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Toxic Relationship: Go from Crash & Burn to Learn & Grow!

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Intoxicating or TOXIC?

By definition, a toxic relationship is where one or more people exhibit unhealthy behavior and lack mutual respect for each other. Extreme toxic relationships can be mentally, emotionally, and physically harmful, but not all toxic relationships are abusive.

And on the flipside, there are healthy relationships tethered to love. Now, love comes in all forms and means something different to each and every one of us. However, it is HOW we LOVE and ALLOW OURSELVES to be LOVED that are the key differentiators between a toxic relationship and a healthy one.

For example, what we think may be EXCITING (intoxicating) in a relationship may actually be an extremely detrimental dynamic that is perpetuating our toxic love orbit.

We form so many different layers of connections and commitments in one lifetime – from lovers – to friendships, and with family members and co-workers.

For this specific article, I will focus on the relationship you have with your romantic partner (but, not the extreme of physical abuse in regard to toxic relationships). If you are in the midst of a physically abusive relationship, please seek professional help or contact your local authorities.

OK, let’s dive in! 

Is Your Soul Tank on Empty?

What happens when you realize the love you once thought was fueling your soul tank, is actually holding you back or worse yet – detrimental to your self-esteem, success, daily happiness, and overall well-being?

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Don’t give up—instead, change your mindset and pivot!

In this article, I will help you identify which direction your very own love orbit is floating and how to realign with your greater good. You will also gain simple strategies on how to move out of the “toxic zone” and into the kind of relationship that serves your higher good – instead of crushing your soul!

Let’s Start with Relationship Red Flags.

First, I’d like to call out some positive attributes in a relationship that include excitement (butterflies), curiosity, inspiration, and motivation. These can all be amazing experiences in any relationship – FOR SURE!

BUT, what happens when these feelings are offset by stomach pangs, jealousy, insecurity and downright spinning anxiety keeping you up at night? You know, that burning sensation in your solar plexus when you hear that person’s ringtone or text coming in—UGH!

These are the pesky “Red Flags” that we often ignore because we have the aforementioned positive experiences. And quite frankly— we may have blinders on!

Sometimes love is in fact blind. But, I believe that it’s not always the love for the other person that this saying is about.

Instead, what if the blinders are actually our own walls preventing us from SEEING OURSELVES— truly, madly, deeply— to delve into:

  • Who we really are?
  • What we ultimately want?
  • What we truly deserve?

With that said, occasionally we can even hide out in certain relationships and it feels safe under all of this drama.

Can you relate to any of this?

Sometimes it’s easier to feel these other emotions (that end up distracting us from dealing with our own stuff). But, in the end, this will be the demise of the very relationship that is shielding us from ourselves.

Or even worse, make us feel trapped in something that we are not completely fulfilled in.

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So, please do not— I repeat, don’t ignore these Red Flags, as these are the bane of a very unhealthy relationship – one that is inhibiting you from connecting to your true self and aligning with your soul’s purpose to learn and grow.

So, how do you really know if you’re in a toxic relationship?

Here are 20 signs to help you gauge your relationship toxicity-level.

You Experience:

  1. Negative Energy
  2. Despair
  3. Insecurity
  4. Consistent Hurt
  5. Feeling Rejected (emotionally, physically or both)
  6. Lack of Communication
  7. Playing the Blame Game Often
  8. Feeling Bad About Yourself
  9. Infidelity (either side or both)
  10. Control Issues
  11. Empty Promises
  12. Feeling Undervalued and Underappreciated
  13. Daily Fear
  14. Feeling Unsafe
  15. Lying about your relationship to others
  16. Feeling Stuck
  17. Passive Aggressive Behavior
  18. Self Esteem depleted
  19. Feel like the parent in the relationship
  20. Avoiding Each Other (includes physically or verbally)

Please note that you may have just a few of these experiences in your relationship, but it is truly up to you on what your absolute “deal breakers” are, based on the frequency and level of unhealthy behaviors.

However, if you experience a majority of the above, you may want to reevaluate your relationship. And, ultimately decide if you are ready to move on so you can create “space” for a more satisfying and healthy partnership.

Either way, the ONE KEY COMPONENT to understand in any relationship is that you cannot change the other person.

So, what can you do?

Well, you can (and must) take control over your own thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Which leads us to my top suggestions on how you can start changing your relationship script!

Change Your Relationship Script

6 Steps to Happy & Healthy

#1

Practice Awareness & Take Responsibility

Start right now! Awareness of self and what’s really going on in the relationship is paramount. Please always remember that you are in the driver’s seat and have the CHOICE each and every day to move out of victim mode and into big and beautiful empowerment!

#2

Drop the Codependency & Fix the Fixer in You!

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This is referring to the “need to be needed” trap – aka codependency created in a relationship. This also includes the wounded-bird syndrome, and going after the “emotionally unavailable” person – all of which are the perfect formula for a toxic relationship!

#3

Practice Self-Love & Up-Level Your Self-Value

You must tend to your own roots before you can merge with someone else’s life. Please remember that you were born into this world from love & light. Don’t lose sight of that fundamental truth. No matter what is happening in the relationship, you set your own value. Your partner does not define you-you define you.

#4

Learn & From Each Other

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The cornerstone of any healthy relationship is to learn, laugh, love and grow together. In a relationship, you choose to merge your lives together. With that, please remember the importance of encouraging, supporting and bringing out the best in each other (not changing each other). And, navigate life’s challenges as a team – united.

#5

Learn to Say No & Set Healthy Boundaries

This concept is so important when creating and maintaining a non-toxic relationship. Now, it’s not the same as issuing threats or ultimatums. Healthy boundaries are any limits that need to be set and honored so that you can love without resentment and with integrity. Push through the fear of rejection or judgment and find your voice!

#6

Communicate Authentically

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Relationships most certainly require hard work, passion, compromise, and dedication to sustain and flourish. However, the backbone to any relationship is open, honest, empathic and respectful communication. Don’t expect the other person to be a mind reader – speak your truth.

Transform Toxic into Intoxicating!

Please know that you have the power to transform a soul-crushing, toxic relationship into whatever your heart (and soul) desires. Realize that everything in life is a reflection of the perspective you hold about it, so if you see the glass as half empty – Change It Up and Reclaim Your Life!

Remember that YOU ARE MORE – more than you think. Once you identify what is broken in your relationship, you have the choice to change your situation. You can shift your mindset —peel back the layers and identify your relationship “deal breakers ”. Then, go deep within and find your courage, confidence, and clarity on your next steps.

Once you clear out the toxicity, you will allow space for a healthy and kick-ass relationship (either with this person or someone else). Either way, please stay true to yourself and trust the process on your journey!


Nina is the founder of Change It Up, LLC. and AGFS Foundation, Inc. She has a BA in communications and is a certified professional, personal, and confidence coach, as well as a mindfulness practitioner. In her previous career she led massive production, creative, and strategic teams for global Fortune 500 companies as an executive producer and an adult learning expert. Through her diverse career journey, she found that her greatest gifts and passion reside in her connections with people. She is happiest when she’s sharing her experiences and strategies to inspire and motivate others to achieve greater success and experience more daily joy.

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The Gift of Giving: Benefits of Generosity

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Tis the season for Gift Giving! What are the true benefits of giving? In what place do you give from? Why do you give? How does giving serve you and the ones you give to? What comes from a generous heart? In this article, I’m going to share with you what may come as a surprise, the benefits of generosity and what exactly is in the gift of giving.

Around holidays, birthdays, and celebrations we tend to give more, or we are encouraged to give gifts around these specific times. Do we really take the time to examine why we are giving and what intentions we have in our giving?

It’s important to develop and create a generous heart with no obligations or expectations of return.

Giving Just Because

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One of the main reasons to give should be because your heart desires to. Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.
Giving out of obligation, giving to serve the ego, giving to get something in return or giving just because it’s the holidays will not be rewarding and will not carry the same heart resonance as giving just because your heart wants to give from a place with zero expectations or obligations.

The holidays can become stressful and financially unmanageable when you are pressuring yourself to give during these specific times. We tend to look for gifts during these periods and then it becomes obligatory in nature and this can remove the pleasure that comes with giving freely from the heart.

Giving when you are prompted from your heart, versus because there’s simply a holiday present, will always be more rewarding.
It removes the pressures of only giving during the holidays and spreads cheer year around. Many of us give during these specific times because we feel like we should because it seems most everyone else is giving during these times and because socially it’s the “thing” to do and what is expected or appropriate in our society.

I encourage you to give all year around for no reason at all other than your heart’s desire. Maybe a friend or a relative is going through a tough period and you want to lift their spirits, this is a great time to activate your generosity and send a small token or handwritten note to express your sentiments. Giving as a surprise just because you appreciate others meaningful presence in your life. When people aren’t expecting gifts and they show up “just because” the joy is usually immense from the recipient.

Small gestures go a long way. The gift of giving is the gift.

Generosity Enhances Your Life On Many Levels

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You will receive an upwelling of joy and warmth that is bestowed upon the recipient when you give. The magic is reciprocated by the spirit of generosity.

It feels enriching to give. When you give you are opening your own portals to receive. When you hold, begrudge and constrict you block your own blessings and gifts of reciprocity. The more generous and giving your heart is the more space you allow for universal gifts to flow into your own life.

Giving from your heart increases your well being, transmutes stress and in turn boosts your immune system. Feeling the excitement and love that others feel from receiving your beautiful intentions and heartfelt expressions cause a multitude of chain reactions throughout your entire being. On a cellular, physical and spiritual level we are being activated in a positive energetic way. The world needs more generosity, we thrive on it, whereas greed has the opposite effect, debilitating ourselves.

There Are Many Ways to Give And Be Generous

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Many times when we think of gift giving we think of physical things that require financial means, this is not the only way to give. In fact, some of the most precious and heartfelt gifts take little to no money at all. The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

We all know how valuable time and effort is. We live in a busy world with many demands. This is why freely gifting your time and presence is highly valued.

  • Donating an extra set of hands on a project of giving back to others.
  • Taking the time to listen and be present when others are feeling challenged.
  • Creating handmade cards, crafts, artwork or just handwritten love notes to those you hold near and dear to your heart.
  • Drawing a salt bath with essential oils for a partner, friend or loved one after a long day of work.
  • Asking how you can assist others in their time of need.
  • Offering free childcare to a single mother, father or couple that needs time for themselves.
  • Watering plants, feeding stray hungry animals, giving them shelter and a kind presence.
  • Giving someone a hug with encouragement.
  • Taking time to pray for others well being and success.
  • Holding someone’s hands when they’re afraid.
  • Holding doors open, allowing others to go in front of you in line.
  • Allowing others to be right.
  • Listening with a non-judgmental presence.
  • Listening to hear without having the need to respond.
  • Smiling and acknowledging others presence. Everyone matters.

There are endless opportunities for gift giving. Being creative and recognizing that any action, deed or gesture from the heart small or large is truly a gift.

Don’t Forget to Give to Yourself

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Ultimately by giving to others, you are giving to yourself. How you treat others is a big indicator of how you feel about yourself. Make sure you don’t forget yourself in this equation. Many of us are guilty of primarily gifting others and leaving ourselves out or feeling guilty for giving back to ourselves. You are an important part of the gift-giving circle. Treat yourself with kindness, compassion, and self-love. Make sure you refuel and restore yourself. Commit to showing up for yourself. Be good to your body. Check in with yourself regularly and make sure you are taking the time to give yourself the gift of cultivating healthy habits that enhance your mind, body, and soul.

The Bottom Line

I hope this article is a reminder that generosity comes in many different forms and that there is no certain right time to give. Most importantly that you should always give from your heart. I’ll leave you with this:

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver” ~Maya Angelou


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Powerful Gratitude Affirmations for Health, Joy, Love and Success

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The law of gratitude is one of the most important Universal laws. Gratitude is an energy exchange that leads to the movement of energy in your life. When energy moves, it becomes as pure as a mountain river. This flow always brings about happiness, health, joy, love, and success in your life. Gratitude affirmations are one of the most simple yet powerful tools you can use to enter into a grateful state fast and easily.

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Recommendations for Working With Gratitude Affirmations

First of all, I want to share with you some simple rules that will help you avoid common mistakes when you’re working with gratitude affirmations:

  1. Before starting to read your gratitude affirmations, make sure to straighten your back, relax your shoulders, feel confident. You want to remove any pressure from your spine and make your energy flow freely and smoothly.
  2. Write down or make a printout of all the gratitude affirmations you’re going to work with.
  3. Say the gratitude affirmations out loud one after another, slowly and confidently. Make it sound as if what you say has already become a reality.
  4. While saying the gratitude affirmations look in the mirror or in the sky.
  5. Say the affirmations twice a day. This should be done in the morning, as soon as possible after waking up, and in the evening, right before going to bed.
  6. Say the affirmations at least 8 times each.
  7. When you’re saying the gratitude affirmations focus your attention on the keywords.
  8. Do not use too many affirmations all at once in one session.
  9. Be consistent: read the gratitude affirmations on a daily basis.

Note

Remember that the most effective affirmations for you are the ones came up with on your own. When making affirmations, do not affirm in the negative by using “not”, use the pronouns “I”, “my” and so on instead.

Always Combine Gratitude Affirmations with Visualisation!

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Visualization is the mental formation of pictures of the reality you desire. This is one of the most powerful tools to achieve your goals.

To visualize is basically to imagine the desired result while reading the affirmations.

The effectiveness of visualization is due to the fact that the brain can not distinguish the real event from the imagined. Surely many have noticed that if you constantly think about what you want, sooner or later the dream comes true or opportunities present themselves in such a way that the desired dream can be actualized. This is the visualization of desires. The brain, when concentrating on a certain desire, begins to look for all the ways to implement it.

Therefore, every time you read gratitude affirmations try to visualize in detail everything you’re grateful for.

Gratitude Affirmations You Can Use

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Each gratitude affirmation has the following structure: the words “Thank you”, “I thank” or “I am grateful for”, followed by the object that you thank and all the things you are grateful for. The following is a list of gratitude affirmations.

  • Thank you, God, for all the good things in my life!
  • I’m grateful for every person I meet in my life exactly when I need him (her)!
  • Thank you, Universe, for everything you give me!
  • Thank you, Universe, for my amazing life!
  • Thank you, God, for my happy and healthy family!
  • I’m grateful for the opportunity to wake up every day in a great mood!
  • I’m grateful for my mother and father, for their unconditional love and caring for me!
  • Thank you, Universe, for what I have all is obtained!
  • Thank you, Universe, for everything you created for me!
  • Thank you, all the people, for good life lessons!
  • Thank you, God, for all the good things that are given to me!
  • Thank you, Universe, for the fact that I feel great, energized, and enthusiastic!
  • Thank you, Universe, for the beauty of nature, the opportunity to travel the world and enjoy my life on this planet!
  • Thank you, God, for creating this beautiful world in which I live happily and fully!
  • I’m grateful for every moment of my wonderful life!
  • Thank you, Universe, for all your wonderful gifts that I receive and recognize every day!
  • I’m grateful for all my wishes to come true!
  • I thank myself for my belief in love, compassion, and kindness of this world!
  • I thank myself for staying positive no matter what happens around me!
  • I thank every person I meet in my life for love, kindness, and experience!
  • I am grateful for every meal I have, for every sip of water I drink, for every breath I take!

Conclusion

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The list of affirmations I shared with you in this article is just a general idea you can use to start your gratitude practice. But it’s always more effective to create your own affirmations that contain all the things you’re grateful for. Gratitude affirmations that you come up with yourself are more personalized thus more effective for your visualizing and manifesting.

Remember to express gratitude not just for the things you already have in life but also for the things you want to attract. It’s amazing how fast it works! The Universe hears your gratitude for something you don’t have and starts changing your reality in the way that you have everything you’re grateful for. Isn’t it amazing? I always say: “To thank is easier than to ask!”. If you understand this simple thing you will never feel the need in anything!


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Astral Projection Guide For Beginners

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Astral projection can serve as a wonderful tool for your spiritual journey. However, there are certain things you need to know about it before you even start trying to practice it. In this article, I want to share with you an astral projection guide that can help you better understand astral projection and learn some helpful tips on how to start your astral journey!

What Is Astral Projection?

Astral projection is an “out-of-body” state in which consciousness moves from a dense physical body to a less dense astral plane. In this case, human consciousness controls the situation and sees the surrounding reality, including observation of his physical body.

Astral projection is inextricably connected to lucid dreaming. These two phenomenons have similarities and, at the same time, big differences.

Lucid dreaming is the self-realization in a dream. In other words, lucid dreaming is an altered state of consciousness in which you are aware that you are dreaming and can control the content of the dream in one way or another. This is a kind of borderline state between REM sleep and wakefulness.

Astral projection (or astral travel) is an intentional out-of-body experience that assumes the existence of a soul or consciousness called an “astral body” that is separate from the physical body and capable of traveling outside it throughout the universe.

Astral projection is a person’s wanderings in the external world but lucid dreaming is rather a journey within his/her own subconscious.

Lucid dreaming, as well as the astral projection, are fraught with dangers. However, the level of seriousness of the danger is different. For example, sometimes lucid dreaming is accompanied by nightmares, without bringing real harm. At the same time, during astral travel, you can face quite dangerous astral entities that can cling to your astral body bringing a lot of trouble.

What Is An Astral Body?

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Between your spiritual and physical body, there is an intermediate body known as the astral body. It is lighter, less dense, and more changeable than the physical body. The astral body is in most cases recognizable, as is the human form, but it can also change appearance, shapes, and do fun things like moving through walls.

What Is The Astral Plane?

The astral plane is one of several (most often, seven or twelve) planes of existence, along with physical, etheric, causal, and mental. Although humans function within all these dimensions at once, they are usually only conscious of the physical plane. The astral plane is the level beyond the physical, the realm of dreams, spirits, and psychic phenomena, the substance, and vehicle for the contact between the material and the mystical.

While it is usually referred to in the singular as the astral plane, there are actually many different levels of it. Within the astral plane, there are numerous densities and vibrations, commonly divided into the lower, middle, and higher planes. Each of these planes is associated with a distinctive sound and color. After death, people are thought to shed their physical bodies and exist in the astral plane in astral bodies resembling their previous physical ones. From there, they may ascend to a higher plane of existence and/or be reincarnated in a different physical form.

Astral Travel In Astral World

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The Astral world is much less dense and more liquid than the physical. Travel in the astral is not bound by the limitations of time and space. You can visit different dimensions, as well as make a journey to the past or future of your experience. For many people, these trips allow communicating with deceased loved ones.

The astral planes range from the ordinary to the phantasmagoric and the Divine.

Is Astral Projection Dangerous?

There are some risks you should be aware of when practice astral traveling!

#1 Improper grounding

The very first thing you should learn is how to ground yourself before making an exit into astral projection. To learn more about grounding, read my article “Earth Grounding Techniques Everyone Should Use“.

#2 Astral Addiction

Once you master the astral projection skill, you will always have a desire to do it all the time. The more you astral project the more you want to stay in the astral. It can turn into a real addiction. And the problem is that your material life will start to suffer. Therefore, you should always try to find a healthy balance!

#3 Exhaustion

It is quite common to feel exhausted after returning from astral travel. Especially strongly it affects beginners. Therefore, it is very important to let yourself rest and sleep after your astral travel.

Astral Projection Guide

It’s better to start practicing astral projection in the morning, instead of doing it at night. Start in the early hours in the morning when you are still sleepy. Some say it is easier to achieve the necessary state of relaxation and heightened awareness at dawn.

Step 1: Relaxation

This is the most important step in the astral projection guide!

You basically need to relax every single part of your physical body and your mind. In other words, you need to create a synthesis of physical and psychological relaxation. Breathing exercises (pranayama) can help you with it.

With each breath, relax one of the muscles of your body, starting with the legs. Try to breathe deeply. A slow inhale fills the stomach and lungs and helps your muscles to relax. Then exhale slowly.

Step 2: Reaching The Edge Of Sleep

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In psychology, this state is known as hypnagogic. Hypnagogia is the experience of the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep: the hypnagogic state of consciousness, during the onset of sleep. In this state, the presence of auditory, visual, tactile and logical hallucinations, as well as sleep paralysis, is possible.

To achieve this state, lie down on the floor or on a hard bed as if going to sleep. Arms bend at the elbows and keep upright with emphasis on the elbows. When you suddenly begin to fall asleep, your hand will fall and you will wake up. With practice, you can learn to control the hypnagogic state.

There is another method to get into a hypnagogic state. You need to relax and focus on any object. Gradually your mind will start to consume different thoughts. These thoughts will become more and more uncontrollable. Finally, your consciousness will step back and stop controlling your thoughts. This means, that you’re entering a hypnagogic state. Try not to strain. Allow yourself to be in this state.

Look at all the visions passively with no logic being involved. Don’t try to move thoughts in the right direction. Your goal is to maintain a passive state of sleep. It is known as the “alpha sleep” phase (or State A). This is the necessary step before you do a stable astral projection.

Step 3: Deepening Controlled Sleep

The next step of the astral projection guide is to start clearing your mind, purifying your thoughts and mental body. You can observe your mental body on a mental level through closed eyes. Try to mentally embrace your mental field. In the beginning, don’t do anything, just mentally look at it. Your physical eyes should peer into the blackness of your closed eyelids.

After a while, light patterns will start appearing in front of your closed eyes. Observe them. Patterns appear due to relaxation and nerve discharges. They do not carry any information and do not matter. Ignore them. When the patterns stop, it means that you enter another state, which is called “State B”.

Now you should perform another transition. From “State B”, you have to get even deeper relaxation, which will be “State C”.

“State C” is the phase of deep relaxation in which you lose your awareness of the body, and feel as you’re falling as if in a warm, safe shroud. Nothing affects your senses, you do not give in to sensory stimulation. You are in a void where your only source of stimulation is your thoughts.

“State C” is the anticipation of entering the astral, but the ideal state for this is another state – “State D” which is a modified state C. It is caused by a rested and refreshed state of your body and mind. “State D” is not caused by fatigue, but is a state of complete rest and readiness to make the transition. This condition can be experienced in a natural way. For example, enter it in the morning or after a short sleep in the afternoon. Practice it for a while. Observe all your sensations.

Step 4: Vibration

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This is the second important part of the astral projection guide.

Many astral travelers have noted that such vibrations occur at the beginning of the projection. The vibrations feel like a slight tingling throughout the body, as if the electricity of a weak discharge permeates you completely and passes through the whole body.

The causes of such electrical discharges are a mystery. Perhaps this is a physical registration of the moment of leaving the astral body, that is, its exit from the physical, the moment of separation. Many of us experience similar sensations, for example, when we quickly fall asleep and suddenly feel some “shake”, a shudder of the physical body, from which we wake up.

How To Enter The Vibrational State?

Remove all jewelry or other items that touch your body, including headbands, bracelets, rings, chains.

Close the blinds on the windows for creating darkness in the room. But don’t block out all the light. Just make it dark enough.

Lie on your back. Do not cross arms and legs, lie straight. Attention: over the past year, the magnetic North has shifted towards Russia, so first specify its coordinates.

Before you begin to create an astral projection, ensure complete physical security. Warn loved ones not to disturb you, remove all possible sources of noise. You should not be disturbed by anyone or anything during the practice. Make sure there will be no noise, sudden phone calls, alarms, and other sounds.

Keep your eyes closed and step by step enter a state of complete relaxation.

Tell yourself that you will remember everything that will happen to you and your consciousness during the upcoming practice of creating an astral projection, and you will remember everything that will be useful for your experience. Repeat the intention in the formulated form three times.

Continue breathing slowly and calmly through your half-open mouth. Make sure that your jaw is relaxed.

While breathing, concentrate on the emptiness that is in front of your closed eyes.

Then start concentrating on a point 12 inches from the middle of your forehead. And then move it away, somewhere about 60 inches. Concentrate on this point again.

Rotate the point 90 degrees. Direction – up above the head along the axis of your body. Concentrate on that new point.

Mentally draw a line from the original point, which was 12 inches from the forehead, then to the remote point at 60 inches and to the new point. Imagine a new point vibrating. Start creating the same vibrations inside the body and stretch your vibrations to this point. Touch that point.

Return to your body.

The first experience will be weak, you may not even be able to understand what you experienced was vibrations. But, after the repeated performance, you will recognize the vibrations and will be able to feel them intensely.

Step 5: Vibration State Control

The next step of the astral projection guide is to learn how to control the vibrations. Mentally pass the vibrations through the head, through the whole body to the toes. Make the vibrations stay in the whole body at the same time and increase their strength. Create vibrational waves. Let the waves go from head to toe.

To create a wave effect, you need to concentrate the vibrations in your head, and then mentally push the wave down through your whole body. Practice over and over again. Your goal is to learn how to cause vibrations on command, adjust their strength and intensity.

Before you make your first astral projection, learn to control the vibrational state. When the goal is achieved, it means that you are ready for astral projection!

Step 6: Partial Separation

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The key point of this step is thought control! Your goal is to keep your mind focused on the idea of leaving the body. It is necessary to forbid thoughts to wander. Your mind must remain static. The emergence of delusional thoughts often leads to a loss of control over the situation, and this, in turn, interferes with astral projection.

After you enter the vibrational state, start exploring the OBE (out-of-body experience). Get your experience outside of bodily existence!

Before you make an astral projection, learn to control yourself outside the body, first release the astral arm or leg from your physical body. If this is difficult to do, then try to stretch the limb until it reaches a familiar object, such as the wall next to you or the headboard. Then push the limb through this object. Put it back in place by placing it back in the physical shell. After that, reduce the oscillation frequency and stop the experiment. Lie still for a while after practice. You need to fully return to your physical body, to your reality. This exercise will prepare you for the full exit of the astral body.

Step 7: Exit The Astral Body From The Physical Body

There are different methods for performing the exit of the astral body from the physical body.

Method 1: “Lifting”

The essence of this method is to lift your astral body from the physical body. To do it, you need to think that you are becoming lighter and lighter. Find lightness after entering the vibration state. Mentally move yourself to float upward. Focus on this goal and let no extraneous thoughts interrupt it. In this case, the astral projection will happen naturally.

Method 2: “Rotation”

You can apply this method only after you have entered into a vibration state. After that, try to roll over, as if you are turning over in bed over your side on your stomach. There is no need to try to turn over your physical body. This should be done by your astral body!

Try to twist your body from the top and actually flip into the astral body right out of your physical body. If everything is done correctly, then you will find yourself as if outside the body, but next to it. Mentally force yourself to go upwards. Pull yourself up to the ceiling. At this point, you should be pushed to the ceiling and find yourself floating above the physical body facing it.

Method 3: “Rope”

Imagine a rope that hangs from the ceiling right above your body. Stretch out your astral arms towards it. You may feel dizzy, it’s normal. Now take the rope and focus on climbing up the rope.

The Bottom Line

Most astral travelers explore the physical world they know during their astral projections. However, there are limitless possibilities to explore during astral projections. When you are able to project into the Higher Astral plane you can even get access to the Akashic Records.

Moreover, during your astral projections, you can travel through time and space, and even communicate with other people (and sometimes with other astral projections), astral beings, build astral worlds, etc. All you need is consistent practice and you will discover many different ways to explore the Astral plane.

Hopefully, this astral projection guide was useful for you and very soon you will be able to start your own astral journey!


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