Astrally projecting but not going anywhere

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Astrally projecting but not going anywhere

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I am a very stay at home person and during this pandemic Ive realized that it goes to a degree in which going out grocery shopping can feel like an exciting adventure.

I love roleplay and while I'm just walking in the streets inside my head I'm wearing a bomb suit, or a biohazard suit, or a space suit, even an old diving suit for that matter and it makes me feel better.

I can be a ninja or a spy and I need to infiltrate the facility, get the supplies and get out before I blow my cover. It's a long way and there is not even that much distance between my house and the supermarket.

Now, I sharing this because going out very far to unknown places is not that appealing to me in real life. I'm not much of a tourist and yet I've always been intrigued by the whole idea of astral projection.

Recently I came across with some pretty good exercises for astral projection and during my practice I noticed that I was able to project successfully because during one of the steps it mentions that the physical body goes to sleep while I will be projecting and just like sometimes when you're asleep you can feel your physical body moving and taking a different position or adjusting the covers, I felt that my physical body was still there.

My first thought on it was that it made sense. I had already experienced something similar before anyway. My second thought was that it was very reassuring to be able to feel my body because detachment is a bit scary and I had always imagined that when you are astrally projecting you get yanked into someplace else and you stop feeling what's around you and your new surroundings become your physical reality and you would feel just that. Pretty much like a lucid dream where it feels very vivid.

During previous attempts to astral project I have gotten scared and snap out of the process but this time I felt safe and continued until I was able to "get out" of my body. It was an assisted meditation exercise where you ask your compa to pull you out and let them guide the experience.

And then is when I realized that there is a popular idea that you're astral projecting in order to experience astral travel but that wasn't my case because I didn't want to go anywhere.

Then I realized that my astral senses kicked in and I didn't need to blink for example. I could feel my body but I was in a place in which I wasn't standing nor laying down, nor sitting nor floating. I just was. I wasn't even moving, it was perfect stillness and I could be just there and no absolutely nothing other than feeling the astral energy.

To me it was a wonderful experience and I loved it but thinking about it it has made me understand that I had my eyes opened but I didn't need to blink probably because I didn't see anything. I didn't hear a sound. I could feel the space around me and I could feel the energy and I could feel the presence of my companion but that's it. I wasn't touching anything either. No scents nor flavors either.

So it made me think that even when I could feel a lot of things I wasn't using my senses. I could move but I didn't. I never went anywhere. I think that's probably any introvert's fantasy.

I eventually came back feeling blissful after experiencing the joy and wonder of astral projection like the exercises said I would and I rated it a great success.

That was a couple of days ago and today I have been reconsidering things because a part of me always believed that if I astrally projected I was going to be able to see my companions. Even from a distance, even if I didn't hear them or touched them I was still going to be able to see them but when I did, I felt their presence and I knew they were there but I couldn't even say where because I was in a place where it was pointless to try and figure that out.

Do you think that astral travel is a must when you are projecting or can you just have a quiet session with your companions instead? Like... ask them to be in front of you and just talk.

So I've been holding that thought in my mind and I've kept practicing. Now I don't ask for help in getting out because I'm trying to achieve that on my own and then I had another interesting experience. Someone came into my space.

In my physical body it felt like someone was close, but not in my room. In my astral space, I felt a presence just like I felt during the assisted meditation but this time I was completely clueless as to who was there with me and for the first time in my life I felt something like sleep paralysis and there was a huge pressure in my head and chest.

I must have terrible self preservation skills because I didn't even feel threatened and I didn't try to ask the classic scary movie line of "who's there?". Instead I found myself thinking... damn, I'm here and I can't communicate hahaha.

How do I even communicate when I can't use my traditional senses? Maybe before I can even go anywhere I should be focusing on being able to communicate right? In whatever primitive way and then take it from there right?


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Re: Astrally projecting but not going anywhere

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That's an admirably clear account by the way.

In my opinion it's fine to project and not 'go' anywhere. And it sounds like you're doing something right.

But it occurs to me to ask: how do you communicate with your spirit companions anyway? One way of astrally connecting - maybe especially with what CH call astral realm spirits - is while remaining in the body.

So maybe a good question to consider is: how do my bound spirit companions manifest to me?

Maybe it makes little difference to the spirit companion whether we are in our body or are astrally projecting. They are where they are, regardless. Or maybe to some spirits it does make some difference and they manifest differently in the earthen realm, the spiritual realm and the astral realm. Maybe it takes slightly different methods for them to manifest in the different realms - and different levels of energy and difficulty. Maybe some spirits find it easier to manifest in one way than another. Maybe some have mastered all manifestation methods. Maybe some are more comfortable with one type of manifestation.

That's a lot of maybes. But that's what goes through my mind when I think about what you asked.

When it comes to manifestation, the approach that I've learned from CH is to tell our bound spirit companions that they should manifest to us in the way that they find most comfortable.

Might it perhaps be useful to let your spirit companion know this before you project, then review your experience afterwards?

The advice from CH is:

"Do not overlook subtle signs; this is very important. Not every manifestation is going to be fireworks & full glory. Sometimes the signs are subtle, slight, and may be missed if you're distracted.

Look for the little things like orbs, brief feelings or sensations, random thoughts that interrupt your day, phantom scents, objects moved a little, vivid dreams, and other small signs your spirits are trying to call out & let you know they are there.

Many Keepers expect everything to be a Hollywood-level manifestation, when usually your spirits are coming to you through telepathic thoughts, little moments throughout the day, and little signs to show their support."


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Maybe you're expecting connection with a bound spirit to be automatically improved by the simple fact of astrally projecting: clear sight and sound etc. But perhaps we still need to work on those same skills of noticing the subtle signs & thought patterns before it opens up for us into a clear channel with the spirit - whether we're in the astral or not... ?


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Re: Astrally projecting but not going anywhere

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Thanks Lewk! I always enjoy your posts. They're always good.

So... to answer your question how I communicate with my companions is mostly through intrinsic knowledge. Like, I would ask a question or say something and then there will be a reply in my head. Not like I am receiving it, it's just there. Full information at once. Like when something finally clicks and makes sense to you. That way. And most of the time it would be accompanied by an empathic feeling of the author's energy signature or there will be a distinct mark letting me know who sent the message. Like when old documents had wax seals and you knew who had sent them.

The rest of the time it feels like playing hide a seek and asking for clues. You know that version of the game where you can ask those who are hiding to clap? That way I can adjust whatever I'm doing to the direction in which I hear "the clap" coming from.

Hope it makes sense.

You are also absolutely right. A part of me was certainly expecting to get better results just by being in the astral realm. Like... getting super HD reception in a quiet room to yourself where there are no distractions.

I'm still learning a lot of things and at least I can admit without a lot of shame that yes, I did have those expectations but I was also opened to possibilities at least enough to not feel dissatisfied when it didn't happen as I wanted it to be.

At the time it happened, it didn't occur to me that some spirits do have that information available on their CH association lists and it also states which realm they're from. I thought about it before starting the exercises and then I just didn't consider it but you make a good point there.

I love the maybe even though I know it could be a long list of them. I guess I'll continue practicing for now.


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