I have found over the years that there is a lot of BS spoken about this natural phenomena. There are three ways to check if you are astral travelling or in some fantasy. The first is that everything you see is vivid colour and the second is that there is a silver cord connecting your projected self back to your body. Also, you will feel a sucking kind of sensation as you return to your body.
All children astral project naturally but most get educated away from it in later life. If you have projected try and repeat the circumstances it occured in and tell your inner systems that you want to do it again. A good way to do this would be to project a time a few hours in advance and settle down to see if you can repeat it. The more you do it, the more skilled you can become and the more you can do.
I hope this is of some help.
Originally Posted by dreamscape
I was laying on my couch one night just relaxing and enjoying the quietness. After just a couple minutes I felt a cool tingling sensation on the top of my head, kind of like a vibration. The next thing I know I am rising up to the ceiling. It was pretty dark in the room so I couldn't see myself but the moonlight was shining through the window and I could see my cat sitting on the window sill above my couch looking out of the window...
It only lasted about 5 seconds because I got a little creeped out so I fell back down and when I sat up I seen my cat sitting in the same place at the window.
I haven't told to many people about it... the ones have told just say "oh you just fell asleep and had a dream." But it's one of those things that you know you weren't dreaming or sleeping.
It hasn't happened since and it was over a year ago now. Not sure I really want it to after staying up all night reading Erins' blog about vampires and other goblins
I read somewhere that lucid dreaming is connected to astral projection, that when you learn to lucid dream it is easier to project. I do lucid dream often but not really any kind of master at it.