crystalwitchery asked: I would like to know ways to do astral projection and I would like to know if it is dangerous or not.
I’m going to answer the dangerous question first. I think this is up to the person who is astral traveling. I’m not going to say “no, it’s absolutely not dangerous” because I know a decent number of people have had bad or dangerous experiences with it. Personally I haven’t, I’ve had one experience that I suppose could be considered dangerous but I handled it well, I was protected because I protected myself as well as had an outside being help protect me. This is why it’s important to do research, a person will have to know how to take care of themself in this situation.
I think this subject should be handled with care, research, know how to work with your own energy, and protect yourself. Shielding would be a big one to learn or work on. Different types of shielding as well, not just throwing up your energy shield but possibly adding to it (barbed wire, spikes, and other “keep out” type things or even having your shield blend into the space around you so you become less noticeable.)
Mood is important too, if you’re attempting to do this while absolutely terrified of doing so then you may not have the best experience.
Research, respect, be careful, common sense, intuition. Those are good things to keep in mind when doing this. Yes it can possibly be dangerous but that doesn’t it mean it will always be dangerous.
There are two ways that I astral travel, putting myself into a trance state by first entering a meditative state and also when I’m asleep. I couldn’t tell you what I do while I’m sleeping that causes me to travel so easily and so much. It just happens.
However when I’m actually trying to do it I get into a comfortable position, I like to lay down, and most of the time I like to listen to things that enhance relaxation such as binaural beats or a drumming track. Once I get comfortable I begin meditating. Personally I’m extremely good at visualizing so I like to do meditations with visualization as it works best for me. I put myself in location that is extremely relaxing to me, my sacred space, a forest.
Eventually you’ll begin to feel your body rocking, like waves, when you go deeper. Then, after that, you’ll start feeling like your body is beginning to float out of your body. If you get nervous at this point (or at the wave sensation) then it will stop and you’ll have to start over to an extent. But also know, if you get nervous then it will just stop and you can decide to stop.
If you progress then you’ll be able to leave your body. You can simply explore your house, outside of your house, or go to an area near by to explore. You don’t have to go to far off places or a completely different world to travel. It’s good practice to do something close to you and something you’re familiar with.
I’ve never had issues with coming back, ever *knocks on wood*. I just slowly start to pay attention to things with my physical body (you’ll still be able to have sensations from your physical body, you just won’t pay attention to them so much and it will be dull, at least in my experience.) Once you get that connection and sensation to your physical body you can easily slip back. If it helps then retrace your steps while you’re astral traveling back to your body.
This is far from the only way to do this, it’s just works best for me. I firmly believe meditation practice makes this situation easier but I’m sure there are different opinions on this.
I urge others to add their own ways of astral projecting/traveling to this if they want to. There are tons of ways to do it that work best for different people.