For context I know of astral projection and have attempted it 5 years ago but it was always unsuccessful because I didn't have the best concentration, nor was I too interested to keep up with the practice. I have recently started to hear more about astral projection and reality shifting on social media but never made an attempt.
I have been getting bad dreams, not nightmares, but uncomfortable dreams that cause me stress and in the morning I wake up still tired and drained. I've been trying to get in the habit of waking up at 7-8am but always sleep in cause of the tiredness.
One night or morning should I say, I had a dream where I was in the living room of my old house (it's a long bit of room with the living area in one end and the dining area in the other end.) There's a party going on and a good amount of people are dancing to 90s/00s pop music on the living room end. I'm in the dining room part where there's food, and on the dining table is a band I know that are sat there eating. (This is the part I knew it was a dream because these people are famous)
Anyways there's a huge screen that did filters, I go to the screen and it's put my face in the body of a cartoon character. I laughed hysterically, (I thought it was really funny) I laughed so hard that my stomach hurt and I was nearly in tears.
Then from behind a man grabs my arm with a tight grip and says in a strict tone, "you have to get out of here." At this point it's dark all around me, and the music from the party is still playing but from a far distance where it sounds like it's in another room.
I ask "Why?"
He sounds annoyed at me but in a rush to get rid of me, "You can't be here."
"Why?" I asked again.
"You want to fight?" He said this threateningly kind of scared me.
I replied as playfully as I could "Ok ok I'm leaving." And he's walking me 'out' I don't know where but away from the party.
I found it so strange how clear his voice was, and it was a deep male voice. Usually in my dreams I don't hear really well, or at least I don't remember it when I wake up.
And the music was coming from one area, if I turned to face my ears in the direction it would be louder and clearer and face away it gets quieter. (Obviously, but for a dream I found this detail unusual).
At this point I try to wake myself up, and I get up in my bedroom. I sit up on my bed and I see my room, the window I see when I wake up I but what freaked me out is that I saw the back of my head. It was my body that was still sleeping on my bed.
This scared me so much, I knew it was some sort of astral projection but I was in no shape to deal with it. I place my astral body to my physical and during this I hear the man's voice "no no no! What are you doing?! Get back! Get back!"
I shouted at him in my dream "My body my choice!"
And I woke up in my real body really spooked and blood pumping because he made me so mad.
I did a meditation to meet my spirit guides so I can ask about him in my dream and both my spirit guides I know didn't know who he was, or at least said they didn't know.
Kind of regret not exploring or embracing the experience but it was scary especially since I didn't consent to it. If anyone's got any information or similar experiences I would love to hear.