Every month or so, I like to dedicate some time to connect with various spiritual exercises I had learned studying Belsebuub’s works. And this month, it was with the OM mantra. It is one of my favourite mantra, because not only am I familiar with it, I have found it very useful in the past.
When I chant OM with a reasonable level of concentration, it helps me to quieten the mind and it rekindles that gentle mystical yearning I have within. So I started to chant it daily.
Over the years, I’ve found that it is not easy to always dedicate time to my spiritual exercises in any given day and at times I’ve had to overcome initial internal resistance caused by laziness or simply by tiredness.
I have noticed though that what has made a difference and helped me in making breakthroughs has been persisting with my decision and making sincere efforts.
Waking up in a Dream and Receiving a Teaching
I had been chanting the mantra OM for a few days and at first, I did not notice any changes in my perception during the day and my dreams were as usual; however, I noticed that doing the mantra was helping me in falling asleep and not worrying about work, and it was really helping to quieten my mind after a busy day, so I continued with it.
Then one night, while I had a usual unconscious dream, I woke up in it and realised that I am in the astral plane. What a joy to be aware and awake in the astral plane!
I rose up into the air and proceeded with the plan I have in case I wake up in the astral plane: I started asking for a teaching.
Deep inside however, I felt that my efforts during the recent days were not that spectacular and that I did not have much really to show of value over there, but I continued with asking in spite of my doubts.
Then suddenly, a person appeared that is very close to me in the physical plane that I love very much. It has happened in the past that this person’s representation has helped me to see useful things about myself and certain inner states during astral experiences.
It was no different on this occasion; a situation was created for me to see what I need to work on most urgently during the waking hours.
Strong emotions interrupted the astral experience and I woke up in bed.
Learning from my Experience
I instantly remembered that this particular inner state I needed to address also manifested in the evening just a few hours ago. If it wasn’t for the astral experience I would have forgotten about it.
Now, thanks to the astral experience, I clearly saw what I need to correct in my daily life at this stage as a priority.
I try to pay more attention to those subtle intricate emotions and my reactions to exterior events that trigger and accompany this particular state I was shown in the experience, and I have a better understanding that reducing this inner state is vital in improving my interactions with people so I do not cause them unnecessary discomfort nor make them unhappy.
I feel that the OM mantra is what helped me wake up from a dream, and so I will continue with chanting it daily.
Hopefully next time I wake up in the astral I will be able to see if my efforts during waking hours made a difference and where my attention needs to go in daily life in order to make further progress spiritually, as Belsebuub writes about in his article an introduction to spiritual change.