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When I was 12 to 16 I played this game, ironically called "the game" lol. Anyway's it was a cross between Dungeons and dragons and astral projection. It was actually more then just a d&d fantasy world, it was more of a mission of a small group of kids trying to prevent the apocolypse by going to the gates of hell and fighting the demons so they don;t come here and start the end of the world. The way it was done is we fell asleep and played in our dreams. For the first 2 weeks, nothing happened. But I really wanted to play. Finally, I was in. I remember the first night, I didn't dream at all, and I woke up exhausted as if I had been fighting all night. The second night, same thing, and I woke up with huge scratches on my back. One time I woke up and I couldn't move for 5 minutes, some call this sleep paralysis but it felt like I was being pinned down. It got worse for two years, every night something, black eyes, bloody noses, ect. I even woke up one morning with "heathen" scratched into my back. I got tired of not having any control and not remembering what was happening, so I started astral projecting while I was awake, and some how mostly programmed myself to do it only when I was awake. I was still in a meditative state, but still conscious enough to pull myself out if need be. I gained more control. I could see, I could move I could actually bring weapons in with me! However, once I started doing that, the shadows went from one or two that followed me around to several of them! I also realized that the stronger I got, the more they would bring in stronger ones. I didn't realize the connection then, but I did start getting huge panic attacks from it. Some really crazy stuff started happening. Like one night, a friend I were playing and taking turns. I had a balcony off my bedroom and had the door open. It was a clear night, no cloud in the sky, no breeze, nothing! All of a sudden the wind started blowing really hard it was blowing my blinds all over, then it started to hail for about 15 minutes, then it stopped, the wind died, and when we went back outside it was clear, no cloud in the sky. This is when I started to realize how powerful the forces we were dealing with really were. One night I took a single match with me. When I came back, the match was gone. The next day I ran into another friend who was playing. I noticed a scar from a large burn mark he had on his leg. He always wore shorts and didn't have the scar before then. This is all true btw. The last night I played, I was laying down in bed and my bed was surrounded by several hooded shadows. They had alot of power and I knew they were bad. I asked God if he would get me out, I promised to never play again. And I never did.
This was a hard lesson to learn, however I learned alot from that experience. I'm not really sure how it is possible, but it is possible to get injuries in your astral state and it manifest into the physical realm. I also learned to do it while I was awake and to control how deep in trance I can go. I have also astral projected into a friend, though I would never do it unless I was trying to do some kind of healing and drastic measures are needed. Normally, only one soul can occupy a body at one time, so if I do a walk-in kind of thing, where are they going and how vulnerable do they become? I think the collest thing about being in astral state is being able to influance people. Again, should only be used in dire straits as we should not be going against free will unless it's a safety thing ect. I only stay on the earthly plain now, as I realized when I was younger that I have the advantage here. When you start going into unknown areas, you are now on their playing field and are if you do run into entities they will more likely be stronger because it's their home, just as you are stronger in your own home field. I realized that there are rules and the importance of projection. I also learned that it is much more stronger when I am specific on what I am trying to accomplish and I often only use it for only specific reasons. I understand now, what I didn;t then, which has saved me from attack. I would suggest the same thing. Be specific on what you are wanting to accomplish. If your not specific, your soul could be traveling to different realms and you could be running into other entites, which may be were the bruises and injuries are coming from. I also place a protection around myself and my family (each seperate) which keeps (usually) from other entites coming through. On a physical level, I haven't had any issues at all, but sometimes, they enter my dreams remotely, but I have also learned which is spirit and which is dream. Maybe try some of these things. Ask your higher power to guide and protect you on whereever you need to go