Without becoming obsessive about it, I have been gradually learning all I can about going out of body and managing the state when it happens. As mentioned in a previous post, I have had one clear experience of projecting successfully. This was achieved by using the vibration method, which involves lying on the bed and vibrating first one limb, perhaps a leg, and then eventually successfully vibrating all parts of the body, including the head. Impossible though it sounds, this is entirely possible, and I maintained the state for what seemed like a very long time, I thought maybe 40 minutes, though I am not sure.
Suddenly and without any kind of prior warning, I was standing outside my house in the street, looking at my neighbor’s front door. It was very clear and unequivocally was an out of body state. The body I was in was jelly-like, opaque, and everything around me was similar in appearance. This may have been due to the lack of developed eyesight with astral eyes, as a baby on earth has poor vision when first born. Or it may have been a low level in the astral world, which I am told is duller than higher levels. The skill of moving between vibratory rates in the astral is yet another skill I face developing…eventually.
After that, more recently, I started Steve Jones’ OBE course of CD’s. I am half way through that course at this time. Because he has put it together for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of anything spiritual or related, it is a bit plodding for anyone who has pursued a variety of spiritual or quasi-spiritual courses. But I am carrying on anyway.
The past few days I have been reading Anne Moss’s free course in astral projection, which she is very proficient at. http://www.theartofastralprojection.com/blog/interview-with-ann-moss
To get to her website, which can be hard to find, go to astralvoyage.com
There’s a lot of knowledge there, it’s serious stuff, easy to read and right to the point.
You might wonder why I am taking a course if I have already found a way to project. Well, the vibration method is what I call “hard work” and as you lie there vibrating patiently, you have no guarantee that, today, it is going to produce any result. So it is easy to feel discouraged using that route. Whine, whine.
I emailed her the other day and to my surprise, she replied right away. She said, “No “training” is going to make AP easy. You will still have to condition the body to sleep yet keep the mind from drifting off into full sleep and losing consciousness. This can take months or years depending on the person. I was very much into AP when I first started and went all out so I was having them within 30 days but most people don’t want to put a lot of work into their efforts.”
That’s true: I personally want to be able to AP but I don’t want to work at it really hard, and this put a spotlight on my problem…laziness. So I have to get down to it afresh, which I did today.
However, I am encouraged because recently I have noticed two things: I am more often aware when I am dreaming, and watching myself in a dream fully aware that I am doing so. (Lucid dreaming.) And secondly, I have twice lately had the odd experience of being SOUND asleep while having my brain in Beta, that is, waking consciousness, dealing with everyday problems just as though I were awake. And being aware that I was sound asleep and should not be figuring out problems and budgets etc. That was an odd sensation.
So I think I am making progress though I can’t exactly measure it. And I will let you know how I progress, for those who are interested.
Of course, I am no doubt AP’ing at night while asleep and in Theta. Or Delta. Or whatever it is. But like all the rest of you, I don’t remember it. My goal is to be able to do it spontaneously, at will, and remember all of it!