Someone wrote a review of my book, Astral Travelling, The Avatar and Me, recently. It was by no means a bad review, but it posed a question that had only ever fleetingly popped through my mind; “why should you need another soul on hand to assist you if you astral project?” Why should you indeed! I must admit that it made me think; I’d never given it any serious thought before, I was just grateful for all the amazing experiences I’d had over the years. So, the question having been posed, my brain whirred into action.
The first thing that occurred to me is that I don’t consider what I do to be astral projection. To me ”astral projection” implies that you are going to project yourself to a predetermined destination; therefore, you are setting off with a clear goal in mind. I have indeed astrally projected in the past, but this has always been on an inner level; usually in a group and usually for the purpose of clearing a house where there are negative energies causing mischief. I have also astrally projected on my own, on an inner level, to visit people I know for various purposes. What I wrote about in my book, to me anyway, has got nothing to do with astral projection. It’s also got nothing to do with what are commonly referred to as near death experiences, where someone may find themselves hovering over their own physical body.
I’m aware that people may have their own definitions and opinions of these subjects and may disagree, but I would like to point out as well that I am not “of the norm” shall we say. With very few exceptions I avoid the company of other mediums and psychics like the plague and also steer clear of anything remotely resembling mainstream new ageism, spiritualism and religion etc. I have been guided in a certain direction, and that is the direction I’m going to take; in fact, I believe very strongly indeed that I have barely started my spiritual work yet.
When I astral travel, I never know where I’m going to end up; this is why I believe I get escorted to the destination. I also firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, and these destinations are carefully selected for me to gain the experience of them. After all, I never get brought back; I always make my own way back simply by using the power of thought, or I seem to instantaneously end up back in my body if it’s just a fleeting visit. So, what criteria are used to determine which particular destination and when?
The destinations are chosen because they represent significant points; milestones even, in my existence. They are places I have visited on many occasions in the past; places where I have lived and places where I have worked. Each and every one of us is a timeless and formless being of light. But we have taken form at various stages and eras in imaginary time, in many dimensions and for many different purposes. These places are places that I have no memory of whilst I am encased in flesh within the Earth dimension, but they are places that I actually know very well indeed. This would explain why, when I encounter other beings on my travels, that they quite often appear to know me. This has now thrown up another question. If I have already experienced these places in the past, why do I need to experience them again during this sojourn into flesh? Hmmm I feel another blog post coming on….. watch this space.
Hi Richard..Yes would love to know more:-)
Love it – I have done a lot of ‘traveling’ as well and never considered it astral projection. I believe there is a very thin veil separating the world we physical humans know from the energy world which we can’t see but exists around us. Sometimes the veil is lifted. For me, it was the collapse of my ego after the death of my son. Afforded me the opportunity to ‘travel’ back and forth between both worlds and to communicate with living entities who were not at the moment in physical bodies. We can ALL do it. I do not believe it is a gift, although it can come to us in a state of grace — or not.
Thanks for taking the time to read and leave a comment Susan. I agree that it is not a gift; I have come to realise that we are all beings of limitless potential; we can do anything. It’s true to say that this is not as easy as it sounds here within the Earth dimension, due to the annoying habit us humans have of listening to the tricks of the mind. I also agree that certain things come to us by way of grace. My astral experiences certainly are an act of grace… I’m so lucky! Thanks again.
Love this Rich Thanks so much for sharing with us so much I really appreciate it.
Thanks for taking the time to read and leave a comment Marsha.