Sometimes when I'm falling asleep or waking up, I get this tingly sensation in my head and chest. It's a pretty overwhelming feeling. Do you know what this is? Is it possible this is not related to astral projection? I have a strong sense that it is somehow my connection to God that I'm feeling. I would appreciate any insights you have into this. Thank you very much!
The tingling sensations that you are feeling are your chakras balancing and aligning. Whether we are awake or asleep, when our chakras clear and align, we will feel that tingling you describe. We will also feel a very light feeling in those areas of our body.
When you are going to sleep or waking up from sleep, you are at your most vulnerable state, aside from actually being asleep. You are allowing your conscious mind to stop working and your subconscious to take over.
When that happens, you become your true self. You are just a soul at that point. You do not have a body, face, human personality or human traits. You are just your essence.
In those moments, you are connected to "God" or the Source. The only time we become DISCONNECTED from the Source is when we stop using it and acknowledging it. One common way that we humans do that is by thinking we can do everything by ourselves.
Personally, I cannot get through one day without talking to "God." I have to start my day by creating the type of day I want. Then I speak my gratitude for the day when I open my curtains and blinds and look outside. I try very hard to stay connected to that Source all day long.
Gratitude is the EASIEST way to stay connected. If you are grateful for EVERYTHING around you, no matter how small or insignificant it seems, then you are automatically connected.
So in your case, you ARE connected to the Source, but you are also feeling the tingling of your chakras balancing. You can carry that connection to God along with you. The fact that your head and chest chakras are the ones clearing is interesting to me.
The fact that your third eye chakra is the one that is tingling tells me that you are incredibly psychic and "knowing," but you clog it up during the day. It becomes unclogged in sleep. Your solar plexus chakra is where energy from other people and things enters your body. When this clogs, it means you block some of your emotions - both incoming and outgoing. You do not want people to see how you feel, and you do not want to feel some of the emotions of people around you.
Your soul is always looking out for you. It is cleaning, clearing and balancing your chakras while you sleep so you can wake up and try again the next day.
You are working hard in your sleep to undo what your mind has done during the day. Ask God to show you where you are blocking your chakras on a daily basis. Ask for guidance and wisdom on how to clear those blocks so that your love energy can flow freely again.
I wish you consistently clear chakras!
As each person is an individual and experiences things differently, it's difficult to say for certain what this feeling may signify for you. Most likely it's a combination of lots of things that you're getting used to on your spiritual path.
The longer you practice meditation and astral travel, the more you will have all sorts of different experiences. These may be shared by millions of others or all your own. The important thing is what these feelings and physical manifestations of your spiritual journey mean to you.
Whether your feelings are unique or not, if you feel that this is something that is bringing you closer to God, then that's what it is doing. If you feel that you are connecting with the Divine, then that is what is happening. God manifests to each of us in the way we can best accept it, so because you feel this is your way, it IS your way.
Now it's time for you to figure out what to DO with that connection! When you're in that state, study what is going on inside of you. If you've ever taken a journalism class, you can apply the "who, what, where, when, why" rule to your experience.
Does it sound a bit cold and sterile to take something as lovely as this experience and dissect it this way? Even if it does, it's still a great and simple way to get greater understanding about what's going on.
Keep a small notebook close by. Since the WHO is always you, that part is easy. The WHAT is the tingly feeling, and the WHERE is your location when it happens. The WHEN is the first really important thing to discover.
How long have you been lying there when this happens? Is it always the same, or random? Does this only happen at night? You might come up with lots of questions related to "when."
Finally, we get to WHY, and I believe that in time, you will know that answer too. It's certainly possible that this tingly feeling is related to astral projection. Many of us experience that sort of feeling or sensation right before we leave our bodies. Many Fire Signs who astral travel also hear a loud crash like glass breaking when they have that feeling.
Nevertheless, if you think this is your spirit connecting to God as you're falling asleep, I must agree with you. Of course, when we are traveling in the Astral Plane, we are in our spirits, not our bodies, so that automatically brings us closer to God. With time, practice, patience with yourself and God's Love, it won't take you very long to figure it out!
Remember, as you progress, answers to these questions may CHANGE. Stay open and keep asking, and all will be revealed.
Many times in life we hear, "You will always have what you NEED, but not necessarily what you WANT." Your spirit must have needed to experience the feeling of leaving your human body, and the suggestion in the next chapter of Sylvia Brown's book was all it took to get you there.
Even though you hadn't read it yet, your SOUL recognized the title of that chapter as something it had been seeking, and your soul, knowing that you had that reference to read after your experience, got with it and out you went!
While I don't usually recommend her books, Sylvia Brown has a wide reaching and powerful effect on lots of people. A Gemini like you would be able to relate easily to her writing and put it to good use. Synchronicity - you gotta love it!
I like your description of "getting caught." That's exactly what it feels like, isn't it? One minute you're free and hovering above the room, and the next minute, ZAP! back down into your corporeal form you go!
As a little kid, I loved that "feeling of return." With practice, most of the time we can control that event, but sometimes, when our physical ears hear a distracting noise or something else occurs to knock us back into reality, back we go. With practice you will be able to control your return better.
I find it interesting that you were visiting your mother-in-law and not someone in your own genetic family. Evidently, you and your husband got married for reasons that are even deeper than love. His family's interest in "psychic stuff" will nurture your children in such matters and help them to grow into their own abilities.
You'll never have to be concerned that when your daughter visits them, she'll be discouraged from exploring her own psychic life and power. My parents encouraged me to develop my psychic senses in a time when it wasn't nice to even discuss such things in public. Heck, it's STILL not considered a great topic at the dinner table in some families!
Your kids will get to talk about it ALL and ask questions and read and study. This is going to give them such an edge in life! Talk with your husband about how you want to present this to your kiddos, so that you are united in your approach and ready to tell them their experiences are all natural and okay.
A word or two of warning: Geminis often have difficulty staying grounded in REAL LIFE. Don't get so strung out on your ASTRAL life that you neglect what you're doing here on Earth.
You are at the beginning of a long journey to learn where your power really lies. Try to be patient with this process and take your time.