I had a terrible dream last night. As usual I do not remember any details, but I was being tortured by some leaders and members of a church because I was a Rosicrucian.
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.