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Reaching and Using the Pool of Power

This article was written by Joe H. Slate, Ph.D. & Carl Llewellyn Weschcke on March 30, 2011
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Introduction. The well-demonstrated capacity of mind to influence the physical body is enhanced during astral projection with the deliberate intervention into physiological functions is the actual goal of the OBE. This procedure recognizes that actions taken on the astral plane with image-projected intent will be replicated into the physical body.

A period of approximately one hour should be set aside for the eight-step procedure to be conducted in a quiet, safe place free of distractions. Here is the procedure:

Step 1. Preliminaries. 
While resting comfortably in either a reclining or lying down position, with your legs uncrossed and your hands resting at your sides, take a few deep breaths, and then develop a slow, rhythmic breathing pattern. Focus for a few minutes only on your breathing. Remind yourself that you are safe, comfortable, and secure. Invoke the empowering presence of higher astral power by envisioning yourself surrounded by radiant light.

Step 2. Body Exit.
With your eyes closed, center your attention on your forehead and slowly allow your thoughts to turn inward. Allow any darkness or shades of gray to become progressively brighter until you experience an infusion of white light throughout your being. Visualize your astral body as a radiant light form then slowly rising from your physical body, and with it, your conscious awareness. Take a moment to visualize your physical body at rest as you continue to rise above it. Notice your sense of freedom and serenity as you ascend higher and higher. Now disengaged from your physical body, remind yourself that you are fully infused with radiant light and protected by the highest forces of the astral realm. At any time, you can return to your body with ease upon deciding to do so.

Step 3. Exploratory Travel.
Now out-of-body, you are free to travel wherever you decide to go. Even the distant reaches of the universe are within your reach. The highest dimensions and farthest away planes invite your contact and interaction.

Step 4. Plane of Energy. 
As you sense a wondrous communion with the cosmos, turn your attention to a distant, crystalline plane of glowing energy that commands your special attention. Let yourself be drawn to it as you become increasingly infused with its powerful energy. Finally, let yourself enter the plane where the infusion of powerful of energy reaches its peak.

Step 5. Pool of Power. 
Now within this plane, give yourself permission to experience its innermost regions where lies a crystal clear pool that reflects the full radiance of the plane. Approaching the pool, you can sense the vastness of its power. Drawn by its amazing beauty and power, you can now plunge into the sparkling pool to probe its fathomless depths and limitless boundaries. As you explore the incredible pool, you sense a powerful infusion of invigorating energy.

Step 6. Chalice of Power.
Upon ascending from the pool, you notice a beautiful, bejeweled chalice resting on a crystal pedestal at the pool's edge. Gazing at its intricate workmanship and exquisite beauty, let yourself take the chalice from the pedestal and fill it with water from the pool. Upon lifting the chalice and pouring the water over your body, let yourself experience the fantastic pleasure as the water flows sensuously downward. Your total being is suddenly saturated with power. The vast riches of the universe are now at your command. Remind yourself that whatever you desire can now be yours.

Step 7. Goal Statement.
Now lifting the chalice toward the universe, affirm. My thoughts and images are the language of the cosmos. State your goals, envision them, and affirm them as present realities. If, for instance, your goals are health-related, state each goal specifically, envision the particular body part or system functioning normally, and affirm that the goal has been achieved. If your goal is rejuvenation, visualize yourself at your youthful prime, and affirm: “This is the true me.”

Step 8. Body Re-engagement.
You are now ready to return the chalice to its place on the pedestal, and reunite with your physical body. Notice your body at rest and sense yourself gently re-engaging it. Upon re-entry and before opening your eyes, take a few moments to reflect on the experience and re-affirm its empowering effects.

Summary of Purpose & User Benefits: To utilize astral power in personal healing and health maintenance. 


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