Re: New to Astral Projection
By: ShadowCasts Mar 13, 2017
Post # 3
Start in the morning. Rather than practising astral projection at night, right before you go to sleep, start in the early morning hours when you're still feeling drowsy. Some say that it's easier to reach the necessary state of relaxation and heightened awareness around dawn. Yet it is possible to astral travel at any time so there are no hard and fast rules. it is a personal preference or simply astral traveling when we feel empowered to do it.
create the right atmosphere. Astral projection requires a state of deep relaxation, so it should be performed in a part of your home where you're completely comfortable. lie on your bed or sofa and relax your mind and body.
It's easier to perform astral projection alone than it is with someone else in the room. If you usually sleep with a partner, choose a room other than the bedroom to practice astral projection. a good time to do it is when no one else is in and make sure no one is going to walk into the room when you're in astral flight.
draw the shades or curtains and rid the room of distracting noises. Any type of interruption could disrupt the state of relaxation you need to achieve.
lie down and relax. position yourself on your back in your chosen room. Close your eyes and try to clear your mind of distracting thoughts. concentrate on your body and how it feels. the goal is to achieve a state of complete mind and body relaxation.
flex your muscles and then loosen them. Start with your toes and work your way up your body, gradually making your way to your head. make sure every muscle is completely relaxed when you are through.
Breathe deeply and exhale completely. Don't hold tension in your chest and shoulders, just relax.
focus your mind on your breathing. Don't get carried away with thoughts of outside worries, and don't get preoccupied yet with the idea of your soul projecting from your body. just let yourself sink into relaxation.
It can be helpful to use a quartz crystal to raise and speed up your vibrations as preparation. gently hold the crystal on your third eye slightly above the centre of your eyebrows with closed eyes and breathing deeply. feel the vibrations and your head clearing; you can envision golden, white, purple or any colour light if you like. during the meditation and astral travelling you can hold the crystal in your hand or place it on your chest or abdomen. the crystal will empower and protect you because of it's high vibrations; negative energies have lower vibrations.
reach a hypnotic state. This hypnotic state is normally known as the hypnagogic state. Let your body and mind approach sleep, but don't completely lose consciousness. being at the edge of wakefulness and sleep, a hypnotic state, is necessary for astral projection to occur. reach this state using the following method:
Keeping your eyes closed, let your mind wander to a part of your body, such as your hand, foot or a single toe.
focus on the body part until you can visualize it perfectly, even with your eyes closed. continue focusing until all other thoughts fall away.
use your mind to flex your body part, but do not physically move it. Visualize your toes curling and uncurling, or your fingers clenching and unclenching, until it seems as though they are physically moving.
broaden your focus to the rest of your body. move your legs, your arms, and your head using only your mind. keep your focus steady until you're able to move your whole body in your mind alone.
enter into a state of vibration. many report feeling vibrations, which come in waves at different frequencies, as the soul prepares to leave the body. don't be afraid of the vibrations, since the presence of fear might cause you to leave your meditative state; instead, succumb to the vibrations as your soul prepares to leave your body.
use your mind to move your soul from your body. imagine in your mind the room in which you are lying. move your body in your mind to stand up. Look around yourself. get up off the bed and walk across the room, then turn around and look at your body on the bed.
Your obe is successful if you feel as though you are gazing upon your body from across the room, and that your conscious self is now separate from your body.
it takes a lot of practice to get to this point for some people, though for others it comes as naturally as breathing. either way it is possible for everyone if it is desired and practised enough! if you have trouble completely lifting your soul from your body, try lifting just a hand or a leg at first. Keep practising until you're able to move across the room.
return to your body. your soul always remains connected to your body with an invisible force, sometimes referred to as a "silver cord." let the force guide your soul back to your body. re-enter your body. move your fingers and toes - physically, not just in your mind - and let yourself regain full consciousness.
confirm that you are projecting your soul from your body. once you have mastered the act of projecting your soul from your body in the same room, you will want to confirm that you were indeed in two separate planes.
next time you practice the astral projection, don't turn around to look at your body. Instead, leave the room and walk into another room in the house.
examine an object in the other room, something that you had never noticed before in the physical sense. make a mental note of its color, shape and size, paying attention to as many details as possible.
return to your body. physically go into the room you previously projected yourself into. Walk to the article you examined during the astral travel. Can you confirm the details you noted when you explored the object with your mind?
You can start right now to study it in deepth. Yes, I can share some tips. :)
Do not get afected by what others say. Many say "Astral Projection is extremely difficult and will take years or months to acomplish." This is wrong; firstly AP is how you want it to be. If you want it to be difficult it will; if you have possitive mood and don't give up it will be easy. Every one is different, do not care about what others say.
It's a very useful tip to start in the morning. When I started to practise AP I did it before sleeping at nights, I felt asleep. You essentially meditate to get there, but if you are tired meditation will make you relaxed and it will be hard to stay awake. Then, you may be negative; so try it in the morning. You could wake up after 4-6 hours of sleep.
This may seem hard as well, but it's until you wake up. When you're sleeping and wake up, your mind doesn't work, it may seem hard to get up no matter how much you want it; but you will not realize it that moment and you may regret it later. It has happened a lot of times to me and I regret it.
You could write on a paper your goals and have it in front of your bed, so to see it. It gives great strength... Write something like, "Getting up after 4-6 hours of sleep and performing Astral Projection." Do not understimate it trust me and please do not get so desperate in order to try it out of your hopelessness...
I analyzed this is a lot because indeed it can be of great help. Let me tell you my personal experience and how it has helped me... After taking a break from Astral Projection for a year, I am back in. In that year, I achieved trance very few times consiously; they were hardly more than five, or three. So, after a year I woke up on morning and tried to meditate to get in a trance and I succeeded. I was amazingly shocked.
The other tip is, lay down and focus on your breathing. Although before, I'd do some meditation to get the energy flowing. When eneegy flows you are possitive and more relaxed. You may not deal with other problems as well, after the trance state...
As usual, do not blame yourself or get frustrated if thoughts come into your mind; it is natural and you may find it relaxes you more...
Resist any urge to move or scratch something, but if it is too urgent do it. And do it again; you'll get so bored you won't feel them anymore. Usually you will want to move because you may have too much energy, so try it when you're a little relaxed; this is so they say wake up after 4-6 hours of sleep and not after a full sleep.
You may have some music on if you'd like, relaxing music though, not necessarily binaural beats. I have found many times that binaural beats distruct my focus. I started to have in program relaxing flute music.
There are many ways for getting in a trance state, I advise you to search and find the one that matches you. Here's what I do personally: I start to focus on my breathing but after a while I will get distracted by thoughts; when I realize it I will focus in my breathing again. When my mind slils away and I understand it, it relaxes me. I never got in trance by focusing constany on my breathing; I just let my thoughts flow freely and then i achieve trance.
There are many techniques to seperate, again I advise you to search and see what fits you.
Lastly, see the idea that you seperate your soul from your body as an ally, as a friend and not as a challenge. If you take it too challenging it may doesn't let you relax enough.
And remember that in each try, you make progress. No matter if you fall asleep, no matter if you move or scratch, you're makig progress. You're putting your will and focus into work and you get familiar with the experience; the more familiar you are the less difficult everything will be.
Re: New to Astral Projection
By: Blue_element / Beginner Apr 19, 2017
Post # 7
Astral Projection has much to do with meditation and visualization, it would be best to study the basics and practicing them before attempting to do astral projection. Make sure you have a goal when doing astral projection, it would help with your practice.
Re: New to Astral Projection
By: Artindark Moderator / Knowledgeable Apr 27, 2017
Post # 8
This one might sound as a very strange tip, but it just worked for me last time. Read subject related books before going to sleep or immediately before felling asleep. Having written that, I should mention that I was not trying to Astral Project whatsoever. I just decided to return to my scholarly studies on the subject. I have in my library a hardback book called "Astral Travel for Beginners" by Richard Webster. It is very easy read. I have read it before few years ago, but decided to sit and read it before going to sleep to just recap. I must have been reading page number 15, when I felt sleepy. I was at the very beginning of the book and still not any near to the section with the techniques. After I have fallen asleep, it just happened. I tend to usually see what I call my "dreaming body" or parts of it. It simply looks as your normal body and it feels like that for the most part, but then you just leave it behind. I left it under the form of a mist. I did not even realise immediately that what I left was not my physical body, but my dream one. It downed on me later as I left it as a mist. Then I just fell down and back in my physical body because the realisation hit me and because I did not like the place I went to. Again, I did not use any technique and I was not intending to do it. It just happened after I read a bit of the book. I guess reading before sleep somehow preps you for the experience, but I am not sure by what exact pathway. I am also not sure that this will work for everyone at every time. I guess it will work the best for people, who are impressionable and can go easy in self-hypnosis state or any other altered state of mind/consciousness.