This happened many years ago but the memory of it will never leave me.
I remember that I wasn't really tired but decided to take a cat nap. It was the middle of the afternoon and as I recall I didn't have anything pressing that needed to be done.
I laid down on my upstairs couch planning only to restore my energy. It didn't take long before I started feeling light as a feather. A moment later I started to lift out of my body. I had astral traveled before but that usually occurred while I was asleep or just before I was totally awake in the morning. This was different, I was wide awake.
I was so surprised that I started to wave one of my free arms under my back to see if I could still feel the couch underneath of me? It wasn't there. I noticed the fibers of the wood as I passed through the ceiling of the house and continued to travel upward at a what felt like a tremendous speed.
When I stopped rising I was in front of what I can only partially explain as a cloud. It was bright and yet dull at the same time. And then simultaneously I was aware of a voice in my head or spirit that said, "If you love me take my hand!" And I was aware of what appeared to be a hand extending from this cloud. I didn't hesitate, I grasped the hand almost as fast as the voice finished its message. I had absolutely no fear of this entity.
As soon as I grabbed the hand there was a pop and a kind of flash and I found myself once again in my physical body lying on the couch. I spent the rest of the day contemplating what and why this Angelic being was so interested in wanting my confirmation that I loved it's presence?
I still think about it often, but I've felt protected against any darkness ever since!