I felt inclined to share what an astral voyage feels like (to me anyway) to others. It's not the longest, most significant, or oddest of my voyages. But it was pleasant and perhaps helped me understand the most about my relationship with my body during this time, and it was pleasant.
I have left my body several times. At first it scared me to death, at least the times I have gone far and fast. At first it was like intense wind sucking me out, but now I just understand these experiences and relax. It seems that I went on short trips a long time ago but thought they were just weird dreams. In the year 2000, I went on a few to large planes, went into them, then later saw the aftermath of their crashes. Later, a day to seven days, a plane did crash that fit all the criteria. This freaked me out. I fought off astral voyages, literally, battling to not have them by staying awake and fighting off the feeling of my body preparing. I said "No!" in no uncertain terms.
Just this year, I've had them again. I've felt them trying again and relented. Hence, I came on this site. I heard the term "astral voyages" which I had never heard before and decided that sounded like my "flying..." Flying was my home made term for these trips. Most of the time I relent. They still scare me a little. I want to share one with you.
A couple of months ago I was asleep in bed. My husband was there, sound asleep, and had a slight cold. I woke up about 4 a.m. I think, then started to doze. I was rested and in that half alert phase. Then, I felt myself going rigid a little; it's a little like that. I knew that was the feeling. I recognized it and said, I'll go, thank you. It still scares me just a little.
Then, I felt myself leaving, my body. That sounds absurd, but I felt it. It had happened before. I lifted out and knew I was away from my body. Now, I zone out watching TV. I drive that way sometimes and make myself focus. During this, I feel very alert. Like I am taking a test, very awake. I even ask myself if it's a dream, but then tell myself, well no and laugh sometimes because that seems so dumb because I'm so awake; it doesn't feel like I am asleep at all.
I went to a sky. It was very black, lovely, and there were stars, many of them, flashing. It was peaceful. I just wanted to stay there. This was the place, in all my trips, I really wanted to stay in most of all for some reason. A face kept flashing but I wasn't sure. I asked, someone near me, if it was really a face. I got the impression that my question was funny. Then, I went back.
Well, I felt myself re-enter. It was so lovely in that sky. Oh, forgot about the music. I could hear singing there, far away. I wanted to go find it, but realized I was where I should be and shouldn't leave to find it. I loved the singing though. I strained to figure out the words, but it was too foggy or far away. It was great though.
Well, here I am back and a little upset, and I said that I wanted to go back! I begged actually. I had never said that before. To my surprise, I got to lift out again!
I went back to the same place! That was so neat. I just kept looking around and hearing the music. Then my husband sneezed. I heard him from a long ways away. This is interesting but at the time aggravated me thoroughly. I thought, "I can't stay here if he keeps doing that. I can't be here and awake too!" It made me a little angry. I looked around again and said thanks. Then he sneezed a few more times, loudly, and I was sucked back in again. It took a second, or less than one. I woke up wanting to punch him, but knew it wasn't his fault.
Last night I had a dream; I think just a silly one. Well, I had been wondering for awhile what just regular dreams seemed like. It's been awhile. I remember wondering if I should get some message, during it, or if it was just to show me what a silly dream was like. I think it was just silly dream or maybe a mix. I got something from it maybe. Still thinking. I had a short "trip" (voyage) night before last but it was short. I remember fussing and saying, "Is that it?" But, on the one before that, I think my body got really tired and has to rest. Still, I begged for one and was probably a pest. I use to have them at least once a week or more. The long ones, I have to rest from but I don't like it.
I just wanted anyone curious to read about one.