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Originally posted by Yarium
So, despite the fact that many of you probably see me as a non-believer, an over-critic, or "one who has not reached a new plane of nose-picking consciousness that we select few have achieved" - I am in fact a very hopeful believer in this kind of paranormal phenomenon.
The only problem is that I need proof, I need hard evidence, and I need to see it - not read about it. That's why I don't believe a lot of what is said here. I'm not saying any of you lie - I'm just saying that many people here are probably unconsciously (or consciously, but try to ignore it) stretching the truth to fit what they wanted to happen, or believed to have happen. The likely answer to most astral projections is, as I've stated before, that it was a dream.
And so, I'm taking part in a little research project of my own. I'm going to try to astral project using all the information I've gathered during my time on the subject. From what I can tell, relaxation is key - followed by concentration and a clear mind. This is likely the most difficult for me - since I do have ADD (well, Adult ADD - since I'm 20). I am taking riddilin during the project to try to be able to focus as best I can on the task at hand, instead of drifting away and being very fidgity. From there, one needs to "pull" oneself out of their body. Is this correct? If not, please tell me now so that I have a better chance of pulling this project off with a positive success (instead of a negative success).
What I am doing is meditating. I am lying down, flat, on my back, on the floor in a place where I am comfortable and at peace. I am doing this during the DAYtime, not the nighttime. I do NOT want to see it as falling asleep. That leaves the door wide open for it being a dream. I want to reduce the chances of that by a significant amount.
Now, so far I have done one attempt. I will try again today later (for I am going out soon).
Attempt time: 8:25am - 9:05am
Astral Project: negative
I started by placing my hands (joined) on my chest, whilst I lay down on my back.
Using relaxation methods derived from hypnosis, I started by concentrating on relaxing my toes and my fingers - the places I was most likely to fidgit. Once relaxed to a suitable degree, I moved onto my feet, then ankles, and kept working my way up to my hip. Then I moved from my fingers (again) to my shoulders. From there, up the butox, to the lower back, then stomach.
It became difficult at this point as I neared my chest. I had to concentrate for awhile on slowing down my heart-rate and normalize my breathing so that I would have a relaxed sleep-like breathing rate, and wouldn't be gasping for air later on, which would ruin my concentration. I then proceeded up the base of my next, and to my face.
At this point, it felt like my consciousness was becoming more singularized - more condensed into a point, rather than spread across my body. I started attempted to "get out". I tried to do it like a worm - since I felt so small as if I could pass through tiny holes. No luck. Problem arising - songs in the tiniest parts of my mind. Like when listening to a radio song, and having it stuck for awhile. At first it was a funny German song from a comedy skit I had seen. To get rid of it, I tried "changing tracks" to "London Calling" by the Clash. Problem, now had a few notes of London Calling stuck in my mind.
At this point I started coming into realizations of parts of my body that still weren't relaxed. My fingers were incredibly relaxed - and getting colder. I concentrated on relaxing these parts of my body. Areas like my next, and the big spots of meet up on the back of my legs between the knee and the hip (can't remember what that muscle's called).
More at peace I was. Tried some other methods of getting out (after a few more attempts at "worming"). Mind was very focalized at this point. Was able to almost completely remove the song from my mind. Started feeling like my body was smaller too - as if my hands were right up at my face, followed by my waist, and then by stubby knees and feet. I started to feel a tug towards my right-hand side, for whatever reason, and so I tried to work with that tug. Then tried "rolling" out, by working in the direction of the pull, and trying to roll my mind and feeling in body out to the side.
After working on that for awhile, my entire left side was numb. My left hand, which I -knew- to still be clapsed to my right hand, felt like it was bent backwards and I was holding it up to my ear (that's how close I felt to my hands). My right, however, still felt like it was below me. Since I had not moved after relaxing, I knew that they were still, in fact, clapsed, and that this was an effect of excellent relaxation.
So, since left side was numb after trying to roll out by my right, I tried to switch it up and roll out by my left. No luck at all - and only mildly reduced feeling on right side. Next I tried "flipping" out, by imagining myself somewhat peeling backwards on a back-flip.
Fingers at this point were terribly cold, and the feeling of my left hand by my ear, but the right right up at my neck, but on my chest, became strange feeling enough that I openned my eyes and got up.
The entire incident had taken 40 minutes.
Now, I will be attempting to do these kinds of things again. Like I said, I'm AVOIDING doing this at night. I do NOT want to confuse this with going to sleep, as I believe many people do. This project will hopefully last a week or two, with at least two attempts per day. If relaxation and meditation starts helping me in other ways, then the project may continue indefinitely.
I am not looking for "what to do when astral projected" nor am I looking for any "mood-setters". I'm not looking for a discussion on whether Astral Projection is real or fake. I'm not even looking for people to say good luck. What I AM looking for is tips on "getting out", or other peoples DESCRIPTIVE feelings on their meditation-based astrals, and what they feel either when successful or non-successful before getting out.
Otherwise, I'm just using this space to keep a log on my attempts. Remember, I do not believe nor disbelieve in Astral Projections. As a research project, I am trying to remain very objective on this.
If I succeed, you will know. I will outline completely what it feels like at the point of departure, and once there. If I don't succeed, you'll have some interesting and descriptive reading material on relaxation techniques and feelings.
have tried hard before while awake, did the meditation... but I always get thrown at the itchy part. I start itching like crazy, its my nerves or pores or something...I don't know.. How do you get past that part?