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Should I Worry? First Out Of Body Experience


Yesterday, in the afternoon I decided to take a nap, however I had gotten sleep paralysis in which I couldn't move or talk. This has happened before quite a few times but not regularly and I have heard inaudible whispers and seen black, dark but seemingly harmless shadows (specifically, a shadow that kept morphing into different people, a crawling shadow and a smiley white face near my bedroom windowsill).

The difference is today, I levitated for a few seconds after having the sleep paralysis in which I did not see anything, but heard many inaudible and loud whispers around me. However I was very easily and effortlessly able to go back into my body the moment I raised, as I wasn't familiar with out of body experiences and I didn't want to take any risks. After I returned back to my body, everything was back to normal and the whispers stopped. Keep in mind, this happened in the afternoon and after I returned, I was very tired and slept normally, I had forgotten about it for the majority of that day and remembered about it just recently. I have never taken any illicit drugs, but do suffer from quite a bit of stress. It felt unusual and creepy, rather than frightening and evil, however I may have just gotten used to it.

I've read comments from people that this has happened to them or loved ones and it didn't end well for them. Is what is happening to me harmless or should I be concerned and do something about it?

Would love to hear back from anyone who has similar experiences and help would be GREATLY appreciated!

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fossilera (4 stories) (124 posts)
10 years ago (2014-09-02)
I'm more inclined to believe that this was harmless than harmful.

Depending on which route you take (I follow the Robert Monroe/William Buhlman ideology), you could consider this an example of the "vibrations" that take place shortly after sleep paralysis.

I have encountered the whispers before, which to me felt as part of the experience.
Ankh (2 stories) (4 posts)
10 years ago (2014-08-31)
That happens to me too, but I think it's due to the extreme stress that I'm under at the moment. As mentioned in another post, only two weeks ago I had to find out that my husband only married me for a visa and had in fact never loved me, and then he left. I am extremely distressed, shocked, and subsequently very ill. I don't normally get sleep paralysis but since then it happens each time that I fall asleep. And it's awful - I can feel myself levitating just over my body, or I am just paralyzed and can neither move nor scream. The fact that I now have to live all alone doesn't help.

When this happens, I sometimes see shadows that look like people in my room. Sometimes I can see my husband - then I think that he has come back and everything is alright, only to then wake up and realize that this is not the case and will never be the case. I then get so scared that I run out of the house, totally terrified - only to find that outside it's dark and quiet and so I get even more scared.

I don't know whether it's just down to stress or whether, me being so vulnerable now, there are indeed some spirits trying to contact me or even attack me. I am normally a strong person but since this happened, I have been the weakest I have ever been in my life. It's terrifying and I don't know what I can do about it. Maybe it's just normal because of the extreme stress I'm under. But I wish it would not happen!
AnneV (4 stories) (1064 posts) mod
10 years ago (2014-08-27)
Darthrk; I agree that 10% are only 'conscious' of the experience. We all project but only the very fewest of people have conscious exits (versus just while sleeping or can control it. Some people are more attuned to being conscious during the pre projection stage (vibrations, noises, catatonic, etc.). It is not an equal spiritual experience because we are all at different points on the spiritual ladder. This is not good or bad, just where people are at vibrationally.

The astral is the emotional plane so yes, it does respond to emotions.

You enhance your conscious control simply by learning and practicing. If you're very serious about this, go to any library and pick up books by Robert Monroe and William Buhlman (among others, if you're so inclined). Maximize sleep. Pick up some hemisync tapes. In other words, follow the beginner's guide on my site. You should be consuming as much information as possible and practicing when you can. Most of this information is free so it's more up to you to follow up with it.

You will return to your body against your will more times than I can count for you. This is just how it works for awhile. If it isn't fear it's excitement or any other combination of sabotage events (like having to go to the bathroom, a noise in the room, the list goes on). This is why perseverance is your key.

Hope this helps and feel free to keep me posted if you wish at annemoss65 [at]

Best to you.
Darthrk (1 stories) (1 posts)
10 years ago (2014-08-27)
I see, thank you for the input and the site! I've got a few other questions, since I'm relatively new to the whole obe concept.
So what I've gotten from your post and your site (still got a lot of reading to do.) is that it is natural and experiences are largely based on emotions. Is that correct? I've read somewhere that only 10% of people experience out of body experiences, do you agree with this statistic? And with that are some people more naturally "attuned" and susceptible to out of body experiences or is it an equal spiritual awareness with everyone? I definitely wish to take this to the next level, however the sleep paralysis is spontaneous for me and I haven't had an out of body experience since then. How do I enhance my consciousness for greater control?

Sorry for all these questions, but I'm just extremely intrigued by this and am a bit disappointed I chose to go back inside my body instead of exploring previously, due to thinking there were risks.
carri (22 stories) (221 posts)
10 years ago (2014-08-27)
I have had sleep paralysis. I did not do any drinking or drugs. I think it was a evil spirit attacking me. I floated a few inches above my body. I also have had obe. I prayed a lot after and it did not happen again.
AnneV (4 stories) (1064 posts) mod
10 years ago (2014-08-26)
We all project every night when we sleep and most of us wake up in the morning, minus the very few that might die in their sleep from an aneurysm, heart attack or other (usually old age related) anomaly. The fact is, it's natural for humans to be in the astral and we're going to return there full time upon our death. Things not ending "well" for someone is usually an inexperienced person who is more fearful than anything else. If you read any well known author on the subject, they have done countless studies and find that 99% of people are just fine. The most unsettling thing are what I call the pre-projection issues like the vibrations and noises. You can read about that extensively on my sister site In summary, outside of fear, you'll be fine. This is our natural birthright as souls inhabiting a physical shell. If you really want to take this to the next level, you can learn to project at will and expand your consciousness beyond anything you can conceptualize now.

Hope this helps.

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