An astral plane is referring to another dimension, a different realm of consciousness not connected to the physical body. Spread about by by some of the earliest known religions and other esoteric philosophers, the term astral projection involves your conscious to travel forth from out of your body to another astral plane.
Many people try really hard trying to master astral projection. It is worth it because the incredible experience of leaving your own physical body and watch it from afar is an experience of a lifetime. Moreover, what is known as your consciousness subtle state, your aura or your spiritual self transcends what we think of as being reality and transports you to a higher plane travelling away from the body to wherever you desire, observing the world at a distance.
Hence, mastering astral projection is a very popular activity amidst followers of esoteric knowledge.
In grasping astral projection, you need to have faith in yourself and make sure that you really believe that you can separate your aura, astral body or consciousness from your physical body making it fly freely to ethereal dimensions. The best way of doing this is to write down all your thoughts on existence and reality, thereafter make a note of all the positive things that you want to see materializing and affirm your mind regarding this.
Meditation is a very important part which is crucial for comprehending astral travel. Through meditation one achieves increased self-consciousness with understanding about his true self and potential. It facilitates relaxing one’s mind, increasing awareness over one’s subconscious and assists in imagining and focusing all of his energy and attention towards that vision which is very important in case of mastering astral projection.
Something else which is important in learning astral travel refers to the time of the projection. In discussing this the concept of REM needs to be explained. After four phases of sleep cycle each deeper and slower than the previous ones, the sleep cycle reverses. REM means Rapid Eye Movement stage when the brain is highly active and most of your dreams happen. It is this period of time which is the most conductive for astral travel.
When you are completely prepared mentally for astral projection and know the perfect time for it, arrange for dimly lit room where there’s calm and peace without any interference from person or electronic devices. It is important to abstain from eating meat and items like caffeine and other similar stimulants and following lie down slowly. It is a good idea to wear light cozy clothes. Your primary objective should be to mimic REM sleep.
You should begin with meditation and being aware of yourself and the energy flowing in you. Channel this energy by visualizing you floating away from your body or or as an alternative, visualize a rope and yourself climbing up by it.
An essential point to note in mastering astral travel is the fact that when you are moving away from your body, even if for the slightest of moments start to feel a unexpected fear concerning whether you can return back to your physical body, then be sure that your astral travel will come to a abrupt end immediately.
You will experience a pulling effect from your body or feel a unexpected ‘sucking back’ from your astral level to actuality.
Technology is now available to help you achieve astral projection. Something known as Binaural beats is actually two slightly different soundwaves played through different ears synchronizes your brain waves and creates the mental condition required for such experimentation.
Whatever method is eventually chosen, grasping astral projection is not particularly easy and really needs high mind power. Once successful however, it is a feeling of a lifetime which forces open many doors to your true self which you might not have known of previously.