Astral projection can provide you with a unique opportunity to see the world beyond that which we live in, taking you into another realm of existence and consciousness. By doing so, individuals can find greater peace, fulfillment, and can establish a better connection to the spiritual world and their spiritual self than ever before. If you are just getting started on your path, you can check out the free Udemy course titled How to Be Spiritual for some basic tips on incorporating spiritual practices in your daily life.
However, if you are looking for an even deeper and more intense connection to the world around you, there are many astral projection techniques that you can use to give yourself this ability. One thing to keep in mind before you begin is that there is no one technique that is appropriate for every individual. Your natural talents, the way you choose to connect to the spiritual world, and your comfort level with the various techniques will play a large role in determining which one is right for you.
The First Step: Meditation
Before you even begin to learn astral projection techniques, you must develop your talent for meditation. The ability to put yourself into a deep and relaxed state of mind is crucial to your astral projection efforts, and so it is best to choose a method of meditation that promotes deep relaxation and that will help you to move into a deeper state of consciousness.
An Udemy course such as How to Meditate Deeply and Create a Solid Daily Practice is recommended if you have not already begun to hone your meditative abilities. Once you are able to put yourself into this deep state of awareness while still controlling your conscious mind, you can move on to the next step in the process.
Pulling Yourself Out of Your Body
To be able to pull yourself from your body and to complete a full astral projection, you must put yourself into a deep trance state. There are several methods that you might use at this point to accomplish this task.
1. The Rope, or Climbing, Technique
To perform this technique, the individual begins by moving into a trance while lying down in bed. Once the proper state of trance has been reached, the individual imagines that there is a rope hanging above them. By reaching out (with their mind, and not their body) for this rope, and then climbing it, the individual can pull themselves out of their body and into their astral state.
2. The Displacement Technique
With this method, once the individual has reached their state of deeper consciousness, they displace their astral body in relation to their physical body. This process usually involves moving one’s astral self in a half rotation, so that their head is now located in the position that their physical feet occupy. Once they have rotated into this position they can then observe their surroundings. If the astral projection has been successful they will be able to note the shift in perspective – and with practice, they can expand their astral travels far beyond this position.
3. The Vibration Technique
Sometimes referred to as the “yo-yo” effect, this process moves your astral self out of your physical body through the process of spiritual vibrations. The process is much simpler than it sounds. Once in a trancelike state, the individual focuses on a single point in their living space. By rapidly moving ones focus toward and away from this point, they can create a vibration effect which will extend toward their astral self. Focusing on these vibrations can then allow the individual to move out of their spiritual body.
Utilizing Lucid Dreams as an Astral Projection Technique
Not every individual is able to achieve astral projection through a deep trance, and that is perfectly understandable. However, that does not mean that you have to give up on astral projection if it is not attainable through these means. Many who are unable to complete a full astral projection in a conscious state are able to do so through lucid dreaming.
Lucid dreaming is, quite simply, a dream state in which the individual is aware that they are dreaming. In this way, it is very similar to the trance needed for astral projection. Many individuals actually believe that dreams themselves are simply another form of astral projection, as it is a form of consciousness in which the mind is separated from the body and traveling on the spiritual plane.
There are many techniques that can be used to promote lucid dreaming, if you do not experience already. Though the process itself can be complex, there are a few key things that any individual can do to raise their awareness while in a dream state:
1. Throughout the day, while awake, ask yourself if you are dreaming. When you make this a habit, you will also do it in your dreams – where the answer will be “yes” rather than “no”.
2. Be sure that you are getting the proper amount of sleep. Achieving a proper REM cycle is crucial to your lucid dreaming efforts.
3. In the moments before sleeping, tell yourself that you are going to remember that you are dreaming. Repeat this mantra to help trigger the lucid dream state.
Once you have managed to achieve a lucid dream state, you can then move your consciousness wherever you desire – on the spiritual plane, in the world of dreams, and even into the real world once you have become more experienced.
Other Astral Projection Techniques to Consider
If none of these methods seem to have worked for you, there are a few other options that you may consider. The first is to induce self-hypnosis rather than simply relying on the trance of meditation to achieve astral projection. Consider this Learn Self Hypnosis course on Udemy in order to begin utilizing hypnosis to achieve a deeper state of awareness.
For more information on astral projection and its many uses, including identifying past lives and using it in remote viewing practices, check out the Udemy course titled Uncovering the Mysteries of Past Life Regression and Spirituality.