What is “Intent”

People ask me, “How do I project?”.

Well, it’s 95% Intent… 5% Technique.

So, what is Intent and how do you use it to project?

This is the best way I can think of to describe Intent:
Intent is the difference between intending to move your hand, and actually moving your hand. You can intend to move your hand as much as you want. Sit there, look at your hand and just “think” about moving it. It won’t do anything, right? It won’t do anything UNTIL you actually MOVE your hand. That act of actually moving your hand is you placing the Intent to do so. So, Intent is the “action” which occurs a fraction before you do something.

If you can figure out how to harness this power, the power of Intent, then you can Project very easily. In terms of Projection (phasing in particular), it’s all about ALLOWING your consciousness to shift to the non-physical. It’s extremely hard to describe it beyond that, but once you figure it out, you’ll see just how easy all this stuff really is. At that point, the hardest thing you’ll then need to worry about is STAYING in the non-physical. For that, there are other techniques… which, ironically, also involve entirely around using your Intent! ūüôā

Have a great holiday everyone!

Energy Work and Astral Projection

Personally speaking, I see no relation between these two activities.¬† I think people are fully developed enough energetically to begin to successfully astrally project and no further “development” is required in that area.

There are many examples out there of individuals being highly successful in the field of Astral Projection without doing any major, supportive energy work.¬† Probably the biggest name was Robert Monroe… I don’t believe he did anything of the sort, at least nothing as a major supportive activity for him to project.¬† Frank Kepple… the Astral Pulses own Phaser, he never felt it was required either.¬† He would speak from time to time about firing off his chakras while already in a phased state, but that’s pretty much the extent of it.¬† Then there’s William Buhlman, now granted, I haven’t read all of his work yet, but from what I have, I haven’t seen much indication of energy work either.¬† Then there’s Bedeekin, over on the Astral Viewers, I’m fairly certain he also doesn’t do any kind of energy work in order to project (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong ;)).¬† Then there’s probably the most important person I think can think of… myself.

I say I’m the most important person to myself not because I’m some narcissistic individual, but because I can really only trust my own experiences.¬†¬† My own personal experiences are the most important thing in relation to astral projection that I have, just as yours are to you.¬† My personal experiences (along with all the corroborating evidence above) dictate that energy work simply isn’t required for Astral Projection practices.

So, if I don’t do energy work… and I can still project just fine, then I can only conclude that what other people are doing is a waste of time UNLESS they’re doing it for other purposes aside from Astral Projection.¬† Let me make that 100% clear, I’m saying this IN REGARDS to Astral Projection ONLY. My stance is that if your only goal is to do Astral Projection, as mine is, then you do not need to waste time doing any energy work what-so-ever.¬† You are more than developed enough energetically to get the job done.¬† I feel it’s best to put that time to use actually practicing the art.

Why is it that people seem to have this belief that energy work is required?¬† I think the only phenomenon going on here is a self-reinforcing belief.¬† A person thinks, for one reason or another, that they need to do energy work in order to succeed in Astral Projection, so they do it… and they find it DOES work which reinforces that belief in them.¬† While for me, I don’t think it’s needed, so I don’t do it… and I find THAT works, which then further reinforces that belief in me.

My current goal for Astral Projection is to continue what Robert Monroe and Frank Kepple started… and that’s to bring Astral Projection further into the mainstream and make it easy for people to learn.¬† This means stripping away all the mystical/occult layers and getting down to the very core of what’s required.¬† The very core requirement to be successful in Astral Projection is… *YOU*.

My Solution to “Night Terrors”

I was in my local occult bookshop the other day and I overheard one of the customers talking to the lady behind the counter asking about how to deal with night terrors.¬† She continued relaying her, of what I could only believe was her son’s, experiences to the employee which included things like seeing people standing in his bedroom upon waking.

The store worker, in true pagan fashion dealt out a few of the usual “cures” that one would expect… a few particular crystals in a pouch under the pillow; smudging the room with sage (in a clockwise direction, apparently is best); and also shaking out the negative energy that the bed’s mattress has collected.

Personally speaking, as someone who has suffered from this particular thing and has learned to live with it… I think those particular suggestions are quite silly.¬† But, really, I would suggest them to someone if they had tried everything else first, because in the end, if it works… then it works.¬† Who cares how silly it is right?

Well… now I find that I’m kicking myself because I didn’t speak up and offer some advice to this lady and her son.¬† I wasn’t about to contradict the advice given by the lady behind the counter, but I also wanted to provide an alternative solution that maybe she didn’t or wouldn’t have normally considered.

My suggestion would have been this… I believe that what we see upon waking are the last remnants of our time in the non-physical (in this case, Focus 2 oC).¬† These last remnants are bleeding through into this physical reality (Focus 1 oC) as we wake up, since while our minds are “Here” when we wake, there is also a small part of our consciousness still “There” as well.¬† I’ve come to call this a “Focus Overlay” experience.¬† Now, obviously, I wouldn’t go into this kind of detail explaining to someone else I just met in a bookstore.¬† hehe¬† I would have said that the moment her son comes awake, part of his mind is still connected to the dream world… and that can sometimes slip through into his waking vision from time to time.

I would have suggested that he started a dream journal trying to identify and work through what the subject of the “night terrors” are.¬† Get at the root of the problem and not just attack the symptoms of them with “crystals” or “smudging”. Also, learning how to have lucid dreams in an effort to confront that which is terrorizing you is another great result of keeping a dream journal.

I mean, I should also probably be doing the same with my own particular “hypnopompic visitor“… LoL

On a side note, while I was there, I did pick up a book called “Astral Projection and the Nature of Reality”, by John Magnus, referred to me highly by Personalreality of the Astral Pulse forums… so far it’s turning out to be a VERY good read. I find that his ideas of astral projection really resonate with my own. I’ll have to write a review for it sometime soon after I finish it.¬† ūüôā

Karma ‚Äď Not Part of My Beliefs¬†Anymore

I once wrote the following about Karma:

Dictionary.com says:
Karma: The total effect of a person’s actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person’s existence, regarded as determining the person’s destiny.

Let me add to that definition by saying that it determines the person’s destiny AND the destiny’s of that souls future lives as well.

So, just say you did nothing but good in this life. . . you gave and you gave and you gave asking for nothing in return, ever. That would build up a plus in your karma that would eventually come back to you in a some good way. For example, I know someone who was a giver their ENTIRE life. Then not too long ago, they won $500,000 in the lottery. That’s the kind of karmic reward you can receive.

So now, to the opposite. If you’ve been bad, and mean to everyone your entire life. Then that’s what you have to look forward to. Whether it be in this life or your next life, you can’t escape karmic reprecussions. There is no magick out there to stop it.

Be good to everyone, fly straight, and you’ll be well rewarded for it.

Suffice to say that I no longer hold this belief.
I had to drop my belief in karma because it didn’t fit into my view of the Wider Reality.¬† I now see it in the same light as the Christian Hell and other theosophical belief constructs which revolve around the idea of “Be good… or else bad things will happen to you”.

Through my research and experiences, I’ve come to the conclusion that we are in FULL control of our own lives.¬† Karma is just another tool, a physical reality belief construct that others push on us so that we live their idea of a helpful life.¬† The idea that if you do something bad now, it can effect one of your many future lives is ludicrous.¬† What I do now has little to no bearing on what I will do or become in the future… why?¬† Because I control that.¬† When this physical body shell of mine finally ceases to operate in this physical realm, I’ll be free to chose to return here for another go at my own leisure.

Just as I have freedom in this physical reality, I have the same freedom in the non-physical reality as well.  The same freedom to choose what I want to do and when I want to do it.  No metaphysical idea, such as karma can tell me otherwise.

In essence, you can be as good or bad as you want… the only person who you need to answer to at the end of the day, is yourself.