I think you are on your way, having an OBE or astral traveling. Research OBE (Out of Body Experience) and Astral Travel.
According to my research, there are several stages one goes through when attempting to astral travel:
High pulse (the heart beating fast)
Noises (could go over to music or voices of people talking)
One may experience one or more of them depending on how fast one go through the process. To keep it positive, or not make it negative, one must shed all fear and stop following the thoughts that come up, what Albert Taylor calls dream material. One should just observe them and let them go or else they could ruin the whole experience.
According to my experience the noises come just before or just after the moment of separation. I hear something like many cars passing by and then I start seeing the room with my eyes closed, like looking through a hole in the third eye.
What I recommend is to shed the fear, that is what helped me.
Thanks for mentioning focusing on the third eye. I will try that, have not thought of it before.
No I am not sure, only sharing what I think based on my experience etc.
But if you feel it is uncomfortable then give it a rest and come back to it later when you feel that it is time or that you know more.
Mine began about a month after I first started getting into spiritual things.
It is more so triggered than occurring on its own, however. I have to wake up for 30-90 minutes then after almost every time I drift to sleep I enter a state between consciousness and sleep at some point.Often I drift from this stage back to consciousness, and then enter it again when I begin to get closer to sleep again. I've went to this state, to awake, and back several times before actually falling asleep a few times, however. I can usually control wether to follow it to sleep or stay awake.
When I first had this state occur I simply couldnt move and was very creeped out by it. Then often there would be grinding noises coming from in my head and strange feelings around my body. Lately its been more of simply not being able to move. If I ignore it it usually picks up then slowly fades. If I fight it it fades quicker. If I focus on my third eye there begins to be a lot of strange sensations, and it becomes more intense. I imagine if I continue to focus it will only become more intense, and when I stop it seems to fade out in the next few seconds.
common sensations were things such as grinding noises in my head, strange feeling over entire body, electric sounding noises, and other things I cant think of at the moment
I once saw only myself thrashing around despite I wasn't or couldnt actually move. I also heard strange voices before. Definitely not a familiar language either.
Wholeness Ryan, like Amer i think your just about to enter the OBE, in the occult they always talk about 'the dweller on the treshold' wich is this entity who waits for human souls to exit their bodies. It can cause a feeling of absolute terror wich will go away if one ignores his presence and goes on with removing the soul from the body. I strongly advice you to watch the video Kai posted here.
Second part is on vimeo
About the third eye. Sevan has posted a book on how to awaken the third eye and dealing with the things involved when one goes to the astral and lucid planes here,
Good luck with you study and practise
it is associated with your REM phase in your sleep
there is documentation about similar experiences
It is funny because I have experienced sleep paralysis since a long time ago but wasn't really aware it was such.
Now, my last experience was really intense; I had a really strange and kind of negative dream just before then I felt like I woke up, though I was still dreaming. But then, I was conscious of my state and simply felt my body lifting. I then had several sensorial hallucinations such as strident sounds, almost radio-like, and the feeling of small electric discharges especially in my arms. Meanwhile, II saw objects moving as if there was a presence... I thought to myself that I should escape this imagery: I started imagining myself diving in the water, in which I could breath.
I woke up no long after because I was feeling very anxious and in a lack of control upon what was happening.
I'll go on watching the video you linked Aceofsword, and thank you all for sharing your experiences and insights.