When I was first introduced to Belsebuub’s work on astral travel, I began practicing the techniques right away, and to my great surprise, I slowly discovered a new sensitivity in the separation process that began happening spontaneously.
Astral Projection Techniques
I was trying out astral projection techniques Belsebuub taught related to concentration, mantras, as well as waking up in dreams. I learned that the exercises relied very much on keeping my mind focused. What would sometimes happen was that I would float out of my body while concentrating on a given exercise. However, the most common kind of astral projection separation experiences I had were the sponanteous kinds where I found myself partially splitting into the astral plane early in the morning, many hours after practicing any technique.
Taking Advantage of Sleepiness
Over the years, the astral projection separation experiences started happening very naturally as I lay in bed drifting in and out of sleep.
Belsebuub mentioned that some of the signs of astral projection would be feeling limbs separating, like an astral arm or leg floating, or shifting body position without having intentionally done so. While taking his courses I remember also being taught to take advantage of those moments, and to even try rolling out of bed, or lifting up the bedsheets and actually attempt to ‘physically’ get up when noticing such signs, since the astral and physical separation may already have happened without my perception.
How I Began to Perceive the Separation
Realising I was sleeping in my bed in my room, I would first gently notice and naturally become aware of my sleeping or sleepy state. In other words, the feeling of sleepiness. And I would be falling in and out of sleep. Sometimes I would catch myself dreaming and would potentially use these dreams to wake up within those dreams, but on the subject of astral separation when I caught myself back in my bed still in a sleepy state, I could sometimes figure out if one of my body parts were separated, i.e. in another dimension, while the rest of me was still in the physical plane.
On one occasion, after lifting my arm, I immediately understood that my arm was in the astral plane, but the rest of me wasn’t. Holding my arm up, the only thing I could think of was to follow it, and through its sensation, to pull myself, or rather the rest of my body towards it, out into the dimension my arm was in.
This process often felt like I was pulling myself out of a very solid state. Almost like I was glued to the physical world, and peeling myself out of bed like one would do with an unripe orange with the skin still tightly attached.
Most recently, in the morning, (when such experiences usually happened), I was lying in bed on my stomach, embracing my pillow, feeling very tired and still wanting to sleep in. I knew I had been still dreaming and I was drifting in and out of that comfortable sleepy state. I had a thought to get into the astral, but was overtaken by this underlying emotional resistance of being too tired to try. This feeling of being so tired was funny in some way, like I could feel myself complaining, that I would dare bother myself right now from this comfortable sleep I was in, as though I was a grumbling teenager protesting to be left alone, but I simply ignored and went against this funny mood. Instead, I put my attention to the arm under my pillow and reached out, away from my bed and towards the centre of my room. I then continued with the rest of my body until I was completely out and standing in my bedroom. I was so delighted to have gone against the initial resistance and began to explore the astral plane and call a spiritual being.
As I reflect on many of the spontaneous astral experiences, most of which happened early on when I first began practicing Belsebuub’s astral projection techniques, apart from the spiritual help that must have been present and given to me as to most beginners, I have come to realise that introducing my life to astral projection and orienting my lifestyle towards meditative spiritual practices also must have helped me become more perceptive to the sensations of the splitting process. While I started having more and more of these spontaneous astral projection separation experiences, the familiarity of the sensations and knowing what to expect also made me more comfortable with the process and helped me consciously separate when I put my mind to it.