The most obvious improvement I could make was in improving my concentration. I chose to add several practices throughout my day.
I particularly focused on visualizing a forest in the heart region, an alternative practice to visualizing the heart that Belsebuub mentions in his works.
The more I did this practice, the more I started to look forward to doing it. It reminded me of my childhood dreams in which I was often flying or had this greater sense of freedom.
As I continued flying lower and lower towards the forest in my visualization, I experimented with flying at a higher and lower altitude as well as how to slow down or fly faster. Once I landed, I would continue the practice as described in the book.
At night, I would try to fall asleep consciously and astral project. One morning I woke up quite early and knew I had another chance to try again.
My mind was fairly quiet, so I took advantage of that. I laid down, relaxed my body and felt the sensations of the astral split. Fairly soon after, I found myself standing in my bedroom. Carefully, I walked towards the door and opened it. I went down the stairs to the living room. I was curious to see if I would be able to fly in a more controlled manner now, so I made it to the backyard.
I took a jump, lifted up in the air and imagined myself flying up. This happened and to my surprise with the same control as I had in my visualization practices.
I experimented a bit to see if I was able to control flying better now. I wanted to go a little lower and I did. I looked underneath me and saw the ground a fair bit away, this time without the fear of falling.
Instead, I stayed at the same height and felt a sense of control that I hadn’t achieved before. Once I wanted to go lower, it happened with ease. The same applied when I wanted to fly higher.
A photo of a forest path I took during a trip.
After I landed, I felt the pull of my body and found myself waking up in my bedroom.