An Astral Body Experience


I experienced my first sound bath last night during the 1 1/2 hr experience I had this most beautiful experience. I was sitting up with my arms relaxed tithe side of me with my palms up. I began to experience hearing the sounds through my palms not my ears. I began to feel as if I were under the sea. I wasn’t afraid I felt blessed to be experiencing that moment. Could you help me understand what might have been happening?

Sincerely, Susie

—Susan Chavez, USA


Dear Susie,

What a blessed experience! When we relax in the meditative manner that you did and when we “take in” the vibrations of the singing bowls which are attuned to specific frequencies, our subtle, energy (or Astral) body is energized. What you were experiencing through the palms is the fact that in our astral body any of the five senses can be experienced anywhere in the body. The nose can see; the ears can taste; etc. etc.

The combination of your entering into the experience means you relaxed away from the ordinary state of consciousness of the mind-body-ego body. You thus were experiencing the subtle state of energy and light known as the astral or prana body.

The “sea” is the sea of energy in which the astral body lives and, in a sense, swims. Very much like being underwater in a more fluid and floaty kind of way. That is the nature of the astral world in which astral bodies float about!

Nayaswami Hriman

Seattle WA USA