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Astral Outsourcing Procedure

This article was written by Joe H. Slate, Ph.D. & Carl Llewellyn Weschcke on March 31, 2011
posted under Astral Outsourcing

Introduction. The purpose of astral outsourcing is to acquire new growth resources through astral plane interactions, often with the aid of discarnates and astral intelligences and guides.  Here is the procedure:

Step 1. Outsourcing Preliminaries. Approximately one hour should be allowed for Astral Outsourcing, during which there must be no distractions. The procedure is best done in a reclining position, with the legs uncrossed and the arms resting comfortably at the sides. To begin the procedure, specify your goals, relax your physical body using cognitive techniques such as body scan, deep breathing, and peaceful mental imagery. Once you’re fully relaxed, begin repeating positive affirmations to facilitate travel and empowering interactions. For this procedure, saying the affirmations out loud seems to make them more effective. Examples of recommended affirmations are:

"I am surrounded by peace and tranquility as I travel Out-of-Body to experience the highest realms of spiritual reality. I am sheltered and protected by caring guides who are my constant companions throughout this experience. The limitless wisdom and power of the cosmos await my search and welcome my interaction."

Step 2. Outsourcing Induction. To induce the Out-of-Body state, close your eyes and envision your physical body at rest. Take as much time as you need to form a clear image of your physical body, then envision your astral double as a light form bearing consciousness, rising gently upward and away. Once you reach a full sense of separation from your physical body, mentally re-affirm your intent to explore distant astral realms and engage the presence of accompanying astral guides. Use imagery of distant planes and astral guides to reinforce your affirmations. At this point in the procedure, you will likely experience the unmistakable presence of astral guides, as they ascend with you toward the spiritual planes. Upon reaching the spiritual dimension, many travelers experience wonder at the breaking of the cosmic energy barrier and the awesome emergence of the astral realm. Entrance into that splendid realm is almost always accompanied by awareness of multiple colors and a magnificent infusion of cosmic energy, along with a sense of belonging and oneness with the universe.

Step 3. Multi-colored Outsourcing. At this step, the infusion of cosmic energy continues, as you engage the multi-colored astral plane. If you have practiced past life regression procedures that explore life between lives, you will immediately recognize this familiar zone, in which teachers, guides, angels, and other ministering entities appear as warm, nurturing friends rather than cold, distant authorities. Telepathy is the common communication mode, and pure love characterizes every empowering interaction. Discarnates, some of whom are familiar, are typically present in indescribably beautiful surroundings.

The major resource of the multi-colored plane is cosmic love, the essential element in our spiritual evolution. You can infuse yourself with pure cosmic love simply by lingering in this dimension and interacting with its growth facilitators. Cosmic love is the most powerful force in the universe. It empowers our entire being—mentally, physically, and spiritually—with positive energy and vitality. A full infusion of cosmic love provides the basic foundation for outsourcing the more highly specialized planes in the cosmos.

Although deeply personal interactions with discarnates can occur while outsourcing other planes, they often unfold at this level. Common examples are joyful reunions with the departed, including relatives, friends, and animals. These interactions are invariably empowering for all involved.

Step 4. Specialized Outsourcing. At this point, you can choose to conclude the outsourcing experience, and go directly to Step 5, or you can continue by tapping into the more specific resources of the other planes with Specialized Outsourcing. Numerous specialized planes, each characterized by a different color that signifies its empowerment specialty, are available for outsourcing.

The specialized planes most frequently experienced during out-sourcing are violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. (The pure white energy realm is experienced by astral travelers only indirectly, as a distant source of energy and coloration for all planes.) Each plane has its own resources, growth frequencies, and specialized growth facilitators. Ministering guides pass freely among the various planes, and often escort Out-of-Body travelers from plane to plane. Visits among different planes can be spontaneous or by personal choice and collaboration with astral guides.

Outsourcing the Violet Plane

The violet astral planes, among the most brilliant in the cosmos, are associated with spiritual enlightenment and actualization. They are usually situated near the brilliant white light at the center of the celestial cosmos. Interactions with violet planes and their growth facilitators are both enlightening and inspiring. They can answer questions concerning the purpose of our lives and the meaning of our existence—past, present, and future. They can connect us to the highest power force in the cosmos. They can balance our lives and bring us into a state of oneness with all that exists. Temporal dilemmas and anxieties all succumb to empowering interactions with this unique plane. Hopelessness and despair are replaced, by faith and inner peace.

Typically, the violet planes are vividly evident to the astral traveler. Rather than flat and fixed, they usually appear in a vibrant, orb-like form, without clearly defined borders. The central regions of the plane are intensely violet, whereas the outer edges fade into pale, pastel shades. Violet planes are usually in close proximity to multi-colored planes, with their outer edges often merging, to facilitate easy passage.

To negotiate the violet plane, focus your attention on the plane and affirm your desire to experience its empowering resources. Once affirmed, your desire is spontaneously communicated to ministering guides, who will in turn accompany you, usually hand-in-hand, to that plane.

Upon entering the violet plane, you will find yourself suddenly bathed in a violet radiance. But your attention, rather than remaining focused on surrounding conditions, will invariably shift to the wondrous enlightenment and energizing power that permeates your total being. Once in the violet plane, your empowerment needs are usually known even before your express them. Insight, answers, and solutions spring forth effortlessly. The surge of enlightenment at this stage often lifts our awareness to levels never experienced before. Along with enlightenment, total love—for self and others—tends to flow freely. Outsourcing from this plane will dissolve all hostility, revenge, ill will, and hatred.

Throughout the intricate corridors of the violet plane we find angels, guides, discarnates, and other astral travelers, all bathed in violet radiance. They are all participants and partakers in the powerful inspiration and enlightenment freely flowing throughout this plane. "Lost in bliss" is the term often used by astral travelers to describe the unparalleled effect of the violet plane. Understandably, Out-of-Body visitors to this plane are often reluctant to leave it.

Outsourcing the Blue Plane

Blue planes, numerous in the cosmos, are valued for their balancing and attuning qualities. The blue plane is universally attracting, and many travelers are inexorably drawn to it. You can voluntarily enter the blue plane simply by focusing on the plane and communicating your intent to the ministering guides who are always present as helpers during outsourcing. Travelers who need balance and harmony in their lives will particularly benefit from interactions with this plane.

Upon entering this plane, we experience an instant, magnificent infusion of peace. Anxiety, insecurity, isolation, and rejection are all replaced by vibrations of harmony and well-being. The stresses of everyday life—problem relationships, job pressures, financial difficulties—suddenly seem manageable, rather than overwhelming.

Accompanied by outsourcing guides, you may choose to negotiate the deep interiors of this plane—where its energies reverberate in a beautiful symphony of power. By lingering in that region of blue light, you will discover the ultimate balancing and attuning effects of this tranquil plane.

Through your interactions with this plane, you can discover the growth side of adversity and your power to release whatever you no longer need. You will find that your weaknesses are easily balanced by your strengths, once you become aware of them. You will discover your ability to give and receive love gladly. Once attuned to your inner feelings and callings, you will experience a wondrous and constant connection to this remarkable plane, and you will probably find yourself visiting it time and time again.

Outsourcing the Green Plane

Astral planes of green are known primarily for their mental, spiritual, and physical healing powers. The astral body, when bathed in the energies of this plane, becomes revitalized and empowered to transport healing energy to the physical body at rest in its distant physical setting. The result can be a powerful infusion of mental, spiritual, and physical rejuvenation.

Illnesses that involve contributing psychological factors are especially responsive to this plane's healing energies. Although more research is needed to evaluate this plane's healing properties, exploratory studies suggest that recovery from even serious psychiatric disorders—such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder—can be accelerated through astral interaction with this plane. 

Outsourcing this plane has also shown promise in drug treatment programs—alcohol dependency is particularly responsive to outsourcing the green plane.

Outsourcing this plane is often a spontaneous process guided by our health needs. This plane is expansive and highly visible, radiating power and glowing in verdant splendor. Its prominence and attraction command our attention, with the degree of its appeal being the best gauge of our need for its resources. Since we are not always aware of our specific health needs—whether mental, physical, or spiritual—attentiveness to the green plane and responsiveness to its appeal can be critical to our growth and well-being.

To negotiate the green plane, focus your awareness on its gravitation-like force and give yourself permission to be drawn further into its force field. Entry into this plane is usually gradual, with progressive infusions of vitality and rejuvenation. Upon fully engaging this plane, most travelers experience a peak infusion of healing warmth—which can be deliberately transported, by simple intent, to the physical body.

Spiritual renewal almost always accompanies outsourcing this plane. Profound spiritual transformations, with important changes in deep-seated belief systems are not unusual. Refreshing new insights and increased awareness of the spiritual dimension and the presence of ministering angels in daily life often follow a single interaction with this plane. Feelings of worthlessness, inferiority, and despair give way to self-esteem, optimism, faith, and love—all of which are renewed with each visit to this healing plane. Its abundant resources are available to all who enter it—discarnates and outsourcing incarnates alike.

Outsourcing the Yellow Plane

Planes of yellow are important to our personal empowerment because of their capacity to promote learning and intellectual growth. Maximizing the empowering effects of the yellow plane, however, usually requires a series of Out-of-Body travels that recognize the plane's unique characteristics and our capacity to interact with them. Over time, outsourcing this plane can literally raise our IQ.

The yellow plane often exists in proximity to the green plane, with the frequencies of the two planes merging to form an orange plane between them. The fundamental skills acquired through formal education—such as language, computation, problem solving, and reasoning—are among the specialized resources of this plane.

The learning environment of this plane is flexible but orderly, with many learning facilitators, skilled specialists, and structured learning activities. Instruction, individually and in groups, is always geared to the developmental level of the learner. The instructional goals are clearly defined, and the learning activities are outcome-based. The highly personalized teaching methods emphasize the exchange of knowledge and meaningful interaction, in which every-one—instructor, growth facilitator, resource specialist, and student—participates and learns.

Astral roles in this plane are flexible and adaptable. Students often come forth as facilitators to guide the learning of others, and resource specialists often become students, to learn from other students in an ongoing learning interaction. Diversity, not conformity, is celebrated, and many sources of knowledge are recognized. The cardinal rule of this plane, simply stated, is: Ultimate truth must arise from within. The major goal of instruction is to attune the learner to the master teacher within.

Outsourcing the Orange Plane

Motivation and nurturance are the specialty of the orange astral planes. Orange planes typically serve as easy passageways or gateways to other planes. Typically situated between yellow and green planes, they combine the frequencies of both to motivate learning and nurture healthful change.

Although few ministering entities or growth facilitators are found in orange planes, interacting with this plane provides excellent preparation for maximizing the benefits of other planes, particularly the enlightening resources offered by the yellow planes and the healing effects of the green planes. Orange planes are often valued for their relaxed atmosphere and comforting effects. Even brief excursions into the orange plane can promote learning-readiness and a general state of well-being. The benefits of outsourcing other specialized planes are spontaneously nurtured through experiencing the energies of the orange plane.

Outsourcing the Red Plane

The red plane is one of the most intensely powerful planes in the cosmos. This plane's primary functions are short-term intervention and fast-paced remediation, under the auspices of highly trained astral specialists. Discarnates who are spiritually underdeveloped, or who carry negative past-life baggage, can be instantly empowered by outsourcing and interacting with this plane. The red plane is also empowering to the inexperienced or somewhat unevolved Out-of-Body traveler.

Intense and often highly directed strategies, including cognitive re-organization, are among those used by the red plane's advanced teachers and facilitators. Group activities, some of which resemble conventional group therapy, along with one-on-one interactions, characterize many of this plane's activities. Spiritual empowerment and release of negative past-life baggage are emphasized through activities such as astral reversal and cognitive intervention under the guidance of highly skilled growth facilitators.

Astral Reversal

Astral reversal is often used as a rectification process, in which we personally experience the adverse effects of our past actions against others. Through astral reversal, we can develop a better understanding of our developmental needs and the consequences of our actions. Perpetrators of violence, for instance, experience the full intensity of the consequences of their acts. Astral reversal, which can be a very lengthy process, is followed by cognitive intervention, in which all negative residues are expiated, and thwarted growth processes are unblocked. In contrast to astral reversal, cognitive intervention directly uncovers disempowering attitudes and self-defeating belief systems, while promoting positive change in cognitive functions.

Out-of-Body travelers who enter the red plane usually experience a searching review of their lives, including fleeting glimpses of important past incarnations. Although astral outsourcing with this plane is brief, it can uncover critical growth blockages and identify effective ways of overcoming them.

Following interaction with the red plane, outsourcing the green plane to infuse the mind, body, and spirit with healing energy is recommended.

Step 5. Outsourcing Return and Conclusion. Astral return to the biological body begins with the conscious intent to end outsourcing, followed by the simple affirmation: I am now ready to return to my physical body. Attention is then focused on the physical body at rest in its familiar environment, followed by awareness of accompanying guides and a gentle re-entry. Physical sensations will signal the completion of full astral/biological re-engagement.

Astral outsourcing is concluded by a brief period of contemplation, followed by affirmations that highlight the empowering effects of the experience. Examples are:

"I am at my peak mentally, physically, and spiritually. I am aware of my potentials, and I am empowered to develop them. I am enveloped in peace and tranquility. My life is filled with love and joy. I believe in myself and the power within. I am attuned to the highest powers of the cosmos."

These concluding summary statements can be supplemented by globally relevant affirmations, such as:

"I am committed to helping others and making the planet a better place. I will use my resources to prevent human and animal suffering and abuse. I will work toward ending hunger and poverty wherever they are found in the world. I will help promote world peace."

Summary of Purpose & User Benefits: The purpose is targeted growth opportunities as specifically facilitated by the color planes. The user benefits are likewise specific as delineated by the plane’s descriptions. 


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