Astral projection or Lucid dreaming: Which One to Choose

I decided to write this post as a sort of a clarification, and to expand a little bit upon the meaning of these two abilities. I noticed that many people think about lucid dreaming as something that is happening exclusively in the mind, and believe that through it they can satisfy their unfulfilled desires, have a lot of fun, enhance their personality, as well as work on various obstacles that they have in daily life. Such usage is what many ‘experts’ in this field promote. The former boast with the titles of ‘scientist’ and use it in authoritative way to explain what lucid dreams are all about. Such people ignore, ridicule, or demean the ability of astral projection, which is defined as the projection of consciousness (inside the astral body) out of the physical vehicle. For these people, there is nothing in us that can be projected out in that way, so they label it as a silly occult mumbo-jumbo. Or, there are some others in this field who think of it as real, but also as something that is happening solely within ones own mind. Continue reading

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Astral Travel Training: Tips that Increase Chances for OBE (Part 3/3)

Practices are not only about quantity. Even more important is quality. Easier said than done, but it’s a golden rule and very worthwhile to grasp it well. Someone once said that “definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different resuts”, and that if the door you try to open is not opening by pushing, then you need to pull it. This indicate the need to experiment in order to get to results.

Most people that get stuck somewhere in the process of learning astral projection, is because they are applying the same approach, without getting any result. This indicates that practices are done in a mechanical way. Therefore, before starting the practice, intent to do it with quality, and things might very well start changing for the better. Remember: astral projection is achieved when the mind is awake at the moment when the physical body falls asleep. It is that simple, and a quality practice will move you in that direction. Continue reading

Having More and Better Quality Astral Experiences (Part Two)

This article is a continuation from the one from previous week, in which we deal with increasing chances for astral projection, and having more conscious out of body experiences and lucid dreams. Last week I mentioned some important aspects such as concentration, awareness, relaxation, prayer, setting intention and goals etc. This week I will focus more on some other elements, equally important in order to start having regular astral experiences. To have such experiences on weekly (or even daily) basis, it’s important to take this ability seriously – that’s really the only way how experiences out of the body will start to occur in your life.

If you take some famous people who succeeded with this exercises (famous in the spiritual circles), such as Robert Monroe, William Buhlman, Belsebuub, Samael Aun Weor, etc., one thing that they all have in common is that they were very serious in, not only achieving astral projection once or twice, but practicing it regularly and doing other things that help with sharpening the ability of astral projection in order to have it regularly. It is the latter that has potential to change your life in ways unimaginable, but one needs to be serious, have pure intention, kindness, and thirst for knowledge. Continue reading

Dream Yoga And Seeking Guidance in Dreams

Dream yoga is a term often used for some kind of control over dreams, such as in lucid dreaming, or using them for specific purpose. In the video I’ll share here the instructor describes the technique of what one must do in order to use dreams to their advantage. By applying this technique, you can become lucid in dream, have astral projection, receive guidance about any issue you are facing, etc.

The technique is very simple – you just need to have intention in mind as you are falling asleep, and consciously repeating it over and over. This technique has much more potency than just requesting something once before sleep, or performing it at some other time of day.

It’s a very well known technique in esoteric traditions, but the instructor from the video explains it in its own way, which is definitely helpful and, even if you already know about it, it can give you additional understanding.

The first time when I decided to properly use this type of dream yoga technique from I was in somewhat difficult situation. I was traveling, and found myself not knowing where to go next. I had to decide between two roads, one separated thousands of miles from the other. At that time I was staying alone in a trailer on a property on a mountain. One morning I woke up quite early, so I decided to return back to sleep, and remembered to apply the dream yoga technique. As I was falling asleep I kept repeating a question to my higher being and guides as to where to go. When I fell asleep I dreamt what would happen if I choose one of those two options. The guidance was very clear, and I knew exactly which road to take.

Dreams are a powerful source of information. Every time we fall asleep we leave our physical bodies behind and travel in our astral bodies in a region of 5th dimension, the place where dreams unfold. It’s a lower region of the astral plane, nevertheless it’s frequently visited by our guides and Teachers who instruct us. This is even more so when we are open to seeking guidance from dreams, when we are the ones who facilitate the contact, and are sincere in trying to find an answer.