I asked, Yohan, one of our successful members of Destynee’s Plan to write up and share their experiences with us and with learning how to Project. You can read her thread here: yohan’s thread.
This is what she wrote:
So you want to Astral Project huh? Just do a google search and see what you get. Well let’s see there are various timers you can use, Isochronic tones, Binaural beats, something about Focus 10, staying still for a long time so your body falls asleep, lucid dreaming, staring at the back of your eyelids and all sorts of other things. There is even a technique where you put salt on your tongue before bed. What’s the right technique? What’s made up? What’s working? What is Astral Projection anyway?
You need a place to start.
The reason I wanted to project to begin with involved my boyfriend of 6 years. It was the end of October. One morning on our way to his job we were hit by an 18 wheeler truck. He died from his injuries. A friend of mine who is a medium contacted him and I was able to talk to him. It was through this experience that I realized that people exist in the nonphysical. So from that day on I did tons and tons of research to try to find a way that I can talk to him or possibly be with him.
After doing lots of research and still feeling confused I found the website unlimitedboundaries.ca. In the forum I came across Destynee’s Plan. Here you create a thread introducing yourself. You write about any past experience with Astral Projection, what you currently understand about it, and the techniques you are currently using. You then post on the thread about problems you’ve been running into and experienced projectors will give you different resources, opinions, and information to help you be successful.
For me it was tremendously valuable that Xanth offers this service on his forum. A lot of us come across similar obstacles when trying to project. It’s something that I, as well as many others, feel that all people should be able to experience. Destynee’s Plan is a place where you can find some guidance as opposed to a regular message board where your question may or may not be answered. People actually take time to read what you are going through and give personalized advice. These people dedicate time out of their lives to helping you.
The way I found my method was through trial and error. In my Destynee’s Plan thread I shared my attempts and asked for advice. Even the most subtle suggestions helped a whole lot. For example I wrote about how I was trying to force my eyes not to move. Xanth and Szaxx pretty much said don’t do that. Forcing anything will obstruct your progress. This was a huge as I it takes great effort to try to keep your eyes still. I use that energy to focus on other things. They gave me advice on other things such as how to deal with distractions, increasing awareness, helping me with reality checks and also how trying too hard can be a barrier. The members of this forum were very encouraging. I’m thankful to every person who gave input.
I found a method that worked for me. I go to sleep around 9 or 10 pm. I wake up about 5 hours later at 3am. I repeat affirmations and read up on Astral Projection and Lucid Dreaming. This helps to strengthen your intent to Astral Project. I listen to some Isochronic beats (I don’t use headphones as they are distracting). While this is playing I practice the Senses Initiated Lucid Dream technique. I do this until I fall asleep. After some amount of time, (I’m not sure how long) I feel very intense vibrations. I don’t use any exit techniques. I just use intent and will power to get up. The first couple of times there seemed to be a mildly strong force keeping me on my bed. But it gets easier to get up the more I did it. I’m not sure why this works. I believe I set the necessary conditions for me to Astral Project and my body does its thing. The thing is that everyone is different. I had tried lots and lots and lots of things before I was successful. I am still looking into other entry methods though. I don’t want to be confined to one. Because of my reasons for wanting to AP I was driven. If it’s something you really want to do you may have to try a bunch of different things. Some things work for some people that may not work for you and vice versa. Eventually you will find what works for you.
For all beginners I would suggest reading Xanth’s book “My Astral Projection Truth: What is Astral Projection and How to do it.” It was exactly what I needed. It breaks down and simplifies states of consciousness and offers insightful information on the Phasing and Noticing techniques. It states that every technique “incorporates Visualization or Mental Concentration/Focus to fixate awareness away from the body”. That one sentence made the concepts of AP easier to interpret. It was super, super helpful. It’s a great document to start with.
Just remember to do your own research and document your experiences and progress. Stay open minded but realize you won’t fully understand until you experience it for yourself. Utilize Destynee’s Plan because there are people there to help!
I’m very happy that we’re able to assist people in learning to experience the non-physical for themselves! We have had more successes since Yohan as well.
I used to have OBE,s as a child quite often. Im now 45 years of age. I had a few more in 2010 . Actually I met up with my Dad in 2010 who had passed away in1991. It was my best experience yet… I have had only had one or two more sense then. I miss leaving my body.:(
We can definitely assist you getting in contact again. 🙂
I can’t imagine a more valuable or exciting experience than being able to OBE at will. After reading Robert Monroe’s first book i had a spontaneous OBE. I’ve read most books on the subject and have taken several workshops but no success. Until doing programs at Monroe, during there Guidelines Prep Lab experience, i got partial separation – both encouraging and frustrating- but it renewed my efforts to learn this. I find shamanic journeying a natural path using sonic driving, drumming and during remote viewing sessions experience “bilocation” So i took William Buhlman’s OBE workshop where i had one experience with vibrations, separation and astral travel. But outside the class i haven’t repeated the experience.Somehow losing confidence in succeeding and slacking off on diligent efforts. I got William’s cd course which i hope to provide inspiration and focus. I feel it is an important spiritual practice for any seeker.
My experiences have been exiting from the solar plexus not the crown, and a tendency to “roll out” The vibration are so awesome, i know part of success is not to focus too much on the sensation when they happen.
Well, we have a slightly different take on non-physical exploration, which we also feel makes it a little easier to understand and to learn.
We teach that “exit sensations” are just that, sensations… they don’t really define what the experience is. The only experience that matters is the end result of experiencing a reality which isn’t this physical reality.
So you’re entirely correct. Focusing on those “exit sensations”, for most people, ends up ruining the experience. It’s like the sensations are, subconsciously, their goal… as such, once experienced, they go no further. Ignoring them is the only way to be sure to move on.
But that’s really only a small part of the “way” we teach. The mindset that everything is consciousness and that all the labels people use are meaningless is the other.
So please create an account, join in, make a post and we’ll work on providing you with what you need in order to project! 🙂