Mind travel is an important stepping stone if you want to be successful at astral projection or astral travel. Mind travel is similar to astral travel, but not as involved.
First, you will have to follow the preparation steps outlined here, except for one exception, this type of consciousness travel is best done on a reclining chair or lying down on the floor.
Lying on your bed would offer too big a temptation for falling asleep...
Once your mind and body are relaxed, you need to visualize another room in your home as clearly as you can in as much detail as possible.
If you're not a visual person, try to use your other senses. You can listen to background noises or smell a particular odor that would be present in that room.
It is important to note that you are not trying to simply remember what that room is like, but rather trying to send parts of your consciousness into that room to visualize it.
Once you've fully visualized it, think of your physical body. Focus on your breathing and allow yourself to fully return all of your consciousness to your body. Take a few seconds to relax and lie still. As soon as you are ready, write down everything you can remember about the room. Every single detail, smell, etc.
With your list in hand, it's time to walk to the room and confirm your findings. Did you correctly identify things that were out of place? Keep trying until you become good at it.
Once you have successfully mind travelled to another room in your home, you can try to mind travel to your friend's house.
Note: Ethically speaking, you should tell your friend about your attempt to mind travel to her/his house. You should pick an open-minded friend who will understand what you are trying to accomplish. By warning your friend about your attempt and getting her/his pre-approval, you won't feel like you're spying on your friend. If you see something that you think your friend would not want you to see, then withdraw immediately.
For example, let's say that your friend Lucy is a close friend who is open-minded. You let her know that you are learning how to astral travel and with her permission, you would like to visit her tomorrow afternoon.
She agrees and the following afternoon, after going through your preparation steps and visualization, you focus your concentration on Lucy. Perhaps you think about her perfume, her clothes, her hair, her home, whatever is needed to trigger an image.
Suddenly, you see her. She is doing laundry down in her basement. Try to get as much detail as you can. Can you smell the laundry detergent? Is she doing a dark load? What is she wearing?
Then, focus on your breathing, and think about your physical body. Allow your consciousness to return to your physical body and give yourself time to relax and relive the visualization. Then write down specifics about what you saw, heard and/or smelled.
Try calling your friend Lucy to confirm what you saw, heard and/or smelled. Perhaps you got it right, perhaps your friend was cleaning her house and somehow the scent that you smelled was not laundry detergent but fabric deodorizer that she was spraying on her futon.
Use her feedback to build on. If you realize that the visual images you got were wrong, but the aromas were right, focus on your sense of smell. Keep trying and don't despair. It takes a lot of practice to improve these skills.
Once again, keep in mind that you should not use this ability to spy on people. If at any time you see and/or see things that you were not meant to see or hear, withdraw immediately.
You can also use mind travel to go explore places you've never been. Museums or perhaps the building where you'll have a meeting or interview next week.
Most importantly, keep practicing mind travel if you want to master astral travel soon.
I highly recommend you watch these free astral projection videos to learn more.
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