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|Have you had an astral projection expereince? What was your expereince, and what do you think astral projection is? Feel free to make any comments about astral projection that you would like to offer. If you have questions, ask and see what others say either about astral projection itself, or your expereince.|
|I recently had my first astral projection. I am sooooo excited! Wow! I was actually meditating on something else entirely when it just happened! It seemed like suddenly I pushed up through some kind of membrane and had a thousand dreams all at once and then I was free! I found myself hovering over the town. It was around sunset time, and the only thing I could think of to do was go for the sun. It was sort of automatic. I don't know if I decided that, I just started zooming toward the light. Since I was in Key West when this happened, I ended up zooming out over the ocean, just going for it. I was just so excited that I was doing this, and the speed that I was travelling was really fast. |
The guided meditation was still going on in the background, but the words were unclear. I was actually using the rythym of the voice to travel on somehow, though. Then suddenly there were two really high guides on either side of me and each of them gently caught me by the elbows and turned me around and headed me back to Key West. I think they were laughing a little becuase I was such a beginner and took off like a toddler who suddenly discovered the art of running. They brought me back to my body and I dropped back into my body right in time for the end of the half hour meditation I was listening to. It didn't seem like I was gone for a half hour though. It seemed like I was only gone for a couple minutes, it seemed so short, and I was really bummed that it was over so soon! I felt like I had just gotten started and there was so much to explore!
I would really like to hear about anybody else's astral projection expereinces if you want ot share them. I also really want to learn how to do this on a regular basis so any pointers would be greatly appreciated!
|that does sound so interesting, I too would like to experience astral projection. Does it come at random or one has to work on it? |
Location: Arcata, CA
|I discovered that astral projection does take a bit of work and focus. Then it takes lots of meditation. The work is mostly re-training your mind to believe that it is possible, healing and finding peace with the past. I found that I had to do a lot of inner healing before it was possible to have OBEs , as if there was a safeguard about getting into the astral worlds, where there can be a lot of fearful and disturbing expereinces if one is not healed from deep wounds and issues. After a certain amount of inner healing is done and mastery over physical life is somewhat in hand, then astral projection occurs naturally as if it is a logical next step in the spiritual path. |
As far as the actual techniques for astral projection, of which there are several you can practice, you get lots of info on those in the astral projection course in the Master's degree curriculum at UMS. A good one to start with, however, is in meditation to simply become aware of your astral body that is inside your physical body. See if you can find a light, floating "double." That's where it all starts. Then start stretching it around a little, like elongating the feet or the head. I found it easiest to slip out through the feet or the head like sliding, or rolling over onto my side out of the body, rather than trying to rise above the bed straight up toward the ceiling. Also, make sure you are not near electrical outlets, this seems to interfere.
When your projection is about to begin, you might feel a huge (or not so huge) vibration, as if you are being electrocuted or something (after some practice that goes away) so just go with it and don't be alarmed. Looking for that "vibration" feeling is also a great starter technigue for finding the astral "double" inside your physical form.
Anyway, just a couple of suggestions!
|My experiences with astral projection have always occured directly after becoming lucid in a dream. I immediately begin traveling at very high rates of speed, and visit different places. Anyone else have this experience?|
|yes I have traveled in my sleep to places. One of them was australia to visit a frineds house which i had no idea what it looked like. when I described the surrounding and the details to my australian friend she confirmed the accuracy. the other place was jeruslim. I always wanted to visit the holy grounds and one night I was touring jeruslim. the other strange think is when I first wanted to drive. I learned most of my driving in my dream. so if that is called astral travel then I have experienced it. I also remember one night when I wanted to to induce astral travel as i was laying in my bed and meditating my body started to vibrate, but before i take off I decided to use the bathroom, when i came back I couldn't induce it again. |
but I am also afraid somehow of what i might encouter, I guess there is a fear factor.
|I have expereinced that vibration thing too, as if there is some sort of electical "glue" that keeps us in our body, and when we try to leave for an astral journey, we pull the plug so to speak, and there is electrical resistance to the separation because there is a magnetic pull to keep the spirit in the body or it would float away and the expereince of human life (and forgetfulness) would be impossible. I felt a big fear when that vibration started too and botched many potential astral projections because I would catch my breath and balk. I end up moving or having to go to the bathroom and then I lose the possibility! That having to go to the bathroom right before take off thing has happened for me too more than once, and I wonder if my consciousness opens up to it just because it knows it can't really take off because the physical needs of the body will hold it back. I wonder why I hardly ever get that when I am free to go into the journey. There seems to always be some kind of thing from physical reality that prevents me from going, whether it be interruptions or physical needs.|
The power of the universe and your guides are protecting you. They are making sure that you are safe and protected. If you have a chance re-read Christine's post above and do some meditations around personal healing and the shadow self. Over time, issues will come to the surface that you make not even be aware of. Once you start working these issues, you will find that the number of physical interruptions will decrease moving you closer to your goal.
|Here's mine: I'll make it really short. |
I used to live in Paragould, Arkansas. It's on the Northeast corner of Arkansas, about 15 minutes from Missouri. Well, my half-brother ( of a different Father) asked me to come live with him and try out the "city life". So, in just one week I was 250 miles away from my home in Granite City, Illinois (about 10 minutes from St. Louis).
I moved up on a Friday and got a job with my brother as an apprentice painter that following Monday. Well, one night I went to sleep at the normal time of around 11 as always but awoke due to the outcome of a sudden spiritual experience. I was standing outside the condominium my brother and I had been working on for the past few weeks. It was very near a college and the homes looked like basic 3 story complexes. Every floor was an individual condo. Nice places. Well, I noticed looking up the sun hadn't risen yet so I assumed it was approaching dawn b/c there was faint light coming over buildings. I could hear the slight wind rustling the trees, the bustling of cars in the early bird rush, and everything else that could possibly be heard in "real life". However, when I looked down I realized that I wasn't made of flesh at the moment. I was......kinda like me, but a rather feathery, smoky material....???? I believe it was my astral body.
Anyway, when I came to the realization of my current state I decided to have fun with it. I couldn't believe it....I was Lucid!!!!!!!! Yesssssss!!! I was fully aware and conscious of what was happening! How can this possibly be?! Just prior to this experience I was only reading about it and speculating on the existence of astral travelling. I didn't want this to stop!
Well, remembering in my personal research that the astral body is (of course) capable of flight, I decided to try it. Now, the weird thing is, I cannot fully convey how this felt b/c it was so unhuman that I have not enough words. But I'll try........
I looked down, crouched, looked back up while crouching, and leaped into the air. Forgetting that I was in the 3rd dimension but in my astral body, I was no longer affected by gravity. I flew straight up into the air above the building! Out of fear from this being my first "conscious" trip I stopped above this section of the city. I could see as far as the horizon would allow. I just paused there and took in the sunrise like I never had. I could feel the warmth unlike my human skin would typically feel. It was as if I could feel every particle of light penetrating my very spirit. It was the most revealing and cosmic event of this incarnation to date. Well, something unusual started to happen. Just as I was becoming more aware of my current state of being, I began to feel a "tug" on my astral self. It was if as I was being pulled down, but also "through". Every thing started to fade into blackness, and in an instant my eyes were open and I was looking at my alarm clock......6:00am...man...time for reality again!
Upon getting awakening and stumbling about I had a sense of dizziness, and yet I had a strange emptiness inside me. It was as if I had a longing for something that I could no longer have. The funny thing was that I knew exactly what I was missing. I missed being out of my body. I already missed my true self. It was a very uneasy effect on the physical body I must say.
When we arrived at work I had the most profound Deja Vu up to that point. I had already been here not even 2 hours ago!!! I knew it had actually happened! I saw familiar parked vehicles and the sun was well over the buildings now, warming the cold sidewalk.
I haven't had an experience yet. I don't know how to access it intentionally yet.
|We did astral projection in my progressive metaphysics course a short while back. |
It was nothing difficult to achieve. We did it through a guided meditation. It was a wonderful experience. I was nervous b/c I thought it would be some 'strange' experience but it was not.
It doesn't have to be complicated, just go with it.
|well couple of nights ago I had a little taste of astral travel. after reading these threads and after listening to coast to coast am radio show, they had a guest on who was explaining astral travel skills and how easy it is to use. I tried it and it worked. I saw myself cutting through the white clouds with a beutiful blue sky. I started feeling the flight. My heart was so joyous it felt like it was gonna leap out of my chest. then as soon as my mind kicked in and wanted to conduct this flight I lost it ,everything went blank. I was back and awake, felt my body vibrating gently. I also heard roaring sound. The exprerience was brief, gentle, beautiful. I tried to induce this experience again last night but I couldn't. am looking forward to experience it again. |
|I had two. One was when I was at the Dentist. They just gave me this gas to do work on my teeth and suddenly I was looking down at myself. The dentist was blocking my view of the work he was doing, which was probably a good thing. |
Second: I was asleep and lifted out of my body and ascended through the roof. I was amazed I could go through the wood and tiles. I was now floating above the house, scared that I had no control of my flight. The stars looked so clear and the vastness of distance and freedom and an eternity of space was open before me. I started floating above the houses and started along the sreets and I began to gain a little more control of my direction. I went over the Market House downtown and thought I better get back. I was afraid of getting tangled in the electrical lines and was about to panic when I descended through the lines, quite amazed over that feat, then I floated through the roof back to my body and woke up with a rabbit pounding heart.
|I had an astral projection after doing a sweat lodge once. I was really hot and ready for cooling, jumped in a creek outside the sweatlodge, and as I laid there on a rock with the water rushing over my shoulders, I rose up in the air about 20 feet, spinning like a top, and then came back down! Wow! It was cool! Haven't been able to do it again since them.|
|One day as I meditated and said hello to my Sporty dog (now in spirit). suddenly I floated up and out of my body. Sporty showed me as if a tour of the heavens, a huge place of bright golden light where people were healed, and the most vivid colors, and finally a living room with a huge rock fireplace and her blanket right in front of it. The odd part was my recliner was there in a corner near a sort of window as if she could see me sitting in it at night which comforted her. Lori|
Location: No I'm not impersonating a cat! I'm a laughing Owl
|Yes I notice that these experiences seem to happen when you most closest to death. Like you said you were under anesthesia. That is one of the times when you are most closest to death. My experiences have come when I'm so exhausted it feels as though I'm too tired to even breath in my sleep. That's only happened twice and both times I had an out of body experience. |
What I do is look at the clock to see if it's just a dream or real, when I wake up I remember what time it was and then check the clock and I had the correct time. Someone else posted the same thing in another discussion. He looked at the clock and awoke to find that he knew what time it was due to his astral projection experience.
|I was wondering if there was a metaphysical reason for Panic Attacks and have been complaining that I don't get to astral project like everyone else I know..... and I found out that.... I've experienced all the options. |
Check this out! This is from a blog somewhere... i copied it.. sorry to whomever....
**COMMONLY REPORTED PHENOMENA**
(ASSOCIATED WITH OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCES)
Based on 16,185 responses)
1: Experienced a jolt or jerk awake - 98%
2: Experienced sounds such as buzzing, humming or roaring - 85%
3: Experienced vibrations or high energy sensations - 56%
4: Experienced floating, sinking or spinning sensations - 82%
5: Experienced sleep paralysis - 72%
6: Flying in a dream - 81%
7: Being touched or lifted - 33%
8: Panic attack, overwhelming surge of fear created by strange vibrations or sounds - 46%
9: Hearing voices or footsteps - 37%
10: Seeing through closed eyelids - 49%
11: Lucid dreaming - 79%
12: Seeing or feeling the presence of an unknown nonphysical being - 22%
13: Seeing, hearing or speaking to a deceased loved one - 24%
Love you MOMMY!!!! Muah
How about smelling roses and stuff???
OK ok... I will stop *Bt'ing* about not being able to Astal project.. Apparently, I do it more often than I thought..
Location: NE Ohio
|OBE is not an easy thing to accomplish for some. It takes quite a bit of mind control. To be honest, the first time I did it, it scared the crap out of me and I thought some demonic force was doing it. I was wrong. I just lost control, because i was not used to having a weightless body and inevitably i started spinning. I hear its normal. |
As far as Anxiety, OBE's happen mostly in the morning, after a full night of sleep, you would be more relaxed at that point, but... blood suger would be low, and that would also be a cause of panic feelings. Maybe try getting up and eating a high protein breakfast and go back to meditate, or bed for lucid dreams. The anxiety would be lower, unless there is a fear attached to it.
I hope this helps~
Location: Wrocester Mass
|I remember my first almost OBE. It was during a Reiki session a long time friend was giving me. I had been very stressed and anxious, and i called her up and just told her that i needed this session. It was probably only a 20 minute session, but i only noticed the first five. As i laid there, she told me to picture my energy at my core, and to imagine drawing all my energy to this center. Then she told me to imagine it spreading out of my body, from my head, stomach, and feet. Through the top of my head was the only thing that felt natural, so i went with this. The moment i pictured the energy leaving my body i was intsantly calmed. My muscles relaxed, my breathing slowed, and I began to feel vibrations. They were extremely comforting, almost the way it feels to be rocked by a loved one, not distracting, It was like my energy was buzzing inside me, and i wasn't aware until it broke the surface of my physical being. But the session was suddenly over, leaving me calm, yet curious. |
There is only one time that i believe i had an OBE. I was meditating alone on my bed, picturing the same situation i described earlier. I imagined the energy leaving me and filling my room. It began to gather in the center of the room. One moment i was in my physical body watching the energy gather through closed eyes, the next, i was the energy, watchying my physical self meditate through open eyes. I did not know what to do, so i did the only thing i could think of. I flew straight up through the ceiling, through the clouds and watched the earth fall away. I soared through the solar system, out of this galaxy, and through the universe. I can't explain the level of intensity. I was more excited than ever before, but it was a calm excitement. I saw things that i can't put words to except pure beauty. As i pictured myself reaching the "edge" of the universe, i recieved an erie warning feeling, telling me to look inside, not out. A moment later i was in my bed, ready for sleep. I often meditate before bed as i have a very difficult time sleeping, But haven't had this same experience again.
Does anybody have thoughts on whether meditaion works better when looking in yourself, rather than out at the world? Or maybe looking in is the first step, and looking out comes next? It would make sense with what i read above about self healing first, before having OBE's.
Location: NE Ohio
|I never looked at it that way before, but perhaps you make a good point. Maybe one should focus on inner, before outer.... i think we may be jumping the gun.... which spoils it. |
I think i will give that one a try.
Location: Maximum Overdrive
|Hi all: |
Lifted from Ongo's post:
"It was during a Reiki session"
Some years ago, I heard some music that had a very profound effect upon me and, fortunately, I scribbled the information down before I "went" to visit my college-days apartment that I haven't seen in many many years.
The music is titled "The Heart of REIKI" by Merlin's Magic...except I wrote it the other way around, "Merlins Magic" by the Heart of REIKI. But, the efficiency of search engines steered me to what I was looking for.
Now, I had NO CLUE as to what REIKI was. I didn't find out until I met a REIKI master in a chat group.....and REIKI was not our topic of conversation...it came up by accident.
Anyway, the music always has the most strangest effect upon me, and I have gone to places that I never thought I would have while this music plays.
But, I did walk through my old apartment, and I recalled the floral print curtains in the front windows, because of the unique design. (I had blinds when I was physically there).
Those of you who know me, know that I am highly skeptical of things until I have personally experienced them, and proven that experience to be true. Soooo.....one Saturday afternoon I hopped into Nellie (Scarlett's predecessor) and drove to Brookland, Washington, DC....the neighborhood that Catholic University is in. I drove to my old apartment...and lo and behold, the curtains in the windows were exactly the ones that I saw!
Unnerved, I headed over to Colonel Brooks Tavern for a bit of "holy water" to steady my hand and clear or cloud my head, as the case may be. I walk in and I hear "Hello Marty" from the guy behind the bar.......it was Phil Barr! Still there after twenty years!!
Oh yes, I am a believer in traveling, BIG TIME!
Marty and Stay-at-home Cats, Luck, Popp, and Siss
|I think there is some confusion, at least in me, about o.b.es and astral travel. For instance I can have an obe at will while meditating, but astral implies out among the stars and the only time I have really accomplished this in in lucid dreaming and in glimerings and corner-of-the-eye-like glimpses under certen circumstances. I therefore am unsure of the practice. I know that many would say "when you get there you will know," yet I am still unsure. I feel I am on the brink of something remarkable. I hope and believe my meditative travels could become true travel through the stars. Mabey one of you could tip the balance for me? Then again mabey a balence has alredy been tipped. |
love, and light,
|Hi Cause, I had not heard that the astral realm was relegated to the stars alone. OBEs, astral projection, lucid dreaming, shamanic journeying all take you into the Astral planes, levels of experience and consciousness beyond the ordinary material world. If youwant to dance among the stars, go! Peace.|
Location: Portland, Oregon
|ahhh sooo many trips into the aether. Hmm |
One time when I was first unlocking the ability within me, I was talking to my friend on the internet. I told her to hold on for a moment that I wanted to try something. I reached out and found a lock of hair that I left there and used it as a gateway to pull myself through. Then I went to her and kissed her for a little while. I pulled myself back and reopened my eyes and asked her what she felt. She asked me why I stopped kissing her.
That was a good day. :-)
I got to the point where I could step out at will and would walk around my apartment, interact with astral entities, visit people who were also projecting at the time. (There are a lot more then youd think). I can also pull people out of their bodies. But then my life started getting very... rough... and so I had to close all that off so I could focus on getting stable-enough income. (Which I'm still looking for 3 years later... stupid economy, my city is currently at 10% unemployment). I can still do some things like project and manipulate energy fields (including pulling people out) but most of my... higher end functions (?) have been turned off at the moment.
Location: Portland, Oregon
|ooh!!! and this other time, a group of my friends and I projected into a non-physical temple. There was a sarcophogus in one room that acted as a link back and a guardian-type statue in the hall. There was a room in the back overflowing with books with one set up on a pedastal. Then another entity came along and forced most of us to leave and gave my friend an interesting (positive) message for us. I was percieving through their eyes and sketching what they were seeing so unfortunatly I wasn't there to interact heh. (Still have the sketches) |
|I have had one spontaneous out of body experience, I projected straight into the astral plane on board some kind of spacecraft. It only lasted a few seconds because of the shock that I felt because I didnt understand what was going on. If anyone wants a good book on learning to project safely I recommend Robert Bruces book "Astral Dynamics". You can also visit his website at http://www.astraldynamics.com/ . |
Edited by SouthernCrow 4/17/2008 5:57 AM
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