[Please note: I no longer practice Astral Projection. It no longer feels right to me because it heavily depleted my energy levels. I do not recommend Astral Projection. I no longer support the views expressed in this article. Do not practice astral projection, it is dangerous. The following is left for informational purposes.] In the following, I’d like to show you my very in-depth astral journeying routine that shall help you to successfully induce an out-of-body experience or a projection into the astral. But foremost, I’d like to recommend you to have a look at my previous article called “The Basics about Astral Projection”, which answers some of the most common questions regarding astral traveling, such as “What is the astral world?”, “Can astral projection be dangerous?”, and “Is astral traveling real or just in your head?” and many more questions. The article named in the above was written as an aid for all those who want to increase their level of knowledge about the astral world and astral projection in general.
This article is split into three parts, namely “The quintessence for success with astral traveling”, “Correlating aspects of most astral projection techniques” and “My personal astral projection routine”. Feel free to skip the first two parts, if you are mostly interested in the effective astral traveling technique I’m applying.
I. The quintessence for success with astral traveling
The following hint could prove valuable for your astral projection endeavor and might be even more important than the actual astral projection techniques themselves, hence I’ve chosen to include it at the top of this article. If I had only known the following sooner, it would have not only helped me to save a lot of time, but also to avoid many faulty attempts when trying to experience the separation from body and mind.
But what exactly is it that I deem helpful for everyone who tries to have an out-of-body-experience? Well, it is some knowledge that (normally) only a person who actually experienced the procedure of the separation of body and mind can know – which aggravates any attempt of a beginner to successfully induce an astral journey – unfortunately. In fact, I believe the principal reason for my 100 percent error ratio with all astral projection techniques I implemented lay in my misinterpretation of the fundamentals of the techniques applied.
Retrospectively seen I think the astral projection exercises I applied rather prevented me from entering the natural flow, instead of encouraging the conscious separation – simply because of my incorrect, inexperienced interpretation of the fundamentals as a beginner.
II. Correlating aspects of most astral projection techniques
The interested researcher of astral projection induction methods is confronted with an overwhelming mass of many different techniques that all are said to work smoothly if performed correctly. Nonetheless, the sole attempt to test and implement some of them might be quite exhausting and discouraging, especially when there is no mentionable progress, which is why I chose to show you in a simplified manner the basic goals, in which most (if not all) astral traveling methods correlate strongly with each other.
The first aspect of nearly all techniques (that I’m aware of) to induce an astral journey can be specified as the “relaxation” part, with the intention to relax your body first and thereafter your mind – or both simultaneously. The stage in which relaxation spreads and your body slowly starts to fall asleep is a tightrope walk, as in many cases your mind – naturally – will also start wandering away until you have fallen asleep entirely.
The second aspect of most astral projection methods can be stated as the “projection” part, in which you perform (mental) exercises that aid you in leaving your body and projecting your energy body (also known as the etheric body) into the astral realms.
That’s basically it. The more you read about the various astral traveling methods and the more techniques you discover, the more obvious are the concordant objectives that stand behind each method, namely the “relaxation” and the “projection” part. This realization was a helpful aid for me, as it allowed me to know why and with what kind of purpose I was performing an astral projection exercise, instead of only knowing what I had to do, without being aware of the intended outcome.
It’s obvious when looking at the variety of techniques, that nearly every astral traveler induces his projection into the astral realms differently.
III. My personal astral projection routine
In commencing, I would like to show you my own routine that I have developed and improved over the time, which works for me like a charm. The reason I approach my personal routine lies in the fact that I think it might be very helpful for you to see how I proceed, step by step so that you can puzzle out your own tricks and techniques that will work for you. I no longer practice.
A) Pre-projection arrangements
I have noticed that my mind is very calm and quiet when I haven’t engaged for some time in any activity that swirls me mentally or emotionally up, for instance watching TV. Therefore, I always leave a gap of one hour at the minimum in-between “entertaining activities”, (such as watching TV, sports, the internet, partying, etc.) and any attempt to project my energy body duplicate into the astral planes. Following this basic rule allows me to declutter my mind so that interrupting and distracting thoughts can come to an end until they vanish.
B) Relaxation and projection
When I feel ready, I lie down on my back in my bed; with my arms remaining comfortable besides my body. Feel free to rid off your clothes, if that feels more natural to you.
1) Binaural Beats
Listening to binaural beats is not necessary, but it helps me to further intensify the relaxation, which is why I’ve included them into my personal “astral traveling routine”.
2) Progressive muscle relaxation
While I’m listening to binaural beats, I do some progressive muscle relaxation, by tensioning a given muscle group purposefully for 10 seconds, before releasing the tension with a deep unwinding exhale. You will probably notice for yourself that it feels tremendously unwinding to let go of all the built-up tension, muscle by muscle until relaxation has deepened. This procedure takes me anything in-between two and five minutes and after having tensioned and relaxed all the main muscle groups from my legs, thighs, abdominal muscles and face, I cease moving my body for the rest of the upcoming procedure.
3) Deep breathing exercises
In many cases, I follow the muscle relaxation up with some deep breathing exercises, while my focus lies at the respiratory organs, or at the complete emptiness in front of my closed eyes. When I was relatively new to this, my attention slipped away at times – which is absolutely fine and no problem. Once you are getting more experienced, you might find it easier to remain fully conscious or redirect your attention shortly after noticing that you became distracted.
4) Number after number
From this point onwards, I’m trying to further enhance and intensify the relaxation that is slowly spreading throughout my body. An excellent exercise in this phase – that also supports me in calming down my mind – is what I would call “counting upwards”. The exercise itself is pretty self-explanatory; I simply count one number up each time I exhale, while simultaneously imagining the current number to appear in front of the emptiness of my closed eyes. Sometimes, by way of variation, I imagine the current number to be written down with china brush on a piece of paper or envisage going upstairs on a never ending staircase. Basically, you can imagine whatever scenario you can think off – which is just fine for this exercise – as long as the scene repeats itself again and again, like ascending stair by stair or writing down number after number. It’s as simple as that but has proven to me as an incredible exercise that allows me to enter a deep level of mental relaxation.
I hope have now a better understanding of the main objective of most astral projection techniques. For the sake of clarity, I’d like to finish this article with a short synopsis of the astral travelling method I described in this article:
This article about my personal astral projection routine is the second part of my astral projection series. You can find links to the previous and following parts here:
Part I: The Basics about Astral Projection – Frequently Asked Questions
Part II: My extensive Astral Projection Routine (current article!)
Part III: The most effective Astral Projection Techniques
Part IV: Astral Projection on Steroids
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