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« on: April 06, 2012, 08:06:58 »

First off, let me say that I couldn't be happier to have found a place with fellow projectors new and old to share my experiences with and discuss all things astral. I feel truly lucky.

I'm going to get right to it. Here's my story:

I have been experiencing 'sleep paralysis' along with 'nightmare disorder' since I was young. I'm not exactly sure how young, but I do remember it happening. Until very recently it had always been completely random, and came with an indescribable fear and anxiety. It was in no way pleasant, and I was certain it wasn't good. The nightmares generally didn't seem related, as they didn't come during the same sleep sessions. I just assumed that since these things happened while I slept, they must be related.

I'm a former (just got out in January) United States Marine. I say this to put into context some of what I've experienced. I was recently going through a number of exit appointments with various doctors, and it occurred to me that perhaps I could get answers and a cure to my sleep paralysis and nightmare disorder. I spoke to several doctors and psychiatrists, and even tried a medication that was supposed to halt my dreaming altogether. Getting no closer to an explanation, I decided it was time to do some research for myself.

If you google 'sleep paralysis' and watch some documentaries and read some articles, you will find some terrifying stuff. I categorized what I found into two groups. The 'religious group' which consisted of mainly christians explaining that sleep paralysis was caused by demons trapping and trying to steal my soul (scary stuff), and there was the 'new agers' who listed sleep paralysis as a precursor to astral projection. I began experimenting in both camps.

The christian belief was that if i prayed to jesus and asked for help, i could snap out of sleep paralysis immediately. I decided to try a different approach. Since my paralysis was random, I prayed asking to be put INTO sleep paralysis. My prayers were answered, and I experienced the paralysis, but this time with no anxiety or fear. Intrigued (as i've never been very religious, although i'm deeply spirtual) I tried again and again. Never again were my prayers answered, and I had no way of knowing whether it was a fluke or I was onto something.

I decided to try the new age way of doing things, and attempted to experience paralysis by way of meditation. I had never meditated before, and let me tell you was I ever fascinated with what I was experiencing! Visions, voices, music, and lucid dreams! Finally I reached sleep paralysis, and immediately started to project. The first several times were very short lived. I would leave my body, and hang out in my bedroom checking things out. I realized I could move THROUGH walls, and played with this a few times, and at one point even left my house to visit my neighbors (the reaction of his dog was incredible!).

Amazed at my ability to project, I practiced more and more, and actually began to remember doing it a couple of times as a child. The more I experienced, the more I wanted to learn more, and I have been researching constantly since. I was encountering some road blocks though, and decided it was time for me to ask for a guide. My requests seemed to be ignored however (until yesterday!), and I event went a little over a month without a single projection.

I should also mention now that I'm very new to this. I do not project daily, although I do try. Generally I probably project about 1 in 10 meditation attempts. I'm still working at it, and now with the help of a guide hopefully it will come more and more naturally.

I am eager to share my recent projections with the community and see if anyone here has had similar first encounters and experiences. Thank you all for reading, and I do hope to get to know all of you in a much deeper level in the near future.


PS- anyone know of links to real life communities of projectors? I'd LOVE to meet some people in person to discuss things and perhaps work on my technique Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 08:21:28 »

 Hello 3toedsloth and Welcome to the Astral Pulse. Congratulations you are well on your way to achieving your goals. Your analytical thinking and patience has definitely paid off. You will find a great wealth of information here on this site that will help you to even delve deeper into the Astral Plane. Constant practice and focus are your easiest ways to succeed. Meditation is a great doorway to get there.
 Good Luck and Safe Travels!  smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 08:21:28 »

logoVisit the website of Astral Pulse creator Adrian Cooper.

Home of the best selling book Our Ultimate Reality.

Astral Projection, Metaphysics and many other subjects.

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 08:46:33 »

Thank you Lionheart! I'm still getting used to navigating the boards here, so forgive me if I miss replies or anything.

I have loads of questions and am eager to share experiences with people who've had similar ones. This is truly a magnificent gift, and I only hope that all people get to experience it at some level. Please, check out my other post that explains my most recent (and most powerful) projection in which I met my first guide! I'm dying to hear some others insight to my experience!
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 11:33:46 »

Welcome to the Pulse.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 11:49:48 »

Hello and welcome Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 01:40:24 »

Welcome to the Pulse  cool


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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 21:42:13 »

Greetings and welcome 3toedsloth
For a relative beginner you are doing quite well! Very few people are able to go out of body every day! Anyway who can manage a few OBEs a week is advanced.
Quite an interesting bio too.  smiley

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