Getting Out of Your Body During Meditation
Out-of-body meditation requires concentration and practice. Astral projection, another term for out-of-body experience (OBE) occurs when the body is relaxed. Many people believe everyone has seven over-bodies of which the astral body is just one.
Begin Out-of-Body Meditation
Try to practice your meditation at the same time each day. This will create a pattern that will help you achieve the goal of having an out-of-body experience. While you can meditate with another person or even in a group, most people prefer solitude.
- Choose a quiet place free of interruptions and distractions.
- Make sure there's comfortable lighting and temperature.
- Use a blanket to protect against a body temperature drop.
- Sit, recline in a chair or lie down.
- Quiet your mind.
Music Can Aid Meditation
Some people find that listening to soft music helps them relax easier. Focusing your mind on the music allows your body to relax. Other people like listening to white noise or the ocean pounding the surf, while others prefer the sounds of nature or even silence.
Keep in mind, you can get lost in the process and slip past the meditative state into a slumber state.
It may take some practice to learn how to avoid falling asleep. Don't worry if you fall asleep. Enjoy the rest and try to remain in the mediative state next time. Learning and exercising patience is just another part of the meditation process.
Focus Your Mind During Meditation
Many people close their eyes during meditation to keep from being distracted. This single focus approach helps control your thoughts and keeps them from wandering.
Another technique is to light a candle and focus on the flickering flame. Whichever method you use, be sure you're able to quiet your mind and control your thoughts.
While not all people must mediate in order to have an OBE and are capable of natural or even spontaneous astral projection, meditation can still help. If you've had spontaneous OBEs, meditation will assist you in gaining some control over how and when you have an OBE.
Incense May Help Achieve a Deeper Meditative State
Burning incense is another tool that may help you reach the desired state of meditation. The sense of smell can help you focus on a single thought.
Choose a scent you find calming and pleasing. Cedar and sandalwood are two of the most popular meditative incenses. Select either a cone or stick incense.
Conquer Fear of Leaving Your Body
One of the biggest problems many people have in the beginning is overcoming the natural fear of the separation of body and soul.
This fear will prevent you from achieving your goal, so you have to let it go. One thing that may help you during meditation is to remember that it's believed that everyone astral projects during sleep.
Focus on this thought to calm your fears. If you aren't able to release your fear, it's a good indicator that you aren't ready to experience astral projection. Instead, you should concentrate on having a good meditation session until you're ready.
Checklist to Ensure Best Results
There are certain things you can do to enhance your experience and keep your mind off of things that can become distractions.
- Remove your shoes.
- Wear loose clothing.
- Turn off your cell phone.
- Choose a quiet area.
- Wear your hair loose.
- Remove all jewelry.
- Remove your eyeglasses or contacts.
As you begin to practice deep breathing, you'll relax each muscle group in your body. Slow your breathing to deep long breaths.
Walk Down Spiral Staircases
One of the many meditative techniques is to count down from 10 and envision that you're descending a spiral staircase.
Allow yourself to feel the sensation of movement as you walk down the stairs.
Once at the bottom, you'll step through a doorway or in some instances a tunnel.
Seeing Lights Is Common
Many times the blank canvas behind your closed eyelids will spark with lights. Other times you'll see images flash in front of you. It's important to remain focused on your goal and not become distracted.
Some people report seeing a purple light at the moment their souls separate from their bodies. Others report hearing a distinct pop as though the soul popped from the body like a champagne cork.
Use OBE Meditation Techniques
There are numerous techniques you can use for your out of body meditation. Figure out which one works best for you and stick with it. Routine and repetition condition the body to accept the soul's absence.
Let Your Soul Step Out
The easiest way to allow your soul to leave your body is to envision it floating away from your physical body.
Another technique is to lie down during your meditation, and then envision your soul turning over inside your body and rolling out onto the bed.
When your soul finally releases from your body, don't be surprised if you hear the popping sound previously mentioned. Many people report seeing a silvery umbilical cord connecting their astral body (soul) to their physical body while having an OBE.
Once you're outside of your body, don't panic! Fear will send you back very quickly.
Enjoy Your Out of Body Travel During Meditation
You're free! Enjoy your flight. According to OBE reports, you'll be able to move through walls and other solid material and teleport wherever you desire. Your perception of things will be different from your physical one. Explore your new world.
To return to your body, just visualize being back inside. Be prepared for a jolt. Your re-entry will become smoother with practice. Later, you can plan out your OBEs for various journeys to help you grow spiritually or simply see where your travels take you.
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