Author: John B Keaple
Astral projection is an ability that everyone has, whether they know it or not. Many people actually do it while sleeping, they are just not aware of it. If you want to learn to astral project, what you are actually learning is how to consciously do this so you can control where you go and what you do.
Assuming you already know what your astral body is and what the astral plane is, let’s learn a few different techniques that will help you astral project. When you astral project, you experience something extremely personal. Because of this, it is very important that you learn which techniques work best for you.
The first technique is one that you can do when you are in bed and getting ready to go to sleep. This is a simple five step process.
1 – *Relax your body completely. In order to reach this deep level of relaxation, lie down comfortably, and begin with your toes. Tense them for a moment, and then consciously relax every muscle. Work your way through your body all the way up to your head. This may seem unfamiliar or uncomfortable at first, but you will get used to it. Alternatively, you may find your body feels very heavy. Either way, it is perfectly normal. Your body just isn’t used to relaxing in this manner.
2. – *Next, take deeper, slower breaths. Using a common meditation technique works for some people. Breathe in deeply, paying close attention to how it feels for the air to come into your lungs and push against your diaphragm. Exhale slowly, completely emptying your lungs. Feel how the air leaves your body as you relax. Try to stay awake through all this. What may help is to focus on the center of your forehead, in the region of the third eye.
3. – *For step three, evaluate how your body feels. Is it heavy? Imagine your body is a lump of clay that does not move easily. Now, think of your astral body it feels so light. It is weightless floating free. Close your eyes and envision your astral self. It feels so light it could float easily like bubbles or feathers carried by a breeze. The contrast is the physical body feels very heavy, while the astral body feels light as a feather.
4. – *At this stage, many people using this method say that they can see their darkened room even with their eyes closed. It may appear to be filled with purple light. If you get to this stage, start focusing your attention on the light fixture on the ceiling.
5. – *For the fifth step of this method, imagine that you are pulling the light on the ceiling toward you. This action may make you feel like you’re floating. Remember to stay conscious! The floating feeling should continue, and if you look down, you may see your physical body asleep on the bed below.
Congratulations, you have successfully astral projected yourself. You are now able to begin your astral travels. If this technique did not work for you, here is a second technique on how to astral project.
This technique is known as the gazing method. You can do this technique when you are going to bed as well. All you need is something to focus on, this can be a picture in your room, the moon outside the window, a crystal, whatever you prefer.
Once you’ve chosen your object, lie down and get comfortable. Turn your attention to the object. As you keep staring at it, your eyelids should begin to feel heavy. No matter what, keep staring at the object. While your eyes will tend to close eventually, you should still be able to see the object. While you continue to stare, you may feel the urge to sit or stand up. When you do get up, don’t be surprised if you see your physical form peacefully asleep.
Don’t get discouraged if you don’t succeed the first few times you try them. Frustration will increase your anxiety levels, which will prevent you from relaxing and being able to project astrally. If you find that neither of these two techniques work for you, don’t worry there are others that you can try.
In fact it is vital you understand that whatever tools and techniques you try, the main stumbling block to successful astral projection is actually your own subconscious mind. You need to reassure your subconscious mind that it is perfectly okay for your spiritual body to leave your physical body. One way you can do this is by using affirmations. Once your subconscious mind understands this, then you will find astral projection easy!
There are also a few other short cuts to help you astral project very rapidly. Without them it can take a long time to get into the right state of mind but if you use them it can happen very fast after your first attempt!
Hypnosis may help you achieve a relaxed state much more quickly. If you use a quality guided hypnosis session, it can also help explain how to astral project so you don’t have to worry about remembering what to do next. This lets you just follow the session and relax, increasing your chances of having a successful astral projection.
There is also a sound technology that is being developed called “binaural beats.” In this technology, different sound frequencies are played in each ear. This sends signals to your brain that quickly relaxes you into a deep meditative state, increasing the likelihood of a successful astral projection.
Remember that being able to astral project is not as difficult as most people believe it is. It is a natural ability that you were born with, and all of these tools and techniques just help you to fine tune an ability which is already there!
John B Keaple is a writer for the popular astralprojectiontravel.com site. Discover the incredible experience of astral projection and you can try it yourself when you get 29 Free how to astral project Binaural and hypnosis mp3 audios when you visit here.
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