With many different forms and endless possibilities, astral projection has existed since Ancient times. It can occur voluntarily or spontaneously (involuntarily) and has been used to achieve a variety of goals. No matter what encourages you to seek out astral travel, the entire practice is tied closely to energy levels and Chakras, as well as the ability to overcome fear throughout the experience. Through patience and practice, it is possible to eventually be able to induce astral projection at will.

The Main Types of Astral Projection

•Involuntary without Consciousness—This type of Out of Body Experience (OBE) occurs with no consciousness and often comes in the form of bad dreams. When it occurs, this type of astral projection will often leave you feeling more tired upon waking than normal.

•Involuntary with Consciousness—During this type of experience, there is an awareness of the occurrence but no control over it having happened. This is likely to happen waking up in the middle of a dream. It is likely that any level of awareness is lost after just a few moments.

•Voluntary with Consciousness—This is often referred to as remote viewing. This type of OBE occurs when the experience is entered into intentionally, but the awareness of it is lost. Although awareness is lost during the event, the information that is gained during the event is retrievable.

•Voluntary with Consciousness—During this type of experience, projection occurs intentionally and there is awareness during all levels of the incident.
Main Reasons for Astral Projection

The motivations for astral travel are as varied as those who seek it out. For most, there is a desire to gain a wider perception than what is possible on the physical plane. This can involve spiritual knowledge or many other goals.

Motivations for astral projection can include:

Learning—Traveling the astral plane can allow one to gain knowledge on a variety of subjects. This is particularly common in spiritual training.

•Healing—The ability to heal on the astral plane is another common motivator. The astral body is often able to find a solution to physical ailments or illnesses that occur on the physical plane.

•Problem Solving—It is common for the astral body to be able to solve a problem or resolve a conflict that exists on the physical plane. Living out the resolution on the astral plane can provide the answers one needs for a real world solution.

•Teaching—There is also the possibility of teaching others on the astral plane. It is possible to connect with others on the astral plane to aid them in spiritual enlightenment.

Tips on Success in Astral Projection

Like all things, astral projection takes practice. The ability to create a routine of aligning energy levels will teach your astral body that it is safe in separating from the physical one. In time and with repeated attempts, your mind and body will become accustomed to the routine of astral projection. The role of Chakras in astral travel is an important one. Without proper energy levels throughout the body, it will be difficult to succeed in astral travel. As you decide to attempt astral projection, you must first decide your goals in traveling the astral plane. Before your astral body can travel the astral plane, it must have a direction or a goal.

Visualization and affirmations will also be quite useful in attempts at astral projection. Through positive affirmations, you are enabling your astral body to feel secure in its attempts to separate. Affirmations like “I choose to travel the astral plane now” or “I am more than my physical body” will give your body and mind the positive energy it needs to travel successfully on the astral plane.

astral projection has existed for centuries all around the world. Although some cultures don’t accept this practice, those that do are able to experience an entirely new world at anytime. The choice to astral project opens up infinite possibilities. Whether you are in search of spiritual enlightenment or you need help with a real world problem, astral projection can help you find the answers you’re after. With your Chakras fully aligned, your astral body will be able to safely travel the astral plane and return back to the physical body.

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Michelle is an expert writer in the personal growth niche.