Despite the article under my Beginner's Guide called "Top Astral
Projection Mistakes" I still get a plethora of e-mails from
readers who still do not understand the key principle that their
body has to be asleep when projecting (unless they have a very
natural lose hold, use substances or are very advanced with
meditation or light work) so I'm writing a separate article just
The statements and or questions that come from readers are:
"Should my eyes be open?", "Why do I itch when trying to relax?",
"I can't seem to relax enough to get into that state." "My arm
feels pain, is that normal?" or "My hemi-sync tapes aren't working
cause I don't go very deep."
There is one common thread in these questions/comments and that
is, the person is trying to do this while totally lucid, or thinks
that they need to be in some special trance to project. Neither is
the case. The body has to be ASLEEP. Every night you sleep and
every night you project. There is no magic or mystery to the state
that your body needs to be in to release the astral form. People
say, "I can't get into that state." Yet, in fact, they do it every
night of their lives! We all do.
You're itching because you're not asleep and are concentrating too
hard on something that you do later in the evening effortlessly.
Do you get incessantly itchy when you're going to sleep at night?
Of course not! You just scratch your nose or whatever and go to
sleep. Most beginners, when trying to project, are "thinking"
about getting into a state which keeps them from actually getting
into that state.
People refuse to read and comprehend the words under my Beginner's
Guide that says over and over that you are mimicking sleep. You
are not relaxing. You are asleep! It's as easy and uncomplicated
Do the same rituals that you do every night before bed, except do
it at another time (like in the morning or afternoon). It's a lot
easier than people realize. They think they have to convolute the
process but they don't. It's just sleep, plain and simple. I
prefer doing this in the morning because the whole relaxation
process is already done for me. It's easy to slip back into the
So if you want to project, do all the preparations you do for
sleep. Scratch, toss & turn, process your day, and put projection
in the back of your mind. Allow yourself to enjoy the process and
go to sleep. In fact, even allow yourself to slip into a dream.
The ONLY difference is that for projection, you mentally check
back every so often so that you don't totally lose yourself in a
dream to the point where you can't take control of your
consciousness mind. If you do lose that control, oh well, you'll
get a darned good nap. If you do get control during a dream (which
is still a form of projection but the subconscious mind has
control, which is not what we want), then keep the body sleeping
while attempting to either go fully lucid using clarity
affirmations or induce the vibrations by spinning, or focusing on
the third eye and going totally deeper for a full body exit.
It doesn't matter how you access the astral. You can do it with a
full body roll-out via vibrations, or you can do it by becoming
lucid in a dream and taking conscious control. Either way will
still require that the physical body be sleeping.