Unfortunately I haven’t been sleeping too well lately, insomnia has always been a bit of an issue for me. Well, last night, as I was sitting in bed, wishing I were sleepy, I picked up a book that happened to have a section on astral projection. I’d never really thought about it before, though it seemed pretty cool. I’m not going to lie, I’d love to be able to travel the world without paying for the plane tickets. Also, I’ve been having vivid dreams lately, and somehow – not quite sure why – that seemed to make the whole thing more possible.
So I gave it a try. I lay in bed, not sleepy at all, slowly relaxing and finding my center. I breathed deeply, calling the four elements into a protective circle around me. After a moment or two of visualizing the circle, a sphere really as I’m always extra careful after my experience a while ago, I called the light into me. My protective circles always have a sort of yellowish glow, but once the energy flowed into me, it turned a bluish white. I saw it take my shape, bonding with my astral body.
At first I couldn’t get past this, seeing the shape of myself inside myself was a bit disconcerting. However, after a second or third try, I managed not to jerk myself back into full corporeal state at the mere sight, and as the light grew brighter, I felt a sort of fizzy feeling, and felt myself lifting up. It started in the area around my navel where my focus had been, but spread up my arms. Of course I almost immediately began to think too much – another ongoing theme of my life – and quickly descended into physical reality again.
I gave it another go, but a little tired by then and continuing to over-think, I couldn’t manage to fully disentangle my physical and astral bodies. I reluctantly decided to leave off for then and spent a good minute making sure I had fully returned without complications and feeling my center as a reference point for the joining of my two bodies. Then I opened my eyes and, unsure what to expect, inspected how I felt. I was still just as fully awake as I had been before the experience and my whole body felt relaxed. It didn’t help me fall asleep – not that I was expecting it too – but it didn’t seem to keep me up. Aside from feeling a little shaky – as I always seem to after any intense psychic use – I felt perfectly normal.
I’m not sure if I’ll try astral projection again, or when, but it was certainly an interesting experience. I thought it might be useful for me to share with you, so here is my very beginner, very inexpert account of my personal experience. If anyone has had success with astral projection or has an interesting story about it, I’d love to hear it.
Goddess keep you (whatever state you’re in),