Excellent reply MtnGoat! Dr. Michio Kaku explained it in this short video clip as well. I believe this to be true as well and am actually shocked by the amount of people that do practice Astral travel, that have opposite views to this. My 3rd goal with this practice in general has always been to "remember" what I once knew and fulfill my true purpose. We that practice often, come together on Forums like this because we are like minded. We seem to have different goals and value different things more than the average Human does. I have always felt that we are either in training to become part of the "structure" over there or we already were and we decided to volunteer to be part of this "Human" experiment here. My downloads seem to push me further. After one of them, I seem to know more. I feel different as well. I know you say that the "downloads" can come in all forms and either be information, programming or "other" things. I don't get the conscious meaning immediately, but I do get the "message" at some level. I feel that some of them have to do with a "frequency" shift as well. Sometimes they can be hard on the physical body and take a while to balance or acclimate to. Lately my LDs have been consumed by a "bully" from my early years. He was a terror and he terrorized everyone around him. He also saw me as competition, so that made it even worse for me. He constantly returns and I am baffled at his continued reappearance. I forgave him years ago. In my Dreams I have blasted him, attempted to help him see what he was doing to others, forgave him, all kinds of things. But still he returns. It's almost like he has now become some kind of DT (Dream Trigger) that instantly helps me to become aware. The problem is, I keep awaking angry. He reappears in my Dreams more than anyone I know here in the this physical realm, even MJ, my love.