Every one of us already has the ability to astral project. Many people astral project without being aware of it. However, it is learning to control the experience while astral projecting which is important and is what we will be discussing here.
You probably already know about the astral body and the astral plane, so we’ll jump right into techniques which can assist you in your efforts to learn how to astral project. Different people do better using different methods, so you’ll probably want to try out a few until you hit on one which gets good results for you.
One technique you can try when you’re lying in bed before you sleep follows. There are five steps to follow in this technique.
*First: Start by tensing, then relaxing every part of your body. Start with your toes and work your way up to your head. You’ll probably begin to feel heavy; this is nothing to worry about and is a sign that you’re becoming deeply relaxed.
*Second; Breathe slowly and deeply. This is something which is done while meditating. Focus on the sensation of the air moving through your lungs. Exhale as slowly as you inhale, imagining your stress floating away with each exhalation. Try not to fall asleep as you do this, though you may need to try this a few times before you can remain awake during this step.
*Third; Concentrate on the feeling of your body’s total relaxation. Think of it as a stone or a lump of earth; something which is heavy and immobile. Now refocus your attention to your astral body; think about how light it feels, weightless in fact. Close your eyes and visualize your astral body floating away on the breeze.
*Fourth ; Right now, you may experience what many people do while practicing this technique; the sensation of seeing around in your darkened room, even with your eyes closed. The room will appear to be illuminated by a purple light. If you experience this, try to focus on the ceiling.
*Fifth; Try to visualize pulling this light to your astral body. You’ll feel like you’re floating; this is your astral body floating above your physical body. Just look down and you’ll be able to see your bed with your physical body at rest below.
If you’ve been able to make it through all of these steps, you’ve done it! You can now depart on astral travels. If you can’t astral project this way, there’s another method which you can try.
This one is known as the gazing technique and it’s actually quite simple. Choose an object which you can see while you’re lying in bed and focus on it. It doesn’t matter what this object is, just make sure that it will be within your line of sight while you’re lying down.
Gaze at this object and stay focused on it. Eventually, your eyelids will become too heavy to keep open; but if you’ve succeeded you’ll still be able to see this object in front of you. Continue to gaze at it until you feel an urge to stand up. When you do, you’ll see your physical body lying in bed asleep! Don’t be alarmed; this means you’ve succeeded and can begin to astral travel.
If you aren’t immediately successful with these techniques, don’t give up. There are other ways to astral project, though any technique can take some practice. Be persistent and you will learn how to astral project before too long.
It’s not really all that important how you start to astral project. Whatever works for you is great; the important thing is to let your subconscious mind know that it’s OK for your astral body to depart to travel the astral plane and that there’s nothing to fear. One way you can get this message across to your subconscious mind is by using affirmations.
There are a lot of different methods of learning to astral project and whatever works for you is a good way to go.
Hypnosis is useful for many, since it can easily produce the deeply relaxed state needed. A guided hypnosis session is especially helpful, since you’ll have an expert to explain every step along the way.
New audio technologies called binaural beats can also help you learn to astral project. These specially designed recordings consist of slightly different frequencies played into each ear. The effect of these recordings is to place the listener into the meditative, deeply relaxed state where astral projection comes naturally.
Learning to astral project isn’t as hard as you might think. It’s a capacity which all of us have inherently. It’s just a matter of practicing and fine tuning it. After all, you were born with the ability to learn to ride a bicycle, though you had to practice it. Learning to astral project is much the same; it’s just learning to use the abilities you already possess.
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