Last night I experienced an unpleasant feeling and sound that happens to me sometimes when trying to fall asleep; I was vibrating in and out of the Astral plane. It had a loud sound, almost like the chopping sound of a helicopter flying overhead; in fact, I wove that into the dream on the astral side, where I dreamed I was lying in some different bed in a different house, and some helicopter kept flying around the house, trying to spy on me; and I got up (in the dream) and looked out the window, but could not see the helicopter. It was very loud, and moving around my head.
I did not get very good sleep last night – at 3AM I woke up and could not go back to sleep. I took some melatonin which usually helps me become drowsy again, but this time it did nothing; there’s something more powerful in the human psyche that can override melatonin (both the natural one we have in our bodies, and extra ones you take as a supplement); which kept me awake until about 5AM when I fell asleep again. Luckily I was able to sleep in until 8:30AM, because I am on vacation (holiday) from work.
I think the main reason why this happened last night is primarily because I bought some new teas at a nearby world market, and I couldn’t stop myself from preparing a cup of Jasmine tea after dinner, which was fresh and delicious; but it is basically black tea – high in caffeine. Taking any caffeine in the evening can keep you from going to sleep (or sleeping soundly), especially if you are 30-35 years old or older; and more so the older you get. That’s my experience anyway. I will not drink any tea (except maybe a herbal chamomile) tonight after dinner. Violent or scary TV shows and movies right before bed can do this, too, hold you down so you can’t sleep and rest properly; I don’t recommend it.
If you feel you have some kind of unreasonable fear of helicopters flying around overhead, maybe this Astral-vibration happened to you a lot when you were growing up (it did for me). Either that, or you watched the movie Area 51 when you were young and impressionable (like me), and it left an emotional scar about helicopters flying around overhead at night, shooting at defenseless people. If either of these might apply to you, you might be able to clean this from your system the way I did – use EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to clean the emotional painful connection to helicopters. Then go for a helicopter ride someplace that offers them – it’s really fun!
Another thing that can help some Astral problems with falling asleep is to sit up in bed, drink a little water, go to the bathroom if you need to; then rub a tiny bit of pure eucalyptus oil along the spine of your back. Then try to go to sleep again.
Whatever the resistance is when entering the Astral plane while falling asleep, it has to be eliminated, so you can slide smoothly right in to sleep. The Astral plane is the “dreamland” that so many people experience on a regular basis. There is a bit of a thin wall between waking consciousness and the Astral level that you have to get past, to actually sleep. And then, from the Astral plane as they call it, try to find a way to climb up and enter the next higher energy level – the Mental plane. That’s where the real fun is.