posted on May, 3 2010 @ 02:41 AM
May 3, 2010
My girlfriend and I put in the movie 'Avatar' and quietly snuggled away under the covers as the night drew to a close. I knew that this would induce
a sleep state. My hypothesis: If I could fall asleep and some how manage to wake up again, I could once more let my body fall asleep while keeping my
mind awake as needed to AP. It worked for the most part and I felt as though I reached the stage prior to vibrations.
However, an odd factor of all three attempts thus far; it seems as though the room suddenly jumps with activity when I'm reaching any point close to
the actual projection. The lamp suddenly becomes brighter, our rats begin climbing their cage and making noise, my girlfriend tosses and ticks and
groans, etc. All natural nocturnal phenomena and yet it seemingly culminates in unison and builds into this chaotic distraction. It feels
intentional. Of course, feelings aren't necessarily empirical data, but in an experiment like this, every factor counts. By intentional I do not mean
I think someone or something wants to hinder me astral projecting. However, perhaps it's a process of the brain in response? Any thoughts?
Rats are naturally nocturnal and my girlfriend's sleeping habits may only seem exasperated by the stillness of my mind in the moment. After all, if I
was asleep I wouldn't notice. One remedy I've come up with is to try this during the day. Artificial lighting isn't needed, Sunny and Olive will be
asleep, and the girlfriend won't be. This would, in theory, remove the distractions I'm facing by doing my AP attempts at night. Of course I may be
forced to avoid new distractions during the day (traffic, lawn mowers, chain saws, motorcycles, you name it).
AP Method: I'm using an old method that I am familiar with. I lay down and remove all distractions (in theory anyways) and cover myself with a thin
comforter so as to maintain a comfortable body temperature. Loose, comfortable clothing is worn. I use a breath counting technique that is just a
simpler form of breath meditation to calm the waters of my mind. I also try to flex and relax all the muscles in my body (those of which I'm capable
of flexing and relaxing). When undisturbed I can usually reach a sleep state with a conscious mind.
Here is my crux in the program: I'm not sure what to do once I've reached this point. I've tried concentrating on floating away, vibrations,
willing myself out, a body weight similar to that of a bubble (light as a bubble!), etc. Nothing seems to work. With all of this sudden brain activity
I manage to think myself right out of my state and within a few minutes am totally cognizant and awake. My question to everyone is this: When you
reach that state of body asleep/mind awake, what do you do? I even tried simply asking for help as mentioned in other threads.
How does one recognize the being upon the precipice of an astral projection? I've heard/read about the wind rushing, vibrations, etc. I would imagine
it is an obvious phenomena when experienced. However, I mean prior to. What signals do you look for?
Thanks a lot!