I have been experiencing astral projection for the last 8 years and the last few nights have been very scary. I know it's about to happen because I hear a buzzing noise or a humming noise and then my soul leaves my body, usually, I just levitate around the room, float from one point of the room to the other.
However, for the past few nights, I feel as if someone is literally holding me down and won't let me leave my body. I feel their arms wrapped around me and it's scary, it's not a comforting feeling at all! Last night was the worst - I was trying to leave my body, it felt like all night, and there was this growling voice in my ear, holding me down. It was awful and I was exhausted this morning, I knew what was happening, but I kept feeling myself slip into that state and it was out of my control.
What can I do? I know I'm not alone, will someone please give me advice? How can I control this? Why is this happening? Is there truly an evil entity surrounding me, holding me down?
Patricia, San Diego, CA