"Don't believe, experience it."
There is more to our existence than meets the eye. In our limited awareness, the reality we live and breathe on Earth -- with beautiful landscapes, mountains, rivers, streams, animals, and insects -- can be compared with the petals on a flower. What we see is not the whole flower but only a part. This is because humans have lost touch with the use of our own minds. We conclude, erroneously, that the physical world is the only reality there is. We believe that our life as an individual is only the flesh of the body. This leads us to conclude that the physical world is solid and real because our senses tell him us so. It "feels" solid and real.
The mind has abilities that go beyond the five senses and therefore beyond the physical world. The petal of the flower we now experience is the material world, the grosser physical plane of existence. It has a specific vibration. Similarly, all creatures on this level vibrate at the same rate. Because of this, regardless of where we go on this level, all things take on the appearance of being solid, material objects. Just as the colors of the rainbow are the effect of different vibration rates of light and notes of a piano are different vibrations of strings, so the entire universe contains various forms of light and octaves, all of which are varying rates of vibration. These universal harmonics comprise the different levels of existence.
The Earth we live on is only one of many dimensions. There are other spheres described as being above or below us. Actually, they are not really "above" or "below" us. Rather, they are at all times all around us permeating all things.
Astral projection allows us to discover that the people and objects existing on other realms are just as solid and real as any object on Earth's familiar terrain. If we happen to be on another level looking back "down" on this terrain, we see an Earth that is not solid.
Right now at every instant, we are living, coexisting, and walking through people and objects in other dimensions! When a person astral projects, that person is able to see these other frontiers. When we were born into this world, our karma originated a physical body. This body is able to sense the vibratory rates here to carry out our duties. Astral projection allows us to project "out of the body" and into the next plane of existence, which is the Astral Plane. When we do this, we are in another body, which is called the "astral body." We already possess this astral body, just as all other people, animals, creatures and everything on earth possess an astral body.
There are, for example, remarkable out-of-body (OBE) and near-death-experience (NDE) cases from people who have been blind and deaf since birth. They are able to see sights and hear sounds and experience the worlds in real time. Try it.
The Gazing Technique
This is done when going to bed. You need something to focus on. If they are within view, use the Moon, the stars, a crystal ball, a favorite doll, because all of these work well. Use whatever you like (but not a candle or anything that burns since this method involves the body falling asleep, and that would mean leaving a dangerous object unattended).
Place the object within view and lie down in bed.
Stare at the object as you doze off. (The first few times may be frustrating, because you may simply fall asleep and that's it). But after a few attempts, this method worked for me.
Keep staring at the object. As eyelids become heavy, keep staring. Eventually the eyes will close, but you will still be able to see the object. You will still be staring at the object.
Sit up or stand up, and don't be surprised to see your physical body sleeping peacefully in your bed. Then go where you like careful to protect the silver strand connecting your physical and astral bodies.
To protect yourself from inimical spiritual forces, shroud yourself in protective white light or call on help and protection from good forces before beginning. For complete safety instructions and more techniques, contact the:
International Academy of Consciousness (iacworld.org)
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