I'm new here & still need to introduce myself formally, but for right now. Yes! I often feel a presence (or something to that effect) near me. I went through the whole alien phase when I was young too, once I started learning about UFOs. I have good reason to believe that was not the case with me though, even though I had an intense fear that it was
the case when I was younger, for quite awhile. Even aside from the whole alien thing it's always been a fearful thing for me, feeling this way, but I am really moving out of that fear about this & connecting with guides, angels, & the 'flow of well-being' quite strongly.
So my perception of this presence type sensation is really changing into a much more welcomed & loving experience. Also I have had a few really nice recent experiences of my light attracting earth bound souls who knew I could help them move on. That has been fun actually....this coming from a total scardy cat in general.
Also several years ago, in my early 20's, I suddenly learned about astral projection. I've grown up with a lot of these kinds of concepts so it was very easy to accept & get excited about astral projection. I read this whole book about it, in one day (can't remember the title). And then dicussed it, that same evening with friends who had had experiences, but not really fun ones. So I wasn't really planning on doing it, based on their experiences, but was definately enjoying learning about it.
The very next morning, after really reading about it & discussing it for the first time, I felt some kind of energy at my crown chakra & could really sense a very purple color related to that chakra. I could even see the lotus, in my minds eye, kind of opening, it was very gentle & peaceful. Then this Being/non-physical entity came up the stairs, in my half awake state I thought it was a friend who was sleeping downstairs. This entity started to, like, massage me, but my actual friend had no reason to do something like that. Then I kinda became slightly more conscious & realized the being was non-physical & had hands on the base of my neck & the base of my back & was gently wiggling me out of my body. I got really scared, & was told to "relax & breathe deeply" (by the entity) which I almost started to do. But the fear took over too much & I really started to struggle against the process, also realising that I was paralized. I tried to call for help & move my body, but couldn't. Then I just started to say something in my mind, like, "I'm staying in my body! I'm staying in my body!" I was quite scared, I thought the entity was actually trying to get me out of my body so it could get into my body. But it left & then the paralysis started to fade too.
Tuning into the experience now (several years later with more knowledge, in general, under my belt), I don't think it had evil intent at all. I am
glad to have gotten the chance to wait to experience this though! I feel much more confident & protected now. I have not had another experience like that since. Or been interested to. But yesterday my husband read some of Erin's blog to me, including a lot about astral projection, & I read more on her site today. Even though she has some scary stories, I actually feel good about trying to experience this.
All day today I've been asking for a special guide of love & light who is compatible with a certain very strong vortex of protection
I have in place, through my work with my healer's here in Colorado, where I live. Not to mention I'll be sure to keep in mind all the techniques of protection & guidance Erin describes too. And I have gotten tons of sign & synchronicities throughout the day today, that this requested guide is with me now...so I'm really excited to see what happens.
I got the chance to astral project, & with help too, so soon after learning about it the first time, all those years ago, even though I didn't take the opportunity....I wonder if I'll get another chance just as fast, now that I am interested again!?
Well that got long....if you made it this far, thanks for reading. Sorry for any spelling errors! I can't seem to find the spell checker?