posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 01:49 PM
So, let me first state that I love ATS... if it wasn't for ATS, then i would have never tried to astral project. The most knowledge I had on the same
sort of subject is Lucid Dreaming.
With that said, I have come across some really neat AP (astral projection) threads and the topic has caught my attention. I used to be very religious
in the Christian faith, however i feel as though i have become way more open minded in my years of traveling and going to school. IMO, people are
people, and all religions probably have some truth to them, and being spiritual is a state of mind for anyone of any religion, even those with no
religion. People are people, and we should all treat each other with love and respect. I know thats a little off subject, i just felt that you guys
should know where i stand on that, because though I am very unexperienced with AP, i do feel people should look at the world unclouded before they
Astral projection to me, seems very much possible. I believe that AP is also a very spiritual experience.
Well, after i read a few threads, i did a few days of studying the subject. I was very intrigued, and kind of scared to try it out myself. I do
believe in human possessions, and I once thought that I myself might be possessed (but that could just be my paranoid side). I thought AP could be
another opening, even if all that stuff was just in my head.
A few days after reading a lot about the subject, I just had a feeling inside me that felt it was time for me to try. I cant tell you what it was, I
just felt very calm and that I was now mentally prepared. I had a really good feeling about it, I felt calm, and a little tired (which i thought would
So, I laid down on my bed with the blanket on (in case my body was going to get cold) once i left it. I asked my guides (of whom I have never met, and
could just be angels IMO) to watch over me as I tried to AP.
It took me a lot longer that i thought it would, i was expecting 15 min or so, when in reality it took me about 35min. Let me just say though, I
don't really know if i actually projected... that is why I am writing this thread. Anyway, I laid down and tried to relax every part of my body. Once
I was relaxed, both physically and mentally, I used the "rope" method (which is imaging a rope over your body and your spiritual body grabbing on to
the rope and pulling itself out of your physical body) to try and AP.
This is where it got "weird" for me. The rope method wasn't really working (or maybe i was doing it wrong, it was my first time), and like I
mentioned above, I was fairly tired when I tried to AP. I felt myself starting to fall asleep, but right before I fell asleep I remembered what I was
trying to do, and let me tell you, I don't know how to describe it, but it just felt like it was the right time to release my spiritual body from my
physical one at THAT specific point. I imagined my spiritual body leaving my physical one one more time, and I felt myself sit up in bed! At that
exact point, I heard a woman whispering in my room and my house was completely empty! I wasn't scared or anything, I felt really calm, but I just
laid back down in bed. My eyes were shut the entire time. After that, I heard a man talking to someone downstairs. At first i just thought it was my
dad, but my dad is away on business, and like I said, the house was completely empty.
After that i fell asleep for about 4 hours... and this was at like 1130am! I had woken up for class that day at 7am.
Anyway, at first I thought maybe I had physically sat up in bed, but my thinking that I heard a woman in my room and a man downstairs, now makes me
think that maybe it was my spiritual body that sat up in bed (and that is why I could hear the voices) and that i was in the spiritual world, or
astral plane. Either way, the experience was very calming. It has been a little over a week since that first try now, and I haven't felt like I have
been ready to try again, I haven't felt that same feeling as I did when I felt like I was ready the first time, which is ok with me, because ever
since that time I have felt a sense of enlightenment. I still remember my dream from after i fell asleep that day, and i also wonder if i was astral
projecting in my dream.
This post has two purposes.
One: i wanted to share my experience with APing (being a newcomer) to everyone else out there that is also new to the subject.
Two: i want to talk to those of you that can AP. I want to know what my story sounds like to you. Do you think i physically sat up in bed? or was it
my spiritual self? When you AP, does everything feel physical? can you feel your body making a motion or performing an action? and what do you think
the voices were?
I just really want to get all of your opinions and advise.
Thanks for listening everyone.