Also called astral projection, it is the phenomenon of an out-of-body experience – the act of separating the spirit (also called as an astral body) from the physical body. So it can be described as a conscious out-of-body experience (OBE).
The subtle body, when cultivated, can survive the physical body as a matrix for consciousness.
The soul, in this case, merges with an existing body commonly known as an ”astral body” (or astral plane), which hovers around the physical body with intentions and driven by intuition.
It is absolutely normal and can occur naturally, as part of the sleep process, or it can be performed through lucid dreaming or deep meditation.
Astral projection is the personal gateway into the realms of the consciousness exploration.
Essentially, the OBE begins with an experience of leaving the body and consciously observing it from a detached perspective. With practice and lucidity, awareness can be directed to locations or activities like flight. Yes, flight.
If you’ve had flying dreams — literal flying, no 747 required — or being in the sky, you’ve had OBEs. Some say that we have regular OBEs during sleep, often hovering a few inches over our physical bodies.
Neuroscientists are puzzled — while the experience is no longer dismissed out of hand by medical professionals, science holds the view that OBEs involve neurological or brain dysfunction.
Yet, it has been practised for thousands of years, dating back to ancient China.
People who practice astral projection tend to be fully aware of the separation and have control of where to go and when to return and join with the physical body.
Between one in ten people claim to have had an OBE at some time in their lives.
The mystifying aspect when astral travelling is the unlimited exploration of distance, time and mass.
You can actually get to any destination as you wish within seconds.
Yes, across continents and back to your physical body.
It only requires practice and patience hence mastery of the skill!
But is it real? This is an extremely controversial matter.
Some say it doesn’t matter, so long as you are enjoying the experience of something ordinary.
Have you had an experience like this?
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