The Science Behind the Law of Attraction Magazine December, 2017 - Page 46

Imagine T his: You?ve gotten into bed and shut your eyes for a moment, and then all of a sudden, when you open them again, you?re hovering over your body. You?re conscious, but it?s not the you you typically identify as, the one with a face and clothing and jewelry, but the real you,your soul. You?re looking down at your body and you realize you can move, almost as if you?re flying. You say goodbye to your body and begin to travel around your room, down your stairs, out your door, and then? you wake up. This is a form of astral projection, commonly referred to as an ?out of body experience.? Some people have reported astral projecting during a dream-like state, while others have experienced this same thing when they had a near-death experience. Some find the experience terrifying, and others find it humbling and exciting, knowing they can travel throughout the physical plane using only their astral bodies. If you?ve ever wanted to try astral projecting or wish to learn more about it, this article is for you! What Is Ast ral Project ion? Astral projection is an esoteric term that describes when the soul exits the physical body and enters the astral body. When astral projecting, you are consciously aware of it. Many people will look at their physical bodies and recognize themselves while they?re in a sleep-like state. It is said that astral projection is an out-of-body experience that can be achieved either through dreaming, deep meditation, or even when you?re awake. As far as I know, most people who astral project will simply explore the physical plane as they know it. However, it is said that the Akashic Records can be accessed from here and one can travel through time-lines and even communicate with other beings (sometimes even other projectors). It?s important to note that most people don?t experience the same third dimensional physical constraints when astral projecting. For example, most souls are able to travel while projecting out-of-body by way of flying or floating. Astral projecting is very different from dreaming or even lucid dreaming. When you?re dreaming, you?re unconscious. When you?re experiencing a lucid dream, you are usually conscious of the fact that you?re dreaming, and thus you can manipulate scenarios and control your dreams. However, when you?re astral projecting, your soul literally exits the body, but you are consciously controlling it. Techniques f or Having an Out -of -Body Experience Though many people don?t consciously plan to astral project, it is said that you can use certain techniques to help yourself astral project or have an out-of-body experience (OBE). If you?re interested in trying to astral project, give the following techniques a shot: The Rope Technique This is actually the only technique I?ve tried, and I sort of had success! Though I didn?t have a full-blown OBE, I definitely felt it coming on and left my body for a few moments, until I got too scared and decided to stop. Basically, all you do is envision an invisible rope hanging from the top of your ceiling, directly over your body. You then imagine that you?re reaching out your ?astral body hands? and slowly pull yourself up the imaginary rope. You may feel dizzy, which is completely normal. Keep concentrating on climbing the rope, hand over hand and very slowly, and don?t stop until you?ve freed your astral body. Wat ch Yoursel f Fal l ing Asl eep This method requires you to be very diligent as you begin to fall asleep. Tell yourself that you?re going to watch yourself fall asleep and actually stay conscious during the entire process, including when you enter into the dream Page 46 - Dec., 2017