One of the best times of night to attempt lucid dreaming or astral projection is after you wake up in the middle of the night, stay awake for about an hour, then go back to sleep.
For me, that’s the perfect storm. At the very least I am guaranteed to have a lucid dream, and there’s a solid chance that I can get myself astral.
And so it was recently that when I woke up at 3:30am feeling wide awake for no reason whatsoever, that I did not fret. I stayed in bed with the lights off, checked some email and Facebook, and waited. Sure enough, around 4:30am I felt sleepy again.
I was so excited. I began to program a lucid dream, which means I started thinking about what I wanted to dream about because I knew I was going to have the dream and be lucid during it.
Imagine my delight when I woke up in bed maybe 20 minutes later and felt the familiar tingling sensation that accompanies astral projection. Score!
I did a quick check of my surroundings… nothing on the astral plane that was nasty and wanted to attack me. That’s probably because I was already in an excited, anticipatory state for the awesome lucid dream I was going to have.
I pushed out immediately. With astral projection, you don’t want to move out slowly if you can help it. If you’re an experienced projector, you know that the sooner you can get away from your body, the less it will pull you back.
Within moments I was through my bedroom wall and outside into the night air. It was glorious! But I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go. (Always have a pre-plan or you will just bobble around and wander).
I decided to go visit one of my friends who lives just a few miles away. I started flying off in his direction and was moving at a nice clip. Everything was still good.
As I tooled along, however, I realized that navigating over the trees made it tough to find his house. I didn’t want to lose my bearings so I decided to teleport the rest of the way. Teleportation while astral is a skill you can master that allows you to move great distances instantly without having to take the time to fly there. But you’ve got to have a strong energetic connection with the target or it probably won’t work.
I was a little disoriented when I arrived though. When I got my wits about me, I realized I was just outside his bedroom. I walked through the door and it was dark inside. But I saw two figures in the bed.
Just as I was standing there, his alarm rang and he reached out and turned it off. The clock read 5:00am. After a short while he got up and went towards his bathroom. I did not follow him in there (yes I could have but that’s not cool). Instead I watched his girlfriend roll over and go back to sleep. I moved towards her and did the thing where I jump up and down and wave my arms at her, but she didn’t seem to detect me.
After a few minutes, my friend came out of the bathroom dressed and ready for work. It looked like he was wearing a dark t-shirt and jeans. He said something to his girlfriend which I couldn’t make out, and walked out of the bedroom closing the door behind him.
I decided I was done there, and flew through the wall and back out into the night air. I spent maybe another 20 minutes flying around Vegas and then went to a higher plane to visit some beings I sometimes hang with.
Eventually I allowed my body to pull me back, and got up refreshed and happy for a pleasant experience.
Later I emailed my friend and asked him if his alarm rings at 5am, if his girlfriend slept over, and if he was wearing a dark t-shirt and jeans to work. He replied, “Yes, but that’s how it is nearly every day.” Well I didn’t know what time he normally got up for work and I didn’t know his girlfriend spent the night so often since she also has her own place.
It was an interesting journey though. Lately most of my astral trips are to fend off an attack, so it was lovely to just explore, visit friends, and do fun things out in the Vegas night.
If you’re reading my book, The Astral Projection Guidebook, a lot of this will sound familiar. Try this technique of getting up in the middle of the night, waiting an hour or so, and then going back to sleep. I’ve had great success with it over the years. Remember to try to be alone and undisturbed in your bed if you can swing it.
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