Astral travel, or astral projection is something which we all do, almost every night when we sleep. But we do it unconsciously and experience and remember only the dreams which are projections of the thoughts and emotions in our minds. With practice, it is possible to experience the astral plane consciously and with clarity. Much can be learned in this state, we can visit places on earth and in other dimensions and we can receive teaching from our higher selves and from more advanced beings.
To begin astral travel consciously, first try and remember your dreams immediately on waking and write down what you can remember. As you know, when we remember dreams on waking, the memory quickly dissipates in the busy rush of the day's activites. It is important to concentrate on bringing the memories forward into your concious memory.
The next thing is to try and be as aware as possible during the day, as you then have a much better chance of being aware on the astral plane. You may say, "but of course I'm aware during the day", but no, in fact most of us aren't really aware of what we're doing for a good part of the day. We wander off mentally into a daydream, we do things automatically without thinking about them and then wonder why we can't remember where we put our keys! We react to situations instinctively, bringing our emotions like anger and frustration into play instead of acting with conscious awareness.
Just try and observe yourself for one day, how often you are clearly aware of where you are, your surroundings, the sights and sounds, using your five senses? If this intruiges you and you would like to find out how to become more aware, and so more productive during the day and also at night on the astral plane, you can do no better than take the free online course by MysticWeb (see links list below), called Searching Within. There is also a free course about learning to consciously Astral Travel.
Selection of links to resources for learning about astral projection and travel, including free online classes (Please see our spiritual links section for a more detailed list):
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