The astral plane – what is it, where is it and why does it exist? The astral plane is essentially a name for the place that you go when you are astral projecting. The reason that it’s referred to as the astral plane is because essentially it’s believed by many to be a separate plane in existence, rather than perhaps just being a sphere inside your mind like you go to in when you are dreaming. A lot of people believe that when your astral projecting you actually are in some alternate plane in existence, perhaps an alternate dimension. Now, the astral plane is something that’s been discussed for a long long time, because astral projection isn’t something new. The spiritual Mystics of old and thousands of years ago from various different traditions around the world have been taking these journeys for a long time. There are all these talks of spiritual vehicle ‘the macabre’ or some kind of soul chariot, where the mystic is able to use it to leave their body and visit the heavens.
What are these heavens?
Well often they are spoken of as seven heavens and it’s number seven is interesting, because seven is a prevalent number throughout spirituality. What are there seven of? There are seven sins in Christianity; There are seven chakras; There are seven heavens and there are seven seals in Revelations. What is this number seven and why is it so important and what does it have to do with the astral plane? This is where it gets interesting, because if we correlate all these things together, we can see that perhaps this number seven is actually referring to the same things. So perhaps these seven shields of Revelations are actually the same as the seven chakras. Perhaps these seven sins and seven virtues are related to sins and virtues that affect each of the seven chakras.
Chakras – what do they have to do with astral projection?
Each chakra is essentially an energy center on the body. For example, you have your root chakra at the bottom which is associated with grounding kind of connection to earth. Your feelings of safety and security and it’s also related to a lot of your bodily functions, for example your sense of smell is related to the root chakra. All of these energy centers, they play a role in all of your spiritual experiences and astral projection is one of them. When we talk about astral projection, the chakras depending on your views on astral projection and if you do believe that you’re actually leaving your body, one of the common things that a lot of people report is that you actually leave your body via one of the energy centers. Each time that you actually separate from your body, you do it via one of the chakras. So in conclusion, there’s seven different ways that you can separate from the body. That is how this number seven is coming in. Depending on which chakra you actually leave the body via you are ending up in a different location.
The astral plane is a reflection of the state of you spiritually at that particular moment
It all depends on our kind of level of spiritual evolution, because we know if we are stuck in a state of low vibration, we know we are in a very fear-based mindset. If we are very negative and draining on people, based on that, you may project in a place that is very very similar to that. How you are with that particular chakra that you leave through is going to affect how you actually come out there. Perhaps if you go through the root chakra and your root chakra is experiencing problems, you don’t feel safe, you don’t feel secure or you’re not grounded – then you’re going to end up in a place where you don’t feel secure, you don’t feel safe, where you have scared or you encounter negative entities that scare you and put you in danger. So essentially, the astral plane is a reflection of the state of you spiritually at that particular moment. When you go out, you’re going to encounter a location appropriate for your spiritual development at that time. And there are various locations. It’s not just one place. We don’t know whether it’s a place internal to us, we don’t know going to place external but either way, there are multiple planes and these planes are related very much to where you are in your spiritual journey. What you encounter there is a reflection of what’s going on inside you, so you can learn from that. If you’re encountering negative experiences every time you project, maybe that is a sign that you have things in your life that you need to change. Now that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t keep astral projecting. By facing these things you’ll actually learn more about yourself and develop more on your journey.
This can be a unique perspective of making a correlation. If you actually look at texts about astral projection, a lot of them mention this concept, ether be as seven heavens, or seven planets in astrology which is related to one of the chakras. When it comes to the astral projections, everything is possible.