**This is an Article from operation meditation.com wrote by Operaton-Meditation**
Astral projection is another term for what is commonly referred to as an out of body experience. It can take place whilst awake and whilst lucid dreaming. An astral projection is where the conscious mind leaves the physical earthly body and enters into a parallel dimension. It is an entering of the consciousness. People are able to experience their true being. If you are a beginner, follow these simple steps to learn how to astral project.
Ensure that you are in good health and feeling full of energy before you begin to try; the amount of energy you have will determine your ability to project out of your body, how long you can stay outside of your physical body and which frequency you can reach during your projection.
You must be able to enter a complete state of relaxation. Work your way up, or down, your body, consciously relaxing each group of muscles. Release all tension and feel your body becoming looser and lighter. Relax your mind. Feel calm and peaceful and let any distracting thoughts just fade in and out. Focus on your breathing, feeling the breath enter your body, then slowly leave your body. Meditation is a fantastic way to fully relax your body, calm your mind, and prepare you physically and mentally for a projection.
3. Try Different Methods
Everybody has the ability to be able to astral project, but most people do not have the awareness, belief or understanding to actually do so. There are different ways to project.
Some people imagine pulling on, and climbing up, a rope; your ?inner body? is tugged out of your ?physical body? as you climb further and further up the rope. Ignore all other feelings and focus solely on moving higher and higher up the rope. You must be relaxed when you do this. As you climb higher you will feel yourself start to vibrate. Continue and you will leave your body below, finding yourself hovering above.
Other people use visualisation techniques in the beginning to help them learn how to astral project. Having relaxed your body fully, visualise yourself floating out of your body. Believe this will happen, intensely invoke the feelings of this happening. Vibrations will start. Continue imagining yourself floating free from your physical body until you do in fact float out of it.
Another method is to imagine a fixed and immoveable object. See this in your mind and imagine reaching out and holding onto this object, using it to pull yourself free from your body. As your pull becomes stronger you should feel yourself moving nearer and nearer to the object, until eventually you reach it and are outside of your body.
Binaural beats can help even the most obstinate minds to astral project. These sounds affect the frequency of brain waves and can assist with astral projection. They must be listened to using headphones, as different sounds are sent through each ear to target the different sides of the brain.
5. Have no Fear
Fear of leaving your body can be a major reason why you find that you cannot. You must let go of all fear. Whilst in projection, the astral body and the flesh and blood body are linked by an energy flow, often referred to as the silver cord. You are completely safe and cannot lose your way.
Also, during the projection process, a partial paralysis happens. Beginners should not be afraid of this.
6.Try Different Times
There is no set time of day that is better to astral project, although most people prefer to project last thing at night or first thing in the morning. As a beginner, be aware that putting yourself into a deep state of relaxation last thing at night could possibly send you to sleep, and thus make you incapable of performing a projection that time.
It is possible that an astral projection may happen spontaneously. For the majority of people though, they must intentionally try to project themselves. Vibration levels are increased to allow people to consciously explore different realms.
Projection can last anything from a few seconds to a couple of hours. Eventually though, the consciousness must return to the body it left behind. To re-enter your body, focus on your core and imagine yourself being pulled back inside. When your two selves merge again, you will probably feel a bit dizzy. This is completely normal, and after a few moments you will return to normal.