So for the past few months, I've been obsessed with the idea of Astral Travel. I've tried to get myself into the trance but only end up falling asleep. I've never consciously traveled but I have had dreams where I'm flying and traveling to many places and meeting people I don't know.
I once had this dream that I was in a building sitting and talking to a group of people I didn't know... I suddenly thought "I am not in my body" and got up and went to the window and flew out. I was in a beautiful red brick city with lots of people. I flew to the top floor of a certain building and went into one of the windows. I thought "I live here" and searched for something but couldn't find it. I then left and flew around some more and explored the city.
I had a dream last night that I was flying around at night and going to many different places and once again, meeting people. I met my friend randomly in my dream and said to her "Chelsea, I'm astral traveling right now. Are you?" I don't remember her reply. I think I returned to my body sometime around sunrise because I remember the most glorious reds and pinks and golds reflecting on the clouds. Then I had some really random crazy dreams about roller coasters and people falling out of them.
One more "dream" I had happened a year or two ago. I dreamt I was flying up into the sky. I flew past the clouds and towards the atmosphere and stars. I was filled with a great, unspeakable joy and I remember thinking "I'm going to meet my maker" but then my body suddenly jerked in fear and revulsion and I woke up sweating.
I've had countless other dreams like this. One common theme among them is water;ie large bodies of water or rivers. Another is meeting and interacting with people I do not know. Sometimes I fly and there are lots of power cords above me and I have a hard time flying above them.
Do these dreams sound like accidental astral travel or just simple lucid dreaming? I make conscious choices in them and they usually differ greatly from my "normal" dreams. Or is this just wishful thinking on my part, with my subconscious playing a huge role? I went to bed last night thinking "I'm going to astral travel tonight" and I had that "dream".