Astral travel is a method of leaving one’s physical body and traveling to the astral plane by its astral body. The astral plane is a dimension of vibration that is much higher than the plane of the earth. According to experts, astral projection is one of our natural qualities that we had during childhood and which we lost as we grew up. However, every adult travels astral while sleeping. But that person doesn’t realize it most often as at that time, our physical body just rested.
Lucid dreams, on the other hand, are events where a person becomes aware that he is sleeping and dreaming. It’s just a game of our logical and subconscious mind where we often can’t distinguish between waking and sleeping. For example, a clear dreamer might wake up in the morning, get ready for work and actually go to his office just to get up in bed later. Lucid dreaming is a scientific process and does not really need the dreamer to sleep to occur. So there are 2 types of lucid dreams: Dream initiated by lucid dreaming (DILD) and wake lucid dreaming (WILD).
Difference between Astral & Lucid Dreaming trips
Both of these incidents are ways in which a person can gain access to the astral realm, even though lucid dreams are not the same as bodily experiences (OBE) such as astral travel. In the case of lucid dreams, someone is in control and responsible for how the experience will occur, but in the case of other dreams, people do not control their own experiences; but just exploring the details of the new world. So, in astral projection, one is bound by himself, while the other if it is truly free and is at its best.
Difference between Astral Travel & Remote Viewing
Remote viewing is the process of seeing a place and another time while in your own place and time. The difference with astral travel is that a person does not need to leave his physical body as opposed to another. Long-distance viewers are on the same ‘earth’ plane while astral travelers are on the ‘astral’ plane.
Techniques for Astral projection
Astral travel is best done with a number of techniques, which are useful because sometimes it is too difficult to experience without them. Although anyone can learn this skill, like other skills, it is easier for some people than others. Astral silver cord is the most popular technique where one has to visualize (not the cord) that he climbed it to enter a higher place with their imaginary hands.
Other astral travel techniques include the roll out technique (imagining that a person is pulled out of his physical body), the anchor technique (imagine an object that is known to be in any place and move it with your mind). All of these techniques must be done while relaxing.
It helps to practice these techniques while in bed in the dark. It is obligatory to release your fear and anxiety and relax. Having patience is another tip from the astral travel guide.