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Now, back to astral projecting tonight…
We’re going to explain exactly how to astral project tonight, and move around the astral plane in your new astral body. This is the easiest method we know of and it’s effective. It’s going to be a rollercoaster, so get comfortable.
But, here’s the deal:
There are a few warnings we need to give you before you start, and a few tips for getting results faster! Make sure to stick around to the end of the post, as there are important tips at the end.
It might not be easy, but if you follow this guide to the letter and actually practice it, you’ll get results soon! Make sure to bookmark this guide now so you don’t forget, and refer back to it as you learn.
BEFORE you astral project
Make sure you understand the risks and the experiences you’ll actually have with astral projection.
You can astral project at any time of the day or night but there are certain times when it’s a lot easier. These are times when your body is just ready for an OBE and more likely to have one.
The best time to astral project is about 4AM in the morning.
Not the easiest time to be awake, but if you can wake up at this time and try then, you’ll have much more luck in the beginning stages, specially if you’re new to this and you’re learning.
Is astral projection safe?
It’s perfectly safe to attempt to try and Astral Project. As long as you keep a positive mindset, and you’re trying to astral project to good and positive reasons, there are no dangers to astral projecting at all. In fact, it’s beneficial to your health and can help you sleep better.
For the most part, just don’t worry about it.
There’s nothing that can harm you in the astral plane as long as you maintain a positive energy, and a good intention. It’s just a place you can pass through and experience.
There are going to be posts that tell you it can be dangerous, and to be honest there CAN be some dangers, but for the most part you’ll be fine. I’d suggest reading the above post about astral projection dangers if you’re worried.
Educating yourself is the key. Astral HQ has everything you need to know about astral projection, OBEs, and more.
How to astral project tonight (8 Steps for beginners)
To astral project tonight, set your alarm to go off after about 6 hours of sleep. Then wake up and lay on your back. Close your eyes, and you’ll need to relax all of your muscles, and try not to think about anything. As you lay there, after about ten minutes you’ll feel like your body is vibrating. This soon leads to an OBE.
There are 8 steps to this astral projection technique, which should let you astral travel very easily, and very quickly. Don’t skip any of these steps!
Don’t rush these, and if you don’t understand something, come back and read it again. These are fairly easy to do but you should still have a basic understanding of how astral projection works.
Here are 8 steps to being able to astral project in about 5 minutes (once you’ve learned the techniques):
- Prepare yourself to astral project
- Relax and get into a comfortable position
- Focus on relaxing all your body parts and muscles
- Enter the vibrational stage (You’ll experience vibrations or tingling)
- Move out of your physical body and into the astral realm
- Stay lucid/aware by focusing
- Return to your physical body by pulling on your silver cord
- Enter the advanced world of astral travel
NOW, we will discuss each step in a little bit more detail. Ready?
1: Prepare yourself to astral project
Before you try astral projection, just make sure your room or the area you’re doing it in is a nice quiet and comfortable space.
This is the time to make sure you’ve not got alarms that are going to disturb you, or TV that’s going to make noise when you’re trying to have an OBE. The space around you should be quiet, peaceful and ideally have the following things in –
- Plants: They make the area feel more calm
- Incense: Burning incense can help relax you and set you up for astral travel
- Temperature in your room should be about 20 degrees
- Moon Candles: Having candles can relax you further
These things aren’t essential, but they’ll certainly help get you in the right frame of mind. Also, slightly dimming the lights helps too. It makes it easier to close your eyes if you’re not tired.
Disturbing things – Try and make sure as much as you can that no-one is going to come in and disturb you. It can be very annoying to be interrupted by someone when you’re trying to have an OBE.
2: Relax and get into a comfortable position
Make sure that you relax every single part of your body.
Get into a place where you’re comfortable, just like the picture below, but hopefully not as twisted up and curled into a ball!
This can be either laying down on your back or sitting up in a chair. Whatever position you’re going to astral travel from, make sure you’re not having to support your body to stay in that position.
Basically when you relax ALL of your muscles, you should still remain in the position safely.
If you’re having trouble relaxing, you can listen to high-quality binaural beats to help you relax.
You don’t want to be falling out of your chair, for example. Sit back and let the chair fully support you and hold you in place.
Armchairs or sofas are better for this, as you can relax back into them fully and get supported. When you’ve got yourself into a comfortable position, you’re ready to move to the next stages.
A note about meditation and breathing
Just before we go onto the next stages, it’s important to mention breathing and meditation for astral travel. If you don’t know what meditation is, it’s basically being aware of yourself and letting go of stresses and thoughts.
You can learn more about meditation in your own time, but it’s better to be someone who regularly meditates, for example every day for at least 10 minutes. This will increase your chances of having an OBE.
Meditation can be very simple, so here’s a quick method you can use every single day:
- Set a timer on your phone for 15 minutes (Ideally a relaxing tone)
- Close your eyes, relax your muscles and breathe
- Count your breathes from 1 to 10 (When you get to 10, start at 1 again)
- To learn how to meditate easily, read our post about astral projection meditations
- You might find it useful to listen to a binaural beats package like this one (We created one specifically for astral projection and raising your vibrations)
3: Focus on relaxing all of your body parts and muscles
Focus on your body now.
Start by focusing on a particular body part, for example, your hand. Don’t move ANY muscles, and don’t even think about moving them at this stage. Just be aware of the hand, and focus on it until you can almost see every part of it in your mind.
Really pay attention to the details, like for example:
- How the hand FEELS resting against the bed or pillow
- Feel the strength and muscles in your hand
- Visualise exactly what it looks like and where it is in relation to the rest of you
Once you’ve done this for a while, (About 2-3 minutes) you can progress..
Moving your focus
Now you’re going to start shifting focus from body part to body part.
Start either at your head or at your toes and work your way up/down the body. focus on each body part separately, and make sure you really get a feel of the body part and where it is. Visualise exactly what it looks like, where it is and how it feels. Again, don’t try to move anything.
Imagine moving the body parts
Now that you’ve done that, start again, but imagine what it would feel like to MOVE each body part.
If you start by focusing on your foot, for example, IMAGINE (without physically moving) what it would feel like and look like to move your foot up and down.
Visualise it so strongly that it almost feels like you’re actually doing it. When you’ve done this for each body part, (This can’t be rushed, and it may take up to 20-30 minutes) you’re ready to enter the vibrational stage!
4: Enter the vibrational stage (You’ll experience vibrations or tingling)
At this point you’ve almost had an out of body experience! You ALMOST know how to astral project, you’ve just got a little bit more to do..
This is where things get fun, but also where things get difficult. You’re now entering the ‘vibrational stage’ of astral travel. This is where you’ll start to really feel something. In fact, I made a short video explaining what the vibrational stage is like:
You’ll feel your whole body start to vibrate gently, as if a soft current of electricity is going through your body. It might also feel like a heavy blanket is covering your whole body.
It’s at this point that you’ll either have an OBE, or you’ll get scared and give up, or lose focus. It’s exactly now that you’ll want to exercise STRONG willpower and just keep going for it.
Don’t be scared:
It’s really important that at this stage in particular, you stay as relaxed as possible. Don’t think about anything other than what you’re trying to do. Don’t focus on anything other than your body.
The next stage is probably the hardest part of learning how to do astral projection so make sure you stay focused! Also, don’t give up. It might not happen to you for the first few tries, but keep trying!
5: Move out of your physical body and into the astral realm
You’re now going to move your psychosoma (or ‘astral body’) OUTSIDE of your physical body. This takes a lot of practice, and there are several techniques once you get to this point. They all revolve around visualising and being relaxed.
This is why we suggested that you practice meditation as a KEY part of your astral travel efforts.
So, now we’re going to briefly explain several techniques you can use to move your astral body outside of your physical one. Feel free to try each technique, and find which ones works best for you.
Here are some astral projection TECHNIQUES for leaving your physical body:
A) The swing technique
Imagine you’re on a swing.
As you lay there in your bed, (or sit in your chair) imagine your body gently swinging back and forward. Start off with REALLY small movements.
Now, DON’T actually move, but imagine your body is moving. Just like before when you imaged your separate body acts moving. This time, imagine your WHOLE body moving, in VERY SMALL movements as if you’re on a swing.
Make the movements get bigger and bigger until you eventually swing your entire astral body out, and find yourself floating a little way above your physical body. I made a video explaining the swing technique in more simple terms, and walking you through how it feels:
B) The rope technique
The rope technique involves focusing on your hands. Just like before, imagine your hands moving. When you can strongly visualise your hands moving separately to your physical body, imagine a rope is in front of you.
Reach out to the rope (Again, all with your astral bodies hands, not your physical hands) and grab it. Gently use it to pull yourself up and out of your body. Yo can also use a bar instead of rope and follow the same steps.
These techniques are not by any means ALL of the techniques out there, but they’re the most common and will get you started the right way! Now that we’ve got there, we need to STAY in the astral realm:
6: Stay lucid/aware by focusing
The important thing to remember when you’re doing astral travel is that you need to stay focused.
It’s easy to become hazy or confused when you’re trying this. Practice meditating every day so that you’re good at staying focused for long periods of time. This is called being ‘lucid’. It simply means being aware of ‘clear’. It’s an important part of astral projection.
It’s really important to meditate if you want to have OBES because meditation can help you maintain a high level of focus. Focus and awareness are VERY important for this sort of thing.
If you’re having trouble staying lucid, try this lucid dreaming supplement. It helps increase dream recall and helps you be more lucid.
How to remember your astral projection experience
When you astral travel, your astral body or ‘psychosoma’ is separate from your physical body and brain. The experiences you have in the astral realm are recorded in your astral brain or ‘parabrain’.
This means that unless you really try and set yourself up for it, you’ll forget everything as soon as you return to your physical body and brain!
Don’t worry though, there are some great ways to ‘transfer’ the memories from brain to brain. The main one is by repeating a ‘mantra’ to yourself the whole day before you try this.
Some mantras you could use are –
- ‘I will remember everything I experience when I have an OBE’
- ‘I’ll be completely lucid and remember everything that happens in the astral realm’
- ‘I will remember my astral projection experience’
Repeat these things to yourself once every hour for the whole day. Do this every day to make sure your brain knows what to do!
But how do we get back to our physical bodies?
7: Return to your physical body by pulling on your silver cord
The next stage is returning to your physical body.
It’s no good learning how to astral project if you don’t also learn how to get back to reality! To return to your physical body, you don’t actually need to do much!
Your astral body is connected to your physical body via a ‘silver cord’ or rope. This ensures you never lose contact with your physical body and can always return.
You may sense or even see this cord as you’re traveling. It appears as a white or energetic beam of energy which goes through walls and can stretch to an infinite length.
You simply have to either follow the cord back to your body if you’re ‘deeply’ focused in the astral realm. If you’re not so ‘grounded’ you can simply think about opening your physical eyes, and this will ‘snap you back’ to physical reality.
For more, see our guide to the silver cord for astral projection.
8: Enter the advanced world of astral travel
Soon, you’ll want to dive deeper:
There are some advanced things you can do to improve your astral projection skills. Let’s explain a few things, but if you’d like to learn more, make sure to check out the advanced astral projection part of the blog!
Finding objects or information quickly
Next time you’re astral traveling, try and find an object in your room.
But here’s the thing:
Pick an easy object to describe and remember. Look at where it is, and when you get back to your physical reality find the object again and see if you were right.
It works best if you pick objects that you wouldn’t have known were there, for example objects in another room that someone else has placed there for you to find.
You can also get someone to write down some information for you on a bit of paper in another room. Astral project into that room and read it, then come back and test yourself! Keep doing it until you’re good at it!
The one thing you should never do
When beginners try to astral project, there’s one thing they almost always do which makes SURE they fail. It’s such a simple thing but it can be detrimental to your success. Make sure to avoid this thing: (Click a button below to unlock)[sociallocker id=262]
The most common mistake is:
Trying to have an OBE during the night.
Lots of people try and have an OBE at 7PM sometimes, which is totally wrong. You MIGHT be able to, but the chances of you successfully having an OBE are very slim.
Because your REM sleep is at it’s peak during the early hours of the morning. If you avoid that period, it’s next to impossible to have an OBE because your brain chemistry is all wrong at that time.
So when should you try it?
Well, during the early hours of the morning. This is so very important, that we will keep reminding you of it throughout this website and our posts. Set your alarm to go off at about 4AM, and THEN attempt an OBE.
Your brain will be at the optimum condition then, because you’ll be full of ‘wake up hormones’ in preparation for the waking day, BUT you’ll be deeply relaxed and tired, so you could easily slip into an OBE/sleep!
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What’s the best time to astral project?
The best time to astral project is in the early hours of the morning. Any time between 4-8AM will work well, as your hormones are balanced properly for astral projection during that time. Your serotonin is starting to rise and your melatonin is still high enough to keep you relaxed and make it easier to fall back asleep.
What can you do while astral projecting?
There are many things you can do while astral projecting, such as exploring alien worlds and flying around other dimensions. It feels very real and vivid, but at the same time different to a normal dream or waking life. Many people choose to use astral projection to visit lost loved ones, spirit guides, or their higher self.
How can I astral project faster?
To astral project faster, you should meditate for about ten minutes before going to sleep every night. Practice the WBTB technique explained earlier in this blog post, and keep a very strong intention in your mind every night before you go to sleep.
Can you spy on someone while astral projecting?
You can spy on people using astral projection, but it’s not recommended or easy. Through setting an intention and stabilizing your OBE, you are able to spy on people and get some idea of what they’re doing or how they’re feeling at any point in time.
Can you die in astral projection?
Is is not possible to be killed while astral projecting or to be stuck in the OBE. This is a common myth, but has never been proven. There is no real danger to be aware of when astral projecting, however the experience can feel intense for beginners.
Can others see you while you astral project?
Other people or entities can see you while you’re astral projecting, but they don’t really see YOU. They see your intention or the energy your’e projecting, because the astral realm is less about the physical senses, and more about feeling, intuition and energy exchange.
How long does it take to learn to astral project?
It takes about 4-6 months to learn how to astral project, but it can take various lengths of time depending on how experienced you are. It’s important to not set your expectations too high, because it’s a difficult skill to learn if you’ve never done it before.
How long can you astral project for?
You can astral project for up to an hour or so, but most people are not able to project for anywhere near that long. Most beginners and intermediate astral travellers are able to project for about 5 minutes or less before being drawn back to their physical body.
How to get started
There are many ways you could learn to astral project, but here’s the thing:
It can be difficult.
In fact, if you’re JUST starting, there’s a good chance you’re making one of the MAIN 8 mistakes. Here is a short video I made explaining the MAJOR mistakes beginners make, and basically why you’re not already astral projecting:
You need to learn the right things, from someone who’s actually done it. Astral projection is all about ‘hacking’ your body and getting inside some natural processes. There are techniques you can use to make it happen.
So let me offer some suggestions:
- Beginners Astral Projection Guide: A complete beginners course I created to show you over 15 astral projection techniques that you can start practicing, TONIGHT. This will help you project as fast as possible.
- Raise Your Vibrations: Astral travel is all about your frequency and vibrations. This course shows you some powerful things you can do (Bio-hacks) to RAISE your vibrations and make astral projection easier.
- Astral Discovery Course: If you’ve ALREADY tried to astral project, but it’s not worked for whatever reason, this course explains exactly why, and what you can do about it