Updated: May 4, 2019
The method I am about to detail is called the 'Little Method', I came across it in a book many years ago. The book was lost, and I have never come across it again. I do not remember the name, nor have I been able to search this method out over the internet. If anyone comes across the title of the book, or author, please let me know.
Now, even if you don't believe in #lucid #dreaming, astral travel, or OBE's there is no harm in #experimenting with the following method. In fact, I sometimes find it very useful to fall asleep at night when my mind won't quiet.
Step 1. Find a Path
I recommend the path between your bed and the front door, or rear door. The path should be long enough to facilitate the next step.
Step 2. Create Points
Take different color circle stickers, or different color Post-It notes and stick them to different areas along the path. Each sticker or identifier should be it's own area. For example a blue sticker for the ceiling right above where you sleep (this is the first point and is mandatory). Then a red sticker by your bedroom door (this is the second point and again, mandatory). A green sticker in the hallway. Orange sticker for the entryway, or stairs if you are on a second floor. Continue to place different colored stickers along your path to indicate the different areas you will come across. I recommend at least 7-8 main points (including the ceiling, and bedroom door) For better results, use two stickers in each area. Like in a hallway, left side is green and right side is orange. This will make more sense in the next step.
Step 3. Make it Real
Everything that works well takes time, and effort. The more time you spend on this step, the better your results will be. Start by laying down and looking at your first sticker on the ceiling. Spend a good 10-15 minutes just looking at the ceiling. No need to move your head at all, just look. Take it all in, every imperfection , bump, scuff, mark, everything. Now sit up and look at the sticker by your bedroom door. Again, spend 10-15 minutes just looking. Look at the door, the knob, the angle it sits in the frame. What's on the walls around it?
Now stand up and open the door. From the doorway you should see the next sticker. Spend another 10-15 minutes taking in everything in the hallway. Ceiling, walls, floor, pictures, paintings, wallpaper, anything and everything, take it all in. I recommend spending time just sitting in a chair and taking everything in, point by point. Sometimes just look at the whole scene, other times look inch by inch. There is no right or wrong way to do this, the important thing is to do both, and do it alot. Over and over.
Continue doing this point by point until you reach the end of your path. Then turn around and go point by point back to your bedroom. This is where the stickers on the opposite sides will come in handy (you do not need to lay back down. Once you get back to your bedroom door, just take in the bed, then turn around). Do this every day! You can do one lap, or multiple laps, however I recommend spending more time at each point rather than multiple laps. For even better results, use a different scent at some of the major points. This is what's known as synesthesia.
Step 4. Magic Time
Every night when you go to bed, you are to lay on your back. Arms at your sides, fingers out, legs straight, slightly apart. Breathe and relax with your eyes closed, and the lights off. It is recommended that you do this alone, however I find it's fine so long as I am not touching another body (human or pet). With your eyes closed you are now going to walk your path in your mind. This is where your time and effort will pay off. In the beginning it may be difficult to see everything as clearly as when you were looking at it earlier, but with time it gets easier. For now, work your way slowly back and forth along your path. Notice what you notice, if you incorporated different scents along the way, be sure to take the time to breathe them in, in your mind.
This training is so strong and powerful, that my path is still the same as when I was a teenager. My mom's house from my bedroom to the garage. It was a very strange feeling to walk it in real life years later now that it's been renovated, but in my mind I can perfectly recall every inch of that path as it was. I suppose I could spend the time to change it, but that isn't necessary, and besides I like the nostalgia.
The entire point of this method is to allow your body to fall asleep, while you consciously occupy your mind. Once that happens, just open the door at the end of your path and see where it leads you. When is the right time you ask? It's hit or miss honestly. With practice, I have been able to more accurately judge when I can jump out of my path. Sometimes I go on strange journeys, other times I wake myself up, roll over and just fall asleep.
Let's get real for a moment. This isn't an exact science, this is more like sometimes it works, and sometimes you just fall asleep. Mental and physical fatigue play a large part into this. I have found that if I am really tired, or stressed, I just fall asleep. Other times I just have an overwhelming urge to roll onto my side, and then I fall asleep. I find my greatest successes are when I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. Even better if I beat my alarm in the morning by an hour or two. This is by far the best time for me personally. Trial and error, just have to find what works for you.
So there you have it, the 'Little Method'. One of the easiest methods I have ever come across to start projecting. In later posts I will discuss how to build-up your ethereal body, and the 'Dream Method'. If you found this informative, or if you would like me to write more about this and similar topics, let me know in the comments! Don't forget to subscribe to my blog so you can be notified when I post new ones! Until then, happy travels!