Originally Posted by Joeschmoe
Several months ago I had a spontaneous Astral travel experience. I had been looking into it and I think I put out an intention to do it. I've wanted to do it again since then. I believe it could be a gateway to change, and I'm sure I'm supposed to do it again.
Last night I gave it a shot and had an interesting and frustrating experience. I let myself get to that point in sleep where my thoughts start getting random and spontaneous (I don't know how else to describe it), then i intervened and pictured my hands pulling me up a rope out of my body. I was starting to get there but something was holding me back. I felt the buzzing that i felt before but my heart started racing to an almost unbearable point. Also I was far to conscious and aware of the physical world, far too much it seems.
On another note it seems that I can manifest things that I intend only a few times and then I somehow ruin it. I manifested my first astral journey. I also manifested being able to wake up immediately with my alarm, but I think i got too involved in both and was only able to keep that up for 3 days. I somehow sabotaged both of them.
Can anyone give suggestions? Are there any good resources i could explore to be able to do this again?
I find that this is a recurring theme in my life. Things come ot me very easily at first, but then they are difficult to continue or replicate.
How do I get out of my own way?
On the topic of beginners luck, you might find this interesting joeschmoe.
A wikipedia article:
When someone with limited experience achieves better than expected results it is referred to as beginner's luck. The term is most often used in reference to a first attempt in sport or gambling. For example, if Mike beats veteran golf player Joe in his first game, Joe might attribute this to beginner's luck. Beginner's luck can also be applicable to non-sporting activities. For example, if Susan takes first prize in her first ever baking contest, she might have had beginner's luck. The term is also used when no skill whatsoever is involved, such as a first-time slot machine player winning the jackpot. |
One would expect experienced players to outperform novices - when the opposite happens it is counter-intuitive, hence the need for a term to describe this phenomenon.
The causes for beginner's luck are unknown. It is speculated, however, that beginner's luck arises from a disconnect between the player and the pressure of the game. A novice player is inexperienced and consequently is not expected to do well. This means that there is no pressure on the player to excel; this lack of pressure allows the player to concentrate more than a pressured veteran player. This goes against the Rosenthal effect which states that students who are expected to perform better usually perform better.
Beginner's luck is thought to end once a player gets involved with a game. Once the "innocent" psychological mindset is replaced by one that is concerned with the nuances of the game, concentration goes out the window and skill level decreases.
So my advice is to not put pressure on yourself, play, and have fun. It's the best way to learn.