How to Have an Out of Body Experience (Episode on Astral Travel) – Teal Swan

How to Have an Out of Body Experience (Episode on Astral Travel) – Teal Swan

“HOW TO HAVE AN OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE” Seeing how Iʼve harped on the idea of out-of-body experience being a key ingredient to spirituality, I
thought that I had to address out-of-body experience today. Except that within the last week, I’ve decided to completely change my mind! Out-of-body experience is not
important at all!! I am kidding, I just wanted to see if you were paying attention 😉 😀 Out-of-body experiences are incredibly important as you know, because I harp on it all the time.
Itʼs important in the spiritual path, I think, as meditation. It is something we can talk about all day long, but really it’s something that you have to experience for
And, as Iʼve said, the energy in the universe is primed for it at this time, as we go through this energetic
shift where the dimensions are thinning in terms of their separation. All matter in the physical reality, that we call a reality is energy
It’s only the density of that vibration which really obscures us from this understanding. It was an intentional decision for it to be that way, obviously, because the collective expansion is being
served so much by the perspectives that that creates within the universe.
We exist on, in and of multiple dimensions simultaneously. So it’s really important that we are talking about our body experience to get rid of our notion of distance
here or there.
Physical objects have no attribute that is separate from the observer. I’m gonna go into that separately for this conversation.
We exist on these multiple dimensions simultaneously.
What separates these dimensions? The frequency and density of the energy of each dimension. Frequency is an expression, so each dimension is a different expression of universal energy.
To experience a specific dimension, we must change our own frequency to match the corresponding
dimension. You can think of this like a radio dial. If you’re gonna think of this like a radio dial, the way that you receive
the radio in the morning, let’s say you want to tune into 98 FM, is to tune your dial to that channel and then
receive what is being broadcast on that channel. And how does one tune oneʼs own frequency? How does one tune the dial, so to speak? A thought!
All energy in this universe is molded and directed by thought.
Thought itself is a vibration that is the most powerful vibration within this universe. Thoughts hold different vibrations and so different thoughts correspond to different dimensions.
Physical objects have absolutely no attributes separate of the observer, which in his observation is creating
their form, like I mentioned earlier. Physical matter is not the center of the universe.
The further out-of-body that you explore, you will see this in varying degrees of truth. It’s been sort of a Newtonian model and human model frankly that physicality is the center of the universe,
but really, it is the furthest extension an expression and projection of non physical energy. Because of this we could see that thought and focus of thought is not only what’s creating these different
dimensions, it is also your vehicle of travel through the different dimensions. All dimensions are thought responsive, because consciousness creates the reality of all dimensions.
In the physical, there is like a time delay I think you could say in terms of how you perceive thought
and then manifestation. This is not the case in other dimensions. Most dimensions are immediately thought responsive, that means
once you get out of the body, if you think India you are there. Itʼs that fast! The brain is like a biological interface, between the physical and the non physical.
It’s a tool a lot like a computer.
It’s not you and that’s not what it is that thinks. Itʼs what is translating thought to the rest of the body. Your brain interprets your out of body experiences based on its current concepts and images.
This is why when you are out of body, the forms that you encounter are less important than what those
forms represent. The same goes for dreams, which is essentially uncontrolled on and off unconscious out-of-body
I will explain why this is. As you go to sleep your consciousness pulls back from the physical, back through
all the levels and all the dimensions to what we could call the ultimate dimension. Some people like to put a label like the eleventh or twelfth or thirteenth dimension on this. And as it pulls back through that, you pass through thought form, which would be the fourth and fifth
dimensions right outside the physical dimension, and that is where the representations of all of your
thoughts exist. So, you would pullback out through that and you would experience it in split seconds.
Same when it comes to dreaming. When you come out of a dream, back to reality, the dream is being
downloaded in split seconds as you pass through the thought form, the fourth and fifth dimension of reality. And those energy forms, thought forms, which you are experiencing traveling through, are downloaded in
split seconds and then your brain then assigns images and representations of what those thought forms
are. So, good example is: I will just use a personal example.
For a long time I was really really afraid of whales and I couldn’t really figure out why that was until I went out of body, and I had this experience where I asked myself “to show me” the representation of my fears. And I was instantly transported to this the aquarium where I was in the water with this whale who kept
ramming against the side of the pool it was enclosed in. And I had a thought form, I asked for understanding, which is yet again that’s a good way that you can
direct your out-of-body experiences, is by asking for things in terms of intention.
So, I said: “I now experience understanding as to what I’m looking at.” And this thought form then, a spirit guide basically, came up behind me and explained that what I had
created, in my mind, as the the symbolic representation of my shadow side, all those things that I was
running away from my childhood, turned out, was a whale. So the whale itself, which I had run into, in out-of-body, was the representation of my childhood fears that
had amassed and that I was avoiding.
And the size, as you can imagine, a whale is very huge in size, had related to just how big my mind thought
all that was. All kinds of factors influence your belief to have an out-of-body experience.
Such as fears, intentions, self concepts, your beliefs about out-of-body experience, your religious beliefs
and your expectations. Your firm intention, your commitment your openness and practice, coupled with shifting your thoughts to
reflect the most beneficial beliefs relative to out-of-body experience, is really the key to doing this
successfully. How do you induce an out-of-body experience?
Some like to take advantage of that time period right before you are exiting your body into dream state at
night. In my experience, the window of opportunity is incredibly small and so people who are beginning, it’s better
to pick a time when you are not going to transition into sleep really quick, when you are not tired and
instead when you can focus without being disturbed into a very deep state of stillness, a lot like meditation. I tend to chose early morning quite a bit.
So first, we are going to talk about the vibrational stage in an out-of-body experience.
In general, people agree that there are four basic stages to an out-of-body experience. The 1st is called the vibrational stage. The 2nd is called the separation stage.
The 3rd is called the exploration stage. And the 4th is called either the reentry or the returning phase.
So first the vibrational stage, you want to focus on your breathing a lot like you do in meditation. Just keep drawing your mind, as it wanders off to different thoughts, back to the breath.
You want to just watch yourself breath in and breathe out. For those of you whoʼs thoughts are very pervasive, it may help you to visualize a sky and watch your
thoughts against the sky like clouds. So as the thought comes up you let it just keep going by you like a cloud drifting in the sky.
Gradually, there will be less and less of them. And the spaces between clouds is going to become more and more, meaning that your mind is reaching a
state of stillness.
Once the space between the clouds is mostly all that there is, you want to set your intention, such as: “I am
consciously aware during the entire out-of-body experience.” “I am now out-of-body.” So you want to repeat this almost like a mantra.
You want to pick something that you feel yourself emotionally believing. So for all of us, these mantras and
these intentions or affirmations are going to be very individual. And then you want to watch for the feeling of heaviness or numbness or tingling or buzzing or internal
movement like some people will feel like they are atop, spinning within their own body. This is the vibrational stage. So you want to stay calm and you want to visualize or focus on that sensation.
So you may start feeling it in your extremities like your fingers and your toes.
What you want to do is calm your emotional state and really accept that feeling. You want to visualize it spreading to engulf your entire body and letting go and surrendering to it.
And from that point, the first few times you do this, most likely that is where you are going to get to. You’ll be in the vibrational stage within your body.
The next stage after that is the separation stage. Once you’ve achieved that feeling of the vibrational stage spreading throughout your entire body,
you want to pick a thought of somewhere very familiar to you. Something you can visualize very very accurately. And you want to visualize yourself moving to this
location or object. For some people this means visualizing floating to the ceiling. That’s really easy if you are already having
floating sensations or rolling out of bed or sitting up and walking over to an object in another room. There’s no wrong way to do this I should add.
What you want to really focus on, is keeping your mind away from the body because ,as I explained before,
energy is thought responsive, meaning if you think of your body, you are most likely to be sucked back in. Itʼs sort of precious, but in the beginning of an out-of-body experience, it’s almost like watching a baby
animal get up and learn how to walk the first twenty times. They get somewhat up and then they fall back in, they get somewhat up and then they fall back in.
And it’s this progressive training yourself, to have more control out of the body and more control of not
snapping back into your physical expression. So keep your mind directed away from the body!
Now you want to create another intention like: “I now separate or I now move to the door.”
You can also ask for assistance from your guide to help you separate. There are hundreds of techniques that detail this process that I have now explained to you.
So what I am giving you today is just the sort of fastest, the most abridged version of how to go about
getting out of body, the one I think is the most successful for beginners. You will feel yourself most likely floating or some sort of movement.
And it takes some time for you to train yourself to not panic when you feel that movement, because the
movement can be extremely intense sometimes. And to just let yourself go with it. You may also realize that your sounds and your environment and your sensations of your immediate
physical environment are diminishing.
And now weʼve arrived at the exploration phase. This is really the heart of the out-of-body experience.
You may, when you are in the exploration phase, see this thing which we have called the silver cord. It’s like a glittery light spiderweb or filament that is your mind perceiving the connection between your
physical body and your thought form body. Most likely your thought form body, that which you experience in the lower dimensions right outside the
physical dimension, are going to be sort of energy duplicates of your physical self. They are the energetic
concept you have of you in this life. This duplicate is really why outside of this dimension, the fourth and fifth dimensions, though it will seem
like a blueprint, there are certain differences because it’s the concept you have of your physical reality and
not the way that the physical reality actually is. So your concept of the physical reality of the blanket in the physical reality maybe a different color than it is
in the fourth and fifth dimension. So you’ll notice subtle differences. It’s just because what you are experiencing, even the experience of your
body in the fourth dimension, is your concept of your body. So, this silver cord is really what your mind is assigning an image to, in terms of your connection between
the settle etheric body and your physical body. You’ll see it quite often. You’ll see it even when you experience other people in the fourth dimension.
I think it’s quite beautiful. Itʼs a lot like seeing an umbilical cord for the first time. You are kind of unprepared
for how beautiful the colors and textures and translucent of it is. So decide what you wish to experience at this point and visualize that .So you can do this maybe by
saying: “I now experience the living room.” You’ll potentially have the sensation, now again, of seriously intense movement.
The trick is staying calm and an attitude of trust not only for yourself but for the totality of the universe.
In carrying out your request immediately, there’s no limit to the stage of an OBE. Once your explorations has satisfied what you are looking for, you’re ready for the returning phase.
A lot of times this is not really a conscious thing. It’s almost like your energy self , your true eternal higher
self decides when the out-of-body experience is done. But, if not, you can focus back on the body.
Or else if you get into the much higher dimensions, you can set the intention to return to physical
experience. So just say: “That I now return to physical experience.” And after a while, this will be a sensation which is not super jarring.
But in the first, I would say potentially, a year for most people, that experience of coming back to the body
is quite jarring. You’ll feel potentially like you are falling straight into yourself.
It’s a real jolt, because the frequency at which you are shifting is so quick that your body hasn’t really
learned to land the plane. In my opinion the most difficult part of an OBE for people is to learn how to control one’s thoughts and
release resistance to fear, to the degree that this doesn’t happen automatically all the time. Like I was explaining before, it’s quite common when people are first experiencing OBEs, to feel like you
have almost no control over snapping back into the body. So now I guess we can talk about at this point the fact that there is no limit to what you can experience out
of body. Itʼs sort of laughable to say that there is one reason why you would want to do an out-of-body experience.
Because out-of-body experiences is really exploring the totality of our universe and our reality, the objective
reality, the subject of reality, all of it, in such an extreme first-person experience kind of way. You are transcending all of these dimensions. Your are transcending space-time, lifetimes, all of it.
I’m sure that many of you sitting at home can see the benefits of doing that, in terms of following a spiritual
path, in terms of living a happy life, all of it. You’ve got the truth downloaded. As you can imagine, being unrestricted by the perception of space and time and physicality could greatly
help your expansion throughout lifetimes, in this lifetime, all of it. So to give you an example of some intentions that you can experiment with, that being said the sky is really
the limit here: You could visit the deceased loved ones.
Understand the dimensions of the universe.
You could experience your eternal self, your true self.
You could explore your own fears and limitations.
You could learn how to decrease and increase your density with focus. You could experience the truth of the role that thoughts play in regard to reality.
You could shape shift.
You could explore past lives.
You can meet your spirit guides. You can communicate with animals.
You can interact with other races and locations within this universe which we’re living in currently.
You can create entire alternate reality scapes, this is really fun to those of you that like cartoons. We could understand how to resolve a current life conflict.
You can do healing on others in these multiple dimensions.
You can visit those who live at a distance from you. You could observe pass events.
You could find your pre birth intention which really brings you closer to your purpose in life. And basically the list goes on and on….. So, if you have any other questions regarding our body experience, there are books written on this subject.
There are people who devote their entire life to the idea and the concept of out-of-body experience. So, you are going to find a lot of different opinions and a lot of suggestions and some of them will work and
some of them wonʼt. So go do your homework! And if you would like to offer me some more questions I would be glad to help you out.
Have a fabulous week. 🙂

100 thoughts on “How to Have an Out of Body Experience (Episode on Astral Travel) – Teal Swan”

  • Oodles of sincere and heartfelt gratittude for the enabling of newbies on this path of discovery and expansion Teal. Love. xoxo

  • Teal can someone talk to you why you get out of body and get you hypnosis
    If someone is an tense pain is it possible to get out of body

  • Teal! How can you be so beautiful? I'm engaged to your teachings and your beauty alike. Thanks for everything you mean to me.

  • I have experience when barely falling a sleep my body feels I am dropping and wake up fast and catch myself dropping or have dreams of falling. Feels real. I dreamed of flying. This out of body experience

  • Then what's sleep paralysis? Is it the vibrational state just before we're about to leave our body?
    When I have a sleep paralysis( I never had one on purpose), it's always just before I am about to wake up. It's Iike my mind is already awake but my body is not. I often remark that it isn't normal reality when I see that things in my room are replaced or I have kinds of halucination like spiders crawling all around my walls.The best proof of course is that I can't move, like I am imprisoned in my body.As a kid I thought that this where another sort of dreams and sometimes I thought it was reality. The feeling of not beeing able to move was so thratening to me. When I learned what it was, I trained my self to wake up. I never could reach the state of leaving my budy. One time I had the feeling that somebody pulles me out and I'am about to lose the connection to my body. I was so scared that I woke up immediately.

  • I would like to know what your views are on being out of body but also being here (wherever here is for you) as far as my knowledge goes, we exist through multiple dimensions so i believe it is possible to be out of body but also here "awake" in the physical. An answer to this could be yes because we are all of one experiancing individually but my focus is just on being out of body in a waking state. I have a sense of knowing sometimes that i will be here but also somewhere else, existing in two places at once.. i hope my question is somewhat specific and "easy" to gain an understanding of. Thanks

  • What about a out of body experience floating on water at night i felt it and it was like i was going up to the sky i did it in a pool

  • I got to the vibrational phase! Like you said, I felt like a spinning top inside my body, and my body got really hot, especially my head.

  • Talk about how to see your spirit guide and or bringing an alien to you. Ive done it but was "under the influence" and want to know how.

  • Thank you once again for such a useful explanation & education. Your videos sum up so much of what I have researched, but in a very clear and understandable way. I really appreciate it. Question: How can one use OBEs to strengthen their psychic skills? On that note, I have been curious about your opinion on psychic skills. Enough to warrant a playlist? Really love your content!

  • Im in Love with the joy of Teal, I wonder to see the social change within 40 years, thanks to the work we are all in.

  • Niva-Or Ruvio says:

    Thank you Teal I really enjoyed this video and learning from it:) I couldn’t help myself laugh when you described the feeling of returning, because it reminded me of when I was in the army , I parachute with an army parachute which you don’t really have control over the straps to pull on so it’s like you going down and the closer you get to the ground, the ground feels like it’s coming straight at you 🙂 so just wanted to point it out , that I totally understood what you were explain and the feeling of it, I can’t wait to attempt it , it’s exciting makes my heart smile , much love and light , thank you for all your shared knowledge , I also enjoy reading all these amazing peoples responses, it fills me with more knowledge , so thanks to all xoxo

  • Simran Matharoo says:


    We all astral project in our dreams unconsciously and are protected in our sleep but Some teachers like Hans Wilhelm and Bob Sanders say that wilful astral projection is dangerous as we are more vulnerable to the dark as we venture into unknown territory and another reason being that our own unresolved emotional issues and low vibrations can project us into a lower dimension.

    What do you think? I guess you’re opposed to the idea.

  • Golden guy 12 says:

    Great sense of humour 😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Christopher Gastelum says:

    With all due respect.. your beautiful… anyways thanks for the info.. been trying to find out how to do an Out of Body experience

  • I think I may have had one last week without meaning to. I’ve never tried to do this. I was meditating when I suddenly saw my guides face looming fast and quick to look at me, then I heard him say “she’s mine”, “because I’ll be the one taking her home”. He was very firm about it. Then I saw myself laying down looking milky white and a form, he dove into me then I was jolted back to my body. I guess I wasn’t ready for that. Maybe I need to be now.

  • Jessica Hubbard says:

    Well this makes sense of how for so many years I intentionally created insomnia for myself. I realized something was not entirely "of this world" about me and it was not working. I wanted to ground myself more fully in what I thought was the only thing out there. So sleep became the enemy. Was not to be trusted. If you want to immerse yourself in this 3D reality, try not sleeping. You'll find out exactly how horrible it can be.

  • Katharine Brickman says:

    I haven’t watched any of your videos before but I see you have quite a bit of subscribers. Though I love your content, the way you are stifling laughter and glancing off camera all the time creates a dishonest and condescending feel to you, thus devaluing your message

  • Does anyone else have a problem taking her words serious when she laughs, specially cause of the way she does, like she doesn’t even believe her own words. Like she’s just following a script.🤔. I understand that this topic is best to be happy and relax and don’t take everything too serious but that’s not the vibe she gives. Is it just me??

  • Okay..this has happened to me before in a sort of aware dream phase.. and I usually became very set on snapping out of it quickly instead of lingering and going places. Good to know this is what it was, and that it can be used to travel

  • Wait wait wait wait wait… the whale experience she had, I had the SAME dream as a child when I was around 10, stuck in a tank with three whales that looked right at me and I was trapped in the bottom. I felt for sure, if I swam up to escape, I would be eaten. Been afraid of whales ever since. WTF. Do people have the same dreams?

  • Mueller Jean-Baptiste says:

    Just watching you pulls me out of my body! You transport me with your way of speaking….like a supergifted musician, that makes us fly…irrésistible…amazing…I am speachless…

  • Andy R St. Paul says:

    Can someone be stuck out of their body? If so, how do we get back in. I might of listened to YouTube videos 8 months ago, about hypnotize, lucid dreaming, I fell asleep during one and woke up one day and felt like I wasn’t there, out of body experience.

  • Last night I went out of body and then woke up then I had sleep paralysis and it was a demon so it was really scary but then I went into my moms room in the dream (but it felt so real) and then you were there and I told you what happened and u were so sweet and you gave me a free tarot card reading
    Thank you! Lol

  • Adriel Avilés says:

    It's amazing to see how much the quality of your videos has improved.
    The content has always been amazing and very helpful though!

    Can't wait to see how you keep evolving and you'll have me following you along the way. <3

  • Ernestina Franque Tati says:

    Teal, sometimes I feel out of my body and I can see people around the house and what they are doing. But I cant communicate to them. I never understood what that meant until now. I never really liked the experience because I didn't know how to go back to my body, I could see my body laying there on the bed. Now I try my best not to feel that. Please advise, is that an OBE? I felt scared like, if I couldn't go back to my body I would die.

  • Youre obviously reading a frickin book. Not saying obe isn't possible but this isn't anything other than you reading someone else's work.

  • I am usually working on an illustration when listening to your videos, so the begginning really caught me 😀

  • Carl Johan Lindström says:

    Hi Teal, you're Amazing.

    Thoughts have a frequency, so what thoughts should one use to be able to tune in to the right frecuency in order to dial the Astral Plane. ? 🙂

    Hope you'll answer.

  • I've had one, which I initially didn't think of it as one, when I learnt that my father passed away.. it felt like I was distanced from my body and initially believed that somehow I was feeling my father's presence around me who when he passed away (at that time) was in another country..

  • I know this is a really old video, but I'm having a lot of trouble getting fully separated from my physical self. I lose all physical sensation and can feel through my other senses, but when I try to move separate of my body, I get stuck and have to stop before I just fall asleep. Any tips? I hope you see this, and even if you don't thank you for making this video and others, they're extremely helpful.

  • At the first time I barely got out of my body and it felt like on a plane which was taking off and I was fully conscious and awake. My sixth sense told me OBE's happening but I was too freak out and felt so out of control then I forced myself to open my eyes.i know what it is and I think I need to learn more and do more research then try it again.🙏🏻

  • There's something in her voice that just tells a bigger story, involving her, but this was a while ago, most likely irrelevant now knowing her

  • Can you please explain, (or anyone knowledgeable about this) why most people are just so naturally drawn to scary or dangerous things? That may be what’s blocking them into opening their senses or getting in touch with their powers, especially power to manifest as when if in that case of how fast we could manifest like in a snap. Just like Teal’s example, when you’re in that power of astral or out of body, or you’re just so in tune or connected to energies you could just think of india and you’d be there already. I know we could just not think of those things but in my case, i am so naturally i mean my mind is, just so curious it’s so drawn into all that is not yet discovered or hidden or somewhat energy of forbidden as it is too dangerous if seeked by individuals that aren’t expert or somewhat knows how to navigate or know what to do atleast with those energies. ? Anyone? Any opinion on this

  • The warnings scared the crap outta me I always get mad or fight when i cant get up or out it's like i cant breathe be fighting to get up it freaks me out but sometimes it's good cas i see what's in store for future…so in the real world i follow my vision instead of religion its weird and also i keep seeing this woman almost like a nun or something writing in a book she'll write in the book n then look at me I'll be trying to wake it's like chains have me tied down to my bed I'll be wiggling around she'll point a finger and I'll then look at me and I just calm down then I wake up have anyone had this happen

  • Binichmoses zwei says:

    I'm still afraid that a black hole will kill me when I think of it or I get too far out in the universe and will be killed by some guards… The Smaragd plates were talking about some dog guards

  • What proof do you have there is any other dimensions? Sorry but alot of this stuff I have been watching on YouTube I believe is imagination and a great ability to PRETEND. It's just not logic, but whatever floats people's boat. When it comes to belief to each their own.

  • Just wanna say, you're awesome. Love the way you explained some of the different dynamics of the astral realm. Will definitely be checking out some of your other vids and subscribing.

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