Do you Astral travel? IF so, how do you do it? I have astral oils, salves, etc and try to do the meditations but so far, nothing seems to work. I did have one really really real like dream… was that it?? If so I sure would like to go back there. Let me know if you do, and how you do it, I am so curious…thanks!
I would also like to know! I’ve been interested in astral travel since I was a kid and have always been fascinated by the idea, but have never been able to induce it myself. I have had many lucid dreams, which is what it sounds like you may have experienced, but again - I’ve never been able to induce them on my own.
As far as I understand:
Astral Travel: Any conscious exploration of the Astral plane (a higher dimension).
Astral Projection: The ability to go through the process of sleep consciously while meditating.
Lucid Dreaming: The ability to become aware while sleeping and gain consciousness inside a dream.
Both Lucid Dreaming and Astral Projection are ways of getting to a higher state of consciousness (within the Astral plane) to then Astral Travel.
I experimented a lot with lucid dreaming and had a number of amazing out of body experiences this way. But I also experienced it with a therapist while under hypnosis (not asleep) and spontaneously while awake once.
The experiences are very subjective. There are claims that in the astral plane you can interact with other travelers, or gain information from the real world (like sending someone a message through a dream). I don’t think this has been scientifically proven. Others claim astral projection is just an intense dream about leaving your body and going to an alternate plane of reality.
It’s an incredibly complex subject. Here’s a Youtube channel/podcast called Astral Origins that goes deep into it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyEDpB-yOZE
When you say a therapist is this in person or online, and how do you make sure you aren’t getting scammed?
Learn to cultivate and trust your instincts.
I did it in person throughout the course of several 2-hour sessions. It can be expensive but if you feel you need it, then it’s going to be worth it for your mental health. Also your health insurance may cover it.
You can only know that after you met the person and went through it. Most of the time you won’t be getting scammed if it helps you in some way. Otherwise, try to go with someone recommended by a person you trust.