Astral projection is a normal and naturally occurring event that occurs approximately three to five times a week if the person is experiencing at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night. In astral projection, a person’s spiritual body leaves their physical body and enters the astral planes as well as other world planes. During this time, a person’s conscious mind is typically asleep and dreaming while their spiritual consciousness is communicating, traveling, learning, and participating in numerous activities on the Other Side.
Through my experience in astral, I have learned that the astral realms have the potential to provide us with knowledge of not only the Other Side, but also of ourselves, our bodies, our purpose in the physical, and our connections with those in Spirit as well as those who are physically with us. The healing provided by astral travel is numerous and includes but is not limited to:
- Physical and emotional rest
- Release of tension
- Healing of body systems and organs
- Spiritual rejuvenation
- Soul planning
- Family reunions on the Other Side
- Spirit Guide communication
- Auric clearing and cleansing
- Chakra balancing and “tuning”
- Spiritual insight
- Reminders of life lessons/goals
Since we all astral project, we subconsciously already know how to leave our physical bodies during sleep. However, to consciously astral project can be complicated and sometimes even scary to those who do not know much about astral projection.
Astral Travel: What to Expect
If you have never astral traveled and/or know little about it, the following is information that will be useful to you, especially if you decide to try the techniques in this document.
Astral Travel/Projection occurs when the ethereal body separates from the rest of the spiritual body. The ethereal body is sometimes also called the emotional body but in essence it is the part of our Soul that resides in our subconscious.
During this disconnection, the conscious mind is typically asleep and already dreaming.
Those who remember their astral travels usually remember them as very vivid dreams. Typical astral projection dreams include flying, superhuman abilities and strength, alien/unearthly environments, intense physical sensations and/or emotional reactions, and more.
There are a few, however, who will spontaneously astral project AND consciously remember the experience as REAL. For those who have done this, the following symptoms were likely to have been present:
- Loud “whoosh” sound in the ears (sounds like wind blowing in your ears)
- Tingling sensations up and down the spine
- Body twitches and spontaneous movement of limbs
- Fluttering of eyes under eyelids which can sometimes lead into Rapid Eye Movement (REM)
- Pounding heart; increased heart rate
- Loud popping noise
- Sound of Velcro or zipper
- Other noises that may range from talking, to static noise, or banging (do not focus on them!)
- Flashes of imagery in the mind (early stages of REM)
- Bright white light or other colors behind eye lids
- Feeling of lightness or “flying”
- Numbness or paralysis in limbs This occurs only after reaching an astral state where the astral body has not left physical body – to end this state simply focus on moving a single toe or finger.
The symptoms listed above are also symptoms of what hypnotherapists call the “trance state”. Without going into detail, the trance state occurs when the body enters into a very deep state of relaxation. All of the symptoms are very normal and should not be feared.
If you do find yourself fearful of one or more of these symptoms then ask your guides to prevent you from consciously going into astral. Just because you do not enter the astral state while conscious does not mean that you cannot become conscious once you have already left your physical body. In fact, almost all of my astral travel experiences have occurred after I fell asleep because I found the symptoms I experienced to be overly distracting and scary.
The following is an astral projection technique that I have used in the past with success. I created this technique by using the following resources as well as information provided to me by my Companion, Steven:
Astral Dynamics: A New Approach to Out-of-Body Experience, by Robert Bruce
The Secret of the Soul, by William Buhlman
Astral Projection Exercise
Go to bed at your regular bed time. Do not drink alcohol, take sleeping pills, or do any other kind of recreational drug prior to going to sleep. I advise that you try this exercise when you do not have to wake up at a designated time for work or other activities due to a schedule or daily routine.
Lay on your back in your bed. Feel free to pull the bed covers up over your body – do whatever it takes to make yourself comfortable. Prop your head up on a pillow being sure to support your neck. Rest your hands in your lap or over your belly. Close your eyes.
Take several deep, long, slow breaths. Counting to four between each inhale and exhale can help if your mind wanders.
Once you feel relaxed, focus on your body. One by one, tense and relax the muscles of your body starting with your feet and moving up through your legs, torso, chest, back, shoulders, and face.
Begin with your feet – tense your feet for five seconds….then release and relax for five seconds. Tense your feet again for five seconds…..then release for five seconds.
Now move to your legs and follow the same procedure.
Move to your abdomen and torso and follow the same procedure.
And so on and so forth until you have tensed and relaxed all of the muscles of your body.
It typically takes about five minutes to effectively tense and relax your body. Take more time if needed.
Now mentally state your intention. The statement should be something like: “Tonight I would like to astral travel and remember the experience. I trust my guides and angels to watch over and protect me.
Now that your intention has been clearly stated you can relax and let yourself drift off into sleep. Try to stay on your back for as long as you can; however, if you move to your side, it is okay. Trust that your guides and angels will direct you as needed and that you will remember what you are meant to remember.
Astral Projection Exercise
Some people have difficulty with astral travel when they are overly exhausted or on a tight schedule. Sometimes, changing the technique can help instigate an astral experience.
The following astral technique can be used at any time and is especially effective for those who hope to bring on spontaneous astral projection.
Go to bed at your regular bed time. Set your alarm clock so that it goes off about four hours before your normal waking time.
When your alarm clock goes off in the middle of the night, turn it off and set it to go off at your normal waking time. Take a few deep breaths (in case your heart is still pounding from the alarm). Do not get up unless you truly have to (a restroom break is acceptable). Lay on your back with your head supported with a pillow. Make sure you are comfortable. Then you can 1. do Technique #1 or 2. you can simply state you intention (see technique #1) and go to sleep from there. I usually just do option #2 because when I wake in the middle of the night I do not need to relax and tense my body – I am already very relaxed. Typically I just state my intention and go to sleep from there. Usually I enter into astral with no problem.