There are 3 ways that I have been able to shift my awareness into the astral plane. I will list them in terms of the ones I found easiest first, followed by the more challenging techniques. We are all different so you may find that the ones I deem more challenging, are easier for you. However a great deal of the people I have instructed have found it just as easy/challenging as I have in the order listed. If you are unfamiliar with astral projection read my article on "What is astral projection"
Method 1 - Wake Back To Bed (enhanced version)
The wake back to bed method, just as the name implies is about going to sleep, waking up during the course of the night BEFORE you have had enough sleep, then returning to bed in order to invoke sleep paralysis – which is used as a shortcut to astral project. This is by far the single most effective method for a beginner to have a successful experience in a short amount of time.
Before we get to the nitty gritty, if you don’t already know the truth about sleep paralysis please read my article about it here. If you have no issues with sleep paralysis and understand it fully then proceed by all means.
If you want to astral project within 1-3 days I suggest you follow my instructions carefully, I’ve helped many people who have been trying for years without success, just by using this formula.
Energy work prior to bed
The astral is a world of subtle energy, you need to familiarise yourself with what this feels like and learn to control it. I find when I do energy work prior to bed, it’s that much easier to project and 7 times out of 10 – I end up having a spontaneous projection as a result of this practice.
Learning to create a small energy ball in your hands, is the easiest way to feel the subtle energy. I will make a video on this at a later date. It’s very easy to do and you should be able to immediately feel it within a few seconds of trying:
1. Make sure your hands are clean and free of oils/dirt etc.
2. Rub both hands together quickly and firmly (without straining) this creates friction and charges up the natural energies in your hand which are polar opposites by default. Do this for 5-10 seconds.
3. Hold your hands closely together just in front of your chest, ensuring they’re not touching.
4. You’ll notice your hands tingling, move them further apart slowly while imagining holding a ball that expands as your hands move apart, try to squeeze this ball slightly by moving your hands closer together. It should feel as if there is sponge between your hands, take your time and try to make it as big as possible.
Once you get used to making the ball, you can remove step 2, this energy is always there and rubbing is only necessary to help beginners feel it easily. Once you remember the sensation you can invoke it at any time without statically charging the hands. The purpose of this exercise is to get used to controlling and feeling subtle energies.
Energy Body Bounce
This technique is very easy to do, and when mastered can lead directly into astral projection all on its own. However it is difficult for many to master for some reason.
As you lay in bed, imagine that a white line starting at your feet drawn horizontally across, moves slowly up your body, this white line is made out of pure energy and tingles as it moves through your body from feet all the way up to your head and back down again.
Remember the tingling sensation from the energy ball exercise? Try to ‘feel’ that same sensation as this white line of pure energy moves through your body. Once you get comfortable with visualising and controlling the movement without losing focus – then I want you to gradually increase the speed at which this line moves through your body. Keep increasing the speed comfortably, while breathing normally. The movement of the line has nothing to do with your breathing so keep the two separate if possible. Do this exercise for at least 5 minutes or as long as you can manage.
The purpose of this exercise is loosening the ‘glue’ that keeps your consciousness locked into physical awareness. There are many exercises you can do for this, but body bounce has been the most effective and easiest to do.
The positive effects of doing the body bounce is that it increases your vibration, cuts off psychic cords, balances the energies throughout the body (chakra balancing) and allows you to project easily. You can practise this exercise anywhere and no one will know that you are doing it. I use this exercise before doing any spiritual healing or psychic work to enhance my abilities.
I often find that doing this exercise before bed makes me feel wide awake. So to calm down and fall asleep I follow it up with the following breathing exercise – this can be swapped out for any breathing or relaxation exercise you want. However I strongly recommend doing this one as it fills your body with life energy referred to as Chi by the Chinese and Prana by the Indian yogis.
Slowly breathe in for 4 heart beats, hold for 2 heart beats, and breathe out for 4 heartbeats
Increase the next in breath by 2 heartbeats (making 6 heartbeats), hold for 3 beats, and breathe out for 6 beats.
With each in breath, increase by 2 beats, always hold for half the number of in breaths and match the out breath with an equal number of in breaths.
Take your time, do it slowly and most importantly match the breathing with your heartbeats. This is a powerful yoga breathing technique. If you have difficulty feeling your heartbeat, rest your hand on your upper abdomen or chest area. I usually build up to about 30 heartbeats for the in/out breath before stopping. Do what is comfortable and do not strain yourself, relaxation is the key.
When you’ve stopped the breathing exercises be sure to set your alarm so you get between 4 to 6 hours of sleep. I find that 4 is the magic number for me, anymore and I struggle to project – others I’ve tutored work best with 6 hours.
Set your intentions that after X number of hours you will wake up, and you will experience sleep paralysis in order to astral project. Keep repeating this intention gently as you start to fall asleep. Your superconscious is listening and will carry out these instructions.
When your alarm goes off in the morning, go to the toilet (if needed), get a glass of water – a few good sips is usually enough. Then go back to sleep, repeating your intentions several times. The key here is to trick your superconscious into thinking you are sleeping – because it can’t tell for certain. All you need to do is keep perfectly still and breathe in a natural easy way. Don’t worry if you get an itch or need to move, just remain calm and comfortable.
After a period of time – this can be 5 minutes up to an hour, sleep paralysis will start to kick in gradually. You’ll start to feel a sinking, heavy feeling come over you, remain calm and don’t worry about it. Suddenly you’ll feel a surge of energy throughout your body – this is called the vibrations. Just hold fire and wait a little longer for them to deepen. Once that happens – relax and calmly try to get up and out of bed.
You may be fooled and believe you physically stood up because of how real it feels, so turn around and look at your bed and you will see yourself sleeping. You may not always see your physical body, in which case you should walk to the nearest mirror and look at yourself. You’ll notice immediately that you do not look as you usually do.
Well done, you’ve successfully shifted your awareness out of your physical senses ;-)
Method 2 – Binaural Beats Astral Projection
I discovered Binaural beats while trying out guided meditations for astral projection. I had very little success with the guided meditations, and the few times I did manage to project the experience was foggy and didn’t last very long.
Binaural beats work by playing 2 varying tones using stereo headphones, and tricking the brain into believing it is hearing specific sound range. The range I found that worked best for astral projection was 6-7 Hz Theta. I had a 65% success rate using free binaural beats I found on YouTube. Following these steps to get the most from Binaural beats:
1. Use the following YouTube Binaural that I have prepared specially for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX1ibZ3_NtI
2. Use stereo headphones and sufficient volume.
3. Sit or lay comfortably where you will not be disturbed for at least an hour
4. Repeat your intentions to experience sleep paralysis and astral project
5. Keep perfectly still and breathe naturally while waiting for the vibrations to kick in as in Method 1
It really is waiting game at this point, don’t try to ‘feel’ rather – just relax, be patient and wait until your superconscious begins the sleep paralysis process. Do NOT try this just before sleep as you are likely to fall asleep instead. The best time of the day to do this is right after you have woken up. Go to bed an hour earlier and wake up an hour earlier to give yourself enough time.
The vibrations usually kick in between 20 to 30 mins into the binaural track. As in Method one, wait for them to deepen before attempting to stand up and move your energy body.
Enhanced Binaural Beats Astral Projection
You can combine this with method 1 for interesting results – simply play the binaural beats once you go back to bed and follow the steps outlined. Before trying this enhanced version, do try out these methods singularly as often Method 1 alone works first time.
Method 3 – Body Bounce to projection
This takes a bit of practise as it requires you to have full visual and mental control over the subtle energies. It is however, much simpler than the 2 other methods to carry out. I’ve listed it 3rd as I’ve had greater success with the previous methods.
In this method you do the energy body bounce technique I detailed in method 1. The only difference is that you do the body bounce at a speed you feel comfortable with – speeding up the movement isn’t necessary. Spend a few minutes setting your intentions before you begin. Start doing the movement slow, steady and really feel the energy moving through your body. After a period of 30-40 mins, you will automatically ‘pop out’ into your energy body.
With this technique you may or may not find yourself floating outside your body – on a few occasions I have found myself directly on the astral plane, unlike the other Methods which tend to shift you onto the Etheric plane.
You can identify the Etheric plane by the following characteristics;
- It's dark - visibility is greatly reduced
- It's almost identical to the physical world with slight changes
- It's semi-physical and fragile, walls crumble when you touch them
- levitation is difficult, as well as a few other supernatural abilities
Once you have successfully projected, there are a few things you can do to stabilise yourself and get to the higher frequency of the astral plane:
- Touch your surroundings with your hands to get a feel of the sensations
- If visibility is reduced shout "clarity now!"
- Rub your hands together to charge up your energy and increase your vibration.
Finally, if you find yourself in your room, then you need to exit by phasing through a window or by imagining yourself somewhere else - you will immediately find yourself on the astral plane where you can begin exploring the rich surroundings.
You may find that you are unable to stay out for long periods initially and feel your physical body pulling you back to your physical senses. If so just rub your hands together or touch the surrounding surfaces to stabilise again.
Here is a basic list of fun exercises to do while you are roaming in your astral body:
- Look at your reflection in the mirror
- Phase through walls and other solid objects
- Fly around the astral neighbourhood
- Shoot fireballs out of your hands
- Transform into an animal
- Create your own castle
- Fly to the moon
- Swim deep in the ocean
- Call out to your higher self
The list of possibilities really are endless, and the more you explore – the greater control you will have over your subtle energies and the easier you will find it to project!
Remember, while you are out of body you are invulnerable – nothing can harm you no matter how unusual things appear, you are safe and protected in your non-physical form. You can jump off the tallest building and survive! If you encounter anything you don’t like, you can immediately return to your body just by thinking about it. No matter how far you may wonder, you are still strongly linked to your physical body – time and space are illusions, there is no separation – only oneness.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please comment below and I will be happy to help.
I hope to see you all on the astral plane in the near future when I throw an astral party ;-)
Stay positive, stay healthy, live with passion and compassion.
Much love to you all,