We all have astral bodies and your astral frequency vibrates much more higher than the frequency of your physical body. There is no gravity and you are not bound by it. You are existing in the higher dimensions also. The thoughts manifest themselves in 4th dimension while the emotions take a higher level and they manifest in 5th dimension sometimes even 6th if they are felt more powerful.
The astral planes are usually divided in three stages: lower, middle and higher and the difference between each one is the vibrational frequency.
Lower astral plane is vibrating on the very low frequency. It is usually relatively dark. It is also the realm which you exploring while you are using your astral projections. The middle is very bright and full of rainbow colors, just like a fairy tale, immense beauty impossible to describe it rationally in words because it is experience which is out from the understanding of human mind. Everything has aura energy around it and time becomes very clear that it is only illusion for all of us.
The higher astral planes are called the heavens itself and this place is beyond comprehension for most people because it is so pure angelic realm and it is home for all angels. And it is most amazing that angels can be in the form in human body but yet their soul stays anchored in the heavenly realms. The more the dimension goes higher – the less can be understood as knowledge, well not at least human knowledge that can be explained by words.
When we talk about stages of astral projections first we must be clear that the results will be produced only by the right knowledge and attitude and we should let our interest to take root and grow. Successful astral projections require an abundance of internal energy, which can be only derived from a relaxed, balanced, healthy body. If the body is weak it negatively affects the mind. But by default you surely will remain properly grounded. And you also must have a fearless and daring attitude. Anyone might have heard or read about all sorts of dangers associated with OBE, because success comes to those who completely understand the risks but are willing to train despite it all. Many apparent irrational fears often are based on the wrongful assumption created by the Unconscious Mind because it is uncomfortable with the astral process.
The great difference between the Astral Traveling and Astral Projection is that the Astral Traveling does not remove us from the physical body, but Astral Projection does. Astral Traveling is a process of projecting the “consciousness” into visual scenes with the effect of feeling we are actually there while the Astral Projection is process of projecting our “Astral counterpart” with the effect of knowing we are actually there.
Types of Astral Projections
Involuntary with no Consciousness
This type it is a caused of some bewildering dreams. Most experiences of Astral Projection may happen in unconscious state. When we fall in sleep, we project ourselves to some other realities and at the same time our Spiritual Self becomes energized (no matter if we are conscious of that or not).
Involuntary with Consciousness
We all have tasted the Awareness of being awake in a dream, usually when we dream of flying, we can consciously enjoy this clear experience but consciousness is often rapidly lost after a few moments.
Voluntary with no Consciousness
This is consciously done, but the person does not remain conscious of the experience at the time. That’s why is called participating voluntary but with no consciousness. However, retrievable information is available after the event.
Voluntary with Consciousness or Remote Viewing (RV)
The person remains in “conscious” control of the projection, and complete awareness of experiences from beginning to end. During this type of projection, a person describes through the physical body what the astral body is seeing or experiencing. This is a genuine “conscious” experience.
Near Death Experience (NDE)
We all have heard stories of some people who during a serious accident or illness, who were traveling through a tunnel toward a blinding light and it that moment spontaneous astral projection takes place with a Spiritual message to the Entity or our Inner Self. Most people describe this as tunnel of light. During an NDE, it is described that a person senses that he/she is no longer part of the physical body as he/she floats above the body.
It is also called an astral experience because when it occurs the etheric auric body starts shaking with an effect of separation from the physical body.
All this types of projections, can differ greatly from person to person because our Spiritual Evolvement is an individual experience. There are some types of astral projections which they include trance, meditation, hypnosis, and various natural drug-induced states which are popular among indigenous tribes.