April 28, 2008

A Break From Hemi-Sync

I'm taking a break from listening to Hemi-Sync Gateway Experience, well sort of. Actually I'll be practicing the excersices I've learnt so far but without the CD. The reason for this is because I feel like lately I've been neglecting my earlier progress with meditation. Even though Hemi-Sync is a bit like meditating I feel like I'm relying on the CDs too much.

So I'm gonna go back to my evening meditation sessions and practice the excercises from Gateway Experience Wave I before going to sleep.

Astral Projection, Technique 3 From A Seth Book

'...he did so, and I highly recommend this method to you both. When you awaken, or seem to in the middle of the night, try simply to get out of the physical body. Simply try to get out of bed, you see, and to walk into another room white the physical body stays where it is.

If you keep this in mind, generally speaking, then you will find yourself able to do so within a brief time. It is a pleasant and easy way to achieve a projection, and with some experience you will discover that you can maintain good control, walk out of your apartment, and outside. You may then attempt normal locomotion, or levitation.

There is little strain with this method, and it has benefits from several viewpoints. Simply keep the method in mind so that you are alert to the initial favorable circumstances. You may be half awake. You may be in a false awakening. The method will work in either case. It offers good possibilities in another direction: you can, if you want to do so, look back at your own body.

You must want to do this however. Often you do not want to see the body by itself, so to speak, and so you choose methods that make this more difficult. just this one exercise will sharpen your control greatly. It is an ABC you see.

The experience will be much less startling to the ego than an abrupt projection, and the ordinary nature of the activities, walking into the next room for example, Will be reassuring. You are more calm, and in your own surroundings. Of course Ruburt was out of his body when he saw Miss Callahan, who was in the same condition.'

~ A Seth Book, The Early Sessions, Book 7, Session 298, Page 143

Astral Projection, Technique 2 from A Seth Book

'Your waking consciousness only participates in projections as a rule when you are in a period of high vitality, and exceptional health.

On occasion the waking consciousness does participate during other usually very depressed periods. But generally speaking high energy is needed in order to maintain overall stability, and in order that the ego is not overstrained. Such conscious projections are automatically spaced out. In this way there is little danger that problems will arise.

It is the same with the conscious retention of dreams in general. You are indeed exercising what amounts to an added ability. You are learning to manipulate within other dimensions of consciousness. Automatic controls are therefore used. You proceed as your abilities and control develop.

Suggestion given before sleep will greatly add to your chances of conscious projections from the dream state. It is not necessary, basically speaking, that you notice some small incongruous detail in order to realize while dreaming that you are dreaming. There is however one good method to use. The suggestion 'I will realize while dreaming that I am dreaming' can also be used, as another method, or both of these may be utilized together.

At your stage it is of course easier if the actual separation of consciousness from the physical body occurs without your awareness. However the experience itself is excellent training. I have told you that these projections may carry you to different systems. In the beginning you are safer perhaps in those projections that involve your own reality.

There is not any great matter of danger, only that you could fall into blunders. The north-south position is most beneficial. It might be of benefit if you concentrate before sleep upon a simple projection that involves leaving the body, walking out into this room, for example, (the living room) or perhaps strolling around the block.

When falling off to sleep for example, imagine that you are in your yard, in another room of your apartment, or in front of the house. When this method is effective you will not be consciously aware of the actual separation however. I do not suggest at this point that you or Ruburt attempt to contact me during any projection. Later, when you have more training.

If by chance you blunder (smile, eyes open) into my territory, then I will know it, and seek you out. Whenever you find yourself in any potentially dangerous dream situation during a projection, immediately terminate the dream. You will then return to an ordinary state of consciousness.

Now. Mr. Fox is quite correct. When you know you are in a projection do not be tempted to tamper. There are forces that you do not yet understand. You will find that these projections become more vivid. I must repeat that these are quite valid. They are not hallucinations. Conscious projections do not occur with any frequency as far as a large percentage of humanity is concerned. Note that I speak only now of projections in which you are self-consciously aware.

The reasons are somewhat obvious. Conscious projections are dependent upon abilities and control. Also this ability and control presupposes a fairly disciplined personality. Otherwise we would have explosive outbursts of suddenly released aggressions in systems where they do not belong.

It is quite possible to meet survival personalities, incidentally, during such projections. This does not happen often, because so many other issues are necessary. It is also possible of course to move into your own future. - This occurs regularly, though not always with awareness. Projections into the past are also frequent.

Because of some matters we have not yet discussed, at any rate deeply, it is possible to meet your own projection. You are accountable for acts committed during projections, of course, and these alter the personality as any acts do. If you have your wits about you, you can gain information concerning the future by studying your projection environment, if for any reason you suppose it to be ahead of You in time.

Some of this is extremely complicated. You may for example request before sleep that you project into your own future, to see what occurs there. This is legitimate enough, if you are willing to accept the results of your projections. For what you see will influence what you do in the present. You will be projecting of course into the probable future as it exists for you at this point.

The very act of projecting will alter these probabilities. I am not saying that this future environment is not real, however. It is as real as your present.'

~ A Seth Book, The Early Sessions, Book 6, Session 277, Page 305

April 27, 2008

Astral Projection, Technique 1 From A Seth Book

'These are my instructions. You may consider this your first lesson. We will go by easy stages, for we do not want you betwixt and between. You may induce a medium trance in whatever way you choose. On occasion this will be spontaneous, as you know. For best results in the beginning it is good to make a projection attempt when you already feel physically drowsy, but pleasantly so. When you have induced the trance state, then begin to examine your own subjective feelings until you find recognition of the inner self.

This involves a recognition of yourself as distinct from the fleshy fibers in which you reside. Then begin to imagine this inner self rising upward. You should experience even at this point an internal sense of motion. This motion may be from side to side, as you gently shake yourself loose, so to speak.

It may be a rushing upward. Whichever motion you experience there will be a moment where you feel yourself, your identity and consciousness, definitely withdrawing from the physical organism. Before you attempt the projection, however, the suggestion should be given that the physical organism will be well protected and comfortable. Now when you feel the consciousness withdrawing, there are two things you may do. I suggest the first step I shall give you in preference to the second.

The first step is this. Forget the physical body, or what you are to do with it. Will yourself out in a quick motion. There is no need to experience the voice hallucinations mentioned by the author, Fox. If the projection is a success you’ll instantly lose contact consciously with the physical body. You simply will not be in it.

Now your consciousness will not be in it, but it is hardly lifeless. Its maintenance is being controlled by the consciousness of the individual cells and organs of which we have spoken. I will give you alternate methods of projecting, but I will be concerned now with what you can expect the few moments after You have left the physical body.'

~ A Seth Book, The Early Sessions, Book 6, Session 265, Page 210

April 25, 2008

Things To Do In The Astral

1. Ask for assistance or guidance on my travels

2. Connect with my Inner Being or as some would like to call it Higher Self

3. Visit family members (dead and alive)

4. Make contact with Intelligent Beings

5. Explore other planes of existence

More coming soon...

April 24, 2008

Astral Projecting With Nothing To Do

Woke up at 7:00am and after an hour of wakefulness felt my eyelids become heavy at which point I expected to astral project. I closed my eyes and instantly shapes began appearing, startled at the speed of this I opened my eyes. I was too alert and awake that I didn't think it was possible to slip back into that state. I tried anyways and found myself in Focus 10 from Robert Monroe's Phasing Model, this is the state of mind awake/body asleep.

When I closed my eyes instantly I was seeing bubbles with orangish rings which were multiplying, soon these changed into outlines of buildings. It was like someone was drawing and slowly making the picture come to life.

Either the shapes disappeared or I stopped noticing it due to my head inflating which was the only part of my body I could still feel - the rest was paralyzed and numb. My right ear was becoming too distracting, felt like there was trapped air that was trying to come out with a lot of force. Any kind of sensations around my ears are always distracting. Somehow bypassed this and found myself still in bed. Knowing it was time to get moving I raised my arms and with a bit of struggle sat up on my bed.

At first I thought I moved my physical body and quite possibly deluding myself that I was astral projecting. I've been having this same experience lately where I'm out of my body but it feels too physical - and I haven't been flying or floating which are almost always perfect unquestionable signs that I'm out.

I sat on my bed staring at the mirror on the wall and found a glitch - there was a reflection of my window with no blinds. I was wondering what I should do for this trip and had absolutely no idea, normally I'd just fly around and explore. Somehow lost consciousness, had several false awakenings and slipped into a dreamstate.

I guess I haven't been thinking much about where I want to go or what I want to do in my astral projection travels. Maybe it's time for me to compile a list...

April 21, 2008

Hemi-Sync: Gateway Affirmation Update

There's just no way I'm going to memorize an impossibly long distracting affirmation, so I've changed it to something simple.

Here's the new affirmation:

'I am more than my physical body. Because I am more than physical matter, I can percieve that which is greater than the physical world. I am ready and willing to know more than I know'.

From time to time I might be changing this according to my goals.

April 20, 2008

Hemi-Sync: The Gateway Affirmation

The gateway affirmation which should be repeated in all excercises is quite hard to remember. It was included in the first 2 tracks but in the tracks after that you have to repeat it from memory. So far this is the only part I'm having trouble with and need to work on memorizing it.

The Gateway Affirmation

"I am more than my physical body. Because I am more than physical matter, I deeply desire to Expand, to Experience; to Know, to Understand; to Control, to Use such greater energies and energy systems as may be beneficial and constructive to me and to those near and close to me. Also, I deeply desire the help and cooperation, the assistance, the understanding of those individuals whose wisdom, development, and experience are equal to or greater than my own."

Experience Deep Meditation with BrainWave CDs

April 12, 2008

Intense Sacral Chakra Sensation

Before going to bed last night practiced the hemi-sync techniques. Woke up this morning at 6:00 am and was trying to recall my bizarre dreams. Went back to sleep after 10 minutes. Within a dream I became very aware. I was in an unfamiliar house and realized it was a dream. I walked through the wall, crossed the road and once on the other side everything blacked out. Then I became aware of my body which was paralyzed.

My eyes were open and I looked to the right and it appeared that someone was standing beside my bed - this was very creepy. I managed to get my fear under control and tried to look at it more clearly. It was just my duvet which was slightly raised up. My head began to feel sparkly - this sensation was moving around my body and felt just a little uncomfortable. I closed my eyes and saw a bright pink ribbon which seemed to flash. Then a female voice began to speak, I can't remember what was said. All of a sudden my sacral chakra began pulsating, it was fast and intense.
After a while of this a screen appeared before me and I was patiently waiting for images to flash before me so I could step in. Instead what I got was some kind of advertisement. I don't know what they were selling but I wasn't interested. My recall ends there.

I've had experience with my Third Eye Chakra and I have to admit I did have some doubts with the whole chakra system and still kind of do - if it was real or not or perhaps something to do with the power of suggestion since I did read a lot about it. Really the same could be said about Astral Projections, is it real or just all in my head? I guess it all depends on how I define 'real' and honestly I just don't know but most importantly I'm not really concerned.

April 11, 2008

Hemi-Sync: Practicing Without The CD

Last night and the night before I practiced some of the techniques I've learnt from the Gateway Experience Wave 1 CD without the CD to guide me. The night before I fell asleep during the practice however last night was far more interesting. Last night during and after the practice my body felt different, like it was made of air. I did feel quite light headed and my arms had a life of their own moving involuntarily for a while. The involuntary arm movements have become so common now, this is the last time I'll mention it.

I'm still on track 3 - Advanced Focus 10, my aim is to master this level of focus before moving on.

April 6, 2008

Hemi-Sync: Deeper Relaxation and Feeling Good

Last night instead of listening to track 4 - Release and Recharge I went back to track 3 - Advanced Focus 10.

After the resonant tuning exercise I became very relaxed and noticed some involuntary movements in my arms. I caught myself smiling, I don't remember putting on a smile. It was very automatic. I was feeling really good and peaceful for no apparent reason, like it was the most natural thing.

I was letting go of everything, all my thoughts were becoming silent until all I became aware of was absolutely nothing but silence. Suddenly my whole body jerked upright and I snapped back. The track I was listening to had a long way to go till the end. I figure I was in that pleasant state for about 10 mins. Also this morning I was able to recall 2 dreams I had with great detail.

Today I've been feeling intensely calm, so calm that a bus could roll over me and I would still be feeling great (I swear I'm not doing drugs). There were so many instances today that would ordinarily irritate me but I remained quite surprisingly calm - my thought process is so silent I can't hear myself think.

There was just one instance where I was thinking vigorously (I was mildly pissed off) but I heard myself and cleared the thought almost instantly without effort.

I intend to listen to 'Advanced Focus 10' a few more times before I move onto 'Release and Recharge'.

April 5, 2008

Hemi-Sync: I'm Clicking Out

Last night I started on 'Release and Recharge' which is simply a rundown of the first 3 tracks. On this track Monroe gives instructions to go through the preliminary steps rather than guide you through each step as in the first 3 tracks. I couldn't finish it completely due to distractions so after doing the preliminary steps I ended the session.

In the last few sessions (Intro to Focus 10 and Advanced Focus 10) I've been 'clicking out' a lot. It tends to happen when I get to the breathing and resonant tuning part. One second I'm breathing and the very next I'm hearing Monroe's voice guiding me out by counting down from 10 to 1. I don't realize I've clicked out until I hear Monroe guiding me out. It states in the manual that 'clicking out' is different from falling asleep. According to the manual when returning from these click-outs you will have stored the memory of your experience but will not have immediate recall. I guess this means that something happens during these periods of clicking out - an altered state of consciousness? or perhaps an astral projection?

April 2, 2008

Hemi-Sync: The Gateway Experience

Hemi-Sync: The Gateway Experience from 'The Monroe Institute' is a collection of six albums called 'Waves of Change'. The purpose of the audio is to develop expanded states of awareness. It uses a process called Hemi-Sync which is short for Hemisphere Synchronization. The audio sends seperate sound pulses to each ear and creates a third sound called the 'Binaural Beat'. It is never an actual sound, but an electrical signal created by both brain hemispheres acting and working together.

Last week upon recieving Wave 1 - Discovery I have been listening to it almost everyday. I've currently replaced it with my meditation sessions and have had some good results.

First I had no recall of my dreams since using it except for today where I managed to remember brief fragments. I'm currently on track 3 'Advanced Focus 10' which is from Robert Monroe's phasing model and is the mind awake/body asleep state.

So far I have felt tingling sensations that at times feel like sparks of electricity around my toes and hands. When listening to 'Advanced Focus 10' I feel an intense pressure at the top of my head. I have felt these pressures before sometimes during meditation but they were milder. Something seems to trickle down from the left side of my temple and makes my cheek feel very weird - I think I'm consciously getting into the sleep paralysis state which is obviously the mind awake/body asleep state.

When I do feel that trickling down the cheek sensation I get the urge to stop it because it feels very uncomfortable. I guess with time and practice I should be able to overcome this. I plan to get back to meditating 15 mins a day as well as listening to Gateway Experience every night.