To have complete vitality and functionality, all the chakras must be in tune, and flowing. the root chakra, is the foundation, and often must be focused on by people who are ‘naturally’ ‘spiritual’, or ‘dreamy’, ‘astral travelers’, ‘lightworkers’, as they are usually more centered in the heart, throat, or third eye.
the idea is to have a strong, smooth, flow of energy from the root all the way to the crown, with out any disruptions. grounding, and connecting to the earth, popularly known as ‘earthing’ is a great technique to use.
Everyone has Out Of Body (OOB) experiences every time they dream, but few have them as intentional learning experiences. By publishing this technique we know we are going somewhere very controversial. Some say that OOB or Astral travel should not be taught at all, or only while in the presence of a very experienced guide. Others feel that being OOB in the dream body, astral body, or whatever you want to call it, is much less dangerous than being in our physical body. Also, it is cited that self-knowledge brings self-control, and lack of it often goes hand in hand with being out of control. In many traditions, it is felt that you will be taught what you need to know exactly when you need to know it. Perhaps just the fact that you are reading this now points to this being the time when you are supposed to deal with it. But it may not be so. In any event, the Meditation Society of America is dedicated to sharing techniques, not to hiding them, and it is with this in mind that we share this basic methodology. Whether or not you try it is up to you.
The Astral Body -
A Short Summary of Traditional Teachings
Our physical body is built and maintained by eating food. If you ingest nutritious food you will be healthy, and if you eat junk, your health will suffer. Your astral body is a higher, finer body composed of subtler material. It is built by feeding yourself what is healthy for your spirit. And that would be good acts, words, and thoughts. These “sattvic”, righteous actions produce the holy material that makes up the astral body. But, if you fill with negativity, you will not have enough energy to form a strong functional astral body.
One way to help understand the way this works is to picture your astral body as a balloon. Your kindness, acts of charity, compassion, prayers, meditations, good intentions, and so on, produce astral energy that fills the balloon. When it is full enough, you will rise out of the confines of your physical body. When it is even fuller, you will escape the pull of Mother Earth’s gravity and be able to roam the solar system. This goes on until your astral body fills totally, and the balloon bursts. Your pre-preatomic energy is free to join the infinite divine creative consciousness that permeates the universe, and you are free of all limitations, be they physical or astral.
Still using the balloon analogy, it is said that negativity will both dissipate the astral energy you had been filled with, as well as placing heavier, denser energy inside. This loss of “good” and gain of “bad” will affect you as much as hydrogen leaking out of a real balloon and putting sand into it. You will be bogged down and not be able to ascend to the heavens. This is a powerful life-changing situation. It is said that one moment of anger will negate whatever gains months of meditation had brought.
Similarly, the intention you have for using it is felt to be very important in the construction of the astral body. As an example, let’s say that all you wanted to use it for was to go to a card game, leave your body, and in the astral, be able to see the other players’ hands. Your materialistic desires and plans to have an unfair advantage would probably deplete you of astral energy to the degree that you wouldn’t be able to use your astral body any more than a deflated balloon can fly. Although winning at cards initially may seem attractive, there is no doubt that spiritual evolution is a far greater treasure. So if you do try astral travel, it is suggested that this be the intention motivating your use of this technique.
The astral body is the body you will take with you when you die. The greater the quantity of astral energy, the higher stage of evolution you will be reborn into. You can’t have any faith in your body, mind, or emotions surviving death. Only your consciousness, your awareness, has this potential. The astral body is the vehicle that carries it until liberation, and the re-union with everything, everywhere, takes place. This is when you experience the Divine Body and live happily ever after.
Close your eyes and visualize yourself sitting or laying down in whatever position you are in. See yourself in as great a detail as you can.
Visualize your astral body getting up and leaving your physical body and floating to a position approximately 10 feet above your physical body.
Float up through the ceiling of the room you are in, or right up in the sky if you are outdoors. When you are about 100 feet in the air, look down and see the area you were just in. See the rooftops, treetops, lights, whatever.
Float very much higher and then see the area beneath you.
Think of somewhere on earth and let yourself be pulled there. This usually happens instantaneously with the first place you think of. It is suggested you preplan your “flight”. Look around. Be conscious of your surroundings without commenting, comparing, or judging. No mental chatter!
Let your self, your awareness, be pulled back to high above where you started. Now, let the universe pull you to wherever you are supposed to go. Be silently conscious of your surroundings, learn what you are supposed to, and be pulled back again.
Float back down to above the building or area where you started. Look at the environment, and float down through the rooftop to the top of the room you started in, about 10 feet above your body.
Look down at your physical body, and let yourself be pulled back into it. Lay or sit still and let your physical body absorb what your astral body has learned. Silently witness the process.
Live happily ever after.
The Seven Planes of Existence:
The First Plane of Existence: is where molecules come together to form non-carbon based matter. This is the Mother Earth power. Examples of the 1st Plane elements are rocks, minerals, crystals, and Earth (soil). Taking mineral supplements such as calcium and magnesium, are provided from this Plane and give support to our physical structure/bodies.
The interchanging of consciousness between the Planes is exemplified through the connection of rock being composed of slow moving atoms. Atoms come from the Sixth Plane awareness—the Laws of Creation.
Water, which exists and works on the first three planes, is charged from electrons created at the 6th Plane.
The Second Plane of Existence: is the first time the molecules coalesce with carbon. This Plane includes Organic matter— plants (live off Light and air and are highly evolved), herbs, trees, vitamins, viruses, bacteria, mold, yeast, and fungus. A sacred dance is created between the Plant Beings along with the Earth/Air Spirits to interconnect between the First and Third Plane of Existence. As mentioned from the First Plane, water resonates at this level as well.
The Third Plane of Existence: is an illusion, the reality being what we, as humans, create in it. It is playground to work with emotions, passion and creative thought forms. It is a place to learn to control our thoughts and master our fears as fear is the only thing that keeps us thinking that we are bound to this illusion and separate from All-That-Is. The more beliefs we change through All-That-IS, the faster we can shift through all the Planes freely, no longer bond by Karma (the Law of Cause and Effect from the 6th Plane). Animals also exist in this Plane.
Between Third and Fourth: is where waywards (discarnate spirits) get “stuck” between the Earth and the electromagnetic grid/energy (again, part of the Laws of Universe—6th plane).
The Fourth Plane of Existence: is where totems (animal spirits), shapeshifters, and many ancestors’ spirits reside. People who work constantly on this Plane are called Shamans. It is the plane where the soul waits to take form again (reincarnate) and genetic beliefs get passed on. Language originates from the Fourth Plane and is used by Third Plane inhabitants. There was a time when we once could hear and see all—we would just “know” without the use of language.
Many limiting belief systems come from this Plane.
“I have to give up my senses—eyes, ears, voice etc—to heal.”
“I have to suffer to learn/grow.”
“The more power I get, the weaker my body becomes.”
"To embrace punishment shows my strength."
“I must die and return to spiritually grow.”
"It’s impossible to heal others for money, only trade."
These programs show why certain Shamans feel they must take on the ailments of their sick ones. With the changing of our thought constructs, these deep commitments no longer have to be created or accepted as the Highest Truth.
The Fifth Plane of Existence: is the astral plane based in dualism—of both love and fear, where the battle of good and evil (or extreme adversity) is fought and replicated on the Third Plane. It is a very divided realm with a clear separation between the “Upper” and “Lower” aspects of this realm. There are the High vibratory energies who live at the “Upper spectrum” like the Higher Self, Gods, Goddesses, Guardian Angels, Legions of Celestial Angels, Master Angles, Guides, Christ, Buddha, Jehovah, Yahweh, Heavenly Mother and Father, and the Councils of 12 (heads of soul family gatherings). Then there are the “lower” 5th Plane realms of the Fallen Angels, demons, nephilums, Satan, Belzabub etc. These divisions do not intermingle among each other though they are very aware of their existences. More about these Realms are in the Advanced ThetaHealing Book.
Ancient history commitments such as Oaths and Vows of poverty, chastity, celibacy are found on this Plane.
Examples of beliefs from this Plane are: trading one’s power for another, having to prove oneself right or battle against an opposing force with sacrifice.
“Transitions have to be dramatic/ hard/ difficult.”
“I have to be alone to be close to The Creator”
“I have to suffer to prove myself to The Creator.”
“I have to punish myself to grow and progress.”
"I have to sacrifice my life to save the world."
"I have to sacrifice myself to know I’m loved by others."
"I need pain to gain."
"I go through hell and high water to live each day."
"I have to battle evil."
"I’m a warrior/warrioress that has to fight for The Creator."
The Sixth Plane of Existence: involves the Laws of Creation which regulate and balance the very fabric of Creation-pure Truth and accountability without any polarity or adversarial position. There are billions of Laws some of which are Light (color), Sound (tone), Karma (cause and effect), Attraction, Justice, Wisdom, Balance, Gravity, Magnetism, and Electricity. This Plane also includes the formation and awareness of numbers, which can be expressed as patterns and symbols (astrology and numerology). Under the Law of Time is actually Dimensions, sacred geometry, and the Akashic Records. There is no Law of Love as Love just IS.
The Seventh Plane of Existence: IS Pure Love, Always Conscious and the Highest Truth. It just IS. IT was. IT will always be. The realm of The Creator, All-That-Is, ALL of Creation creates all the other Planes as IT exists throughout everything.