I began meditating about 5 years ago after a very traumatic month. It was December and I lost my grandfather, my nephew, and found out I was pregnant with my third child within 3 weeks of each other. I began having sleep paralysis and strange dreams of communicating with both of my recently deceased relatives, in which they would recognize that they had passed and were inquiring about the emotional health of the living family.
Around the same time my 2 year old daughter (who has complex partial epilepsy) began to tell me of similar dreams, in which she would talk to my grandfather whom she had never met... In awake life. So I began to meditate because I found that in the hypnagogic state I would experience very pleasant hallucinations and was able to feel some sort of relief from everyday stress. As usual routine, two nights ago I lay down and start my deep breathing/meditation.
I'm not very aware of the amount of time involved because obviously I wasn't paying attention to the time, but the first half of the meditation was quite ordinary. It was probably at least 45 minutes into the meditation when I started to experience very bizarre and interesting sensations.
At first I couldn't move my legs, it was difficult for my to be aware of their existence. This feeling spread throughout my body. I'm not really sure how to explain this, but for example... I knew that I had hands, but I had no idea where their placement was relative to the rest of my body. I thought this to be strange, but interesting and I wanted to continue to experience whatever this was. Almost as if was natural to explore this feeling.
Then I began experiencing a VERY strange sensation running through my body. It felt like the chills, only electrified in some way. The first round of chills passed over quickly. I enjoyed the feeling and wanted to experience this again, so I imagined my lover kissing my neck. It worked! Another round came, only this this more intense.
At this point I became unaware of everything... My breathing, my body, my thoughts. What happened next was insane. My entire body was engulfed by a feeling of intense vibrations. The only way I can describe this feeling is like a million orgasms at once consuming me. This lasted for what I would perceive to be less than 4 seconds. When this had passed I became aware of a very deep breath, followed by a feeling of pure ecstasy. No worries, thoughts, only pure nothing. It was amazing.
I turned my head to the right (I was lying on my back), and rolled out of bed. I walked through my room, toward my computer for whatever reason. I became aware that the room was very light and this was unusual considering I had laid in pure dark to meditate. I turned toward the bed and saw myself lying there. I was shocked, obviously... And immediately came out of this state. I was in such awe I just laid there for a moment looking at the ceiling.
I think I projected. I know that walking around my room is far from a deep spiritual astral projection, but for me this was a truly enlightening experience. I don't know a lot about projection or OOBE's so I would appreciate any feedback. Does this sound like an projection? Is I common? Has anybody else experienced this?
p.s. This was definitely NOT a dream. I'm a lucid dreamer and know I was definitely in some sort of non usual sleep state.
Thank you! :)