I really wish we had a separate board here for meditation discussions because it’s a huge subject and not all meditations are done with the intention to progress into astral travel.
Anyway, I have seen threads for how to stay awake during theta/gamma and rapture states or while meditating but I need some tips on this for astral journeys. My problem is that, I have been delving deeper into astral travel but I am calling them astral journeys instead because the purpose of my travels is to undergo personal journeys similar to the ones the shamans partake of when they get insanely high and go on a visual journey. I am not using drugs though, I start off with meditation, open my chakras, surround myself with protective flames and light and begin to clear my mind until I reach an absolute black empty mind with no racing thoughts or unwanted visuals that can interfere with me.
The method I am currently using I prefer to keep private because it’s one of those successes you wish to remain as yours and yours alone however, my method is working a little too well. With normal meditation going into theta to do sigil magick and whatnot it takes me about 15 minutes to clear my mind and even then, unwanted thoughts still seep thru on occasion. The method I use to undergo complete rapture and soul travel has my mind cleared within 5-7 minutes but shortly after the visuals come and I begin to move around my body is so comfortable where it lies and my astral body gets tuckered out so quickly as if my movement is literally taking place from within my actual body that I fall asleep and black out.
I usually and wake up back in my body about 30 mins. to an hour or so later as if suddenly snapped back into my body with a vengeance, enough to wake me right up. It’s annoying because this happens usually when I am in another realm and speaking to a spirit. How rude is that? Being thrown from the astral plane and back into my body because my physical body fell asleep on me and it’s like when that happens my experiences do not continue as dreams or anything they just come to a complete hault. It’s only the astral travel or deep deep states of trance that cause this to happen, regular meditation and normal theta states do not.
Not sure if I explained this in a non-confusing way but when it happens I don’t get to finish what I was in the middle of or if I did then I am unaware of it because I come back to my body with partially blank memories only remembering the first few minutes of my journey. The following day At some point I experience an intense visual, an epiphany of sorts where some of the information comes flooding back to me that was lost the night before but a big part of me feels uneasy about this because I feel like during the vision I get the next day, that most likely not everything that I accidentally blocked out from the journey the night before was shown to me in that vision. I always feel like there are pieces that I am still missing, probably something important that I needed to remember but cannot.
How can I keep my body from falling asleep during astral travel. I know the body lays there slumped over and non-responsive but it’s like my physical body gets so comfy in that position that it actually falls asleep on me and when that happens I am immediately sucked back into my body, open my eyes, and feel like I just woke up from a long nap at which point, observing a clock reveals that I have indeed been out of it for 3-4 hours which only felt like 20 minutes outside of my body. I open my eyes sit up and can only remember the first 10 minutes or so of my travels, and everything else is a blur like when you wake up in the morning and think what a strange dream but as you are recalling the details suddenly the entire dream slips from your memory and you’re like wait, what was I just thinking about?
The is not the same as falling asleep while sitting up in front of your altar during an evocation, this is my body going into complete sleep with paralyzing chemicals and all being released by my brain at which point I am immediately returned to my body and I wake up with over half of my astral experiences erased and only some of what happened returns to me the next day in a visual.