Imagine being able to consciously leave your body and go anywhere your heart desired. Would you travel somewhere outside this planet, say to the moon or another planet? Would you visit friends or relatives that live in another part of the country or world? Or perhaps you would venture to the astral plane to meet up with a loved one who has crossed over. The term astral projection refers to some form of out-of-body experience (OBE) where the mind remains consciously aware inside an “astral body” separate from the physical body. There are many theories that try to explain the phenomena; however unless one has actually experienced astral travel the idea in itself is literally hard to grasp. I stumbled across the term sometime ago while reading up on New Age ideas, and at first I thought it was bogus until I encountered some out of the ordinary incidents.
A couple of months ago I was taking a nap when I was suddenly awakened by something going on outside. I immediately drifted back to sleep. Not too long after, I awoke to my body vibrating all over. Even though I was somewhat startled I was more intrigued than anything. My whole body from my head to my toes was literally “buzzing” vibrating at a high frequency. Although I had no clue as to what was happening with my body, I couldn’t help but to remain motionless to see what would happen next. To my dismay, the vibrations ceased and I drifted back to sleep. Over the next couple of weeks I did some light research trying to figure out what it was that I experienced. It wasn’t until I stumbled onto a post on AboveTopSecret, about Astral Projection, that I found a suitable explanation. The author of the post wrote quite extensively on how to astral project; it was his mention of the vibrating body that connected my experience to astral projection. In summary, he said that when you have such an occurrence you should try to lift your “astral body” out of your physical body. As you can imagine I was rather excited about the possibility of being able to astral project so I only had to wait until I encountered another vibrating sensation.
It was only about two or three weeks later that I was fortunate enough to have this same set of events happen again. I was sleeping when I woke up to use the restroom. After returning to bed I dozed off again and shortly thereafter I awoke again to my whole body buzzing all over. This time however, I knew what was taking place and therefore made my first attempt at astral projection. I positioned myself so I was lying on my back. Then, trying to be as subtle as possible, I slowly lifted up my arms and gently sat up. Amazingly, I actually got out of bed with my “astral body” while leaving my physical body laying there on the bed. I walked out of the room and down the hallway and returned back to my bedside. For a moment I just stood there looking back at myself lying on the bed. I have to admit, however, that the experience was quite surreal. And the skeptic inside of me still wonders if it was merely a dream after all. The unfortunate thing that bothers me the most is that I am unable to duplicate the experience to this day. I still don’t understand how I was able to get my body to vibrate, or if it was even something I did or didn’t do. It could have been any number of variables or set of events that led up to the occurrences. My only other experience since then was a rather vivid dream of me flying around a neighborhood of houses, which depending on the definition could be considered another OBE.
For both occurrences that I had I was suddenly awakened, fell back asleep, and then was awoken by the vibrating sensations. I have read that astral projection takes place when our brains are in the delta state. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of compelling information when it comes to astral projection and brain waves. Of course, there are plenty of sites out there that offer helpful tips and information on astral travel for only a “nominal fee.” The problem is that these sites can only offer you information with no guarantee that it will work for you. In the bible book of Matthew 7:7-8(NIV) Jesus is quoted as saying,
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
If you want to master astral travel take the advice of Jesus and keep seeking and the door will be opened for you. Do your research, meditate daily, pray to your higher “god” and seek advice from your spirit guides. The answer is there for all of us, we just need to open our eyes and receive it. I too will be following my own advice and I know someday soon I will experience more “Good Vibrations.”