Out of Body is something which most of us have some familiarity with, at least as far as we’ve heard the term mentioned somewhere. You may know of it from a film, book or from someone you know.
However, what most of us don’t know is that not only is out of body real, but it’s something all of us can do and you’ve probably even done it before, whether you know it or not.
In order to determine if you have had an out of body experience or to begin learning to astral project it is important to understand what out of body is. Simply put out of body is when your spirit body leaves your physical body. This is something that happens naturally at night when you are asleep, but it is possible for you to do it consciously and control the journey of your spirit body.
When you’re astral projecting, you can go anywhere and do anything. Maybe you dimly recall being able to do anything you wanted in your dreams as a child. You were probably astral projecting but as you grew up; you lost this talent to disregard the bounds of space and time. With out of body, your body is at rest while your astral self takes off and explores.
For those that may not be aware of the various bodies other than the physical. out of body is done with the astral body. It is often referred to as the ethereal body because of both its duplication of the physical body and its lack of substance. It is in essence an invisible body. The in turn leads to the question of how is the astral body attached to the physical body. The answer is it is attached with what is often referred to as the silver cord.
The silver cord is there for your entire lifetime. From the moment of your birth, the silver cord is there, connecting your two bodies and is not cut loose until your astral body leaves the physical body behind at death.
Where is it that your astral body goes in its travels? Your astral body goes to the astral plane, a non-physical duplicate of the physical universe. The astral plane is thought to operate at a different frequency than our own, some saying that it is an alternate universe. Most agree that the astral plane is not a single monolithic place, however.
After learning this information, it is only natural to start to wonder if there are any dangers to astral project. The answer is not as simple as a straightforward yes or no. While out of body is something that everyone is capable of doing and that the astral body is attached to the physical body by a tie that can only be broken by death there is still a need to remain conscience of what is going on while astral projecting and be in a state to maintain that frame of mind.
Attempting Out of Body under the influence of mind altering and perception altering substances such as drugs or alcohol can have a serious effect on the ability of the traveler to travel in safety.
The key to out of body involves knowing what it is you are doing and where you want to go while doing it. You must have complete control of what your astral body may be doing, since your thoughts control your projection experiences.
If you take the time to get properly prepared ahead of time, you might find that you are able to astral project quite quickly. There are also many professionals in this field that teach different ways of helping a person gain the necessary control to have a better experience, though many people prefer to astral project alone, from the comfort of home.
You can find various other resources such as books online. For instance, you can create the right state of mind by listening to quality Out of Body hypnosis recordings. It will help you relax and walk you through the various stages. This is beneficial since you can continue playing the recording repeatedly until your subconscious mind picks up the message that it is all right for you to leave your body.
There have been a number of recent advances in sound technologies, one of which is called ‘binaural beats’. Binaural beats work by transmitting slightly varied sound frequencies in each of the listener’s ears. The effect of this is to foster quick entry into a deeply relaxed state of meditation, which is necessary for successful Out Of Body.
If you are unable to astral project at first, do not be concerned. It is something that requires practice to be able to do. It is important to remember that this is not actually an acquired skill but something that is already known to each person. They simply need to remember how to astral project and then to practice in order to obtain a level of proficiency.
If you are still unsure, that out of body is something that is known to everyone consider these things. Have you ever felt like you were falling, even though you were standing or laying still, how about dreaming about flying. Often times this is the result of out of body. The falling feeling usually comes when the two bodies rejoin each other and the sensation of flight comes from actually moving through the astral plane.
Out Of Body is a very real ability which you already have. If you devote a little time and effort to practice it, your reward will be being able to enjoy this experience any time you like.