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Author Topic: Am I close to Astral Travelling/Projecting?  (Read 1612 times)
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« on: January 15, 2015, 05:58:00 »

Hello all,

I was born into and grew up in a conservative Christian denomination. For most of my life I was told what to believe. I was trained to focus primarily on Christian beliefs. I have since completely opened my mind to all possibilities on almost all topics. I don't know what I believe and although it may sometimes feel chaotic and empty, there is also great freedom in having an open mind.

I have been interested in the subject of Astral Travel/Projection and have approached it from both a scientific and metaphysical perspective. In short, I can't say whether I believe it is true or not; some days I believe in it and others I don't.

Regardless, I have read various techniques on how to Astral Travel/Project and tried employing these techniques. I've also read a bit on Lucid Dreaming and am often able to tell when I'm starting to dream but it never goes beyond that.

Most if not all of the techniques I've tried have been unsuccessful. I'm not very good at focusing on a specific thing for too long. One thing I have tried is just closing my eyes, relaxing, and focusing on the darkness, more specifically what I could call focusing on a point in that darkness. It almost feels as if my eyes are crossing while doing so. I then think of or try to imagine my astral body leaving my physical body, as if it is struggling to pull away. When I do this I make my body "shiver" or slightly tense up as if it was the feeling of my astral body trying to pull away. I tried this last night and I've gotten "further" than before. The "shiver" seemed to mainly focus around my torso. It's an action that is at first conscious...in fact I can induce it even as I type. However the more I do it the stranger it feels. My breathing almost becomes shallow. I have to remind myself to relax and breath normally. As I continued doing this and focusing on the darkness I saw what could loosely be described as a very faint "object" of white mist. I then started to see very faint colours swirling in the darkness, similar to what I see when I close my eyes and rub them if I'm tired. Yet these swirls were slightly different then what I'm used to.

My question is, could this be the beginnings of a projection?

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2015, 16:12:14 »

Your very focused on your physical body which is going to prevent anything from happening. You have some hypogogic imagery which is good. I would focus on your heart area and go within. Your trance state isn't deep enough to knock out the awarness of your physical body so it needs to deepen quite a bit before it gets interesting. Practice sitting in a chair instead of laying down as you will tend to fall asleep at that point. It's what you've done for your entire life now you have to get past that sleep zone without dozing in order for it to work. Don't focus externally at all. Just make sure your head is unsupported and mentally drift deep towards your heart.  After awhile you start to see images flashing at you continue past that point, don't pay attention to the initial imagery.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 00:51:15 »

As I continued doing this and focusing on the darkness I saw what could loosely be described as a very faint "object" of white mist. I then started to see very faint colours swirling in the darkness, similar to what I see when I close my eyes and rub them if I'm tired. Yet these swirls were slightly different then what I'm used to.

My question is, could this be the beginnings of a projection?
You could be starting to ap.  When we start seeing things it usually means you are close to ap.   You just have to get out of your body.    Keep going, it sounds like you are on the right track.    When your body and mind is right to ap any ap technique will work.   
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2015, 05:44:57 »

Thank you for the responses.

I can't seem to fully relax. I become almost hyper-sensitive to anything, ie. this is itching I need to scratch, my bed sheet is slightly bunched and I'm lying on it and it's bothering me, I get a song in my head etc. It might be a by-product of my anxiety disorder, who knows.

I almost feel that I'm more successful when forcing it such as inducing my "shiver" described in my first post even though my body is not completely relaxed.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2015, 05:55:52 »

It's because you've never learned to "relax", you don't know what "to be relaxed" means.  It might take you a while... but it's worth searching for.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2015, 08:52:44 »

Xanth makes a good point about a deeper understanding of what it means to relax. When you really get there, then you'll know.

Also, various minor disturbances like itches and bed clothing uncomfortable-ness can be introduced to disrupt your relaxing/trance-work...this can be a serious pain in the *ss...like it has for me lately!...consider the possibility that it may be a psychological diversion...and work past it...in other words, ignore it...

Just one more challenge...get used to the idea...more to come...aaaarrrrghhh  grin
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