Last night I had an unusual experience while I was sleeping. I normally tend to get sleep paralysis but this time my sleep paralysis was quite different from the usual seeing and hearing shadows. While I was paralyzed in my sleep and this time I couldn't sense anything negative around me. Instead it felt like my mind was slowing opening up, almost like tapping into a different part of my consciousness.
So I slowly begin concentrating and could hear these strange vibrations of music crystal clear and I begin focusing on that sound and it almost sounded like a deep 'om' and it was getting larder and clearer. I could feel this strange flow of energy running through my body as I felt like I slowly drifting away from this realm and of course I got scared and then tired to wake myself up.
I know sometimes people refer this as the stages of an OBE but I have never been able to leave my body before. No matter how many times I tried.
That same night I also had couple of lucid dreams as well. Usually when I become aware in my dreams I like to call for a higher force and someone tends to come along. Sometimes I wonder if these beings are just the creation by our mind since we are calling someone and our mind kind of creates them. But anyways when I did call for someone no one came but instead that sky changed and formed these beautiful colours. So I was thinking that maybe they don't always take on a human form but can show their presence in many different ways.
Through I was wondering how can you actually tell if they are real or just your imagination?