The Rope Method - Deconstructed

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Xanth

I started this on my subreddit, but figure I'll continue it here.  I wanted to break down methods and techniques into their basic parts and show how they're all essentially the same. They all ask you to focus on something in an effort to push this physical reality away.

So let's start with one of the most famous methods!  The Rope Method!

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I wanted to start processing the MANY methods and techniques for achieving Projection, with the aim of showing you how similar they all are. In fact, the only difference between them all is the "focus" for the technique.

We're going to start off with the famous Rope Method!

"Climbing the rope" is the focus for this method. Now, you can lie (or sit?) there and visualize yourself climbing a rope all you want and, literally, nothing is going to happen. It takes more than just walking yourself through the actions.

What you need to do is, essentially, convince yourself that you're REALLY climbing a rope. You need to feel the rope in your hands. Feel the materials, the strands as you pull on them. Feel the pressure of the rope in your hand and the weight of your body lifting up off whatever surface you're on. You need to convince your conscious mind that this is REALLY happening. The more you put yourself into this, the more you engage as many of your physical senses into this act, the greater chance you have of trigging the projection reflex to happen.

Eventually, as you're getting deeper and deeper into the act – you might actually see yourself climbing! Just keep going. Keep deepening the sensations toward climbing, as you do this, the natural progression of your awareness will be moving further and further away from this physical reality.

At some point you'll feel the shift. This could be a smooth transition into the non-physical, or you could lose consciousness temporarily and regain it shortly after. At that point, as long as you recognize the shift, you'll be projecting and you can then either continue doing whatever you currently find yourself doing or place the Intent to go do something else!

Let me know if you have any methods or techniques you'd like me to deconstruct for you!

FfazedlokK22

Interesting! In the few times Ive started out, I did once see a faint outline of my hands moving up, which was cool to me! The last time I tried it, I got into just focusing on the blackness, rather than trying anything (I can clear my mind instantly, and I was just calm, and open) - little dots of white - stars, or something - appeared, and I just focused on them (im my head, I was kinda imagining that meme of "zoom in! enhance the image!, but just general) As time went on, I saw the color of the ceiling in my room, the popcorn texture barely there - sorta just swirling into the black void - and got to the point where I saw my own 'literal' gate - a diamond shape, made up of these green-yellow neon wires - strange to me, so I didnt approach it further. The second time I did this focus method - the center was a blue color, rather than a black void - with many dots of lighter and darker blues mixed in. Ive also had a time before last time where a spirit, or guide followed me in my real life, even though I hadnt ever yet tried doing the full AP stuff, I just felt a presence (not religious, but it felt powerful - especially since it followed me into my awake life) - where I was struggling to start doing these methods, and I envisioned the memory i have when I feel joy - and this entity communicated though that 'language' too (seen another post, calling it like however you 'communicate' with others in the OBEs, without words) She basically sent these emotions - joy, love, guidance, etc - heard my own brain 'receive' entire sentences, she was telling me to breathe slowly, and calm down, and sorta chuckling at me having a harder time to get the hang of the whole thing.

     Pretty much, there were flashes of other visions, that I see now as myself - human form, demon, idk - just the depression I have, some OTHER 'thing' flashed me a negative view of it - just seemed like she was there, but like a full picture - where this entity was visible, and standing above a younger me - like whatever else was there wanted me to see 'her' as negative, talking down to me, idk. (What I saw, in the 'good' and 'bad' visions was the same of her face - no face details, long, slightly curly black/brown hair, kinda tall - and at the end, pink energy, or an aura, emanating from her). I kinda of imagined it being mother mary, or something, but it showed me pink, instead of mother marys' theme color of blue lol.

     To go on, after waking up, I saw this pink blotch in random places - at work, right before bed, etc.Any time I was thinking about what 'she' was, Id see psrt of that hue, or a white dot, without even being asleep (thought maybe I opened up my perception to more things, or something, started digging into theology, and religious conatations, idk). NDEs, and many youtube interviews have also gotten me hopeful, and almost faithful that something is there, in the beyond, it has to be. One piece of info about spiritual stuff said these 'entities' can latch on, or want to be noticed, or observed, by those of us opening up, and being meditative and stuff, and just the other week I saw shadow figures, felt like I was being watched, and saw a figure in the corner of my eye - and while some of that seems to be there, the shadows, and pink aura is gone after I spoke into the universe that I notice it. The pink aura seemed to be nice when it was here, I also caught UFO, or energy in the sky on video THREE TIMES, and a picture, of this pink energy outside in some flowers, before I said I noticed it. which I find pretty cool.

Thats what Ive done so far. I do hope to try the focusing, and rope methods tonight, maybe itll work all the way lol

Lumaza

 Welcome to the Astral Pulse!  :-)

 Not much I can comment on just yet, other than the fact that is looks like you are being led down this path! It shows in your "otherworldly experiences". Now you have to find the reason why. It's time to don your "Explorer's Cap" and see what you can see, learn what you can learn. The NPR (non-physical realities) are a school, just like this physical reality here is and just like with this reality here, the NPRs have their own "rulesets" that, you need to and will be taught to navigate. One of the main ones there is "thought = action+ almost immediately. Example of that, there is no need to pick up a ball from the ground to throw it because the ball is already in your hand.

 The first teaching will be to control your excitement. That is instantly a deal breaker. Once you do, you will find there are other requirements as well. But those will be taught to you when you are ready for them.
"The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence."  Nicolai Tesla

EscapeVelocity

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Ffazed- you are describing many different NP (Non-Physical) sensory impressions that are quite clear to many of us, the difficulty is that, early on, we don't know how to differentiate or focus on just one or two particular impressions...so keep that in mind, as you proceed. Given that, you are being very accurate in your descriptions.

I have realized, over the last fifteen years or so, the fact that we do have guides, working with us on an individual basis. Thirty years ago, I thought this idea was just wishful fantasy, but now I have come to realize the simple truth and practicality of the idea. Like some friends who remain below and belay us as we climb the rockface, we have guides who remain on the NP side and follow/support us. They either stand at the top or the bottom and hold the ropes that support us, as we traverse the escarpment. If we fall, it is because we choose to fall. That lesson is our own choosing. Think back in your life, how many times these unseen helpers were actually there. I cannot speak for anyone else, but in my own case, yes...a few times, they have been there.

Maybe I am completely wrong...and I admit to that possibility. But in a Wider Reality, with Souls and individual Consciousnesses moving about the galaxy, inhabiting various forms of Life, in order to better experience various forms of Reality...wouldn't we do it in a 'Lateral Support Team' fashion...which is to steal the term from the automotive industry...meaning we have some team members remaining on the other side to lend support? OMG, we are suddenly into helpers, guides, teachers and Angels...

This may be the 'pink' energy that you sense, from time to time. Pink describes a pure form of basic peace and love energy, maybe not that of a soulmate, but a friend. The fact that you have noticed it is not a thing to take lightly; it likely indicates your level of higher NP awareness...which is good and on target... it may indicate the timing that you are 'supposed' to become aware of this energy and supporting influence. Think about that and the wider, deeper perspective or context. I don't pretend to know, but the slight negative feelings that may intrude around the 'pink' energy are likely manifestations of your dark side subconscious Fear constructs...not a terrible thing, we all have them...just something to be aware of...our subconscious insecurities show up foremost in our dreams, our uncertainties, Sleep Paralysis (a big one) and all our little, niggling self-doubts...all Fear-based. As our NP experiences progress, these fear-based events will continue to show until we recognize them and finally decide to dispel them. They are that tenacious and pernicious and also that simple to defeat. We just have to decide to.

My own guides remain mostly invisible to me...it appears that I wanted it this way. Some of us choose this path. Like you described, I sometimes catch a glimpse of a body, a face, just the facial outline, the hair, an impression...but almost never the full facial expression...but often I do get the playful and loving and supporting emotion of a friend. That has become an unexpected and incredible emotional support in my later years, something I never suspected forty years ago, but feel a priceless thanks for, now.

Try the etheric exit methods like Rope and Trampoline...but also consider Phasing methods such as Lumaza's Doorway Technique...also consider Wake Back To Bed methods (WBTB)...timing can be crucial in these things.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
                                                          -O. Wilde

LightBeam

I just wanted to provide an additional input from my own experiences. I am most successful when I do any visualization/motion techniques right as I am falling asleep at night, for at least 10 min. Then I allow myself to fall asleep. Many people think that if you fall asleep you have failed, but I get woken up sometime during the night by finding myself floating or more often in sleep paralysis from which projection is very easy, just think that you are standing next to the door for example. Use your thoughts. But adjustment takes at least three weeks for the automatic wakening during the night to start occurring. So, if someone is just starting with this, consistency is key, give it a few weeks by practicing every night. I prefer this technique because it's faster and very successful, it doesn't require much time. In addition if you project during the night when your body is deeply asleep you stay much longer out and your experiences are very clear. At least for me.

Xanth

Quote from: LightBeam on September 11, 2023, 21:32:18I just wanted to provide an additional input from my own experiences. I am most successful when I do any visualization/motion techniques right as I am falling asleep at night, for at least 10 min.
I'm curious, when you're doing your visualization/motion techniques are you lying down or sitting up?

LightBeam

Quote from: Xanth on September 12, 2023, 09:05:13I'm curious, when you're doing your visualization/motion techniques are you lying down or sitting up?

Laying down in my favorite sleeping position, because I want the last thoughts of being somewhere else to be in my mind when I drift off. I have tried doing visualization during the day or longer before falling asleep and it does not work. For me this technique has to merge with falling asleep without interruptions of waking up or moving before the first phase of deep sleep. The visualization has to overlap by a bit with going into Delta. But to prevent falling asleep too quickly before you have a chance to visualize for at least 10 min I would suggest to go to bed 30 min before you get too sleepy. TV should not be on, phone should be put away, etc. NO disruptions between the ending of the technique and falling asleep.

Xanth

Quote from: LightBeam on September 12, 2023, 09:20:14Laying down in my favorite sleeping position, because I want the last thoughts of being somewhere else to be in my mind when I drift off. I have tried doing visualization during the day or longer before falling asleep and it does not work. For me this technique has to merge with falling asleep without interruptions of waking up or moving before the first phase of deep sleep. The visualization has to overlap by a bit with going into Delta. But to prevent falling asleep too quickly before you have a chance to visualize for at least 10 min I would suggest to go to bed 30 min before you get too sleepy. TV should not be on, phone should be put away, etc. NO disruptions between the ending of the technique and falling asleep.
Hmmm... I may need a new room to sleep in, my wife *LOVES* to read on her phone for a good half hour to an hour lying in bed.  *sigh*  :D

Thank you LB. :)

I think I'll give this a shot over the next little while!

Kree

Quote from: Xanth on August 29, 2023, 16:20:53Feel the materials, the strands as you pull on them. Feel the pressure of the rope in your hand and the weight of your body lifting up off whatever surface you're on. You need to convince your conscious mind that this is REALLY happening

What exactly is the mechanism that initiates the transition here? If you could simplify the technique as much as possible, what would it look like? With the rope technique there's the sight, feel of rope, pulling sensation, and sense of movement. Now, I'm pretty sure you could do without most of these🤔, but people still only really talk of the rope technique rather than any sort of simplified technique. I don't get what's special about it? It seems to have just about the lowest success rate of all techniques from what I've read, and I think that's because it's so complicated and costs so much mental energy just to do it correctly. It's like trying to drift off while doing mental math.

I can't be sure, but ime techniques with just one or two focus points work best, unless you're really sleepy and need more stimulation.


Also Xanth I wanted to know if you're still sticking to your noticing and rundown techniques, or if you've found anything else? Have you experimented with Frank's technique of simply "going up"? Something I've noticed is that all these technique (e.g. noticing/rundown/frank's/tinnitus+blackness) somehow stimulate the third eye, through feeling the location or activating it through visualization. Is this something you've thought about or noticed?

Xanth

Quote from: Kree on November 23, 2023, 12:38:50What exactly is the mechanism that initiates the transition here?
The mechanism is the complete taking of your awareness into the scene you're creating, thus 100% ignoring the physical body senses.  Once you've cut off the physical body senses, your awareness reaches out for anything - in this case, it's the non-physical scene you're using and then the senses switch to there. 

At that point, you could either pull yourself out of body... or phase and find yourself "somewhere else".  :)

QuoteIf you could simplify the technique as much as possible, what would it look like? With the rope technique there's the sight, feel of rope, pulling sensation, and sense of movement. Now, I'm pretty sure you could do without most of these🤔, but people still only really talk of the rope technique rather than any sort of simplified technique. I don't get what's special about it? It seems to have just about the lowest success rate of all techniques from what I've read, and I think that's because it's so complicated and costs so much mental energy just to do it correctly. It's like trying to drift off while doing mental math.
I'm only trying to simplify the "how" and "why" the rope method works - as long as it's a focus which works for you, that is.  Otherwise, no amount of doing it will help you. 

QuoteI can't be sure, but ime techniques with just one or two focus points work best, unless you're really sleepy and need more stimulation.
IME techniques?  Or was that a typo.  :)

But definitely, this journey of learning to project is actually a journey of self-discovery whereby YOU have to find the focus which works best for you.  It sounds like you've found it. 

If it helps, I also find that the sense of "movement" in your visualizations / with your focus work best to initiate this stuff.  ALSO, keeping a very positive mindset really helps too.  Example:  make a mental rundown of you interacting with your loved ones - that would work better than just a neutral mental rundown.  :)

QuoteAlso Xanth I wanted to know if you're still sticking to your noticing and rundown techniques, or if you've found anything else?
I actually haven't been actively practicing for a long while now

QuoteHave you experimented with Frank's technique of simply "going up"? Something I've noticed is that all these technique (e.g. noticing/rundown/frank's/tinnitus+blackness) somehow stimulate the third eye, through feeling the location or activating it through visualization. Is this something you've thought about or noticed?
Going up?  Like the part where he's looking upwards?  No, I haven't.  Sorry.

As for the third eye, I only get that pressure if I focus on it.  Which, would make for an effective focus to use actually.  haha