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Astral Projection


First let me say, I'm 27 years old. I have two children, and I'm a teacher. I'm not religious, and I don't think I have psychic abilities or anything like that. I think I'm pretty level headed, but I do believe in psychics, spirits, and things of that nature.

Anyway, about 3 years ago I was asleep when I felt/heard this loud "buzzing noise" inside my head. My body felt like it was vibrating, and I began to float above my bed. I looked down and saw my husband lying there. It was very scary and I started trying to wake myself up. I couldn't open my eyes. I tried to yell, but nothing came out. When I was finally able to get up, I jumped up so quickly that it awoke my husband. I immediately looked out the window through the blinds. I thought I had seen a light during all of this. My husband asked what happened and I told him, "I thought I was being abducted by (expletive) aliens!" I tried to go back to sleep, chalking it up to a dream. Every time I would start to doze off, the buzzing would start and I would open my eyes. It was a very sleepless night. The following night, the same thing happened. I fought it again. It was very scary.

The next day, I started looking online to see if I could figure out what was happening to me. I did some reading and convinced myself that it was Sleep Paralysis. They say sleep paralysis can be brought on by lack of sleep, and considering I was working, going to school, and had 2 small children - I bought it.

I had maybe a night or two of peaceful sleep before it happened again. Each time I would try to fight it, but each time it would last a little longer before I could awake. I knew I wasn't dreaming. It all felt so real. I didn't hear any voices that weren't there - I didn't see things that weren't there. My room looked exactly as it does. I could touch the ceiling, but had no control over where I was "floating." It scared me so much, I told my husband about it and asked him to lay on top of me when we went to sleep. I don't know how or why, but when he layed on top of me, it wouldn't happen. Of course, that's not a very comfortable way to sleep, so when he stopped doing that - it continued to happen.

I found a video on the internet by Robert Monroe from the Monroe Institute and watched it. He told about his experience, and I was like, "wow! That is EXACTLY what happens to me!" As it happened more and more, I tried to relax and see what would happen. I had a couple of really cool experiences (one in particular) where I actually left my house and was "floating" outside in my neighborhood. Eventually, it stopped happening and I was thrilled. It wasn't long lived though because it started happening again.

As of now, I can go 2 months without it happening, and then it will happen again. It's been on and off for about 3 years now. One time in my "sleep" I even wiped my hand across the top of ceiling fan so that when I was awake I could check it and see if my hand print was there (from the dust). I did check it and I was actually surprised when the fan looked untouched.

I don't think this is simply Sleep Paralysis anymore. It continued/continues to happen even though I'm not under any pressure or lack of sleep. I would like to be able to relax and enjoy the experience, but it's difficult because the buzzing/vibrating/floating is very scary when it starts and my immediate reaction is to wake up and make it stop.

I just don't understand why this started happening so suddenly. What is the reason? Is there one? Why me? I've read lots of people's posts who actually TRY to make this happen. I never even knew about it before it started. I don't tell people about it because they would think I'm nuts. My husband knows, but I've stopped mentioning it to him because it's so common now. If it happens after it hasn't happened for awhile, I'll say, "well, I'm floating away again." ha ha.

If anyone has any answers for me about why this may be happening, please do comment. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before - why at 25?

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gladys (1 posts)
12 years ago (2012-04-04)
I have had these experiences since I can remember but I always got so scared that I thought I was being abducted by a alien! I been reading recently about guides, angels astral travelling and that's when I got the aha moment! So last night around 3am of course could not sleep when I heard that buzzing sound in my ears and I got a bit scared but I remember that I read there is nothing to be scared and right and then I felt I was floating. Woke up this morning remembering ever thing I google and I came to this website and i'm very happy that this astral travel is a gift from God:
krishna (1 posts)
13 years ago (2011-05-07)
Hi allupinair, I decided to comment because I had somewhat similar experience. The difference is mine is always in dream, although it appear to be real at that particular moment, m sure its a dream. I started dreaming about flying at a young age around may be 13 (yes literally flying like birds, instead of wings I just use my hands and it works perfectly...!).I had this recurring dream once in a while, surroundings were always new, but my flying technique is always same. I get really happy when I fly and think about showing this to friends and relatives. Only on morning does I realize it was a dream. Last week I dreamed of flying as always and it was inside my house on a hall. I just touched the ceiling and then I decided to scrap a portion of the ceiling paint so that when I wake up I could check to know whether its dream or real. I did check in the morning and found a small round scrap of paint gone at that point but it was not gone yesterday. It looked like the paint was gone long ago. So I confirmed it was just a dream. Unlike you I am looking forward for that experience and I hope I will enjoy it, Thanks and regards

Krishk80 [at]
ZiShu (1 stories) (27 posts)
14 years ago (2010-04-16)
I can astrally project as a gift from God. However I can only do so around 3am-7:30am. The time of peak spirit activity. I use this gift to not exactly travel around but to... Do something else for God.
Maybe you have that same purpose as me and a small handful of chosen others.
God Bless
Sorairo (guest)
14 years ago (2010-04-11)
ALLupNtheAir, I must congratulate you for performing your ceiling fan test! Though reading other people's beliefs will introduce you to new ideas and theories, I believe the best way to find your answers is to experiment yourself.

Skeptical, I spent years performing my own tests and eventually made sense of my recurring out of body experiences. Please resist the temptation to buy in to everything you might read and keep questioning and testing for yourself.

Let me suggest the following test the next time you find yourself "outside" your body: Before going to bed, blindly pick a card from a shuffled deck of cards, but don't look at it. Place it face up on your bedroom dresser and make sure you can't see it from where you sleep. Next time you "leave" your body, inspect the card. When you wake up, take a look and see if you were correct. Try as many times as you like to confirm your findings. I'd love to hear the results either way!:)
BlueOcean (3 posts)
14 years ago (2010-04-11)
ALLupNtheAir, traveling without the body has been happening to me for over 30 years now. Consider yourself blessed. Study and read so you will understand and not be afraid.

These type of experiences are happening to more and more people nowadays. You are not your body, your are a being of energy which has taken physical form. When you travel you are simply experiencing your expanded self.

The experiences are frightening because you still think of yourself as your body. Try to relax and enjoy the experience, there is nothing to be afraid of, play with it, purposefully go where you want to go. Don't worry, you will return to your body.

The most important thing I can tell you is to meditate. Don't get too technical about it; just sit or lie down (whatever is most comfortable for you) and calm your mind, focus on your breathing and relax your body.

Consider yourself blessed, but then again we all are - beings of light temporarily focusing ourselves in this physical form. ❤
Gem (guest)
14 years ago (2010-04-07)
Thanks for sharing your experiences. I have experienced some events lately that I have been trying to research, but it seems that I either don't know how to phrase it, or it is so unusual that there isn't much information. I seem to have the beginning phases of spontaneous, conscious OEB's. Maybe once a year or so, I will be talking to someone, and then I feel myself get lighter, and my vision suddenly changes, and then I see things almost as through a fish-eye lense, everything looks like it is fifty feet away. I don't see myself, I just feel like I'm in the upper corner of the room looking down at everything. After a few minutes, my vision returns to normal and I seem to settle back down into my body, but I don't know really what it is, or how to control it, or how to learn to do it on command. I have only met one other person who has experienced anything like this... Can anyone offer suggestions or ideas about what I am experiencing?
Henry A. Stone (guest)
14 years ago (2010-04-05) helped me understand astral projection. The works of V.M Samael Aun Weor help. Good day to whomever reads this!
athena-and-Kej (25 posts)
14 years ago (2010-03-28)
Relish the gift... And make an attempt to understand why you have it...

Your "Higher Aspect" of yourself is doing it... It's not you... It's your higher self! Just because you do not understand why YOU can do it easily... You are just becoming consciously aware of the gift... Like I said... You at this moment do not communicate with the higher aspect of yourself... Your "Soul Self"... OBEing among many things indeed does happen... OBEing is just one of many things spiritual people are capable of doing beyond the normal conventional things excelling in sports or really good at playing a musical instrument... Do people go around asking other people why they are good at these things? No they don't!... You just happen to do OBEing quite well and you happen to remember it! It is one of the new things some humans can do among other things. So it's not conventional... But you can do it... So can I and a few other here too!

Instead of thinking of it in a 3 D way normal or conventional way of thinking... Look at it as a higher vibrational accomplishment of having "Expanded Senses"... The new "Evolutionary Human" can RV and OBE and know Truth from Lies... Yes there are countless other things we get too! Maybe this gift is a start for you to see and try to understand that you are moving away from conventional 3 D lifestyle to a more spiritual active dreamstate where the Beta Theta states touch upon each other and the conscious mind connects to the sub-conscious and that is why you see and you remember...

Reading a lot of books and being in a group like this offers tremendous better understanding to what you can do... You have to do some of the research as to why you can do it so easily... Sometimes people have the right alchemy to the recipe and they can do amazing things... Understanding what they can do is another matter.

Athena and Kej
AllUpNtheAir (guest)
14 years ago (2010-03-28)
well, I have read about it - and I do realize there are people who try desperately to make it happen. That's exactly why I don't undestand why it's happening to me involuntarily. Most things I've read talk about how to induce, etc. They are usually geared toward helping people achieve this. That doesn't help answer my question of why this happens when I'm NOT trying. I tried for a long time to make it stop, but it wouldn't. That's why I feel there is a real reason - I just can't figure out what it is.
athena-and-Kej (25 posts)
14 years ago (2010-03-27)
I would like to make a correction... There are 13 chakra points to be had!

Athena and Kej
athena-and-Kej (25 posts)
14 years ago (2010-03-27)
Many people Astral Travel and they don't even know it... You like me... Know it... Why and when it starts does not mean you have to be 25... I was 5 when it first happened to me in childrens hospital at the Navy base in Newport RI... I being so young did not know why I was up over the cribs and beds of this gigantic room... But I remember it until this day... You are like many high vibraional people that have more than 7 chakra points... There are 413 more to be had and you have to work to get them activated... Obviously this has happened for you... Instead of wondering why me... Why don't you buy a book and try and understand it and put it to good use. It is used for OBEing and for RVing...

Athena and Kej
Brandon (guest)
14 years ago (2010-03-27)
Sleep paralysis haunted me from the time I was a little kid up until I finally looked into what was going on a couple of years back when I was 25. I used to completely freak out and have terrible hallucinations and I believed that these things were beyond my control. Eventually I learned to relax when I found myself in a state of paralysis and...presto, out of the body and experiencing things that are beyond the wildest imaginations of most so-called "sane" people. Indeed you are lucky as Mr. Flowers has pointed out. Maybe we'll meet in the astral realms.
Luther Flowers (guest)
14 years ago (2010-03-25)
I'm 19 years old and I've been practicing and researching astral projection for quite a while now. Consider yourself lucky, it takes people years to lean how to do though were born with this ability.

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