In general most people at some time or another in their lives have heard about astral projection. They may have learned about it from a book, movie, or a friend that is into it.
There are however, only a few people in the world who realize that astral projection is not only real but is something that is a natural ability that everyone possesses. Many people have already experienced astral projection by the time they reach adulthood at least once and in some cases, they experience it regularly without even knowing or being aware of the experience.
There are a few ways that you can tell if you have already had an astral experience and more than a few ways to learn how to astral project however to look into either of these it is important to understand exactly what astral projection is. It is a natural reflex of the body, and occurs at night when you are sleeping.
When you are sleeping and your physical mind is at rest, your subconscious mind comes to the forefront. When this happens, a person is able to astral project. Many people just don't remember doing it.
While you are projecting, you can go anywhere you want to go. You should try recalling your childhood; you may be able to remember being able to do this after you went to sleep. Over time, you may have forgotten. When it involves astral projection there is no such thing as time or distance. You can go anywhere, since while asleep your physical body is at rest and your astral body travels.
The next obvious question is, 'What is the astral body?' The astral body is an invisible duplicate of your body, also known as an ethereal body. This body is the heart of our emotions and desires. So, why doesn't the astral body stray and not return? It turns out that the astral body is actually connected to the physical body through a silver cord.
This connection is there from your birth until your death. The silver cord keeps your astral and physical bodies inextricably linked for your entire life.
Where is it that your astral body goes in its travels? Your astral body goes to the astral plane, a non-physical duplicate of the physical universe. The astral plane is thought to operate at a different frequency than our own, some saying that it is an alternate universe. Most agree that the astral plane is not a single monolithic place, however.
Are there any dangers associated with astral projection? Yes and no - you should be careful in your astral travels just as you would when going somewhere with your physical body. Generally speaking though, your astral body can sense danger and return to your physical body without suffering any harm. You should however decide where you want to go before projecting to keep the experience as safe as possible. Let me caution you here, if your mind is in a dark place or not right then it becomes dangerous to astral project. If you are taking drugs or drinking alcohol it is not wise to astral project because you could wind up in some bad places. The lower levels of the astral plane contain the places that are bad.
You should know where you want to go and only astral project when you are in the proper frame of mind to do so. You want to have control over where your astral body goes and what it does.
With the correct preparation astral projection can be done by you quickly.
Several professionals can be found to assist you in learning various techniques so that you get to the point where you have better control so that you have a gratifying experience, but on this note people usually rather be in their own house while doing astral projection.
The Internet is one of the largest repositories of information available on astral projection. There are hypnotic recordings available and there are also a number of books all of which describe the techniques, what to expect and different ways of dealing with what you discover.
This type of recording will help you fully relax and will take you through the necessary stages. The advantage of a recording over a professional session is that you can play the recording multiple times until your subconscious receives the message that it is okay for the astral body to leave the physical body.
The use of sound technology can also be helpful in being able to reach a level of relaxation that is conductive to being able to engage in astral projection. One such technology is known as binaural beats. This technology works by alternating sound between both ears and using a variety of frequencies. This method is designed to place the body into a state of deep meditative relaxation, which is the best for astral projection.
Don't get frustrated if you are not able to successfully astral project the first time or even the second or third time. This is something that you must practice.
It is not an ability that you need to acquire, since we are all able to do it. It's just that many of us have forgotten how and need to hone our natural skill through practice.
Still need to be convinced? When did you last dream you were flying and then felt as though you were falling? As the astral body, moves through the astral plane it, feels like flying. The sensation of falling comes when the astral body comes back into the physical body.
Astral projection is a real ability that everyone has, everyone can use and all it needs is a bit of fine-tuning in order to be able to do it at will.
William Mimms -
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