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How I Finally Achieved My First Astral Projection

Experience submitted by Rich Marinkovski
Experience submitted by Rich Marinkovski

Half-Hearted Efforts

When I came across Belsebuub’s course on astral projection I tried doing the exercises as best as I could, or what I thought was my best, but looking back at that period of my life it is obvious that my efforts were not very consistent.

I would do the practices for a while, only to slack later, then starting all over again. I did the course once, twice, even moving on to learning about Belsebuub’s work on Self-knowledge without actually achieving astral projection.

Identifying the Problem

About 2 years later I got an opportunity to attend a retreat where I met other people who were also studying and practicing Belsebuub’s work. It was an incredibly inspiring experience for me, and quite an eye-opener.

I didn’t realise how much one had to practice, but there I saw how much effort was needed, and that it was not something to do here and there, but a lifestyle if you wanted to achieve real results.

In the same manner that I enjoy going to the gym to train, and know that if I don’t put in enough energy, proper nutrition, etc., I don’t get results,  I now understood that I needed that kind of commitment with spiritual practices as well.

After returning I briefly mentioned to a family member that I was trying to astral project, and to my surprise, they told me that it would happen to my uncle naturally. Apparently, he would just relax and get out of his body, flying around.

This was the “last nail in the coffin” for my half-hearted approach. I thought: “If I don’t do it now, when am I going to do it? If my uncle can do it, I can do it as well…

Setting up a Schedule of Practices

From then on, I set up a schedule of daily practices for myself. I would mainly focus on concentration practices combined with different visualisations and mantras. I would start with just short practices, and gradually increase their length and frequency over time.

This was most apparent with mantras, where I would start with just 10 minutes of chanting a day, until after some time I could chant from half an hour to an hour without any problem, feeling very comfortable doing so.

Then at night, I would try to astral project using different astral projection methods that I learned on the course. The schedule and increased discipline finally brought results, despite my old habit of inconsistency that would still resurface from time to time.

First Humble Successes

The first time I felt the split of the astral and physical bodies was while using the mantra FaRaOn. I got into a very relaxed state on the verge of falling asleep, but with my mind awake, chanting the mantra mentally. Then I started feeling my legs floating in the air and my arms swinging around, but was stuck in my torso and could not fully get up in the astral.

Eventually, I was able to experience a full, but brief astral projection.

I felt my astral body separating from my physical one and found myself standing in my bedroom. I looked at the bedroom door, and then flew through the door very fast. Unfortunately, not being used to the sensation of passing through the solid objects in the astral plane, I woke up as soon as I hit the door.

Nevertheless, it was my first real success after many years of trying and failing, and even though it was not as spectacular as I had maybe imagined, it was something I had accomplished and was able to repeat again and again, with more success.

  • Thanks for sharing your experience Rich, particularly about treating astral projection and spirituality as a lifestyle. Looking over my own lifestyle I can see what it’s about and that there is a lot of room to improve.

    The main place of improvement for me is bringing a spiritual focus to mundane activities. I find that mundane life so easily becomes the focus and that to have a chance to shift this focus I need to also bring in spiritually-focused activities, such as concentration, astral projection, reading sacred texts, helping others and so on.

    Thank you for your reminder.

  • Thanks for the reminder Rich about the need to set goals and daily routines for applying spirtual practices like astral projection if we want to get results.

  • Hi Rich,
    Its great that you finally got results after much hard work 🙂
    I really enjoyed reading of how you addressed the obstacles and made bigger efforts to achieve the goal.
    Thanks for sharing

  • Hi Rich,

    I agree with others. When you put it like that it becomes clear that we need strong and consistent efforts in order to get results.

    I also like this thing you said: “if I don’t do it now, when am I going to do it?”

    When I’ve gotten into a true momentum with a certain spiritual exercise I’ve been surprised at what is possible. A completely different thing to one-off attempts.

    Thanks for the reminder Rich. Wishing you many great concentration practices and astral experiences.

  • Thank you, Rich. What a great reminder that having success with astral projection really comes down to consistent effort and practice. It’s so easy to forget that because it pertains to the non-physical! Hope you are well!

  • How to be relaxed and flexible and intelligent enough to be comfortable in a sustainable way, while being persistent and immovable enough in trying to achieve your goal to make it – this seems to be something I need to find a balance with. Not having that half-heartedness and inconsistency (resulting in dejection) you spoke about, but also not being too rigid and forceful (resulting in too much superficial tension). I seem to fall in either extreme usually, both of which terminate the efforts sooner or later. Like you said, if you make it your lifestyle, then it isn’t something you are intellectually trying to make work but something you live. Thanks a lot for sharing Rich!

  • Thanks for sharing Rich!

    I’ve definitely seen the same before too in regards to practicing. I think a problem when approaching spirituality is that we’re normally brought up with it being a fairly intellectual affair, where we’re trained to see it as something that’s mostly about intentions and beliefs.

    Like Julian mentioned though, it makes sense that just like with anything else in life, we need to put in efforts to develop spiritually as well.

    It sounds like a pretty cool experience as well, so it’s best to hear those efforts paid off in the end!

  • I like your analogy of going to the gym, it makes it seem really obvious how to get results, when you put it that way. I suppose you could say the same for just about anything: music, job skills, language…

    • It’s great to hear that your persistence paid off Rich. It’s a good analogy that practicing the skill of astral projection is similar to training in any other field, like Julian also mentioned.

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