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In 2001 at age 30, I began a three year study course in life/meditation techniques. How that came about is a strange story, maybe even ghostly - but I'll save that for another time. Not being a natural yogini, I struggled at first building the habit. My husband and I lived in a small apartment with two baths at the time. Lacking space, I converted the master bath (which we rarely used) into a meditation nook and spent 30 minutes each morning and night sitting cross legged on a silk cushion in the bathtub, deep in silence 'communing with God'. I only share this bit of background for I feel it may be related to what happened later that year. This apartment building was within "The Seasons" complex located just outside of downtown Denver, in the posh Cherry Creek neighborhood. Denver has many old, historical buildings - but this was not one of them. The Seasons was only a few years old at the time.

One afternoon, after a particularly deep meditation session, I lay down on our bed to rest before cooking dinner. I was completely relaxed but not asleep. My arms felt very 'floaty' and before long I had the sensation of part of my 'astral body' hovering over my physical body. It was as if I could feel my actual arms and my spirit arms at the same time, in two places at once. This was very pleasant and not frightening at all, however, that quickly changed.

Without warning my 'spirit arms' were seized by an incredible force. My entire 'soul' (for lack of a better word) was yanked from my body, towed across the air into our walk-in closet, and then pulled down through the carpeting into the floorboards before I was released. 'Released' is not the right word. I felt like I was drowning - being forcibly pulled down, down, down to a place I might not come back from. It was like a kidnapping; a feeling of being wrongfully taken, stolen. I had to flail and kick my 'astral' arms and legs, thrashing and squirming to pull myself up and away from whatever had hold of me. In other words, I had to fight.

While being 'pulled down' in the closet, I could see everything clearly. I saw dust bunnies on the buckle of one of my husband's shoes. I saw the carpet fuzzies at eye level as I passed through the floor. I saw messy items on the floor - and then I saw what the floor was made of inside - the wood, steel and concrete of it, etc. I began to panic.

My husband was in a nearby room. I tried to call out but my 'mouth' would fill with 'water' or really invisible air making it impossible for me to make a sound. I struggled for what seemed like forever but could not have been more than a few moments - and then was back in my body on the bed exhausted and terrified. I did not 'swim' back, but was simply... No longer being attacked and was suddenly whole again. I fled the room and went directly to my husband. While sobbing I told him what had just happened. He assured me it must have been a dream. I did not sleep in our bedroom again for three weeks for fear of it happening again. I did not meditate in the bathroom again for a long time, either. This had been no dream.

We no longer live in that apartment. Years have passed. I still meditate on occasion, but not to the extent I'd like to because I am now busy raising a family, but also because I've always suspected the two were related (the meditating and the bad entity). I've been told by my 'church' that it may have been a 'tramp spirit' having a bit of fun at my expense, and if I fill my mind only with God while meditating, I should have nothing to fear - but... From my perspective, that is a huge 'should'. Know what I mean? Also, although this house has wonderful energy, there have been strange happenings here as well, especially after the births of each of my children. I don't feel comfortable opening myself up, at least not yet. Any insight anyone may have would be welcome - especially if you've experienced something similar. Hope everyone is well. Thank you for reading!

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champion (3 stories) (172 posts)
11 years ago (2011-07-18)
I don't think you had sleep paralysis. I had sleep paralysis once and I couldn't move or speak only see but that was it, nothing like what you describe. Have you ever felt anything negative about the closet itself?
Delsol (2 stories) (13 posts)
11 years ago (2011-06-03)
Hi Jaz,

Something vaguely similar but not-scary DID happen years later. Since the abduction episode I always refused the sensation to 'float', but one night just a couple of years ago I allowed my 'spirit' arms and hands to drift out just a little bit. I was tired of repressing it and wanted to see what might happen. Can you guess? Other hands grasped mine very gently, and almost immediately. There was no yanking, nothing sinister about it, but I do recall having the distinct feeling that whomever was doing that had no idea how inappropriate it was. It feels strange to type that, but that is what I felt; this 'person' is reaching out to me because they don't know any better. How I knew it was 'inappropriate' is beyond me, but there it is. Ha ha. I took my hands back, and that was that. I have not had the floating sensation since.:-)
jazpoppy (1 posts)
11 years ago (2011-06-02)
WOW! I have something that happens to me when I take a nap during the day. It has happened so many times that I know its not a dream. I can see my soul arms almost transparent, but my real arms are still on the bed. I can sometimes move see my soul legs. I never had anything bad or frightening happen but I am so glad you posted this. I call it astroplanning (not advanced by any means and I'd like to fully come out of body being sure I can get back in though! Fantastic story! Has anything more positive like this happened since without the fear and being taken against your will? Thanks for sharing.

Delsol (2 stories) (13 posts)
11 years ago (2011-06-01)
Thank you all so much for the wonderful feedback! I appreciate your insights. You have given me new food for thought; some excellent ideas I had not considered before. My little finger is now leaning in the direction that sleep paralysis may have played a role. I did not realize astral projection could be a form of that. It is possible there wasn't even an outside entity involved, though in my heart I still believe there was. I had no fear whatsoever prior to this happening. Meditation was always a loving, happy activity - not something to fear. Leaving my body was never the goal. I sense I probably began to 'float' as a result of the deep meditation, and 'someone' happened to be near and took hold. Maybe it WASN't as sinister as it felt. Who knows? Either way, I feel a new sense of positivity for having discussed it here. Thank you again for the support, and for letting me know this is not so strange after all. Love in your hearts, peace in your heads - I look forward to reading more of your stories.:-)
redphx (4 stories) (827 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-31)
yes that sux. I get that floaty thing ALL the time. To the point where I won't meditate anymore or take any type of relaxing medication. I will get that floaty feeling just watching TV for no aparent reason. My astral body 'shakes' I have a lot of trouble actually detaching all the way. What I think is this. I feel that this entity that did this to you was trying to help you not hinder you. Sometimes I've heard that spirit guides will assist in astral projection. I think yours was a little over excited and didn't help you correctly. The reason I think this is because it didn't seem to attack you after the fact. Usually we would be able to see our spirit guides but not all the time and only when they want us to. I think that you should try to project willingly and see what happens. It is quite an experience that I can only do in actual dream state frequently. I have only a handful of times projected willingly and all those times I had to in order to protect my family. Like when I had to see the imp in the closet. I think you had an experience that was supposed to be fullfilling and ended up being very scary and possibly hindered your desire instead of inflate it.
DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-31)
Thank you for sharing. I have heard of such things happening before. Whether it was the instability of astrally traveling for the first time or perhaps the attack of an entity, it's always a good idea to shield yourself. Personally, I have a "safe" place I envision within my mind, where I retreat if I feel threatened (usually in dreams). That place is basically an air-tight white room with no windows or doors, just a skylight and a single chair in the middle. Nothing can get to me while I'm there.
aussiedaz (18 stories) (1523 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-31)
Delso, let me start by saying to end these types of experiences, you first have to take into consideration what may be causing them... There is no doubt you are putting your mind and soul into a transitional field through meditation and let me say these types of experiences and other types of a different nature and I know what they are, are very common for those who either meditate, smoke marijuana take lsd etc... Also these types of experience can happen for people who sleep light or have too much energy at the end of the day and are restless through the night... There is a gland called the penal gland which is most active when the mind is between two worlds... All of the above can put you into this state and when we are, our conscious state of mind observes what ever is going on at that given time... Unfortunately some of these experiences are not so good like the one you described... The Astral projection part is real... But are these other types of experience also real? I know a lot of people will tell you they are and maybe they are... But I think its possible if you went into this trance with fear already in your mind about where you are and the house you live in... It is possible your conscious fear directed your subconscious mind to enact this experience... If I were you I would stop meditating, that is your transportation into this realm and that is one way you can stop it... If you choose to keep meditating you need to be pure in mind and not have any fear what so ever... The fact that you couldn't sleep again in your room for three weeks, probably demonstrates the point that your inner fears could be interfering with the desired goal of meditation.

Lilady4 (7 stories) (427 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-30)
Well, I don't know much about this kind of experience, but maybe you should do what Javelina has suggested and do psychic shielding. Has this sort of thing happened before?
Love & Light, Rachel ❤
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-30)
Very interesting account, I have not had any experience with Astral Travel myself, however I have read a lot of these accounts and one of the first things you'd be advised to do is protect yourself by using a process called 'psychic shielding' to keep more of these negative experiences from occurring. I've added a link below to a site that teaches how to do this:


I hope this helps, I found it to be very informative and easy to understand.
Thank you for sharing.

Jav 😊
Silent_Observer (2 stories) (35 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-30)
You're not alone, this tends to happens (very often) when people have their very first astral experience. If you read about people's "first astral experience" it tends to be a negative one. Who knows why? Perhaps because you're exploring a new experience and feel vulnerable and exposed (therefore, easy target to low-vibration life forms that want to feed off of your fear.)

For example, if you feel the presence of Divine Love, there cannot be fear or vulnerability. So, if what you call "God" is what you associate with "Divine Love" then you should be fine with that focus (I agree with what your friends suggested.)

A lot of people tend to just "quit" after that experience, cause they know they're not dreaming. They know it was very real to them... But if you just get back on the horse and use precautions, your experiences have potential to be both enlightening, empowering and even fun!

My advice: Give it another shot. Face your "demons" (fears) manifested in literal form. (Attracted by your fears.)

However, if that's not something you're ever interested in doing again, then you're free to leave it be. Just know that you're definitely not alone.:)

Thanks for sharing.
lynrinth (guest)
11 years ago (2011-05-30)
I had a similiar experience once. I pictured a white wall in my mind as I was falling asleep. I had read that if you do this, it would 'release your astral body'. Yeah, yeah, I know how far fetched this sounds, but I practiced. Or meditated. Well, one night it worked. It felt like I was bumping the insides of my body. Until I started look around, and saw the face of a man. Then, his eyes turned yellow, and a chorus of voices raised, and said the devil's name. Then it felt like I snapped awake. Most people would say, I dreamt this. Normally I would agree... Except I still saw his eyes after I woke up. Then they gradually faded. After that, I never tried again. I believe if you don't take the proper precautions, then you are open to attack. Also, you opened yourself now, in a way. Maybe that's why you keep experiencing events. Well, pray and be strong. You will be fine.
lsandhu (2 stories) (360 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-30)
I'm sure people will suggest, as your husband did, that this was a dream, or perhaps some unusual kind of sleep paralysis, and that's not going to be of any help to you if that's not what you believe. I'd say to go with your gut feeling on this, and if that means no more meditating, so be it. There are other ways to relax and 'commune with God' that won't leave you afraid and feeling vulnerable. I don't know what happened to you, but I wouldn't risk opening yourself up to it again. Who knows? Your feelings of fear and vulnerability may attract something even worse.

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