| | Sleep paralysis and astral projection
A week ago, I had a somewhat powerful energetic experience in my third eye chakra, and then went to sleep shortly thereafter. That morning, I had my first ever experience with sleep paralysis. . .being awake and aware of everything, but unable to move my body. I got this inclination that maybe that means I short move outside of my body (have an out-of-body experience). Then I got a little scared because I don't know anything about how to go OBE and be safe, and so I stayed in my body and went back to sleep. (I also feel intimidated by the concept of OBE because I feel a strong need to be grounded. I have made great strides in the past 6 months -- I used to be so ungrounded that I couldn't control my energy and it could be a little scary.)
I just saw a recent blog post where Erin said sleep paralysis can be a wonderful precursor to astral projection. Really? Can anyone expand upon this or recommend good resources to read? How do I practice safe OBE?