I was meditating one night when my body just locked. I could not move my arms and legs. I was fully aware and awake, but my eyes were moving back and forth like i was in REM sleep. I began to see glyphs and letters I could not recognize. I got really scared because nothing like this has ever happened to me and immediately it stopped. The next day I felt like I had a hangover. I did not have any form of alcohol or drugs. I just wanted to know if you had any idea about what happened to me. what was it I could have been seeing? and why did my fear turn everything off?
This is called sleep paralysis. It usually happens every time you fall asleep except this time you were awake 🙂 Usually when people have out of body experiences they will sometimes experience sleep paralysis It tends to happen in the state right before lift off.
During step three of the process, the sleep state will deepen. Keep your mind clear of all thoughts, but allow your body to relax more fully. At this point, you should be able to see the room through your eyelids. The most important thing to remember about his stage is that your mind must remain clear, as any thoughts will likely snap you out of the state entirely. Step four is when the state of vibration will occur. This is when the astral body will begin to separate from the physical body. Learn to control the vibrational state so you can feel it travel up and down your body. Once you have control of it, you will be able to achieve separation. With practice, you can achieve first partial and then total separation from the physical body.