| | I can't astral project...
I've been going at this for about half a year. I know its more than all in my head because when I first tried to do it, I got crazy vibrations, and then looked it up and it was supposedly the "launch" state before projection.
The only way I know how to do it is go into a dream, become lucid, and then "launch" out, by either imaging yourself floating or what not. All I ever get are vibrations, and when I REALLY want to "get out" and try to force myself out, all that happens is I'm just in a lucid dream. I look around my room and everything is out of whack and my movement is incredibly inhibited. And if I wanted to I could create whatever I wanted, but its simply a lucid dream.
I guess lucid dreaming IS "astral travel"? Today I had a full nights sleep, lied down and followed a dream-like strange thought, and the thought became very expanded and then I was like "wow I guess I'm dreaming" even though I could partly still feel my legs. I then began to "launch" out, the vibrations started again, and then the random sounds came, and I tried to open my "eyes" and I saw another pair of eyes looking at me which scared me enough to open my real eyes.
Is this related to sleep paralysis? People say sleep paralysis is when your astral body and normal body is out of sync, but, again, this is just exploration of your astral realm, something you do in lucid dreams. On a side note, I think this is what happens to schizophrenics, the line between the astral and real becomes blurred? Because when I was in the astral realm I was clearly hearing things and seeing things.