redbird wrote:I've been having these I guess they are LD's for about a year now. The past few I have experienced pain in them. Last night I was forced down and could not get up and something was biting my hand really hard and it was painful. When I finally got out of my LD and was able to move, I went into the bathroom and turned on the light and there was swelling where the pain was. I am very fearful of these dreams and don't know why I have started experiencing these, but I wished they would stop!
Yes one can feel pain in a LD, Ive felt intense pain in one of mine. I tried flying in my LD, tried to throw myself in the air but turned out instead of flying, I crashed/belly flopped onto concrete. It truely felt like I broke ribs, the pain was agony. I wont be trying that one in a hurry again!
The other thing which happened, its hard to know exactly what happened with that for following reasons.
1/ Things happening to our physical body when we are asleep, we often will incorporate that into a dream eg the something biting your hand in your dream, may of been created by something truely biting your physical body.
Not good if you were in sleep paralyses some and couldnt wake up or struggling to bring yourself out of the dream. Next time think of your physical bodies toe and try hard to wiggle that. That will help bring you out of the state and help you to wake up.
2/ Note.. the following is VERY UNCOMMON. Its happened to me thou once and I known several others who this has happened to over the years (it seems to happen more to those who do OBE stuff thou the one time I had issues with this was with a dream). There is something in occultic circles called repercussion... not just in occultic (yogi/wiccain etc) circles but also the Catholics? I think it is and others believe in a form of this (thou have a different explaination of it).
Its when ones own thought forms affect the physical body or one is astrally attacked.. the thoughts damage the "etheric body" (a bit like the astral body but its slightly denser and usually protective some of the physical body) and then the damage in the etheric body, it can imprints onto the physical body due to ones thoughts and one then ends up with marks or whatever on the physical body. (sorry if that sounded complex).
Its throu this same action in which people have been known to manifest onto their skin, burn marks when hypnotised and touched on the arm with a pencil while telling the person its a burning cigarette.
Its also throu this in which stigmata occurs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stigmata .. I suggest to check this out.
Those who do astral projection, its more common in these. Some when they run into astral entities end up with bites and scratch marks etc. which can be found in places they couldnt have bitten or whatever eg a human like bite mark appearing on ones back.
In my own experience with this, I dreamed I was attacked by someone carrying a sword. He cut me down my inner arm from my elbow to wrist. I then woke up with a sore arm which was marked in that very spot.. like a big welt mark running down that area. My arm then ended up swelling. I had a swollen whole forearm there for 3 days after that dream! (sure I could of scratched myself a very straight deep line down my arm in my sleep but no way could of that of made my whole forearm swell for days, it hadnt broke skin even.. just well marked).
I used to have a friend who could astral project at will and used to fight astral entities. She used to often wake up all scratched up, even her back in places she couldnt reach.
Repercussion (or it may be reprecussion.. forget what the correct word is).. is talked about only in advanced astral or occultic books eg A.E POWELL's book The Astral Body and other astral phenomena. Also Im not sure but I have a feeling Alice Bailey may of mentioned this in one of her books. Also Dion Fortune I think has mentioned this. Its something most do not know about and as I said it isnt at all common to experience but it can and does happen and something not that uncommon in experienced astral projecters who fight things or experiencing a bad astral attack.
Its far more likely you got bit by an insect and if I had your experience, that is what I'd be thinking. Im sharing this other thou just in case you ever do end up with marks which there are no way to explain them.