The Art of Astral Travel: Meeting Your Spirit Guide & Finding Your Life Purpose
By Brittany Windom
Everyone Can Do It
What if I told you that anyone in the world has the ability to travel astrally? Our very own being has every tool it needs to project our astral bodies, but we only need a take-off point. I have had many experiences with astral travel in my lifetime and they all end up being very different scenarios. My journeys first started in dreams where my astral self flew over green rolling hills of another distant, yet strangely familiar, land. In one moment my body stood there with bare feet on grass, then I ran to get momentum, and I began to lift off the ground. I was finally able to soar like my very own spirit animal: the hawk.
While sleeping, have you ever dreamed about flying to faraway places? You were most likely using your innate spiritual tools to take a break from the physical realm. As for me, after these beautifully vivid dreams had occurred, my mind became hungry for more information on the art of astral projection.
Meet Your Guides and Access the Akashic Records
Through meditation, you can raise your vibration and open yourself up to astral travel. I studied the art of visualization and meditation in various books, including works by Sylvia Browne, which taught me how to successfully travel to the “other side”. Sylvia’s work, Temples On the Other Side: How Wisdom from “Beyond the Veil” Can Help You Right Now, described magical places where you can astrally travel and access beneficial information for your life path.
When I first read this work, I realized that I had seen these various temples, lands, and environments in my past dreams and visions. They were familiar feeling places and I wanted to revisit them. Travel experiences can be useful to rejuvenate your soul, to send and receive information, to re-visit places you’ve lived in past lives, and even to meet others who have passed away and moved on to the “other side”. Thanks to astral projection I was able to visit my spirit guides and access valuable Akashic record information for my life purpose.
How to Begin to Safely and Consciously Try Astral Travel at Home
1. Choose any type of spirit guide meditation that resonates with you (in a book, a video, or online). With the audio recording tool on my cell phone, I read aloud and recorded a spirit guide meditation from one of Sylvia Brown’s books. Try to record this in a slow and calm manner, with multiple pauses, in order to get the most out of your meditation.
2. Light some candles and cleanse the energy of your space by burning some dried sage to disperse the smoke in all corners of the room. While doing this hold, in your mind, the intention of clearing all negative energies and bringing only light and love into your sacred space.
3. Sit in a comfortable position on your couch or cushion on the floor, close your eyes and envision in your mind’s eye a white ball of light surrounding your body from head to toe. The light is like a glowing bubble that travels from the top of your crown chakra, encompasses your body, and connects to the chakras at the soles of your feet. Feel the bright warmth of light tingling through your body like sun rays. This light bubble protects you throughout your meditation.
4. Press the play button on the recording or video and sink into a peaceful and deep trance-like state, while letting your imagination take you wherever it wants to go.
Before You Begin Traveling
Eliminate all distractions like cell phones, televisions, loud music, or noisy people before your meditation. Take your time to feel at peace while preparing for your journey and keep a slow and steady pace during the practice. Keep in mind that your spirit guide will most likely speak to you telepathically and not with their mouths as physical beings do. Everyone’s experience will be different depending on how you prefer to create your environment on the other side.
During the Meditation
Use all of your senses in the meditation process and have fun. Smell the aromas around you, listen to the sounds of nature, feel the grass under your feet, view the colors in your surroundings, and taste different objects in the environment. When you meet your guide, feel free to ask them any questions about your life purpose, career, passions, love, family, and anything else on your mind. We are all already a part of the divine source and have all the knowledge we need inside of us, but your guide helps your soul to remember certain information that is beneficial for you. Your guide may answer you through a voice, a feeling, light, symbols, gifts, or another gesture. Receive this wisdom from the Akashic records with gratitude and remember that only you will be able to interpret your spirit messages. The knowledge will be specific for your life at this very moment. With insight into your life purpose, you will be able to reach new levels of spiritual awareness.
After Travel and Coming Back to the Physical
Do not be discouraged if you cannot be fully aware of your experience the first time. Practice and persistence will take you to new enlightening territory with all of your senses, so keep at it. Most importantly keep a journal of your experiences so you can look back at the beneficial life messages you’ve received from your guides. Journals also allow you to document what you would like to try for your next astral journey. Eventually, you will be able to successfully fine-tune and control your adventures. After meditation remembers to ground yourself by imagining glowing white tree roots that grow from your feet and into the ground. Drinking plenty of water and having a snack also help the grounding process, so you aren’t constantly spiritually floating all day. Happy Travels!