Have you ever dreamt of floating out from your body and then seen yourself from outside? You may have then woken up, thinking the dream to be strange. But it in all likelihood the start of an astral projection experience when you were asleep in which your spiritual self separated from your physical self and traveled to higher astral dimensions or a different reality of consciousness.

Many people are seen to give a lot of effort in mastering astral projection. This is due to the fact that the amazing act of leaving your own physical body to view it from somewhere else is a mind blowing experience. Moreover, what is known as your consciousness subtle state, your aura or your astral existence transcends our current reality and your consciousness then moves to a higher plane which is moving away from the body to wherever desired, observing the world at a distance. And so astral projection is a very popular activity amidst followers of esoteric knowledge.

When attempting astral projection, a very important thing is affirming your subconscious mind that you will be able to do it. If you have any doubts that it will work then astral travel will be impossible to do. Absolute faith achieves almost anything and hence the best technique is to write down some of your beliefs regarding the nature of reality and then make a note and keep going over to yourself all about the eternally free, omnipotent existence of your spirit self which can leave your physical body and travel to another dimension.

A vitally important part in trying to master astral projection is to meditate. By meditating, you will be more aware of your inner self. It will become possible for you to control your subconscious and direct all your attention and energy into what you desire thereby developing a heightened power of concentration which is imperative to be a success at astral projection.

You should record in trying to perfect astral travel, the time in which you will induce it. Remember astral projection is closely related to when you are sleeping, specifically REM and lucid dreaming stages. When you sleep you actually go through four stages with your sleep growing deeper in each one. After the fourth stage the cycle inverses till it reaches the REM mode which is when you experience Rapid eye Movement and intense brain activity. This is actually when people have the most dreams and the perfect time in mastering astral projection.

When you are mentally ready for astral projecting, lie down in a dimly lit or candle filled room preferably in light clothes. Remember that no electrical equipment should be switched on which may distact you and abstain from having too much food, especially items like non-vegetarian or caffeine. Try to mimic the REM sleep mode, let your body rest, but you should keep your mind alert.

You should begin with meditation and becoming aware of yourself and the energy flowing in you. Channel this energy by imagining you floating away from your body or or as an alternative, visualize a rope and yourself climbing up by it.

The hindrance factor in case of astral projection is the fear or apprehensiveness in the mind of the person regarding returning back to his physical body.

Always recall that having faith in something is really the most important thing and even the slightest doubt concerning such things will prevent the travel from being successful.

When leaving your body to progress further please remember not to go into a state of panic or be fearful while moving since your spirit will then automatically return to your body.

New technology like that named binaural beats can be used to help in creating the mental state that is efficient to astral projection.

Binaural Beats involve listening to two different sound waves through each ear simultaniously which binds into one another and synchronized in the brain to establishes the required psychic state.

Learning how to astral project really is one of the most rewarding way to truly realize the full potential of yourself beyond the illusionary physical universe.

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