OBE to Italian style Astral Realm
Experience from Friday, 11th March 2016 : 6:30am
(Written up 17th Sep 2016)
I was having a fairly lucid dream where I was in Basildon town centre, near the end of the high street where Toys R Us is located. ( I used to live in Basildon 17 years ago, before moving to Leigh-on-Sea.) I was standing in the square where the letting agents were situated and I was busy watching various yellow, low flying aircraft that were very modern in design with no visible propellers. They were streamline and elegant and were flying very low through the air doing loops and turns.
I decided I wanted to touch them and had the desire to rise up and fly with them. I was now flying alongside them, enjoying the freedom this gave me. Suddenly the dream became ultra lucid as I became fully conscious. This instantly created a pull away from my physical body and I was sucked out into the void. I felt myself floating somewhere in the dark.
After a short while a doorway appeared in the distance which contrasted vividly against the pure black background. The scene within the door frame was very active and vibrant with people going about their business. The door zoomed towards me and I found myself enveloped in it. I entered into a bustling family restaurant and my first impression of the people and decor was this was some kind of Italian restaurant, possibly located in a replica of a scenic Italian town somewhere.
I then became aware of two children who ran to greet me, they started teasing me, engaging me to play with them. They were very mischievous and friendly. ( I wish I could have said the same thing about the restaurant owner who was very annoyed at my sudden arrival.)
Astonished as to where I was and in full waking consciousness, I thought it would be good to ask a question to the restaurant owner. “Are you dead?” I said to the Man. That just made him even more disgruntled with a look of sheer disdain. Looking around, I noticed normal everyday people sitting at the tables eating and drinking. Initially the quality of scene was a tiny bit grainy which reminded me of an old analog colour T.V when not quite in tune. Oddly, this gave me the impression I was in an American T.V show at first.
With my Astral body being much more agile and light, I made a hasty retreat by skipping over a number of wooden tables placed down a narrow corridor. I noticed the walls were made of a light brown stock type of brick, very attractive. I then hovered over the tables and headed straight for the door.
Once outside the visual quality of the scene upgraded drastically into full ultra HD quality. The children were still chasing after me shouting, “Come back!” I felt the draw to keep on going. The restaurant I had exited was located high up in the town which was looking down onto rocks by the sea, the sky was a beautiful blue with warm sunshine. I could see lots of people wandering around on the rocks in the distance. I quickly looked back at the town again to take it all in. The town was very picturesque snuggled into a hilly and rocky landscape. It had a lot of character and highly populated. Compared to other places I have visited, this felt like a solid consensus reality, every much real and static as the Earth’s physical reality we know and love.
It didn’t take me long to float down towards the rocks. There were lots of people scattered around collecting unknown objects off the rocks. I then also noticed other humanoid entities with horses heads working and collecting items on the rocks as well. I was fascinated by this. The horse headed beings looked very natural. I tried to get close to them to check them out, but they gave off a warning growl if I got too close. I decided to leave them alone.
I then decided to approach somebody to ask them some questions and gain some insight into this place. I approached a very well weathered looking man of around mid 40’s in age, he had the demeanor of a “Man’s Man”. He spoke with an Irish accent. Initially he was very bitter and angry inside for some reason. I said, “Do you know if you’re alive or dead?” He snapped back that he was in fact dead and had died in the troubles in Northern Ireland when a bomb had taken his life.
At first he was very suspicious of me, especially due to my English accent. I then repeated another question, “Are you aware that I’m a alive and visiting from the physical Earth?” He then started to study my Aura, Chakras and finally seeking out my silver chord connected to my Astral body. Suddenly he became aware of the chord which was now fully visible to him. I hadn’t noticed it myself until he had focused on it. He proceeded to pick it up and tug hard on the chord which was rising up out of the rocks like a rope into my solar plexus.
His whole demeanor then suddenly changed and was now extremely excited with his new found discovery. He said, “I have to show this to my brother, nobody will believe me that people like you can visit us. He will be amazed.”
We then made our way back up the rocks to where a larger group of people were assembled near the road. As we got there the Irish man introduced me to his brother and friends. They all seemed very friendly. Eager to impress I started to show of my Astral flying skills. I zipped around doing somersaults and whizzing around in the air just above them. This instantly created an icebreaker. One of them started to rise up and float into the air. He then magically made his legs disappear. The group were all laughing in good spirits. Another man then started changing his body around by placing his nipples downwards on his chest and arms and changing their form by moving body parts to different locations on the body. It was ridiculous but very funny as well, everyone was in hysterics.
The Irish man said that it was very difficult on this Astral level to maintain a different looking body for long because their subconscious minds from Earth are still very strong. This helps to reinforce their body blueprint. It takes much effort on this plane to keep the changes manifested. The physical environment here is very solid and just as stable as Earth’s consensus realty.
I then asked the group if they eat or sleep. Another member of the group replied and said they can sleep if they wanted to, maybe for two hours at the most in terms of Earth time, but it isn’t required. He also said they don’t need food to survive but many choose to carry on eating and enjoying the pleasures of Earth. They often got together at night to play games with the group rather than sleep. I didn’t get the chance to ask if it gets dark or whether he was just confirming that they play games rather than sleep.
Then a pretty young woman spoke up and told me she had only been here for roughly two Earth years since passing over. I had so many questions that were coming thick and fast from my mind. “Do people have romances, have sex, fight with each other, work? “ I could feel I was now asking too many questions. I felt the pull on my solar plexus and knew the experience was coming to an end. I could hear my voice echoing lots of questions to the group, I was now becoming detached from the scene. Everything started to fade and my consciousness was pulled from the scene. I started to wake up with slight duel awareness of the scene and my body back on the bed. In no time I was fully alert with absolutely no break in consciousness within my physical body on the bed.
It has taken me six months to sit down and write up this experience on my blog. I had made detailed notes in my notepad but just couldn’t bring myself to write it up. The experience was extremely real and vivid. More than waking reality itself. In comparison to a dream which fades very quickly, this experience has stayed with me. Crystal clear memories still intact to this day, six months later.
The people on this Astral plain had very real tangible personalities with the same issues, psychology, emotions, character traits as normal living and breathing humans. From being moody and suspicious one moment to happy and demonstrating a wonderful sense of humor once they built my trust. The environment was very sunny and warm but the people still carried emotional baggage like bitterness, resentment and regret. No doubt they still had issues to resolve just as they would have on Earth.
On further research I discovered the following reference on wikipeida about the symbolism of horse headed faces in chinese mythology. It appears to tie in neatly with the beings I may have discovered. Were their actions on the rocks symbolising the collection of souls? Rather than looking at the scene in a literal sense, perhaps I was being shown symbolically a realm where new souls go to adjust. The idea of a beautiful holiday resort set in an idyllic looking landscape would be a welcome scene for souls starting their voyage into the afterlife.
Reference from Wikipedia.
Ox-Head and Horse-Face are two guardians or types of guardians of the Underworld in Chinese mythology. As indicated by their names, both have the bodies of men, but Ox-Head has the head of an ox while Horse-Face has the face of a horse. They are the first beings a dead soul encounters upon entering the Underworld; in many stories they directly escort the newly dead to the Underworld.