Astral projected? Lucid dreaming?
Ok. What happened? I meditate every day and I have remote viewing so I’m use to paying attention to detail when I’m in a meditative state but I felt him touch my arm.
I know this sounds crazy, it does to me also. My clothes was different and the cats wasn’t where they always are at night.
Did I step though a portal?
Hey Rene I have had similar experiences to what you described and this is what I think you experienced. When I astral project I often, but not always, wake up with a racing heart especially if I encounter an experience, or an energy, that I am unfamiliar with as I believe you did. The man you met out on the trail was most likely either a Guardian Angel of yours or perhaps a guiding spirit. In either case I believe that they/he recognized how disoriented you were and came to guide you back to your familiar surroundings. And yes, I also believe that you stepped through a portal to a dimension that runs along side of our own which is what scared you. You were definitely out of your realm of comfort though you were in no danger at all. It's just fear of the unknown.
As to your question above: Lucid dreaming is usually considered an in body/soul experience, meaning that your astral body never actually left your physical body but your conscious self was awake enough to take over and guide your dream experience where ever you wanted it to take you. Where as astral traveling is usually considered a partial separation of soul with the physical part of you. And many believe that this astral part of you is still connected to the physical you by a silver cord of energy that stretches the entire length between where ever your soul is and your physical body. And that cord will only break at the moment your physical body ceases to exist releasing your soul back to a higher level like heaven.
i have lots of this happening...sometimes i focus with myself like " i want to see this today" can be a person or a place and once i realize im lucid dreaming i feel the energy of the person or place and it feels like im teleport myself.
the last one were this days i "woke up" in my room so scared and went to turn on the lights..the lights didnt turn on a.d i though "maybe power is out" then i got so scared realizing i wasnt awake.. and i heard one of my best friends laughing in my head "haha relax its like that calm down" cause my body felt so loose, and i felt out of control.. then i woke up and turned the lights on, lol
Other times i ve been meeting my ex girlfriend many times, sometimes we d say "lets meet" and we d still remember we met the other day...it was crazy, crazy as it sounds
Once this year as well i went to a sabbath, like a pagan meeting with people i ve met from this town i was at... i remember to "wake up" im sitting in this piece of wood and it was a really serious and desert/dry area.. and i i start to sing like moaning (like i always do to kick the sadness) and then i remember everyone stopped doing whatever they were doing and looking at me, i got so scared i teleport myself some place else and woke up, with the vivid memories of the eyes looking at me, somehow i ve got the impression were the people from the sabbath in that place (i never mentioned it to them)
i ve visited people and places as well..
I forgot about this old post. This was a good one. And I have more experience with this topic then I had 6 months ago.
From what I have learned, we are more in control of what happens with astral travel. Whereas with lucid dreaming you're dreaming and are not in full control but are in more of a mindful or alert state. I did want to say that I read somewhere that while lucid dreaming to try to find a mirror to see what you look like. Because if you can do that you may appear as someone else in the mirror.