Astral travel or Sleep paralysis?

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  1. Ljbellus

    Ljbellus New Member

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    I have had a few sleep related things happenings lately and I would like some guidance.

    Maybe I am astral travelling/maybe not. I have felt the usual sensations whilst falling asleep. A whirring noise sometimes or a banging, echoing type sound. At this point I know I am going to leave my body and I am no longer scared of this.

    I have felt the experience of leaving my body for decades. It's something I am in tune with and have usually dealt with. This happens around 3 times per week for a few weeks and then nothing for a year or so. Then it's back again.

    The last 3 times, I have been more in charge of what happens. I have tried to find someone whilst out, and I have found them in my house hiding behind furniture that is not there in real life. But the person I wanted to visit, was there and spoke to me. Strange!

    I also have the feeling that I am being pulled and dragged from my feet backwards, and then that is the end of the experience.

    Is this astral travel or sleep paralysis?
     
  2. baro-san

    baro-san Senior Member

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    If you moved around you weren't paralyzed, you projected. Astral travel, out of body experience, lucid dreaming, phasing, ... have various definitions function of your system of beliefs and specific manifestation.
     
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    cloud potato Senior Registered

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    Hi! I haven't been here in a while but I experience similar sensations. I don't know if you're experiencing both but from my personal experience I am usually watching my body go into its "standby" mode just before switching to a lucid dream or astral travel. Sleep paralysis was my cue that I'd have an opportunity to go out of body or be in this altered state of consciousness.
     
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    Eowyn Wrought out of steel

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    Hi, Ljbellus, it's not sleep paralysis OR astral travel. The first is part of the same process, only not always happens. Sometimes the "disconnection" or "reconnection" goes smoothly, and sometimes not. In this latter case, you have sleep paralysis.

    Also, I would like to make some clarifications. We all leave our bodies every night, but we are aware of it only sometimes, in your case more often than average people.

    If you are in your bedroom and you find there the person you want to visit, probably it's not that person, but just a projection of what your subconscious desires. We all must be careful with this. To discern, just try to ask them something or look closely, keep always your control. Yes, they may speak, but maybe it won't make sense to you. Always doubt of what you see. If the figure fades, then it wasn't real.

    I wish I could do it as easily as you!
     
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    Hi Eowyn,
    Please highlight that we all leave our bodies in the night?
    Thanks
    Max
     
  6. Eowyn

    Eowyn Wrought out of steel

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    Hi, FriendlyJack. Yes, we ALL, every night, "leave" our bodies at night. We just aren't conscious of it. With this I mean the separation of our "astral body" (whatever this is) from our physical body is a natural phenomenon that occurrs every time we go to sleep and every time we lose consciousness, for example when we are anesthetized or we faint. Everyone who learns to astral project voluntarily quickly learns this.

    The world "leave" is not 100% accurate though. While we are alive, there is always connection between the two bodies. When you astral project you just expand your consciousness, but in a much further degree than when you meditate, for instance, so much that your body has to be "asleep", unconscious, save for the autonomous activities like breathing, so that you can explore the astral dimension, moving with you astral body, not just with the mind.

    If you need further clarifications, just ask!
     
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    Hi i have experienced the same phenomenon. Only i hear a loud buzzing noise like a hive of bees all around me. Now the strange thing is.....I've always believed that when this happens im dreaming/hallucinating my surroundings. That is until recently my son and I crossed path in the astral world and "saw"eachother. It was confirmed days later that he had seen me and also heard buzzing as i pulled his foot hanging off the bed, which is what i did in this experience. He has also been dealing with sleep paralysis in dreams just this past year . Something ive dealt with my entire life so i comfort him and tell him the tricks of wiggling out of it.

    Soi believe you can encounter other people during astral travel. Next time it happens, try asking the person you seen in the dream do they recall recently having a dream about you and what happened. I was such a skeptic of this but now i know something is really happening unexplainable by simple science.

    Also if you get a chance, read my post: "The time my son and I crossed paths in the Astral". True story that happened only weeks ago. God bless.....
     
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