Written on June 8th, 2011
Does anyone know anything about astral projection? I believe I have done it through sleep paralysis, and its even more creepy than the paralysis itself. Basically, You know how you everyone struggles to try to get out of the paralysis or to even make a sound to wake someone else up in the room to have them help you out? Well, one night i went into sleep paralysis, and I was REALLY REALLY trying to fight it to get out of it because I was really tired and just wanted to sleep. Well in my experience, the harder you struggle, the longer the paralysis lasts. This case was no different. I had my eyes closed as usual and was really fighting it and i actually got control of a few of the fingers on my left hand. (I was laying on my right side facing the room) I started to move my fingers around and then my whole hand became free. Then before i knew it, I was slowly reaching my entire left arm over to the edge of the bed, almost as if I was making progress getting out of my bed. I was still struggling severely to move, and it felt as though I was fighting a really strong force the entire time, just to be able to move. I finally grabbed the edge of the bed with my left arm and i managed to turn over onto my stomach instead of my side. This is when i noticed that I had become visually aware of what I was doing. I concentrated very hard on being able to use my right arm, and when i was able to, I basically pulled my entire body over to the edge of the bed, and almost slid my legs off, one by one. (The more body parts i was able to move individually, the easier it was to move as a whole). At this point my feet had touched the ground, and when i turned around, i was leaning on the bed with my waist, and I looked down, only to see that my body was still lying in my bed. I freaked out, naturally, and stumbled over to the other side of the room where my light switch was after what seemed like a long time of struggling against the force that was still holding me back. I switched it on, but the lights never came on. I then opened my door, went out into the common room, and then opened the door to my roommates room. I tried to wake the first one up, to no avail, by shaking him and yanking the sheets and trying to yell. I then went over to my second roommate, and did the same thing. Only this time he stirred a little in his bed, and immediately i tried to yell for him to turn the light on. I focused as hard as i could to yell it and felt like i was yelling at the top of my lungs, when all of a sudden i simply snapped back into my bed and felt the paralysis dissipate rapidly, to the quiet sound of my lips projecting a tiny "mmm" noise. In my experience, if i don't move once the paralysis leaves, I will simply fall right back into it, so i sat up and got out of my bed, now that i was fully awake, and also because i was freaked out about what had just happened. Please Please write responses, and let me know if you have had an experience similar in any way.