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 on: October 17, 2014, 14:59:14 
Started by MooMeat42 - Last post by MooMeat42
Hey what's up. I've got a serious issue with my brain.
I hate for this to be my first post on this forum, but I had to make an account to get an opinion of the community. I started looking into spiritualism and AP about 2 years ago. I am a student in mechanical engineering, and I was back then too. When I started out, I mainly did it for the pretentious right to say "look what I can do" and "you silly 3D humans". In the very beginning, I was practicing to see auras and work with energies and stuff like that. Then I wanted to learn to have lucid dreams, not as any part of spiritual advancement or anything but just because it is really darn entertaining. I got kinda good at having lucid dreams after a very short time. Then I looked into binaural beats in the gammas and deltas, and after listening to them for a few nights (a track with soothing rain and every so often a dog would bark and make me half wake up) I was able to climb out of my body and crawl under heavy gravity out my bedroom door and half way down my stairs when I tried to open my already open eyes, and opened my physical eyes and woke up. I had a few other APs, but then I started having lucid dreams that were based on trying to have out of body's. Then I gradually began to lose my ability to experience anything spiritual at all. During the time my experiences began to block, college was getting really heavy. Calculus 2, calc 3, electric physics, etc. Now the stuff I'm learning is so hard that there aren't any sites on the entire internet that explain anything about the units in the books.
I think it may have something to do with using the logical side of my brain exclusively every single day. I mean, there's absolutely no need to use the other side of my brain and there has not been for the 2 years I've been in school. But on top of that, it's so draining to go through engineering school - failure after failure after failure, and just scraping by good enough with a C as the best anyone can do without giving up things like speaking to their significant other. I don't even remember any of my dreams anymore. The main point is that when I try to AP, I get just as calm as I did in the before times until my body is totally numb. That's supposed to be when you can have obes. But I just lie there and wait without a thought on my mind. I think nothing at all - completely blank and numb. Not even "why is it not happening"; seriously, I am meditating at that time. And then 5am rolls by and I just give up and roll over and ruin the whole sleep paralysis and go to sleep for real.
And that lead me to start believing that the spirit doesn't exist. Don't take me as a skeptic. There's still a little pin head-sized particle in my brain that truly believes everything is possible. It's just become an impossibility to me to do anything with any energy. And dreams about having APs are just so depressing when you wake up and realize you've just been inside your brain the whole time.

Can anyone please give spiritual comfort to one who's lost their soul? I mean without AP, there's no way for me to confirm anymore that I'm actually alive and conscious; right now I've only got that I'm made of flesh. Suggestions on getting help from other energy entities to help me separate?

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 on: October 17, 2014, 10:27:16 
Started by FateBender - Last post by Bluefirephoenix
 The appearance of what you see when you project initially is always a construct of something familiar. Spirits cannot interact directly or see directly the physical world. So when your phased out of physical you cannot directly see the physical world. What is happening is that your making a picture in your mind using mediums who are able to channel the images to you or it is from your own memory. You create your environment but there are always inconsistencies... Always.

When I was going through initiation. My own bedroom took on a totally different appearance The most difficult thing when your in astral is telling the difference between these constructs and something that is outside of yourself. It will take some time and experience to learn this.
It's more helpful not to judge your experiences by what other people have written. The spiritual world is highly subjective and every one can be in the same room together and have totally different perceptions of what is there. I could accurately say that seeing our world as objective reality is in itself a deception and illusions but your probably not at the point yet where you can grasp and apply that concept practically. A few years of practice you might be able to break through that a little.

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 on: October 17, 2014, 05:02:15 
Started by LightBeam - Last post by soarin12
That's beautiful, Lightbeam!  I wish I could have been there to see it.  Yes, suffering and loss -the hardest things we have to face.  I love the image of you creating a new reality of beauty and peace.

 74 
 on: October 16, 2014, 21:46:21 
Started by LightBeam - Last post by LightBeam
Hi everyone,

I wanted to share an experience from last night related to fear and blockages. I have always had fear of loosing loved ones, or watching them suffer in any way. Maybe because I have abnormally enlarged amygdala LOL, which the scientists associate with empathy. Lately these worries had increased and even during OBEs, when I attempt to fly, a bunch of spikes appear all around me and prevent me from moving. I had tried resolving this trough meditation with no results. So, I set a goal and affirmation to remember during my next OBE to dissolve and remove that particular fear. Early this morning during an OBE, I remembered my goal. At that time I was at my childhood house, it was night time and all my neighbors and other people were gathered outside. I said to myself, I need to remove that blockage. At that instance, I looked at the sky and it was covered with smoke like veil. It was completely black and thick. There were fires on the horizon. I stretched my hand towards the sky, imagined light shooting from my fingers and I said to everyone " Prepare for some spectacular fireworks". Immediately, beautiful fireworks started shooting from bottom, clearing the dark veil gradually from bottom to the top of the sky. It was such an amazing feeling. The sky cleared and all of a sudden, I was alone on the terrace and I saw the sun started to rise. I saw my town beneath me, looking as beautify as ever. I just stood there in silence observing the serenity. Then woke up and while still with my eyes closed, I found myself smiling. I cant tell if my fears had disappeared. It may happen gradually, because everything manifests slowly here. But I definitely feel very good about my experience.

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 on: October 16, 2014, 20:53:55 
Started by FateBender - Last post by FateBender

Thank you very much for answering. The reason I thought what happened was not a projection is because the building, street I live on, and the room I entered were a bit different from what they actually are(the room where I talked with what I perceived as my mother was the room I have never seen/been in before), and I thought when OOB you see things the way they are "in waking life" as opposed to what your mind makes up while dreaming. I know I need a whole lot more time and dedication to truly experience what astral projection is, but judging from the given information (even though vague and not filled with enough information) would you call it a just a lucid dream or an OOB?

 76 
 on: October 16, 2014, 20:28:23 
Started by FateBender - Last post by FateBender
I haven't read this yet... but I just wanted to point out that there is no such thing as "JUST" your imagination.
Whatever you can experience... IS REAL.  Smiley

In answer to your question yes it was. Your intuition by how you presented and titled your post told me this. I don't need to read the content of the experience... though it was interesting. The main problem I see here is doubt. You don't trust your intuition and have to rely on others to tell you what you experienced. You already knew what that was. Perhaps the intensity frightened you a bit or your trying to come to terms with the fact that your a spirit wandering around in a meat suit.
The person you thought was your mother could have been a shadowform which you generated. Your insecure about what's going on so you generate a figure of comfort to help you process the experience. It could have also been another spirit and you generated an overlay and saw your mother instead. But you noted that she did not feel right to you. Good that's a start.

Now shadowforms are things generated by your mind and heart which take on the appearance of spirits. You can talk to them they can talk to you.Everyone generates them. They're created by ideas and beliefs. One of the main challenges in spirit is learning to tell what's generated close to you and something that comes from further away. and even then it's not a black and white thing because your beliefs and thoughts will overlay everything you experience.  I hope this helps give yourself a bit of credit here You did good.


Thank you very much for answering. The reason I thought what happened was not a projection is because the building, street I live on, and the room I entered were COMPLETELY different from what they actually are, and I thought when OOB you see things the way they are "in waking life" as opposed to what your mind makes up while dreaming. I know I need a whole lot more time and dedication to truly experience what astral projection is, but judging from the given information (even though vague and not filled with enough information) would you call it a just a lucid dream or an OOB?

 77 
 on: October 16, 2014, 20:02:00 
Started by FateBender - Last post by Szaxx
Seeing isn't the best word as most don't see a thing. Some personal experiences have given me a precise replica of things that were to occur. They all happened exactly as percieved.
The next level down is the most common. This is where you get a hunch or a feeling that something will happen. You can understand some of the details given, they are usually close to how you intetpret them.

In all cases the percieved feelings are based upon the thoughts of those present at the time of the event. This does leave things open to error as their thoughts paint the picture seen.

It all starts with your ability to read peoples feelings when they are close or you think of them.
How many stories are based on two lovers separated by great distance and they know when the other is in trouble etc.

 78 
 on: October 16, 2014, 19:48:23 
Started by darksidessj25 - Last post by Szaxx
You're opening up memories you thought lost. This will improve as you develop your skills in the art. After a decade or so of commitment you'll be amazed at the number of experiential recalls you have obtained.
Its like a part of our memory is hidden until you find the key to opening it.
I'm still getting recalled experiences from 1969, some are nice, others are a reminder of what fear can do. Lol.
Good luck in your progress ( not that you need it). wink

 79 
 on: October 16, 2014, 19:43:29 
Started by FateBender - Last post by Bluefirephoenix
In answer to your question yes it was. Your intuition by how you presented and titled your post told me this. I don't need to read the content of the experience... though it was interesting. The main problem I see here is doubt. You don't trust your intuition and have to rely on others to tell you what you experienced. You already knew what that was. Perhaps the intensity frightened you a bit or your trying to come to terms with the fact that your a spirit wandering around in a meat suit.
The person you thought was your mother could have been a shadowform which you generated. Your insecure about what's going on so you generate a figure of comfort to help you process the experience. It could have also been another spirit and you generated an overlay and saw your mother instead. But you noted that she did not feel right to you. Good that's a start.

Now shadowforms are things generated by your mind and heart which take on the appearance of spirits. You can talk to them they can talk to you.Everyone generates them. They're created by ideas and beliefs. One of the main challenges in spirit is learning to tell what's generated close to you and something that comes from further away. and even then it's not a black and white thing because your beliefs and thoughts will overlay everything you experience.  I hope this helps give yourself a bit of credit here You did good.

 80 
 on: October 16, 2014, 19:28:08 
Started by travelinbob - Last post by Xanth
excuse me, I think the data is missing. Can somebody tell me what is this very easy AP method?
The thread is an old one copied from forum to forum... you'll need to find the start of the thread based upon the earliest "date" in the thread.

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