This is my first post, I'm a regular 23 year old male and I think it is important to emphasise how little I know about this and how until recently I repressed any notion of a spiritual side to life. I once suffered from migraines and noticed that sleep was their only cure so in seeking another treatment I turned to meditation. Initially I was sceptical but found it helped calm my mind.
For several nights when in bed I began to see outlines in the darkness when I closed my eyes and at first I thought little of it but recently these shapes and forms have become much more vivid and they usually take the form of faces and people none of whom I recognize. These figures and faces are too vivid and real for me to have imagined they move fluidly some in colour and do their own thing beyond my control. They also remain even when I open my eyes. Seeing these faces rekindled my faith as I was raised Christian and I began praying before sleep each night.
One night during prayer I saw these faces so vividly they came right up to my face mainly laughing and waving at me some motioning for me to come toward them as if inviting me on a journey even to the extent where I spoke out loud asking them what they wanted. I didn't receive an answer however much to my relief.
I then for whatever reason, I still do not know why, motioned towards one of the figures putting out my hand they quickly disappeared but I was shocked to feel a force pushing back against me almost like a ball of energy. Waves of a tingling like sensation emanating from my brain and travelling through my body then began to wash over me. I then felt my arms vibrate and resting my hand against the energy I lay motionless (pretty much too scared to move) whilst what felt like a hand stroked my hand which still was raised in the air resting on what I do not know.
I was definitely one hundred percent wide awake when this was all going on, I was at home at the time sharing a room with my younger brother and I could hear him tossing and turning trying to go to sleep that's the only reason I didn't panic shout out or turn on the light but I was too frightened to move even to raise my other hand. The tingling was pleasant and I knew whatever energy I felt meant me no harm but I still couldn't move.
I am aware the 'occult' as it is known is considered dangerous and sinful by the Christian faith but I really don't know what to make of it. I really want to emphasise just how conventional a person I am I don't take drugs and have only meditated a handful of times as a result of headaches and have never considered my being in terms of a spiritual sense. But this has awoken in me a keen interest and I'm intrigued to know what it all means. I have done some research on these forums and believe it has to do with the third eye but am really seeking any additional advice information or stories from others as I'd love to be able to speak with someone about it.