Many people who are learning to astral project report the experience of intense vibrations, in the form of sound as well as physical, bodily sensations. Often these vibrations signal the shift from physically-based consciousness to astral consciousness, and cause us to feel panic, or a sense of uncomfortable uncertainty about what is happening.
It is important to realize that this most likely happens to everyone who tries astral projection, and becomes a more comfortable and understandable experience as time goes by. In this article, we will discuss a couple ways of working through the more difficult aspects of this stage, and seeing it as just another unknown we need to overcome, as happens often in life.
The Law of Vibration
According to many ancient systems as well as modern quantum physics, we know that everything moves, that everything is constantly in a state of vibration, and that there is nothing that has ever existed in nature which was in a state of stillness. Understanding how vibrations work and how we can use them to our advantage is enlightening, and especially in dealing with this stage of astral projection.
If we understand that our body is always vibrating, and that when we reach the vibration stage of astral projection, we can allow ourselves to vibrate in sync, or in harmony with, the vibrations we are feeling all around and within us. We need to remember to allow our natural vibrations to shift to agree with the vibrations we feel, and to get more comfortable with this sensation.
One useful tool is to have a mantra to say to oneself throughout the experience. Mantras are prayers and verses, usually spoken or repeated in the mind of the yogic or meditative practitioner. Mantras help to align our concentration to our breath, as well as our will. Some common mantras are “om mani padme om” (the jewel in the lotus) and “om asado ma sad gamaya” (from ignorance, lead me to truth). Keeping your mind focused on the present is easier when using a mantra, and also has a rhythmic, soothing effect on the mind and body.
Another useful tool is practicing going to sleep with binaural beats. These duo-tone vibrations can be found many places on the internet, and they can facilitate the shift from a waking, to a daydreaming, to a sleeping state, or from the beta to the theta frequency. Or they can work in other direction. The idea is that the two tones, heard on stereo headphones, create a third tone within your brain, which is the same as the frequency in Hz desired.
Utilizing this practice has helped me to better understand the transition between states and some of the vibratory elements of those transitions. If we remember that everything is in a state of vibration, it is easier to feel comfortable with these transitions.
Another way is to practice feeling the course of energy through your body, through the different channels, energy centers, chakras, and parts of your body. Many people suffer from rigidity in many parts of their body which make certain kinds of energy very uncomfortable, as it becomes damned up within. We can alleviate this by being aware of places in our body where we resist relaxation, sensation, stimulation, or experience of pleasure. There are many forms of body work such as yoga and tai chi which can help in this direction, as well as meditative practices focusing on relaxation and forms of massage.
Working with a stabilizing, grounding, vibratory force like a mantra is a powerful way to approach the vibration stage of astral projection, as are working with binaural beats, and doing energy work with the body. Nothing is denied anyone in their inner explorations, but at times there are things holding us back, and these may be for our benefit, in ways that we will come to understand in the future. Like as children or young adults we grew into our bodies, we will become more and more accustomed to the states encountered in astral projection by these and many other methods. All we need is mindfulness, courage, and direction.
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