by G.W. Fisler
While expanding your awareness of the worlds outside of conscious "reality",
you will notice some strange things that may make you think that you are
During the day, if you daydream, you will probably enter an altered state of consciousness. This may lead to visions of things that are not there in physical reality. These visions may be seen out of the corner of your eye or may be what is considered a normal daydream. It will usually be a bit stranger that a normal daydream. though. This is just astral trash or thought forms that are loose in the astral planes. They can not harm you in any way.
The thing that always startled me the most was hearing someone shout my name. This was not physical hearing, but rather a feeling of hearing my name enter my mind and displacing any other thoughts that were there. Sometimes it would be my first name and sometimes my last name. It is hard to describe to someone who has not experienced it, but you will know what I am talking about the first time it happens to you! I almost jumped out of my skin the first time. Jumped out of that altered state that I was in too.
This next occurrence is one that is usually encountered when entering the hypnagogic state. This state is the time when the body is asleep but the mind is still awake. It occurs just as we are falling to sleep. One method to induce astral projection is to try to prolong this hypnagogic state.
I have sat here at the computer for about 10 minutes trying to figure out how to explain this astral occurrence. This is so strange that I did not believe that it happens until it happen to me. The best way that I can describe it is a slide show. A progression of images of different people will flash in front of you at a rapid rate. It is not a scary incident but one that could frustrate you. I always get irritated that none of the images stay long enough for me to remember any details. The images are usually a frontal image of a person similar to what one would expect in a portrait.
The images will be of both males and females and from all different time periods. Some say that this is a picture of past lives. I am skeptical. There are other possibilities. The universe is a large and wondrous thing. We still do not know how communication is accomplished between different animal species so how will we know what happens on the universe level?
These images could be family lineage, images picked up from the "Akashic Records", or someone else's thought patterns. Who knows? They are still interesting.
You will probably encounter strange occurrences other than what I have talked about. Do not let them stop you from continuing on your spiritual quest. Attribute them to a wonderful universe and continue on.