Top Astral Projection Mistakes
If you feel like you've been trying to project for a long time
and seem to be getting nowhere, you may need to review your
techniques and adjust accordingly.
The following are what I see as the most common mistakes people
make while trying to learn to astral project. While these really
aren't "mistakes" because they work for some people, they
do seem to slow progress down.
1. Trying at night. If you try to project at night, especially
before you go to bed, nine times out of ten, you will fall asleep.
You've had a long day, your body is worn out, so how can you expect
to achieve Focus 10 or Focus 12 (body asleep, mind awake)? You need
to either try earlier in the afternoon, or switch to weekends when
you can sleep in. If you switch to the weekends and use, for
example, my technique that I wrote about under the Astral Projection
link called "My Favorite Technique" then you're very relaxed
and can slip back into sleep, yet the mind is refreshed and more
likely to get into Focus 10. Try it and see.
2. Fear. Are you afraid you are going to die? That someone will
cut your cord? You'll be possessed? Any of these fears will keep you
thinking about this, and not letting yourself project. Always
address your fears before expecting any results.
3. Inner dialog. Are you talking the whole time? Saying things
like, "Is this right?" or "I wonder if I'm
close?" To induce the vibrations, you have to have no thoughts.
Your thoughts need to be narrowed down to a single thread. When you
are trying to get your body asleep, stop talking to yourself and
"listen". Listen to the faint ring in your head, but don't
analyze it. Listen, but don't talk. When I induce the vibrations, my
body has fallen asleep, the ringing has faded (because now I'm
asleep), and I'm gently focusing on my third eye. All my thoughts
are gone. This takes a while to master, but is necessary. Also, if
you do slip off onto other thoughts, just let that happen, but
gently pull your thoughts back to the single thread and keep
focusing on your third eye.
4. Not understanding relaxation vs. body asleep. I get mails all
the time from people saying that they are trying to astral project
with their eyes open! To leave your body, you have to reduce the
magnetic pull to the point that separation can occur. All things
electrical create a magnetic pull. Even thinking sends out
electronic pulses and creates magnetism. Pulse and heart rate also
creates energy. Do not confuse "relaxation" with Focus 10.
Focus 10 is Body Asleep. You have to learn how to fall asleep
physically, but keep your consciousness from slipping into a dream.
When the body falls asleep, everything slows down which reduces your
bodies magnetic pull. Then, if you can master the "no
thought" part, the vibrations will rush in. And when they do,
you still have to keep your thoughts to a minimum because the
excitement will increase the heart and pulse rate and then you'll be
sending me mails saying that you can only raise your astral arms or
legs! Most of the primary chakras are in the head and torso region
which is why your head is the last to separate. So excited thoughts
only make it harder. As my guide told me, "Get out of your
head!" To tell if your body is asleep, you should no longer
feel it, shouldn't be able to hear, and hypnogogic imagery will
start appearing. Don't fight the images, just don't let them take
over or you'll start to dream. Always gently bring your
consciousness back to the project at hand.
5. Impatience. Conscious astral projection can take months or
even years to accomplish. If you are expecting results in days or
weeks, you will more than likely give up or doubt its existence.
Astral projection takes discipline, dedication, and a ton of
patience. It will happen, but be prepared for the long haul. It's
worth the wait and effort.
These five are the top reasons, but others can include not
removing distractions (kids, pets, phones, spouses), or not getting
enough sleep so that when you do sleep you sleep like a log and
can't keep the mind awake.
If you want more info on the "fundamental truths" to
astral projection, read the article called,
"The Fundamental Truths to Astral Projection."