It was late 1983. I had gone to bed and was practicing holding myself gently aware in the head while falling asleep. On this occasion I noticed the body’s breathing through the loose lips with air going in and out. The body was on its side with the head near the edge of the pillow and I noticed the head slide slightly forward off the pillow towards the edge of the bed. I had remained observant and conscious in my head, although the body seemed to be falling into sleep.
Then right before my mind’s eye I saw a vivid image, as drawn below. Except the image was set on a black background with stars as if in space, and the image I saw was more vibrant. The image had the same words written on it as I have written here. It lasted several seconds and seemed to imprint itself quite markedly into my mind. Still to this day, thirty years later, I can see it most clearly.