I did exactly as she said and I began to feel vibrations in my body. I created a floating sensation and I began to float from my bed. I stood up and opened my eyes and to my excitement I could see my body behind me and some chord made of light attached me to my body. I was so light and very transparent.

I floated to the kitchen and began to explore my flat from a whole new angle. I felt very happy and free. I yelled at the top of my voice and no one heard me. I then flew high into the sky somewhere in the clouds. I began to explore my town from the sky. I looked at my favourite mall and I could see the popular playground. Just then, I felt a cold finger tap my shoulder. I was prepared to zoom back into my body at lightning speed. I turned around and saw a wonderful being — a tall bare footed muscular man wearing a scarlet robe; he had huge white wings and a crown on his head.

“Hi, what brings you here?” he asked.

His voice was so light, airy and friendly. Although, I was baffled by the question he asked.

“I’m sorry, what? What do you mean?” I asked. I was very frightened.

“Pardon me, where are my manners. My name is Bee…Bee…Bee,” he stammered.

“Hello? Are you okay?” I asked with a puzzled look on my face. I began to sense that something was fishy.

“I’m sorry, my name is Beelzebub and I am a prince, prince of the astral realm to be exact. You are in my turf; I do have a place where I reside; my kingdom. Would you like to see it?” he asked.

After a few seconds of brief thinking, I agreed even though I felt I wasn’t fully safe. Beelzebub took my hand; it was very soft like liver. And together we flew higher into the skies until we arrived at a gloomy gate made of thorns and thistles. Beelzebub gently tapped it and the gate opened. He entered and I stood there reluctantly, waiting, asking myself whether I should stay or go. Then he smiled at me. It was one of those smiles that said, ‘Come with me, it’s totally safe’. I looked at him, smiled back and hovered in. As quick as a nanosecond, the gate closed up and disappeared.

“Welcome to my Kingdom, I call it Lleh,” he enthusiastically said.

I looked around and I saw that everything was red, but in different shades. The water was red, the flowers where red, even the clouds were red. The inhabitants of Lleh were red, this was red that was red; everything was just red. Beelzebub showed me around and I met his servant — a three eyed bipedal crocodile wearing a tuxedo. I was extremely frightened and I began sweating, but Beelzebub calmed me down. Soon he introduced me to the crocodile.

“Nephilim meet Lami. Lami, Nephilim,” he said.

I was stunned. I mean, how did he know my name? I didn’t tell him my name. Beelzebub then told me he knows all who come in the astral realm. Nephilim and I talked for hours. We were getting along quite well. The three of us played a game of hide and seek and I won very easily. Nephilim was hiding behind some shrubs and so was Beelzebub.

I stayed in the astral realm for a very long time. I asked Beelzebub to open the gate because I felt the need to go home. He opened the gate and I bid him farewell. I followed my chord back to my body. Upon arriving, I closed my eyes and took a deep breath, imagined myself in my body and I was back.

My joints were stiff as a board. Dawn was breaking and soon it was morning. I kept on wondering if it was all a dream or whether I actually astral projected.


Tell us: Who do you think Beelzebub is and do you trust him?