There were some circumstances going on in life which I didn’t fully understand. Perhaps intellectually I could have some ideas on it, but I wanted a more direct understanding of the situation myself. So I was quite determined to try to find out more using astral travel.
Normally for me it’s through lucid dreaming that I start off my experiences. Leaving the body at will specifically through astral projecting for me requires a sustained effort of specific practice to have that skill developed, which I hadn’t at the time.
However I had a genuine and serious wish to learn about something and this allowed me to get over many hurdles I normally wouldn’t even reach in an unpractised level.
An Early Night
My resolve was such that I put aside all the plans for the evening and went to bed at 7pm. My attitude was simply that I wasn’t going to let anything stop me.
First off though I noticed my urge to push forward had put some tension on my body, which I knew from past experiences wouldn’t allow me to get far. So the first thing I did was to properly relax my body.
I wasn’t worried about ‘getting it over with’ or how long it would need to take as I felt sure I wasn’t going to let my psyche be taken into thoughts and the subconscious. I concentrated on different parts of the body. Starting with my face, then I moved onto my fingers, which I always find very pleasant to relax fully.
I scanned for tension in my body and relaxed it using techniques of tensing up muscles and releasing them, breathing, as well as some visualisation to aid me with the very tensed up areas such as my neck.
Here is a good video of people who explains about relaxation and how it has helped them to reach astral projection:
The concentration on relaxing, as well as the relaxation itself, naturally brought me deeper into the process of sleep. That stage of exploration where the conscious mind is like the scientist’s measuring tool and our body and the process it’s going through the subject. Where we’re still in the body but magically feeling it could lead to something, with each new sensation possibly marking a step closer.
I could feel that my breathing had gone into full auto-mode, when noticing this it made me a bit more in control of it again, but I stayed at ease and tried to breath naturally. In past experiences this disruption in breathing has on occasion been enough to disrupt the flow of the practice.
At one point I sort of ‘came back’ to my body and full awareness and with something feeling different. Not sure what this is. Maybe it’s me having fallen into psychological sleep without realising it and my astral body naturally trying to split, but not being able to yet and this jolts me back into conscious awareness? This is a common thing that happens to me. I was glad to be back, although I never knew I was away, and continued my attempt.
I could feel my body starting to greatly heat up. This felt completely physical and yet I knew my temperature, even being under the bedsheets, couldn’t be that warm. It was one of those splitting sensations I sometimes experience. I also knew this because in the past whenever I’d stopped the practice and got up, instantly my temperature was normal. It’s a sensation that I’ve found can be difficult to ignore though, but again I continued on.
At one point I could feel that my right hand changed position into making a fist, even though I hadn’t initiated it, plus I knew I’d put it flat on the mattress when lying down. I’ve heard many people say that feeling one’s astral limbs moving is a good time to get up because you’re already in the astral. But not for me. In the past virtually every time I moved I was still in the physical. So I decided to ignore it.
At this point my heartbeats (or perhaps astral heartbeats because the beats were very fast for a body which is just falling asleep) became very loud and I decided to focus on them. Even though some very sound advice says that it’s best to stick to one technique for the duration of the astral projection attempt and not swap halfway through. I remembered that indeed in the past this switching has thrown my practice and now a worry about this switching wanted to manifest. But this time, still due to my determination, I didn’t allow that worry and moved on.
There have been plenty of times where I reached advanced stages in the astral projecting process, but still fell asleep towards the end of it. I didn’t want that this time, so at one point when I didn’t know in what dimension I was anymore I tried to get up. However I was still in the physical…
So I started once again. This time I more easily and quickly got to the stage where I felt it was about time to float out of my body. However my physical body simply didn’t let go of me!
Leaving the body at the end of the day like this has always been incredibly difficult for me. Perhaps specifically for me as well due to physical tension from the day still being there despite trying to relax. I’ve had more success when my body has already slept and physiologically relaxed itself and I practice after that.
A Lucid Dream That Same Night
Somewhere during the night though I realised I was in the dream world. I was in my room in my family house. At first I couldn’t see very clearly, but this improved when I did some protective recitations.
Interestingly enough I didn’t remember my strong goal at all, the very reason I was eager to try to project earlier that night. Why? Maybe it was because to some degree I made it more important than it actually was? Furthermore I did receive guidance on it in dreams on other occasions, but more at the time and fashion of the divine beings’ choosing.
I looked out of my window and saw the stars. A number of times that week during daily life I’d seen the evening stars from my city window, but I’d had trouble connecting to that subtle and magical energy which they exude. In fact I hadn’t been able to feel it at all. This was due to my own state.
In the lucid dream the scenario was the same, yet still I really wanted to feel the magical energy! From that empty feeling inside, in desperation of wanting to feel that magic, I started sending some telepathic messages to my ET brothers to show themselves.
I looked at the stars in the distance, but nothing…
So I continued my communication from the heart and at one point I started to notice a moving ‘star.’ I questioned: “could that be something?” Or “perhaps it’s just my own imagination creating it.”
However then, very clearly and obviously, it made its way towards me across the starry sky, increasing in apparent size, flying high above and over my house. It even left a faint trail on its flight path, which reminded me of one that can also be seen behind a craft at the end of this video over Mount Shasta.
With it came the affirmative, strong and warm feeling of “Yes, we’re here .” As an answer to my question just before and at the same time a response to my yearning to feel some magic again, it was just so lovely.