What is Astral Projection?
Astral Projection or Astral Travel is one of the most amazing experiences I have had the pleasure to participate in. It is quite simply, consciously leaving your body as it sleeps. It’s like being awake whilst you are dreaming.
You leave your body and enter the astral realm, which is the next closest dimension to us here in the physical world. The astral realm is actually all around us we just can’t see it. The astral realm contains all our thoughts and emotions.
It is the place that we go to when we sleep. In our dream state we stay close to our physical body and we project emotional content from our subconscious mind. We are not conscious during this process. Being awake and conscious in this realm is known as astral travel.
Strange Things Happen In The Middle Of The Night
People often report “old hag syndrome” which is waking in the middle of the night with an old lady holding you down or waking and being held down by someone else in the middle of the night. There are also many thousands of reported cases of sleep paralysis where people wake in the middle of the night and they cannot move – it feels lie you are paralysed. All quite fear invoking until you understand what is going on.
Here’s what happening. When you are conscious in the Astral realm or when you wake up in the Astral realm, it feels no different to being awake during the day – you are just without your physical body. Sometimes you accidentally wake up in the middle of the night completely conscious BUT in the Astral realm. You think you are awake – you are awake – your consciousness is awake but your body is still asleep. You think you are paralysed because you can’t physically move but you need to move in a different way using thought, not the normal mechanisms used for movement. This catches most people unaware and they think they are paralysed.
Sometimes you wake to find strange creatures or the old lady from “old hag syndrome” and it can be frightening but it’s all happening in the Astral not physical world. You cannot be physically hurt. I know this can be frightening but you can think your way out of these situations with practice.
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