Demons – Dream, or Astral Realm/Parallel Universe?

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Demons in the Astral Realm

I kept my eyes closed feeling the up and down of something small and dark jumping on my bed. My heart was racing and I am sure my palms were sweating as they do when I become acutely fearful. I opened one eye and saw them. Three or four demons taking their turn jumping on my bed and then down and then back onto the bed again. And so it went. One was staring at my feet and was he tickling them or trying to? It never did occur to me how it was that my feet were available for tickling as I have always been very careful of keeping my feet under and tucked in with the sheet and comforter. As a child, this was a regular fear of mine – my feet being promiscuously available for goblins, spooks, and the boogeyman.

I shut my eyes closed tight and squinching to keep them tight as I could close them. “Oh dear God. I am scared. I am scared. Please make them go away. Dear God please make them go away. I am so scared. Help me please!” With almost a certain knowing, I opened an eye. They were gone. Almost a complete sigh of relief and thanks to God for taking care of that so quickly but then “Why am I still scared?” I was still completely frozen with fear. The dark bastards were just pretending to be gone. “They’ll come back,” I thought and so back to paralyzed fear I went and too scared to move.

No sooner than that thought than I saw a figure approaching from the foyer into my bedroom doorframe. I knew it to be Jesus the Christ – although he was heavily shadowed from the lack of anymore light than the light from the streetlamps outside that were reflecting through the blind slats and off the opposing wall. But it was him because I was comforted and I felt His strength.

He just stood there and I looked at his silhouette not very surprised he was there standing quietly. Maybe two heartbeats later, after it absorbed it was He who I was now dealing with, he made a deliberate motion with his finger and up to his lips as if to say “Shh” but no sound from Him came. In that instant a flood of feelings and thoughts permeated the who I was and I knew, then, a lifetime of me. Yes, it was He and no doubt.

In that instant I knew I was off my path and so very far removed from the where I wanted to be. He conveyed but not by speaking [telepathated I call it] some actions and behaviors I had been engaging in that – I would later deduce – had opened up an ability for these ugly dark “demons”/”gremlins” to attack/induce fear in/paralyze me.

But those goblins, gremlins or demons were still the only things I could keep my mind on. Here this man was – I have loved my entire life and promised to follow at age 5, but on that evening was so far from that age 5 innocence – standing in my doorway and fear was my pervasive emotion and the need to be free from it. “But I’m still scared,” I whispered to him desperately. And with that statement I knew that I was conveying that I was still too scared to go back to sleep, to be alone, to be okay without an interruption of my current emotional state….And the fact that He did what He did, told me he knew all these things as He whispered loudly, “Samsara!”

I whispered back, “What?” and sat up straight in bed, awake.

He was gone and so was the fear.

Assurances. I am not on any mind-altering chemicals – nor was I at the time of this incident. I am not drunk and haven’t had any alcohol in over 4 years – nor was I drunk during this incident. I do not suffer from any mental anomalies or personal or social disorders that would cause hallucinations.

After – Notes: The only notable difference that has my believing this to be an Astral, parallel or alternate dimension experience as opposed to a very vivid dream is my experience with dreams… In this experience, everything was the same when I had woken as when I was “asleep” but for one: My body was under the covers – feet included. I would later discover the term “Astral body” and understand that our Astral body goes further than our skin. (Which gives me no problem in believing that “entities” could have been tickling my feet.) Other than that, the light reflections were the same, the position of my body [on my back - which is unusual] was the same, and my room was the same “asleep” as “awake.”

Have you ever had demons in a dream? Were you convinced you were awake or did you suspect you were in “a parallel universe” or an astral realm? This heart-pounding, palm-sweating experience happened to me in 1995 or 1996; Over a decade ago either way. I encourage people to know that no matter what sort of weird dream or astral experience, they are not alone. Someone somewhere has had something similar happen.

14 Comments »

  • MindMart said:

    Thanks for this. I’ve been on the fence about posting some info about astral on my own blog. I was hesitating for all the things you talked about. I still haven’t decided, but I might point toward this post if I do.

  • samsara (author) said:

    Look to me for the poster child of sound mind? Aah So. :)

    You know what? I had said at one time, Never. Then with the re-awakening of my “whatever” and this world coming more into focus in current day…With the knowledge now I am HSP…with the knowledge that others are HSP…I felt that my ego of “mental sanity” wouldn’t be served if I kept my mouth shut anymore vis a vis: Helping people who may feel alone or pretending this doesn’t happen to me.

    I encourage you to think deliberately before posting “this part of your life” only because there is a potential for backlash. Ask yourself, “Can I spiritually handle any backlash?” versus what your motive would be. [To help others? To share your story out in the open for yourself? To keep a logged reminder to notice any patterns?]

    If I can be of any service or help at all, I would do anything I could to help should you want to venture into this area. [Blogroll you Gangsta style? Offer a certificate of mental health and so forth...] LoL

    Love & Light Friend. Thanks for your comments & thoughts.

    Namaste,
    Samsara

  • Ben said:

    I find it fascinating how experiences in our dreams can reassure and even help mold our beliefs related to other realities and “presences” within that realm and ours.

  • James said:

    I had a very similar dream regarding a small creature recently. I was lying in bed half awake and half asleep when I felt what I believed to be our cat jump on my bed and begin batting at my right foot. I thought that I would gently push her off the bed but was afraid that I would wake myself up too much, so I just let her have her fun. Shortly after I heard her jump to the floor and scamper off…well, I could not get entirely to sleep, so I got out of bed to get a glass of water in the bathroom, being careful not to let the car out of the bedroom by closing the door quickly behind me. I turned on the bathroom light only to find the cat asleep on the bathroom floor….so….what the hell was in the bedroom smacking my feet???? I am 40 years old so this was no childhood make believe. When I read this account, I believe I found my answer.

  • Eric Dangerfield a/k/a "Princebernard" said:

    Your “testimony” should provide guidance to those who are suffering from similar nightmare experiences. They should know that if they simply call on Jesus, then He will come to help and to deliver. Have you ever thought about the fact that you called on God to help; yet, it was Jesus who appeared to you?

    You see, Jesus knows His sheep and He protects His sheep, and loves them with a love that exceeds our imaginations. Keep yourself from doing things that cause you problems later. These evil spirits are like termites and pests that find a weakness and exploit it. Keep your mind focused on goodness and righteousness.

    Remember that “fear” is your enemy. Choose to sleep in comfort knowing that if anything messes with you, then all you have to do is call on Jesus. The intruders will flee everytime.

    Feel free to contact me by email, and you may share my web address or email with others.

    With much love.

    Princebernard.

  • Joshua said:

    I have had such experiences for nearly seven years now. I am only twenty years old, so I attribute many of my first experiences to simple imagination.
    My first one was probably the scariest. It was an attempt to kill me I think. It was a suffocation attempt. I had to mentally battle my way out of lockjaw to pronounce the word “…jesus…”

    Since then I have learned many techniques to keep them at bay. I am glad to find people at long last who take this as a serious subject.

    (I do not presume to tell you what to do, nor to give untested advice, so please

    I tend to seek them in my sleep. I don’t do it on purpose, it’s almost an instinct. I just “know” that something is wrong in the nearby energy and I hunt down the source.

    As long as I know who I am in Christ, they can do nothing. I am an adopted son of the Creator. They are outcasts, liars, thieves, and murderers. Set loose for a short time before they are punished for their deeds. I am protected and empowered over them because of my Lord and His Father.

    share my web address if you like, I am happy to have met someone who I can feel Truth in when I read her words.

    God is my Salvation,
    Joshua

  • Joshua said:

    I have had such experiences for nearly seven years now. I am only twenty years old, so I attribute many of my first experiences to simple imagination.
    My first one was probably the scariest. It was an attempt to kill me I think. It was a suffocation attempt. I had to mentally battle my way out of lockjaw to pronounce the word “…jesus…”

    Since then I have learned many techniques to keep them at bay. I am glad to find people at long last who take this as a serious subject.

    (I do not presume to tell you what to do, nor to give untested advice, so please don’t think I am an expert in such things)

    I tend to seek them in my sleep. I don’t do it on purpose, it’s almost an instinct. I just “know” that something is wrong in the nearby energy and I hunt down the source.

    As long as I know who I am in Christ, they can do nothing. I am an adopted son of the Creator. They are outcasts, liars, thieves, and murderers. Set loose for a short time before they are punished for their deeds. I am protected and empowered over them because of my Lord and His Father.

    share my web address if you like, I am happy to have met someone who I can feel Truth in when I read her words.

    God is my Salvation,
    Joshua

  • samsara (author) said:

    Thank you Eric and Joshua. I appreciate your witnessing. :)

  • samsara (author) said:

    Whoa. Look at this. This is one of those moments in life that you experience something and then find an amazing *coincidence* [synchronicity] that you will never forget.

  • Tia said:

    I’ve also had similar experiences, but have explained it as sleep paralysis.

  • samsara (author) said:

    Sleep paralysis is different than this one Tia. I have had sleep paralysis too. Sleep paralysis [scientific explanations non-exclusive] is how I explain it as such: When our bodies are still asleep but *we* have become awake.

    I visualize it like our astral body has not gotten back to our body completely yet and we’re trying to. Have you ever tried screaming or yelling out during these episodes? I have. No good.

    THIS, though similar in that I think my astral body *thought* it was in my physical body. Then the astral realm – or my manifestation of the astral or parallel realm occurred.

    I don’t have all the answers and I am wary of folks who claim they do…but I *am* aware of my own experiences, as we all can be. So I feel fortunate in that I can differentiate between experiences that vary and not allow some “so-called pro” try to mitigate the meaning.

    I hope we all take awat from our experiences exactly what we’re to take away from them and not allow others to detract from them. :)

    - Sorry I missed your reply sooner.

  • samsara (author) said:

    Yes. I have hag dreams often or rather, used to. It’s when the astral body fails to reconnect with the physical one and then the feeling of paralysis settles in. Sometimes it feels like we’re choking or can’t breathe and definitely cannot scream.

    This was different. Very much different. I could talk and breathe and scream if I needed to. I just did not need to. I was simply petrified from the demons jumping up and down on my bed.

    My astral was still not connected to my physical or else when I woke I would have seen my feet above the covers, as they were when I was “asleep”. [But my astral feet wouldn't be below the covers because of course our astral body extends well past several inches...some odd feet? from our physical.]

    As for the hag. I first went through that after I began astral projecting. But then so often I was leaving my body that it would be natural I would experience disconnect. I know scientists have their theories but I feel my theories I guess.

    I detest the hag experience. Literally there have been times I was convinced that something was choking me- prohibiting me from screaming and breathing. But…my theory is that it’s my astral body thinking it’s reconnected [but not really] and then discovers it cannot breathe or scream. [Well how can an astral body breathe or scream in the first place?] But me, thinking it’s really my body that cannot breathe – when clearly I am or else I would die – start to panic.

    Inevitably I wake up.

    What hag has in common with this one is that in both cases I am convinced my spiritual self was not connected to my physical. But in both cases, I do not realize this until I “wake up.”

    Thanks for hangin’ out Alan! I’m finishing up a post and then I’m hitting the sack!

  • Ashley said:

    I’m not sure if I had an experience or not. My friend says they were “demon kids.”, in the Dream Realm. It’s kinda bugging me, i’ll tell yah what happened -

    Last night(March 30th)I had an odd dream where it seemed like I was in an old abandoned factory of some sort, I was half-asleep. I remember being strapped down on this table, not sure if it was an operating table or just some make-shift table…But all of my limbs except my right arm we’re tied down, I had that one free. No one was in the room. Above me was a bright light, a double door to the left – far side of the wall. There was some other furniture in the room too… The light was one used for surgery. My left lower arm was on fire, it had stitches in it. (Very sloppy ones.) I was almost screaming out loud! But instead I found myself crying out “Peter… Jack…”

    I don’t know anyone by those names!! In-between calling them several times I’d think (who are they, why am I calling them?) I started to get even more freaked out.

    Then, in rushed 2 kids, 2 boys with dark brown/black hair & dark eyes. One around 13 the other 6. The two boys came up and hugged me. I calmed down a -Tiny- bit when I saw them. It almost felt like we were related, but I look nothing like them!

    So…. What was that?

    I had to actually check my arm when I woke up to see if it wasn’t real. It was crazily enough, felt like it was burning. (What the heck?)

    ~I’ll give a little summary of myself, might help with what I just wrote.

    My names Ashley (hi!) I’m 20, well 21 on April 7th.. I have Red hair & blue eyes. That’s why I look nothing like the boys. I get Very vivid dreams very,very often.

    I’ve had an Astral Projection dream once. (That, was Awesome!)

    I knew what the surgery table, lamp, stitches, and pain looked and obviously felt like because I’ve had 3 leg surgeries.(I have Cerebral Palsy.)

    I Don’t take any drugs that would cause THAT vivid of a dream. My dreams have just gotten weirder over the years :/ its strange. But for this one it’s bugging me.

  • Samsara (author) said:

    Ashley – To me it sounds like you were re-living a past life! I have chills right now – which is my HSP ‘spidey sense’ tingling – as I write this so it might be worth considering.

    I had a ‘past life’ hypnogogic dream once – very clearly – and the difference is in the ‘feeling’ of it and the what happened in it.

    1.] Objectively, though, I was accounting EVERYthing in the 1st person. [As opposed to say, flying over and giving everything a good look see which is what's usually happening in my dreams and AP flyouts.]

    2.] When I ‘awoke’ from it – like THIS post – my heart was racing and yet I was blissed out and I KNEW it wasn’t a dream.

    My – what I think to be – past life had my getting publicly beheaded and as scared and as petrified as I was…as I kept staring down at my feet making their way up to the gallows (looking at them and praying the whole time, “Please don’t let me be scared. Please don’t let me be scared…”)….I knew my head had been severed when I felt bliss.

    Now it COULDA been ‘demon kids’ like the little gnomic ne’er-do-wells who got me that once (and who’ve not been back since) BUT the names Peter and Jack and also since you didn’t see the demons, DO make me feel it could be a past life remembering.

    Did you have a sense of a time period?

    It’s very interesting to say the least!

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