posted on May, 4 2009 @ 11:13 PM
Im going to chime in with some of my best advice. I have been lucid dreaming and astral exploring for about twelve years now and found a few tricks
and things to look for to have the best chances. These are what work for me, and although they may not work for everybody, I'm sure some of this
information will at least be a help to some. Lets start.
I find that trying to release earlier in the morning is better then at night. You are much too tired at night to do it, and usually fall straight into
a deep sleep. That isn't what you want. You want to sort of border on sleep and wake, where you can consciously notice the different due to some
signs I will explain next. I find after waking up early in the morning after a few hours of rest is the best time to try. You easily fall right into
the perfect state because you are already tired, but since you already had some sleep you most likely wont fall into as deep of a sleep. The longer
you can keep yourself in that state the better chance you have.
While in this half sleep, half wake state there is a few cues that let you know you're doing it correctly. Some people say wind, voices, loud noises,
static, vibrations, and many things. For me, its usually a loud noise such as a train running through the room, sounds that fade in and out, or
occasionally I will hear conversations of people who aren't there. Sometimes, if lucky, you will have the feeling that you can see through your
eyelids. This is almost the holy grail in my opinion. Whenever that happens to me, I usually am able to project the same night.
The most important thing to look for, which you will never ever not feel, is sleep paralysis. Probably one of the scariest feelings you have ever had
it if happened to you before. Whenever I find myself waking up with the feeling of sleep paralysis, I close my eyes and imagine myself rolling to the
side. Sometimes you actually sort of have to roll yourself, which you will literally feel like you are going to fall off the bed. Instead, you float
down and when you open you're eyes you are on the floor. Then just stand up and proceed through the nearest wall. Thats how it goes for me most of
the time. Dont worry, you will know when you are doing it and that you arent really awake. Its just a feeling you are able to detect after practice.
Other methods such as falling, raising and so on are also usable. Falling to me is the scariest though, because you actually feel like the floor drops
out from under you. After falling for a few you will eventually just feel like you are floating, open your eyes and there you have it. Although you
most likely go through the floor. These are all done while feeling sleep paralysis or full body vibrations, different people feel different things.
Fear is the biggest obstacle and I cannot stress that enough. You will not get over your fear without practice. The first few times you WILL be a bit
scared, because its totally unknown to you and very foreign. You get used to moving, feeling, and the absolute endless things you can do and finally
the fear goes away. Always know you are the one in control. You are.
Sometimes when you exit the body colors look different, which is normal. I have had everything from dark places to bright colors with shimmering
crystal air, literally the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Usually when I am out its as if life is going on, just I'm on a different timeline.
It never looks like anything out of a story book to me, just the normal world we live in. I have tried to fly to other planets but for some reason
have trouble. Almost as if something is preventing me. No idea why, but I'm sure its just a matter of practice. Yes you can have sex. The options are
endless. Think of it as the worlds most amazing virtual reality system.
Keep your mind clear of thoughts, and tell yourself before you go to bed that will journey to the astral tonight. I dont know how but it does work.
You cant force it. You just have to learn to recognize the point where your body shuts off but your mind is still clear. Once the mind goes to sleep
as well you lose the chance.
I cant do it every night, and not sure if people can, but for me its only once a week or so. Sometimes I can have multiple ones in a single night, or
even four or five a week, but I doubt I could do it every time I wanted it to happen. Just keep practicing and you will get it, I promise you that.
Anybody can do it, It just takes time.
Anyway, Hopefully this helps. Its late and I just wanted to write a quick post to maybe get ya heading in the right direction if you were having any
trouble. Take care and good luck with everything.