This account is a recent experience. It took place while I was with friends, having gathered to celebrate the solstice.
An impromptu group astral practice was organized, and I decided to join in as from my experience, such a group effort can help make it more possible to have conscious experiences in the astral and as an added bonus, to also see others over there in the astral with just as much clarity as I am in the physical.
The practice itself was taken from Belsebuub’s work, who has written a number of books on astral travel, the latest edition being ‘The Astral Codex‘.
Each of us got ready and comfortable. I kept my focus strong, my mind clear and my body relaxed. I am familiar with my body’s process and how it prepares to go through a conscious astral split.
I felt my astral body separate from my physical body. I sat up and looked behind me to see myself lying there (I often do this to check that the experience is real). I continued to look around the room.
Across from me were a couple of people, they seemed to be asleep. Beside me was another person, already out in the astral, but seemed to be clapping (as though celebrating or joyous) about something he was being shown or was looking at. I could not see what he could see.
I kept looking past him, towards others next to him. They were lying there, perhaps asleep. I continued to look around the room, it all seemed like it does in the physical, even the lit candle.
As I looked further on in the distance, towards the furthest wall to me, I could see two individuals sitting upright, concentrating as though focused for the practice. They were in fact in that position in the physical, so nothing unusual there either… except… for the small statured female figure that seemed further in the distance but between these two individuals.
I recognised this person immediately, she was my mother! But, she did not look well. This was the second piece of information that captured my attention. She appeared weak, pale and really unwell.
In my country we have a saying for someone that looks that unwell — she looked like ‘death warmed up‘. I kept my gaze on her to determine if I needed to respond to this information with urgency, to work out if I needed to act on it in any way. I got the sense that she was ok for now, but that I would need to help her out very soon.
A week later, my mum ended up in hospital. The doctors were telling me that she was lucky to have presented at that time as her condition could have become more complex and irreversible. How timely my warning had been in the astral, as it helped me to look out for my mother’s welfare here in the physical.