Thursday, April 1, 2010

Astral Projection or Dream?

Last night I either experienced astral projection for the first time or I simply dreamed that I was projecting. I am not sure I know how to tell the difference.

I recall laying in the bed and seeing and feeling my legs coming up out of my body, but my torso was still stuck in my body and I couldn't project all the way. I felt lots of tingling throughout my body. I remember straining and trying to push the rest of myself out of my body.

I started to think to myself about some things. I thought - and verbally repeated - how the sum total of our past and future selves is the Now. In my mind I saw the entirety of these two selves as one simultaneous chain of being in the forth dimension. When I thought and repeated this, my body tingled greatly and then I came up out of my body and rose to the ceiling. I was so thrilled and I wanted my husband to see me, so I shouted out his name and said, "Look at me! Look at me!" Apparently I woke him up in real life and he asked me, "What are you doing?" And I responded, "Astral projecting!"

The next thing I remember was that my husband was waking me up in real life asking me to be quiet. I was shouting in my sleep, he said. He laughed and said I had told him I was "astral projecting".

So, was I dreaming? Or did I truly experience astral projection? It certainly seemed a lot more vivid than a dream. I usually have difficulty recalling dreams, but this seemed so vivid and real that it has been on my mind since waking up.


Anonymous said...

Hello Sophia,

That sounds like the real thing to me. Of course I can not say for sure that astral projection is "real" or even what "real" would mean.

I guess for me "real" means whatever I am experiencing now.

Boris said...

Dear Sophia,
Thanks for sharing this interesting experience. You don't have to put a label to it. Could anyone affirm what is more real? The physical or the dream realm?
All the best,

Diane Meier said...

Such a fascinating dream!
Yet, this daytime dream we're in while our eyes are open can be equally as mesmerizing. It's as if the True Self is hypnotized and forgets who it is. True Self thinks it is all real and gets lost in the ordinary self thinking that's real, and has to find its way back home. All the way back to Self.

Kathy said...

Interesting! I never heard of Astral projection. most dreams i have i can't remember them...but the ones that i do stay with me for awhile. you know those dreams where you wake up laughing...i like those ;-D

Bob said...

Not sure what to say Sophia. I have had some strange experiences ...but, in my opinion, probably they are tricks of the mind.

Sophia said...

Thank you all for your comments.

You have all reminded me of something Blaise Pascal once said.

"...if an artisan were sure to dream every night for twelve hours' duration that he was a king, I believe he would be almost as happy as a king, who should dream every night for twelve hours on end that he was an artisan."

And then there is one of my favorites, which I've used many times before:

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.: ~Edgar Allan Poe

Maybe a dream is really never "just a dream".