One night as I was sleeping, I was awakened by my entire body lifting off the bed on its own. I was sleeping on my back, so you can imagine how impossible it is for an individual to lift their whole body off the bed at once. I was having a bad dream, then the all of a sudden my body quickly lifts off the bed and my arms crossed over my chest. I awakened with my heart pounding so fast like it was about to come out of my chest. I can say that my body lifted 1 to 1 1/2 inches off the bed because my bed squeaked as my body fell back down. It felt like some type of energy came out of my body. Usually when I have a nightmare I jump in my sleep, but this is the first time my body was lifted.
Previously before this experience, I had a nightmare. Someone was about to shoot me in the head. Just as the person lifted my head, I could actually feel my head lifting off the pillow, then I awakened with my heart pounding fast.
I asked my father, and he told me that the spiritual part of the body releases from you in order to awaken you from a bad dream.
For a while I was afraid to go back to sleep, fearing of what could happen if my body continued to react this way.
Can someone help me understand this?