Looking back into the ancient scriptures we can see there tend to be three fundamental schools of thought. The first we are quite familiar with, dualism, which at its premise sees physicality as the source reality. There is no liberation in dualism ( Dvaita ) which boldly states “physical reality is all there is”. Next we have the view of qualified non-dualism, which consents to a reality beyond physical reality, and therefore to liberation but only at the moment of death. Which brings us to Sankaracharya and absolute non-dualism, which sees the One and the all as identical and says, therefore, liberation is achievable at any moment – within the lifetime.
Well prior to reaching the point in this lifetime of shifting into what we colloquially call the out of body experience, I had intersected with the schools of thought and aligned through and through with Sankaracharya and absolute non-dualism. <— this was the priori. I chose my position. What came to me, I feel is a result of this. I chose, then heaven and earth aligned within me to bring me to the experience of what I chose. All of this is important to cognize, to not only see, for myself, but to say to anyone who may be reading… listening and taking any of this in.
Step one is to choose.
Every step here forward is only ever into what it is you have chosen – how it is you have come to align yourself. This goes for each and every one of us. Regardless of the choice made, – each and every one of which, it is equally as important to say, is in every way valid.
Whether you are chosing liberation to come at the moment of what we call ‘death’, or liberation within the lifetime, you are likely able to reach in and feel how critical it is to prepare for such a moment. – for a successful launch out into the gradient of your aim.
In regard to the expansion of consciousness itself—the shift into what I simply call “additional consciousness space”, – going out of body – the following, for a period of time will generally be found helpful while you are:
1. Moving through fears
2. Clarifying your questions and coming into direct contact with your inner self
3. Integrating and finding avenues of expression for your experiences
Categories of Importance to Look At
It is generally helpful if the foundation of your daily routine stays somewhat the same. Wake at the same time everyday, practice at a set time everyday, work, eat, go to bed at approximately the same time everyday. Along with this, get a little direct sun (minimally 30 minutes, ideally the hour into sunrise or sunset), take walks.. As much as possible, if not completely stay away from the television and newspaper. *Activities, as well as discrete things are keyed to certain frequencies, which either are, or are not in this moment keyed to the frequency which is most apt to help you explore your own consciousness via OBEs, astral projection and lucid dreaming. Keep this in mind and from within you, in this moment feel if the frequency is in or out of synch.
Diet; Food and Water
Hydration is of the utmost importance -almost more than any other single thing it is important to be sure you are sufficiently hydrated. As an example, I have to drink a minimum of 1 gallon of water a day to stay hydrated and to go out of body on a regular basis. The conscious shift takes up more of your body’s water. This amount is not set, it may vary and change over time depending on the frequency at which you are going out. It was approximately this for the 3-4 years additional [kundalini] energy began working through my field and I was going out multiple times weekly. Bless your water, store and drink it from glass rather than plastic. My suggestion for foods are: high raw, all organic, juicing/liquid meals, ‘green’ protein (which unlike meat is easily digestible, immediately bioavailable), stop eating 3-4 hours before going to bed. As much as possible, if not completely stay away from alcohol, caffeine, and sugar.
It may seem odd at first, how the idea of hygiene could play a role in not only the ability to go out of body, but also in the deflecting of ‘negative’ types of experience, however once you begin ‘going out’ the correlation is indeed made. There are implications with the kundalini as well, in regard to alterations taking place in the physical system. Suggestions: nightly baths before bed, skin brushing, periodic colon and liver cleanses.
When it comes to experiences like OBEs your sleep and practice space areas are deserving of high attention. Suggestions: keep them clean and uncluttered, low light at night prior to bed (beeswax candles are great), sage and mugwort smudge if it seems conducive. The use of sound, wind and crystals is also helpful. Do this with the intent to clean and clear the space.
Prior to experiences like OBEs, lucid dreams and ‘kundalini’ type energy sensations through the body while awake, which bring on what are commonly referred to as ‘ascension’ symptoms, spiritual practices are necessary. As a general rule, however, once symptomatic all practices should cease. If continued they can intensify symptoms to the point of being highly uncomfortable and even damaging. My suggestions for practices prior to symptoms are: meditation, savasana (horizontal relaxation pose), tratak (conscious gazing), breathing patterns, binaurals, and restorative yoga poses to help the additional energy move more smoothly through the physical system. My suggestions once symptoms begin: bodywork/massage, salt baths, daily walks (barefoot if possible), restorative body movements, conscious breathing, gardening, growing your own organics, anything that puts you in touch with nature.
General Guidelines for Tratak—
- candle flame gazing at night to get started; 2 minutes unless eyes water sooner, close eyes and rest; 2 weeks
- candle flame gazing at night (sequentially building toward 10 minutes, close eyes and rest; indefinite
- eyes closed sun gazing at sunrise or sunset; 7 consecutive days then discuss
- eyes open sun gazing; 10 seconds to 1 minute…to proceed as individually appropriate
Wake Back to Bed; Sleep Pattern Interruption; Move to Practice Space
Daily Practice, Daily Journaling
Binaurals, Isochronic Tones