Hey guys. I'm just wondering if any of you guys have had similar experiences with meditation and astral travel. I've been meditating fairly regularly since last summer. I used to meditate as a child; and, while I seldom did so, I can recall intriguing experiences. Now I'm 21 and taking it more seriously... and trying to understand the experiences as they come. I'm blessed to have had countless of experiences with "astral travel" since the summer, but one specific experience (which I won't discuss in detail right now) changed my life in that it compelled me to investigate such phenomena while continuing on the path of spiritual progression (I have always been spiritual/religious). I'm not talking about lucid dreaming -- as I've had those my whole life and have been able to recall my dreams very vividly and control them on numerous occasions -- but rather I'm referring to leaving your body while sitting down, just laying down, or in a traditional meditative position.
Today, usually when I meditate (I'd say at least 7/10 times) I quickly find myself, initially, in the midst of what appears to be millions of swirling white stars in a black mass of space. Sometimes I'll focus on being one with that space and other times I'll just try my best to ignore it seeing as I don't really regard seeing these white stars as anything that important to my spiritual growth -- in other words, astral travelling isn't usually the purpose of my meditation. In any case, I often then find myself "remote viewing" (as I would identify it), being in the midst of planetary figures along with amazing rays and colors of light, seeing my 3rd eye, seeing my physical surroundings with my eyes closed, or falling asleep. The last time I was able to "project" to a specific place in mind at will (last time was my Grandmother's house in FL) was about 5 months ago... I remember the feeling well.. my room felt like it was spinning as I felt as if I was ripped out of this world... the feeling was so pronounced and intense that I reacted in a way that made me feel as if I was just thrown right back onto my bed, like an innocuous tornado had picked me up briefly and dropped me back upon my reaction. I basically immediately tried again (knowing the feeling to expect), and the same thing happened except I didn't react anxiously so as to abruptly fall back into my body. I ended up in the guest room, and then right after saw my Grams in the hall as she then looked towards me. I even feel as if I saw myself in the mirror of the bathroom in the hall (as the bathroom door is always open). ANYways, I ended up back in my body, here in my room in Canada.
I heard that the stars I'm describing are situated in the lower 4th dimension, or something to that effect?
Has anybody had similar experiences as a result of meditation? Even strengthened intuition/psychic abilities? (which are apparently by-products of meditation anyways)