There is a way, in my own experience, to maintain a small crack in our armored state that is open to other perceptions or dimensions or realities, or states. I know, make some sense here… some people travel to other places in their minds, some people astral travel to other places, some people use technology, some people are used and abused with no control or choice over their experiences. Me, being a proponent of ‘both-and’ plus grounded in the biological modality of doing or achieving these things, feel that it can be done while in the normal waking state, being attentive to your inner perceptions and from a position of control and choice over the type and intensity of the situation. Once decided upon and locked in, even in sleep your choices hold and can not be subverted.
In the metaphorical back of my mind, I leave a tiny crack in the ceiling for a small discrete channel of variable frequency go out and come in, sort of like sleeping with one eye open, (it’s a ‘mom thing’) that can be noticed when there is a change and then focused on. Once focused on, there can be information exchange, conversation and perception. This way, you are on call, can receive calls (so to speak) but never vulnerably open too wide. No storm can come through by throwing a door wide open from vast pressure differences, sort of.
I like this because at this level of control I am comfortable. Just like the door to your house, its normally closed and outside unknown people can’t just come wandering through your house at their own whim. It works, it also makes you a very small target, instead of a very shiny object out there in the multiverse, and unless you are an astral warrior, you want to be on the side of dull and boring.
I have some very firm astral barriers from years of practice due to being scared out of my skin almost literally as a child. Took me forever to understand how to do it too, mainly because as a child, everything has authority over you -and we teach our kids this…
I have been listening to a lot of people detailing the hoops they had to jump through to have the contact they have, in whatever form they have it, all the bells and whistles they employ to achieve it, and although maybe it’s just simple to me, (but I have a suspicion we are all like this) or maybe I’m just boring enough that not a lot of personages knock at my door, however, IMO (of course) it’s easier than all that. But we, having thousands of years of conditioning to ignore this part of our selves keep looking for keys, technique, tools, or philosophies to get the door open because we think it’s not already under our own control. Just like our children, out in that bigger realm, everybody else has control over us, but us. And…. It’s not true!
You must notice though, that we have been trained to think it is so. Now why would that be? IMO (yet again) because understanding this part of our selves would be the very fastest way to lose control over the earth population. This is one control program that has been in effect and training us for at least the last several thousand years. Also, unbelievably, there are sort of watchdogs in the otherspace to discourage those that find it, usually because we glow so brightly there until we learn to tone it down a bit that we are easy to spot. Easy fodder for hypospace, instead of hyperspace.
There are rules in my space… and they involve things like where my space starts and ends and how far you may intrude upon it, who you are and what you want and what your intent is. Just as people are obvious in physical form – so they are in otherspace. I don’t like being shut down, nor do I like being an open house, so that’s why there’s a crack in my ceiling – lol so I can hear the phone ring, but not offer it to anybody who happens to wander by.