So you want to learn how to fly in the astral?
As mentioned in the previous post you don't need to learn that.You are doing it anyway.You were born with the inherent ability to astral travel.In fact you've been doing this more or less often in your sleep ever since you were a kid.And it's as real and fun as all the other 'real' and fun things you experience when you are awake.All I can do for you is offer some insights on how to induce astral travel more often and get more out of it!
First let me make something clear:I don't believe in inducing astral travel in the waking state nor have I ever even tried to do it myself.Yes, it can be done and yes, there are about a triillion sites on the net on how to have an OBE(out of body experience) written by masters of the trade (and some plain imposters as well that have no idea what they are talking about)!
Why anyone would wish to travel astrally when awake is beyond me.Astral travel is an amazing experience that fills you with bliss and ecstasy.Still, why waste your waking hours when you can perfectly enjoy it while you are asleep and have nothing much to do anyway?Sleep is the natural state to be for astral travel,because your conscious mind gets to rest then and so your subconscious can take over easily and naturally.
In order for astral travel to work your body has to be in either deep sleep or a trance-like state where all your bodily functions have slowed down to their bare minimum. There are many methods to achieve this trance-like state but it requires time,patience,perseverence and possibly lots of guidance from a good teacher who have done this themselves.If that's what you want,fine,go ahead,I admire your determination!
As for me,I wouldn't want to waste my precious life on this planet engaging in sterile,mechanical drills and exercises that are mostly questionable,(they are not going to work anyway because they make use of your conscious mind which is useless for astral travel) or so time-consuming that will tire you out long before you can achieve any results.I'd rather spend my time on more enjoyable pastimes!
There is an easier way.You can astral travel in your sleep.Believe me,astral travelling is always the same rich and fullfiling experience no matter how you achieve it.
Here's how to engage consciously in astral projection in your sleep:
1.You'll have to believe it to see it
If you are sceptical about astral experiences,if you disregard it as new age nonsense,it's not going to happen for you.We are only able to perceive and experience the things that we pay attention to.Perception through our senses means focusing on to something to the exclusion of everything else.No attention means no perception.
Remember the story of the Indians in the new world and how they were unable to see the approaching ships of the Spaniards beccause they've never seen the likes of it before?Their brains could not decode the physical form of a ship and so it was invisible to them.It took the higher perception of a more advaned soul among them to see,perceive and explain it to them until they were able to see it for themselves(this is called conceptual blindness,you can read about it here).
The more you believe in,enjoy and welcome astral travel per se,the more often you'll have the experience of it.If you doubt it or believe it is sinful,abnormal or impossible you are certainly not inviting the experience in.
2.Learn how to distinguish between astral travel and a dream
As discussed in the previous post,you get a certain feeling when astral travelling which is totally different to that of a dream.But if you must go by certain guidelines you should bear in mind that since perception is heightened in the astral you are likely to remember almost every single detail of an astral experience even long time after you've had it.
Dreams,on the other hand,are easily forgotten once you wake up or some time passes.I can recall every single one of my astral trips,down to the most boring detail,whereas the only dreams I can remember are either the most recent ones or a couple of the worst nightmares I've ever had.A rule of thumb:if you must write down a dream to remember it a week after you've had it,it was not astral.
3.Adopt a playful,laid back aproach to astral projection
Your goal is not to forcefully induce it.It is never going to happen like this anyway.Approach it with a relaxed but also excited attitude.Wait.Be patient.Forget about it.It's going to happen anyway.Conscious efforts do not help,on the contrary they drive the experience away.Relaxed expectation is what you need here.
4.Fullfil the physical prerequisites
If you eat too much or go to bed hungry the night before it is guaranteed not happen.I don't know why.That's just the way it is.And it won't happen if you are ill or feel off or uncomfortable.No astral travelling if you are very tired either-your body won't let you do it.So take care of those things before going to sleep.
Oh,here's a last one: no astral experiences for me during any of my pregnancies.Possibly because I was subconsciously scared of leaving my body behind -I wanted to always keep an eye on the little treasure inside it :)
5.The most important of all-be as happy you can be!
The happier you are,the more likely you are to astral travel that very same night.Anything and anyone that can make you happy are your most valuable aids in inducing an astral experience.I've had my most intense ones when I either felt deeply in love or most loved and cherished.Possibly because loving and being loved are the most powerful and joyful experiences in the world!
Enjoy it as much as you can-you deserve it!I'll see you in the astral!
Love,peace and astral bliss