My story happened recently and it puzzles me. Not sure it's actually paranormal but I will let you decide.
My bedroom has 2 windows with room darkening curtains. I sleep with a fan set on hurricane speed to drown out any outside noise and my bedroom door was closed. I'm not sure what time this occurred but I woke up and looked toward the window/curtain on the right side of my bed. I saw a bright light about the size of a tennis ball. It wasn't solid but seemed to have texture and a certain glow to it. This light didn't move and I didn't "feel" anything negative from it.
My thought was, it was my "guardian" and I'm not sure if I said, "Thank you" out loud or thought it. I rolled over facing away from this light and went back to sleep. I didn't wait for it to disappear because I was so tired.
If it was my "guardian", was it checking on me? That was also a thought I had.
I should also mention my dog was sleeping at the foot of the bed and I don't think he reacted at all. When I woke up later I wondered if I was actually awake when this occurred or was this the in-between. I'm sure some people can relate to the in-between. I don't know what else to call it but it's the place where you're not really asleep but not really awake. I've found I have the most vivid dreams in this state. It's almost like there's more clarity to my thoughts sometimes in this place and I've felt an Out of Body experience. I know it sounds crazy and just maybe I really am dreaming and there is no in-between. I'm open to your opinions, whatever they may be. Thank you for reading!
I agree that a person's awareness is peak during the "in-between" time. I'm terrible at keeping a journal but have certainly had some vivid dreams.
Thank you for responding.