Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Astral Travel, The Universe And You!

By Joe M Burns

When you have those dreams of flight, this is very similar to the experience of astral travel. The feeling of being airborne is much like the way that your astral body travels through the astral plane. All you need to do is focus on the place you want to be or on the things which you want and your astral body is there in the blink of an eye. When your physical body and mind are at rest, your astral body is free to roam the universe.

Astral travel can occur during sleep, but it is important to make the distinction between astral travel and dreaming. These are two separate phenomenal; dreams happen in the brain and are our mind's way of processing the events of your day. It replays your day in combination with other remembered events and in this way, we work through the stresses of daily life and awaken refreshed. Astral travel is something else entirely and while you forget many of your dreams even before you awake, this is not the case with astral projection.

Those times when you awake and can remember in perfect detail everything from your dream, this probably wasn't a dream at all, but your memory of astral travel! It's a good idea to start keeping a journal to document these experiences. Not all of them are going to make sense at first, but like a sculptor chipping away at a block of marble, they will take shape and tell you something eventually.

Dreams are beneficial for the mind, since they allow it to make sense of your daily life. Astral travel fulfills a similar function for your spiritual being. No two individuals have the same astral travel experiences and the benefits of the practice also differ between people. This is why keeping an astral travel journal is helpful; comparing your experiences to those of others is meaningless and it is only through your own experiences that you can make sense of things.

One of the benefits of astral travel common to everyone who practices this ability is an increased sense of self awareness and a better idea of where you fit into the rest of the universe. This helps you have inner peace and enhances your sense of well being. Memory and general mental acuity are also commonly improved by astral travel due to normally unused parts of your mind being accessed as you astral project.

After learning to astral travel, other latent psychic abilities will begin to awaken and be strengthened. Most people report having an increased awareness of others thoughts and an easier time sensing spiritual presences.

Astral travel can not only take you to places you'd never otherwise see, but also takes you into yourself and can cause a blooming of your intellect as well as your psychic talents.

People who start off as skeptics about astral travel are often convinced of its merits once they begin to gain experience with astral projection and start enjoying its beneficial effects.

Other than these benefits, it should be remembered that there is also fun to be had! Astral travel allows you to do things and go places which are outside of your ordinary life; it's something like a vacation for your astral body.

With all of the positives of astral travel, its surprising that everyone doesn't do it. However, a lot of people are under the impression that these abilities are within the reach of only a few especially gifted people. However, every one of us can develop this ability if we choose to do so.

We have all experienced astral travel before, whether or not we are aware of having done so.

The best way to get started is to just let astral travel happen on its own and keep a journal of your astral projection experiences. Soon, you'll be able to identify when you are astral traveling and this means you're ready to start practicing to astral travel when you choose to do so. It takes practice, but you can develop this innate ability and with so much to be gained, it's well worth the effort.

We can all learn to astral travel; it's simply a matter of practice and training yourself for the experiences. You can find a wealth of good resources which can help you to prepare yourself for astral travel. Keep at your practice and you can achieve the inner peace which comes from being able to travel outside of; and within yourself.

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