Anagogy- Thanks for explaining. That makes sense. My face did feel as if it "fell asleep" from restricted blood flow.
Erin- Thank you for those links. I read the blogs, and I think that is exactly what happened (astral projection). I will try to be less scared if it happens again. If it was a lower vibrational entity growling at me and not just vibrational noise, will saying that line you wrote (that I am protected by the white light of Jesus Christ) make him go away? It was so hard not to be afraid of that growling because it was not friendly at all. I was thankful the phone rang because I thought I was in a never ending cycle!