- Jan 5, 2017 at 12:21 pm #14647
I am looking for advice and/or feedback from anyone that knows more about this topic than I do! Which will most likely be everyone… as I literally know nothing.
I have never attempted to astral projection before, and am only vaguely aware of it from hearing other peoples experiences. I used to keep a dream journal and practice lucid dreaming regularly about 10 years ago but this is not something I have kept up with at all! Just a little info about the past several years… I have had a tendency to find ways to ‘drown out’ emotions I can’t handle (mine and others). And have been keeping a distance from being around people, other than my husband and children really. Obviously this needed to change so…
Over the past week or so I have been reading more information on Empaths (which I am growing to believe I am) and how to ground myself. I have read a little on astral projection but this isn’t my focus currently.
Then this morning I had a strange experience which is the main reason for my question!
I was awake and had spoken to my daughter, but must have fallen back asleep. I remember dreaming about a room with a wooden floor, wood walls that were painted and a wooden door. I was focusing on the door when I had the very clear thought “This is a place. A place that I could go to if I wanted.” I then heard a very loud and distinct ‘whooosssh’ sound. Possibly like a rush of air blowing thru a small hall? Or a gust of very intense wind? At this point I felt like I JUMPED or jolted awake but I was still laying down staring at the ceiling. I listened around for noises in the house, checked to see if the other kids had heard a noise that awoke them but there was nothing. I felt an intense yet calming sort of tingling especially in my head/face/arms. Afterwards I felt extremely awake, energized and things around me almost seem brighter?
SO I don’t have any idea if this sounds crazy or if it might be some sort of beginning astral projection or something else? I also had no one to tell but my husband and while he finds it interesting he just doesn’t know anything about it either so there is no real advice there!
Any thoughts, suggestions on maybe books/articles to read, or advice on what a next step would be if this is something tangible would be appreciated!
…Sorry for all the background info I just wondered if any of it may play into what happened today?Jan 27, 2017 at 7:16 pm #15284
Wow, I love it. I can so relate. Like you, I too had difficulty dealing with my emotions and found things overwhelming at times. I did all the councelling and studying of psychology and after 5yrs gave it all away. I found I had an enormous amount of head knowledge, some skills, but wasn’t really any further ahead with my initial problem. After a few more years I went and did Reiki and became a Reiki chaneller. This opened up a whole new world to me….a world of understanding as well as a tool that I could use to help me (finally) work with my emotions.
So my long winded background is to help explain my answer to your post. (LOL).
While on my quest of change, I had an incident that terrified me so much I was unable to sleep. On the third day I was utterly and completely exhausted. I called out to the Universe for help, stating I was in desperate need for sleep but was too afraid to close my eyes. At that time my wardrobe doors were mirrored and as I lay on my bed, I faced myself. In that instant as I called out I saw this beam of pure gold light come in through my ceiling through the top of my head, through my body and expand outward. I was totally encapsulated in an auric field of gold light. I felt so safe, relaxed and warm. With it came the understanding that in future when I was afraid, all I had to do was remember what I had seen and by doing that I was in fact re-creating it. The mind is a very powerful thing.
I’m wondering if, for you, is this your mental retreat? When you are feeling overwhelmed…..rather than withdrawing physically…..you could think of your place and go there mentally. That in fact would inhibit the possibility of becoming isolated.
Another thing I got from your experience is the fact that it was all wood. Wood is a very “nature” thing. One of the understandings of myself that I gained after doing reiki, was that I needed to get back to nature. With all the stresses of life…finances….children…..relationships….life (in general) was taking it’s toll and I needed to get balance into my life. For some people it’s a walk on the beach. Water is their thing. We are all unique, so it is an individual thing. I am definitely a mountains girl. I struggle with suburbia, these little plots of land where we are all designated a certain area free to roam. I feel like I am living like a caged animal, only without the barbed wire.
That’s me. I know other people that absolutely THRIVE on city life. The hussle and bussle. They absolutely love the high energy.
The other thing I learned after I did Reiki was…..we always get what we ask for. Deciphering it, isn’t always easy. LOL
There are other things that are of assistance also with our emotions and that is the “Bach flower” remedies and also the “Bush flower” remedies.
I hope this has been of some use.
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