1) Find a comfortable place to lay down. I wouldn’t suggest sitting up as I’m not sure how in control one is over their body while outside of it. I am also not sure if you can project backwards going thru the spinal column. To me it seems like there would be too much electrical interference.
2) Get comfortable. And I mean the type of comfortable where “you don’t ever want to get up” comfortable. This is extremely important. No muscles should be being used. You won’t be able to let go if you’re not totally relaxed. I don’t think I can stress this enough. If it helps you could do a mental exercise where you start from the feet, relaxing each muscle, working your way up to your head until all muscles are relaxed.
3) Go to your happy place. The place that always makes you smile & feel like everything’s perfect. For me, this is my great grandma’s house that I frequently visited as a child. Try to use all of your senses while visualizing this special place. See, feel, smell it. The goal here is to get your mindset in a good place.
4) Now it’s time for the mental exercise that will hopefully lift you up & out. You can do any mental exercise you wish as long as it involves you seeing yourself going upward out of your body.
I will give you the exercise I do as an example. I visualize my soul coming out of my body and then looking down at my physical body. From here I go upwards -up thru the roof of my house. I look down & see the top of my house. I then start to fly upward again. I picture going thru the clouds as I’m flying & feel the wind on my face. I pause and look back to see the outline of my state. I then fly up some more. I again look back & see the U.S. Going further up, looking back to see Mother Earth. Now I start flying very fast. I visualize flying thru space & the stars. I fly right up to my visualization of what heaven looks like. Now, for every person this is different. If you’re going to try this exercise, make sure you visualize Heaven the way you believe it to look like. My Heaven is on a cloud-like formation with large pillars & a bright light. Somewhat reminiscent of the train station that Harry Potter went to after he died where he was greeted by Dumbledore (Just had to throw that in there lol). While I’m up there I often say my thoughts & prayers to God. Then when I feel like I’m finished I just leap off the cloud & start flying back down. I visualize what it would be like a plane coming in for a landing. I see the earth, flying down till I see my State, then coming in closer to see the top of my house & then I see my body which I gently come back into.
It’s important to make sure you see yourself coming back down into your body. If you do project yourself you want to be able to get back in there! I did this exercise probably about 8 or 10 times before I actually did it so don’t get frustrated when it doesn’t happen the first or second time you try it. It might take quite a few tries.
A couple signs to look for that it might be beginning to happen are experiencing a tingling sensation all over your body with a feeling of becoming lighter. If you feel this relax & let go. If you do project yourself try not to be scared. For me it was frightening as I was not anticipating that to happen. Enjoy the moments you have during this period. They may not last long as mine only lasted a couple minutes. It’s important not to become freaked out. I’ve heard of people getting “stuck” because they were in a panic. I myself did not have a hard time going back into the body. Just relax & enjoy!
If you or someone you know has experienced astral projection feel free to leave any comments.