so we're to start. well quite often I find myself knowing im asleep. like im a foot or 2 away from myself my brain unable to switch off so it feels. weird vivid things come to my mind. i normally dont remember my dreams unless there compleaty off the wall weird or there nightmares. but when im asleep I feel like I know im asleep but im awake but im not. I see really vivid things. its not like im watching so much but apart of it. last time there was a mermaid she was being chased by a baby (small) dolphin. ive tryed to find the meaning of this but thus far im drawing a blank. anyone who knows more on the subject please comment as it would be nice to know if im crazy or not lol :) also anyone who knows abit about dreams cus I have strange ones lol
It sounds like lucid dreaming to me, you are aware whilst sleeping. Many people believe lucid dreaming is the same as astral projection, I politely disagree with them based off of my own experiences, however, my experiences cannot be generalised.
The projection of consciousness to another aspect of consciousness, I would say lucid dreaming is like the early stages of astral projection, but not the end result.
If you want a mytical explanation- astral projection is the projection of consciousness into the energy body whic can then travel into other planes of existence including the etheric plane which is the energetic backone of our world.
If you want a more psychological explanation, lucid dreaming can be compared to Jung's technique of active imagination which plays around with the unconscious, astral projection goes one step further (if done correctly) and plays around with the collective unconscious.
I am sure others could put it more simpler than me, but I think a simple explanation takes away important features.
Astral projection is differant to degrees for every one, I do agree that you have started the begaining stages of astral projection The reason the baby dolphine chases you that is the astral guide that has come to you it is trying to get you to go some were that it feels you need to see. I have a Grey wolf that semes to follow me and or I follow it. Try not to run from it. But move to closer to it but keep a distance it and let it come to you.