New friends I have been away on my "spirit walks". Most of the time, I wouldn't even leave my bedroom. I would just stand beside my bed and watch myself sleep. It was still an uncomfortable feeling, but less scary than the first time it had happened. As time went on, I began exploring. Most of these trips were pretty mundane; nothing more than walks around the neighborhood, really - except for the fact that I was floating instead of walking.
It's amazing to me now just how timid I was. I knew, for example, that I could pass though solid objects, but I would always try to use a door. I knew I could fly like Superman if I wanted, but I always tried to stay as low to the ground as possible. I knew I could have spied upon my neighbors without being seen, but I never availed myself of the opportunity. Most of the time, I was just as boring outside of my body as I was in it.
There were a few times when things got rather exciting, though. Here are three:
1) One night, during one of my "neighborhood strolls", I happened to look up at the Moon. I was struck by how beautiful it looked. It had never looked quite that way to me before. It seemed to be larger than usual. Larger. Larger. Closer. Closer. Yikes!! I looked back, and saw the Earth receeding fast. I panicked and, in an instant, I was back in my bed.
2) One afternoon as I was napping (or, rather, as my body was napping), I was floating around my neighbor's yard. He owned a dog, and I noticed that when I came near the dog, it would start to emit a whiny kind of bark. I found myself wondering if the dog could sense my presence. I found myself wondering what the dog was thinking - was feeling. Almost instantly, I began running fast, low to the ground. It felt so good to run. The smell of rich earth was overwhelming. I ran around and around the house. Finally, I ran up to my neighbor's back porch. There would be food there, I was certain. Yes! Time to eat! Just as I was about to dig in, I found myself back in my bedroom.
3) The last few dozen of my trips always ended the same way. I would be floating around the neighborhood, then everything would start getting brighter and brighter until I found myself in a place that was all light. Everything seemed equally bright, yet I could still distinguish one thing from another. I would hear people talking and, although the voice was different somehow, I knew one of the voices was my own. The other voices I had not heard before.
Anyone else have similar experiences?