How To Astral Projection
Of the many psychic-spiritual phenomena that you can immerse yourself in, how to astral projection is probably one of the most interesting, exciting and mysterious fields you can get into. Not only will it lead you to experience travelling to places you never thought possible, it also has positive effects on both your spiritual and mental well being.
Astral projection, also associated with out of body experience, is the ability to leave your body. This is practiced at night, when everyone can leave his or her body to perform astral travel. But before they do leave, they have to put the physical mind to sleep. This is because when the physical mind is asleep, the subconscious takes over, making astral travel possible.
Yes in reality, how to astral projection is already an innate knowledge and can be done by anyone. In fact, you are probably already doing it by yourself—you are probably not just aware that you are doing it! If you remember dreaming vividly about being in far off places like a historical landmark or in another country, then you have most probably done astral projection already. All that is needed now is for you to learn how to be able to tap the ability when you feel you want to.
There are many techniques you can use to learn how to astral projection. You can opt to be under spiritual guides when you are a first timer or when you feel like you need someone else more experienced to help you learn the ropes better. You can also choose to buy starting kits and books available in bookstores or in new age shops.
One of the basic how to astral projection techniques within astral projection you can use is the rope technique. It was developed by Robert Bruce, and is recognized as one of the easier techniques because it works fast and is easier to understand. The technique involves practicing with a visual cue, like a ribbon, pinned above you until your mind is used to having the ribbon in a mental picture. In other words, you make a mental picture in your mind, a picture of a ribbon hanging down close to your head. You can see the ribbon with your mind when your eyes are closed. You can then use the image as a guide to where the imaginary rope is, making it easier for your imaginary “soul” hands to climb the mental rope and out of the body.
Another technique, the lift or roll out technique is probably the most popular one around. This will also give an etheric projection. As with other techniques described, the lift technique first calls for an exercise to reach a deep level of relaxation. It is then followed by a focused visualization of you floating out of your body. A variation of this is the roll out technique, which is very similar, except that instead of imagining that you are floating up, you will see yourself rolling sideways out of your body—gently at first, until it arrives to the point when you are actually free of your physical body.
The important thing in these exercises is to relax, concentrate and ignore any other sensation you may feel. Any break in concentration will hinder your progress, therefore you have to focus on only the technique taught in your chosen learning on how to perform astral projection. However, you must also do this in a relaxed manner, as stress can also break mental focus. Also ignore any vibrations you may feel, as this is a natural reaction wherein your energy is flowing through your chakras in response to the pressure.
Putting it all together, a four-step guide on astral projection how to.
Now if we try to put all this into practice and make a brief step by step how to do astral projection guide from the above principles, this is how it would go:
Step 1: Get organised. This varies among individuals, but for most people, morning is the best time. You are generally rested after your nights sleep and less likely to fall asleep during your efforts. Prepare the environment so as not to get disturbed or distracted. Turn off anything that might make noise and disturb you such as television, radio, clocks, etc. Turn off your mobile phone too. If there are other people in the house or nearby, ask them to not disturb you for a while.
Step 2: Practice meditation. Here you try to clear your mind of thoughts and reach the deep meditation stage called the theta stage. People use various different techniques here, such as audio tones like binaural beats. Others try focusing on a black hole or perhaps the back of their head. Eventually you reach the destination stage where your body is asleep but your mind is awake, called the hypnagogic stage.
Step 3: Pull away. Now we pull out from our physical body, perhaps using the methods mentioned above such as the rope trick or the sideways roll. Your mind can now take you wherever you wish to go, regardless of time or place.
Step 4: Let go. Any fears and inhibitions have to be overcome and let go of. You have to ignore all other sensations or else they will hinder your progress. You must not worry about being able to return to your own body, this will naturally occur.
Hopefully the methods above will help you to get started on how to learn astral projection. Don’t forget that few people are successful with these skills, even though anyone can do it. Hopefully your how to astral projection attempts will succeed, and you will manage to reach the stage of being able to explore, and have some great adventures.
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