You actually caught me at a good time Ė just as Iím about to start sorting through a huge stack of emails so youíre not getting buried yet. Astral projections happen in everybody and most people never know it Ė itís taken as a dream. The strange sounds at the beginning usually happen when youíre falling asleep whether or not youíre purposely trying to obtain an obe. Itís also possible to know youíre in a dream (lucid dreaming) and then switch over into an obe. Some people even prefer this method for inducing obeís but I personally have trouble this way and it rarely happens. Itís hard to explain but sometimes you can know for sure and other times youíll never know. If your instincts tell you it was real then thereís a good chance it was. If it happens again, try using something to help you verify the authenticity when you wake up. If you can physically touch something it usually means youíre dreaming since you lose your physical body and sense of touch in the astral state. If youíre in your bedroom when this happens look around for something out of place Ė the position of your pillow or the remote on the floor. When you wake up and see these in the same place youíll have a better idea whether it was real or not. Whether or not yours was real depends on if you believe it was real Ė depending on the details of the event, of course. You could have already been in a projection and consciously woke up. Hopefully Iíve helped you with your answer. If not, feel free to tell me more.
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