10-19)
I don't believe that it's possible for the soul to leave the body until the body dies. I believe that one can have some very frightening dreams while asleep. I also believe that one, especially when one is very tired and stressed, can have frightening experiences in a half sleeping, half awake state. A few times in my life I have been asleep, felt myself awaken, and then felt that someone was in my bed and hitting my back. I was so scared. It turned out that I wasn't awake--I was actually still asleep. It seemed incredible because I could see my bedroom clearly (usually in dreams I'm in strange rooms and houses--nothing looks like my actual living quarters). I believe that after death the two halves of our soul unite and live in eternity in perfect peace, but our souls remain with our bodies until death and when we believe that we are out of our bodies that we are either dreaming or hallucinating. Oh, and in regard to the person who had a dream where there was strong cigarette smoke and then heard the news that the event he/she had dreamed about had actually occurred and that a strong smell of cigarette smoke lingered at the scene, this would be called a precognitive dream which happens when a person has psychic powers.
Donna Hill (guest)
 
1 month ago (2017-10-19)
I don't believe that it's possible for the soul to leave the body until the body dies. I believe that one can have some very frightening dreams while asleep. I also believe that one, especially when one is very tired and stressed, can have frightening experiences in a half sleeping, half awake state. A few times in my life I have been asleep, felt myself awaken, and then felt that someone was in my bed and hitting my back. I was so scared. It turned out that I wasn't awake--I was actually still asleep. It seemed incredible because I could see my bedroom clearly (usually in dreams I'm in strange rooms and houses--nothing looks like my actual living quarters). I believe that after death the two halves of our soul unite and live in eternity in perfect peace, but our souls remain with our bodies until death and when we believe that we are out of our bodies that we are either dreaming or hallucinating.
Agnese (1 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-05-21)
You may want to reach out to a Reiki Master. They can guide you or attune you to the Reiki symbols which enhance and open up your psychic abilities. If you become attuned you will learn how to protect yourself. Yin/Yang, Good v Bad, go hand in hand so you must learn to protect yourself. I don't know your age but you are feel like a light worker, possibly an indigo child. Since the late 60's/early 70's an on we have been evolving on a spiritual level much faster & with many more people than any time before. I say this to all ligh workers like myself, learn as much as you can and guide these young people. Cell phones, computers, divorce, vaccines with Mercury, parents ignoring their children and the food we eat are killing off the generation that's meant to lead change for the better. Seek knowledge from a Reki master. I say this to all of you feeling lost or scared who are likely in your 20's or younger, those of you that are older should have led down this path already, if not, you must. Please excuse the typos, been awake 40 hrs, insomnia!
bontole (guest)
 
3 years ago (2015-05-20)
Hi JPR!
I would think that in this life time you came to continue your spiritual journey where you left on. In this body, every body will forget the assigned tasks to do but the seed remains unquenched deep within you. Then came a time when the higher beings responsible for that had to stir you spiritually up in the most appropriate way for you to continue your quest for the Absolute. You have been reminded that you are the immortal soul living beyond time and space. You will search until you find your own way back to GOD.
nikki (2 posts)
 
3 years ago (2015-05-20)
I also experienced that when I was in 17 and the idea is the soul go out when you have lot of feelings of tiredness or stress maybe. I was asleep and I feel I fall down, I see the back of my body lying on floor and behind that floor is a hot place I fell in that actually make me thirst easily. When I look up I seen my body like lying on a glass, and I told myself I need to get back before some lost soul came in that empty shell. But I don't easily get in yet I seen a soul waiting for me, then we went inside the mirror and that soul actually got question on her mind that she asked me why her husband have to kill her. She showed me how the murder happened and after that I got out in the mirror again and seen my body lying sleeping. That is the most terrifying event happened to me and I fall again to that hot place behind the floor and when I float to go inside my body its like a glass and I can't get inside. I pray the Lord's Prayer and immediately I get in a super speed way and I wake. I can say that the only thing that make me in is the prayer but I have question how can you control your soul from going out your body?
pmimie (1 posts)
 
3 years ago (2015-04-29)
Hi JPR!
I can relate to what you are saying. My experience started some years ago when I was around 15 years of age. I was at a cousin's wedding when all of a sudden I was experiencing a strange feeling and I fell down. All of a sudden my soul left my body and all that I could see were people watching with shock and my body was taken inside the house and only immediate members of my family were allowed. I could hear and see everyone who was around from above. After some minutes my soul was back into my body and my mother was crying helplessly not knowing what was going on. Every one who was present was in a state of shock not knowing what was happening to me. After some minutes my soul went out of the body for the second time and I could still see people from below and I watched as they lifted my body to a different room and and just a few members of my family were allowed to get in to the room but there was this other old men who I did not know but he was acting like he was part of of the family and very funny no one seemed to notice or care about this old man. As my soul got back into the body, the first words I said was to ask this man what he was doing and why he wanted to kill me. The old man did not answer my question but he just looked at me and gave me a smile and it was like other people who were in that room did not hear our conversation so the old man just ignored me and immediately, my soul went out of the body. By the time my soul got back to my body, I slapped the man just across the face and people who were around were surprised and said I shouldn't hit the man and I told them that the man is a witch but they did not believe what I was saying thinking that maybe I was loosing my mind. After slapping the old man, my soul went out of the body and the old man started manifesting his evil plans in the open and those around were now convinced about my accusations. Immediately my soul was back to my body but this time around for good. I still do not understand what was happening that day even up to today. This whole experience was the opening of more out of the body experiences but others happened at night while sleeping. I would see my soul moving from my body leaving behind my then 2 children and moving so fast into the upper realms. Sometimes there would be 2 forces pulling my soul from different sides like it was a tug of war. Whenever this happened, I would pray that God save me from the misery because the experience is not enjoyable and it is energy consuming and very scarry because most of the times when this happened, I would wonder if my soul was going to come back to the body or if that is the end of me. These episodes stopped after I gave my life to Christ. I am 36 years of age and I enjoy my sleep. 😁
Penelop (guest)
 
3 years ago (2015-02-24)
her possession was too much and I clearly felt she is abusing my soul and holyness for her sexual pleasure.
I even started to suspected that maybe she is stalking me for real... So I decided to move to a region where many Christian and Catholic live, so I hope I will feel safer
Penelop (guest)
 
3 years ago (2015-02-24)
I'm experienced the same, I'm Catholic as well, I know exactly which person who cursed or prayed something to my soul, after I experienced my soul left my body, I started to see that person's shadow and heard of her voice trying to take over my body, I believe she is not Catholic neither Christian, I first felt that that person cursed me or into some kind of cult because I felt like she is controlling my body, it is like obviously that person trying the best as she can to discard and distracted guardian and holy spirits coming from higher place... It is like she took my soul and she is so possessed, I even felt like her life and my life has been switched... I also saw my left soul, and she is abusing my left soul for sexual pleasure, i'm living in buddhist country, about 500 or 600 years ago, in this country Catholic and Christian have been murdered just because of religious differences.
It is like she is trying to despite something I pray for to protect myself, clearly it is the holy spirit or soul where I used to connected with other Catholic and Christian people I had within myself has been taken away by her, weird thing is she seems like a psychic person and often seemed to know things I never told her, so she is possessed... And before every time I feel full of holy spirits in me and surrounded me feeling strong, she often got scared of me, she is scare of holy power and holy blessing... I hope I will survive... More strange thing is this person was my former boss at a work, and at that work I was discriminated just because i'm Catholic (most of people at that work are non Christian and Non Catholic) I even thought that maybe she is in cult or something, it is horrify feeling I experienced that when I was sleeping I felt her and she was drilling the core of my body with her shutter spirits or something and I could felt her trying to possess in my body... I don't know what religion she is (I even suspected that she might be in cult), and her purpose of doing this to me, I even felt like she is crazy enough in her head that she wants to kill me or something...
I hope Jesus and God have eyes on me... All I can do is go to church everyday, but I feel like my left soul never comes back...
Timfaraos (131 posts)
 
3 years ago (2015-01-20)
My uncle had a near death experience when he died for a few minutes on the operating table! His soul rose to the ceiling, and he saw his body on the op. Table, with all the doctors and nurses running around, trying to bring him back to life!... When he came back, the doctor told him: you died for a few minutes! My uncle said: no I didn't! I was up there! And I heard what you were saying to the nurse, and I saw that nurse go out of the room and come back in... And the doctor said: that's impossible! You were clinicall DEAD, and your eyes were CLOSED! So there IS life after death! (And when I told this story to my friend, he said his mother also experienced the same thing!) God bless!
darkassassin92 (37 posts)
 
3 years ago (2014-12-13)
Im interested in astral projection it could be astral projection out of body experience?
DavJr (2 posts)
 
3 years ago (2014-12-13)
Hey man, I don't know all the specifics and details of your situation, What I can say is very similar situations have happened to me. Fealt like those dreams you can't wake up from and the feeling that your spirit might have left the building... Its a very unsettling thing but for my own personal experience, Faith, forgiveness, and the Light of God Almighty, the creator of everything is the route that I had to get on and am currently STILL holding onto in order to be free. Spiritual Warfare & Spiritual Abuse can happen to us by ways of not even knowing! God/jesus/love is key. In the end it all ties together and when our lives are lacking of it the can fall easy victim to those and other dangerous things. Remeber God is there for you no matter what. Stay strong & good luck!
aku (1 posts)
 
3 years ago (2014-09-09)
It's also on me.
I meet so many strangers.
They are different from us (human). Sorry, it sounds ridiculous.
And, it seems when another person hear about it, they don't like to believe.
Thanks a lot, buddies...
Helmor (1 posts)
 
3 years ago (2014-09-08)
Hello everyone who may read my post.
I don't even know if people still come here, since this post is kind of old, but just yesterday I had my first astral experience. It was quite terrifying and scary. I took a nap at about 4 pm, and I had a dream which was really realistic. My senses were way sharper than in any of my dreams, and I felt as though I am conscious (Lucid dreaming). I knew that the dream isn't real, but that did not surprise me because I had a ton of lucid dreams in the past. My dream just kept getting more and more ridiculous and boring, and I decided I wanted to wake up. I thought that the quickest way would be to try to move my body. I was lying faced down on the bed, and slowly started raising my spine. The second I started doing this my dream ended, and I was now hearing very, VERY loud vibration sounds. This scared me, so I started shaking my hand until I completely woke up. I believe I could use my hand because only a part of my back was out, not my whole body. I see number 33 very recently, and my brother is sometimes doing thelema rituals in the room I hang out in. I don't know how and if this is connected to the astral, but I hope someone had similar experience. If you did, send me message on my e-mail.I left the adress visible on my profile. Sorry if this was kind of long.
apetraitis1 (1 posts)
 
3 years ago (2014-07-31)
Hello, I had similar experiences too, so I thought it would be interesting to share it with you too. About a year ago I went to my bed on regular daily basis, and what happened after was terrifying and unforgettable. I was almost asleep when suddenly I saw bright light coming towards me, I also felt like hearing high pitched sound which level was rapidly increasing. I remember at that time I had a friend staying in my room, and once I tried to shout for a help, I felt like being paralised, I could not even take a breath or make a move, my heart with every second beated slower and slower until then, when light and sound sucked me in. Once it happened I felt anormous fear chaining my soul, as I was no longer in my body. It was weird, but at the same time as real as something I can not explain. I saw my room perfectly though I wasn't awake and there were three souls. Two at the back of the room, standing not far from the door and one just right next to my bed. I got really confused and frightened. Then one suddenly looked at me and asked, 'what is your name'. I was in such a shock, I didn't have what to say and my answer was, 'i will tell you my name once you'll tell yours first'. And then spirit said 'my name is Arturas'. And that is what scared me most. It was my name that spirit introduced itself with. I just felt how all surroundings started to blur and my heart started to beat. Suddenly I was flushed back in to my body and woke up being all sweaty and shaky. At the same time my flatmate woke up, he said he couldn't fall asleep and I asked if he can pass me the bottle of water because I wasn't feeling well. After an hour I tried to fall asleepp again and the same thing happened. Bright light coming towards me, highly pitched sound, and paralisation. This time I kept repeating, 'no, no, not again', and I passed out. But this time I woke up next days morning. After all that happened I coulnd not go to bed for about a week or so without having a fear that it might happen again. I didn't tell to anyone yet of what has happened, thought they will think I am a fool. But I am not. I know exactly what has happened, and it was real. No doubts. So that's my story. Now you all know. Hope you will share some thoughts of yours, or at least will give some good advices. Peace!
sunshine_2_sunset (1 posts)
 
3 years ago (2014-07-11)
I have done this before and so has cousin's my friend. It is called spirit walking or at least that's what we have been heard it is called. It felt like someone was tearing my soul out of my body. I actually went all the way out of my body and walked around my house. When I was walking around my house I saw other spirits. One of them I saw was my dog that had past a few years ago. After I saw my dog I was very scared so I ran back to my body as fast as I could. Then next thing I knew I was awake lying on my bed breathing very heavily.
llauterb (4 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-12-27)
Dear JPR, first of all everybody suffer from this thing of soul leaving the body. Every night our spirits leaves our bodies to do things, most of us remember this vaguely in the form of a dream, some like you can do this in "awake" situation.
We don't die by this since we are connect by a sort of wire. Difference here is you remember the entire experience like some others has posted here. Pse note that the posting from create07. It is a very important one, everybody has a task to do usually to help others spirits (those still living in the body and others that are already in a after life situation), in his specific case he was late to help this group do his job.
Pse don't think as EricNielsen posted that everything is good in the other side, that is completely wrong since depending your feelings you can visit regions of much suffering, despair, depressed, sad and other bad feelings. Depending on your "tuning" you can go for good places and bad places.
Before you go somewhere, prey and prepare yourself mentally for work for good and only for good and work from heart and love in what you will do.
darkassassin92 (37 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-08-18)
From what I read dmt might be the cause of the afterlife effects meaning that it might be a hallucination than a afterlife. Do you think afterlife is a hallucination or real?
brittneyQ (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2013-04-24)
hello! 😊 I am an indigo child and have recently been having constant out of body experiences, which is your spirit leaving your body and roaming around and so forth. I haven't actually had control over it like you have, but any time I have left nothing bad has ever come of it, you will always come back when you wake up. Sometimes you will be confused as to why you are where you are instead of where you were. (:
create07 (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2013-01-20)
ive also had an experience like this... I felt it coming on. I know I must have sounded crazy but I told my friend "i feel like I'm going to shoot up into heaven/space/another dimension when I go to sleep". I was scared of the experience happening because it had never happened before. I put off going to sleep for a good while and when I finally went to sleep I felt the strange pull (vacuum like) the next thing I knew I was in a place of comfort and could feel the love within me as well as all around me. I was sitting at a table with several elders and everything was in its most perfect form. Highly pigmented and everything had a beautiful glow. They said to me kindly "you've lost 1 year/ Your a year late" When I asked why I all of the sudden woke up. I don't understand the meaning behind this and can only guess a few things. ❀
stealthfire (3 posts)
 
5 years ago (2013-01-10)
I wouldn't worry about your out of body experience trust me your not alone I have had them as well as many other different spiritual experiences which has intrigued me to find some answers but not really any available all guess work really the feeling of being pulled out of your body is just because those feelings are new to you it becomes less frightening the more these happen if you can manage to leave your body then remember that your not in human form no more you are a soul traveller so the second body as I call it is controlled by thought not by your muscles think about going somewhere and you will instantly move in that direction as for god pulling your soul out lol I think not I see god as the god force energy which is invisible to the naked eye but is everywhere omnipresent say I wouldn't worry you will be fine read up on a man called sylvan Muldoon he will explain better about soul travelling and there's also a book by albert taylor ph.d. Called soul traveller.
ssn (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-14)
ive got the same experience twice. Was terribly scared and woke up forcfully...
KamaKazi4Christ (2 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-12)
Hold Fast!
Be encouraged, because at times we may feel alone but rest assured folks we most certainly are NOT alone. Yeah, theirs a fight going down but as it's stated multiple times it's already been won by our Lord Jesus Christ and his triumph over death.
I too have expierienced what each of you have and it's nothing to fret about. So stay your thoughts from going astray and thank God.

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