Astral Projection–The Steps to Successful Astral Travel
For centuries, people have been seeking travel on the astral plane in search of spiritual enlightenment, healing, and growth on an entirely new level. During astral projection, the astral body separates from the physical one and travels on the astral plane. Although there is some dispute as to the existence of the phenomenon based on the lack of concrete evidence, cultures have practiced it and believed in it for thousands of years. If you have an interest in astral projection, it can be achieved with practice. Although it can take time and practice, astral travel can be a rewarding experience.
How to Get Started
Before you can successfully astral project, you need to create a safe and comfortable setting. Make sure you can sleep with no distractions and that your room is warm enough for you to remain comfortable during astral projection. Since it can take time to succeed, patience will also be necessary as you endeavor to astral project. Meditation is a helpful practice when attempting to astral project and is useful in preparing the astral body for travel. Many believe that diet can play a role in success in out or body experiences, including astral projection. The key is to find what works for you, which will take some trial and error.
Before you attempt astral projection for the first time, it’s also important that you gain an understanding of the process.
You’ll want to be clear about your goals, so that you can make sure your reasons for astral projection are clear. With clear goals, your chances of success are much higher. Just like traveling with the physical body, you’ll want to know where you’d like your astral body to go when it travels. Are you interested in traveling to a certain place? Do you want to go to another time? Because you will be traveling with your astral body, the same rules that govern the physical body will not apply. The laws of gravity, space, and time can be ignored when traveling the astral plane.
The Final Steps to Astral Travel
When you’re ready to attempt to astral project, you’ll need to relax your body and mind. This is when meditation can prove helpful, as it will help your mind calm down in preparation for the journey ahead. Many use binaural beats or other sounds to aid in relaxation, but the most important thing is to feel completely safe and relaxed in your space before you attempt to travel the astral plane. When you’re ready, lie down and take a few deep breaths in order to deepen your state of relaxation. Use visualization to see your astral body leave the physical one. Visualization is an important part of success and many use the method to deepen relaxation or separation. Often, spinning visualization is used as a way of enhancing the physical sensation that comes with projecting.
After using visualization for a while, your body will fall asleep while your mind is still awake. This is called sleep paralysis. During sleep paralysis, which can be a frightening experience, your body will be completely paralyzed. This stage can take a while to get past and it will take practice to become accustomed to the feeling of being paralyzed. Once you succeed in the sleep paralysis stage, you will be able to see through your eyelids to the room around you. You can control the direction in which you look as well as the way you breathe throughout the stage.
Separating From Your Body
The sleep paralysis stage will last about 2 to 3 minutes. At this point, you will be able to leave your physical body. Your astral body will become loose and light, eventually drifting away from your physical body. Now you can sit up and look back at your physical body. You have successfully begun astral travel at this point and can go on the journey. You should be able to feel your limbs, fingers, and body as you travel, but won’t be able to see it. Many report seeing sparks or light where their astral body is as they travel, but the experience is different for everyone. One thing to remember is that there is no danger of failing to return to the physical body. With practice, your astral body will be able to travel to new places and experience new things. Astral projection allows you to fulfill dreams and see things in an entirely new way.