At nearly every seminar I get to enjoy a different student telling the same funny story. A bewildered student attends the second or third session and relates his experience: the usual story is that he abruptly wakes up in the morning, in a fully conscious state, and starts to try to separate from his body. And nothing happens. He then tries to employ the techniques. Still nothing happens. In a bout of frustration, he then thinks to heck with everything, gives up, and decides to go back to sleep. Then, he gradually starts to realize that his body is lying in a different position than when he woke up. For example, he woke up lying on his back and performed the techniques in that position. But a minute later, it turns out that he’s lying on his stomach! All the while he has sure as day not moved at all physically.
What does all this mean? Friend, if you’re going to doubt whether or not any of this will work for you, then even when you are in the astral plane, you may simply be unable to get out of bed, which is what needs to be done in such a situation. Any doubt will keep you in your body, and peg you to it.
And just the opposite, in most cases, especially when it comes to indirect techniques, it is sufficient to simply be confident and completely certain that you’re going to get with it and just do it! I’m not trying to psych you up, and I’m not exaggerating. That’s exactly how it is. Sometimes it is enough simply to want it, to believe in it, and to act.
Over the course of several months, I conducted a study at each seminar on the effect of confidence on effectiveness. It turned out that 90% of those who get results do everything confidently, knowing that they will be successful in either the current attempt or a following one. It also turned out that 90% of those who were still unable to achieve anything were making their attempts without confidence, without belief in themselves or in their ability to enter the astral plane. Draw your own conclusions, my friend.
In this book, you’ll read about a large number of experiences, not only those of my own, but also those of other practitioners. This should bolster your confidence so that you’ll go on and do it.