Astral traveling (astral projection) or out-of-body-experience (OBE) is a process through which our consciousness leaves our physical body and is free to travel anywhere, unrestricted by our normal physical boundaries. People often experience this state during illness or when involved in a near death experience, but it is also possible to practice astral traveling at will.
We all have two bodies: a physical body that we use during our waking time, and an astral body that projects out of the physical practically every night (except we are not conscious of the fact so we never remember this in the morning). Our consciousness holds no limits, it is designed for exploration and we as humans possess an astral body to do exactly that. So by projecting your awareness to a different place in time, you’re able to have an out of body experience and visit places beyond your wildest dreams.
I believe that we are born on this physical world with some specific purpose. Everyone has his/her own purpose to fulfill during the live. The problem is, as we grow older, we forget why we are here. People are wandering through life aimlessly, wasting their lives. It’s possible to use Astral Traveling as one of the ways to help us realize/remember why we are here. That is one the reasons why every one of us should learn the art of Astral Traveling – to receive positive direction to our lives…
Few Myths About Astral Traveling
Many people fear that they won’t be able to get back to physical body. The truth is – you always will get back. It’s more difficult to actually maintain astral projection, than get out of it. Our astral body leaves physical body every night while we are sleeping, we are just not conscious about it. Your astral body is connected to physical body by a silver cord and it only breaks when you die.
It could take several years to achieve a conscious astral projection. No one can guarantee how long it may take, since we all are different. Some may achieve OBE in the first try, for some it may take several years. There even are people with natural talent who experience often conscious astral travels without even trying. But the average time for people to experience first conscious travel is about 20 – 30 days, if tried consistently.
It is possible to get possessed during astral projection. Since your astral and physical body is connected by silver cord, no one else can enter your body. Conscious astral traveling is the same regular process you experience every night while you are sleeping, only this time you are aware of this. And you can’t get possessed while sleeping at night, do you?
My first astral traveling experience
I want to use my opportunity to share my first astral traveling experience with you guys. In my About Me page I have mentioned my first OBE that happened to me unknowingly. But now I am going to tell about my first astral travel I managed to experience by purpose.
I was trying to astral project for around month when it happened. Back then I was experimenting a lot to find best method for me. I had my day off so I decided to try astral project in the morning (many books and guides recommend to try astral projection in the morning, while you are drowsy so I was experimenting at nights before sleep and sometimes in the mornings). I had my alarm set on 6am to wake up early. Once I was woken up, it was time to perform The Rope Technique (so far this is the best method I know that works for me, but we are different and it may not work for you so keep in mind – you will have to experiment to find out best method for you and it may take few weeks or even months). I already was sleepy and relaxed so I didn’t spent much time on preparing.
And then it happened… It started with sleep paralysis, my body got stiff and I couldn’t move. My breathing got really slow and for a moment I got scared that something bad is happening to me. The next moment it became very cold and suddenly I was freezing. I started to shake and some strange noise appeared in my head. It all happened for a while and I was unable to do anything or stop it. And then, after this unpleasant state I was separated from my physical body! I felt light as feather. The problem was, I couldn’t get up from the bed – there was nothing to grab on with my astral arms. I started to roll to both sides and eventually I got out from my physical body. I was out of my body and I was conscious about that. It was so amazing!!
I was just standing there stunned and looking around. There were so many thoughts running through my head that I didn’t even know what to do first. So I went out of my room to the kitchen and then trough hallway to the street. Everything out there seemed so beautiful. The sun was starting to rise and I couldn’t move my eyes away from the sky. And than I did remember tip from several guides to keep first OBE short, because it’s possible to forget long astral travels if you aren’t experienced enough. So I went back to bedroom, made some last look around and then tried to float back into my physical body. Suddenly everything went black, I had feeling that I am falling and I woke up.
Beings You Will Find In Astral World
After mastering the art of astral projection, you will start to travel more further from your starting point (physical body) and eventually you will run on other life forms of the astral world. There will be various energetic life forms out there with wide variety of illusory forms. Some of them will have low intelligence level and they will act like insects and animals do in physical world. And some of them will have high intelligence level and sometimes it will be possible to make contact with them.
Most of these beings have their own agendas and they don’t like to be bothered. Most likely they will ignore you because they have more important things to do. You may compare this with our physical world – if you will try to approach random strangers on the street, most of them will try to ignore you.
Sometimes you will meet other projections like yourself. Most of them will be dreaming or sleepwalking and won’t even notice your presence. They probably will not have any memories of their physical existence and will act as if they are a part of astral world.
At first these beings may seem a bit scary. If you worry about safety, the best thing to do is – mind your own business and don’t approach other beings unless you are invited to. If some of them approach you first, be polite and friendly. Remember – no actual harm can be done to you, if you don’t want to. If you feel uncomfortable, think about your physical body, travel to it and stop astral travel.
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