Have you ever wanted to fly? Have you ever closed your eyes and imagined soaring over the trees? Do you have dreams at night that you’re flying? Did you know that it is possible to close your eyes and have a real-life, magical, flying adventure? It is called astral projection. Another term for this kind of journey is an “out-of-body experience”.
Before I explain how to astral project, let me tell you a story. This is a story my mom told to me, when I was a kid. When she was about five years old, she had problems with her legs. She was in so much pain, that when she laid in her bed at night, she wished she could leave her body. So she did! She didn’t know how, but she would sit up, out of her body, float up to the ceiling and then fly out of here room. She said it was very fun, and she felt free!
As I grew a little older, I wanted to learn more about her amazing experience. I went to the school library and found out, that when someone leaves their body, it is called “astral projection”. You may have never heard these words before, so let me grab a dictionary…okay, I’m back! Now, let’s look at the first word – “astral”. My very, merry dictionary says that “astral” means: Anything that is just like the stars or has to do with the stars. For example, if you have a Grandma whose eyes are bright and shiney, like a star, you could say that she has astral eyes. (I think she would like that.) If you look closely at the word “astral”, it even has the words “a star” hidden inside of it. Yes, words are tricky and magical, like that! It also has the words “Al’s rat” hidden inside of it, but don’t tell Al, or his rat might try to escape and go to Hollywood to be a movie star!
So, we now know what the word “astral” means, but how about the word “projection”? My very, merry dictionary says that a “projection” is something that sticks out. Have you ever been to a movie theatre and looked behind you, into the darkness? Did you see that light, way up high, that shines onto the movie screen? It makes a “projection” onto the screen.
What have we learned so far?
Astral = Anything that has to do with the stars. Projection = Something that sticks out.
Astral projection = Sticking out toward the stars.
Yes, YOU can have an astral projection. You can go out toward the stars. In fact, you can go anywhere you’d like! You can float through outer space, you can visit your friend’s house, or you can just fly around your room! Does this sound fun and exciting, but a little bit weird?
You might be asking yourself, “How can I do this? How can I astral project?” First, let’s talk about who YOU are. You have a thumb. You have shoulders and a belly-button. You also have feelings and thoughts. So which part is REALLY you? Are your fingernails you, or are you your voice that speaks words? Sometimes, even grown-ups have a hard time figuring out which part they really are. The truth is, that YOU ARE EVERYTHING! That’s right, you can be, do or have anything, because you are a part of everything you see around you.
But, what does this have to do with astral projection? Well, let me tell you…….Your body is a tool. It is there for you to use, just like a spoon, or a pencil, or a hammer. If you want to run somewhere, or grab something, your body is a wonderful tool to get the job done! Just like a spoon, a pencil or a hammer, you can also lay your body down when you’re not using it. We do this every night when we go to sleep. In fact, right after you climb into bed is a perfect time to have an astral projection.
Did you know that your body can go to sleep, but you can stay awake? Yep, while your body is asleep there is a part of you, inside your body, that can journey out and explore. This part of you is called your “astral body”. Some people call your astral body, your “soul” or your “spirit”. It is the energy inside your body that makes it move around and be alive. Your astral body can do anything your imagination can do. It can fly, swim, go through walls or travel faster than a race car. It can even be invisible!
Having an astral projection is like being in a dream, but you’re awake. Just like being in a dream, you can also wake up, anytime you want. Most people who have had astral projections, tell us there is a long, silver cord, or a long string, that goes from your body asleep in the bed, to your astral body that is having the adventure. It is connected to your belly-buttons! This keeps you safe, while you’re exploring.
How do I have an astral projection?
Try this exercise, some night, right before you go to sleep:
While lying on your back, put your hands and arms by your sides. Just close your eyes and relax. Now, breathe for a few minutes. Pretty easy, isn’t it? This will let your body get VERY comfortable. Now, just listen to your own breath. Don’t try to breathe, just let your lungs fill all the way up, like two balloons. Let your breath come…and go…very easily, like waves of the ocean…in…and out. Very good!
Next, you’re going to relax each body part, one at a time. We’ll start with your feet. While lying on your back, tighten those toes as tight as you can, while breathing in. Now, as you breathe out, let your feet TOTALLY relax. Your feet will be so relaxed, it feels like they’re not even there. Do the same thing with your lower legs (your calves). Squeeze them tightly as you breathe in, and let them totally relax as you breathe out. Do the same thing with your upper legs (your thighs). Do the same thing with your bottom. After that, everything below your waist should feel like it has melted into the bed. This feels very nice and peaceful! Keep squeezing, breathing, and relaxing, each body part – your stomach, hands, arms, chest, shoulders, neck and face.
Wonderful! After you have relaxed your entire body, from head to toe, you might feel like you’re floating in space! Your body could feel very numb, like it’s not even there. This feeling means that your body is going to sleep, and your astral body is free to explore.
To start this adventure is easy, but for some it may take a little practice. As you’re laying there, imagine what it would feel like to sit up. Let your body stay numb in the bed, but imagine sitting up and looking around the room. This is VERY important: It is your wanting to sit up, that will make it happen!
Everyone is different, so take it one step at a time. You might just learn how to relax your body for the first few nights you practice. Soon enough, you’ll learn how to sit up in bed, and before long you will be floating around the room. Always keep in mind, that YOU ARE SAFE! Anytime you want to stop the journey, and be awake in your body, all you have to do is think about it, and it will happen. Have fun on your night time journeys, and remember…….How easily you have an astral projection depends on how possible you think it is!