The kind of astral projection that involves a transferrence to physical space (i.e. being able to see your own body) can be difficult, and can also be
dangerous if your astral body is not completley developed, or is only partially energised. I recommend that you start with "inner projection" - there
is a realm that exists within your mind, it is a pure place where only "you" exist. Many call it "lucid dreaming" however, more accuratley, you are
exploring your own imagination. Basically, when you are in the partially astral state, imagine being in the place of your dreams, and focus your eyes
inwards, you will basically be projecting on the mental plane, which is a higher plane of vibration than the astral, and you will not have to leave
your physical body.
If you earnestly desire to astrally project, and are having trouble in "separating" then you are probably trying to project at a density that is too
solid for your current level of experience. Basically, when partially in the astral, try to connect to the meditative state, basically, meditate
whilst in the astral, and your higher astral body will project itself, you will usually find yourself instantaneously floating above your body, for
example, if you meditate and imagine yourself levitating, then your higher density astral body will be levitating above your real body. Generally, it
is safer to project at the higher densities, although projecting at lower densities allows you to peer into the world of etheric organisms and
It is important to develop your imagination first and foremost. Try to imagine an object, for example, there is a tumbler on my desk, I can pick up
the tumbler and observe it, its edges, it details, its relative dimensions, even its texture, and of course its colour and reflections. Now, I can
imagine that the tumbler is inside my mind, I can project the tumbler into my consciousness, and like a computer model, I can observe the tumbler from
different angles. When you master this, you can imagine your room, the details, the objects, and when you imagine, imagine your room inside your mind.
When you train the ability, over time, you will be able to imagine yourself walking in your room, and over time, when you are about to fall asleep,
you can imagine until your consciousness transfers directly to the mental plane. From that point on, you will be in your own imagination, and from
that point, you can basically do anything that you can imagine, and from a first-person perspective. The possibilities are basically limitless, for
example - pro's can basically leave a book next to thier bed, and mentally project inside the book, and become a character in the story that they
read. Others can even miniaturise themselves, and can be exploring a vast cave network that exists within the small crystal that they left on thier
In terms of actual projection (i.e. "stepping out"), there are basically two planes that you can explore - one is the pure physical/astral, and it
will resemble the real world to a strong degree, where you can have a strong degree of control and memory of your experiences, and the second is the
more general mental/astral, where you will be exploring, essentially, the realm of the "afterlife" for lower density souls. Its difficult to explain,
but to really enter that world, you have to relinquish a degree of "free will", and although you will not have as much control, you will be in a much
more interesting domain. Such domains involve a connection to a collective consciousness or construct, and usually it requires a connection to various
"guides", however, as a general rule, you can tune in your imagination to your emotional state, and if you tune into the pure parts of your being, you
will connect to higher realms of imagination, akin to the "alice in wonderland" experience.
If you have a pet, you can try to connect to his or her mind, usually they have the most interesting minds to explore, and have a strong connection to
the realms of the animal kingdom, that are the most beautiful and natural.
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