Wanted to post a follow up story to the one I posted on here a few weeks ago:
Firstly wanted to say that this site has been really helpful for me, because, I actually was a bit concerned about what was happening to me before and I've had the courage to explore this a little further.
However, I've relaxed and went with the vibrational feeling a few times and it's gradually got less intense and disappeared, I believe that this is something that needs work and eventually you can get into a state where you can have a voluntary OOBE - all of my OOBE's previously have been from a lucid dream state.
Anyway, so I bought the Robert Monroe books and started reading 'Journey's Out Of The Body' which is great, because it directly describes what I'm feeling, the sensations Robert was feeling when he first started to notice this phenomena. This had helped me relax with it initially, however, on Sunday morning I had a not so nice experience which left me feeling, well, like I was going crazy.
My girlfriend got up about 9:30am and for the next 2 or 3 hours I lay in, in a light state of sleep. I started off with a lucid dream and then felt vibrations and tried to go with it. I actually did feel like I was lifting out of my body, however, during that sensation, I could hear whispers, but could not make out what they were saying. The whispering was loud enough but it was like a language I couldn't understand.
This was very unsettling, and I'd be keen to hear from anyone who has experienced the same?
Anyway, the following 2-3 hours, every time I nodded back to sleep the vibrations came on pretty soon and because I was feeling uncomfortable, I forced myself to wake up, this must have happened about 6-8 times.
The one I do recall was I had nodded off into the dream world and was standing outside my apartment, the area was recognizable but the buildings looked much bigger, perhaps more futuristic. I looked up at this amazing giant building above me and realized I was dreaming, from the lucid dream state I could feel the vibrations again and attempted to go with it but again woke up.
Is it common to experience the vibrations from a lucid dream state?
Finally, upon waking up, I got up and went through to watch some TV with my girlfriend, but I still felt completely disconnected from the physical world, like part of me knew it wasn't real and this made me feel very nervous and apprehensive and like I was going crazy. I spent the next hour occupying my mind with trivial things, reading sports articles, browsing Facebook, just to try and feel normal, it felt like I was still dreaming although I knew I was awake, but an extra awareness in me now was casting a doubt over my perception of the physical world.
This has actually caused me a bit of concern, I don't want this to stop me trying to pursue Lucid Dreaming / Astral Projection. Just wondering also if anyone else has ever felt like this, like they are going crazy?
Thanks for reading my story.