Traveling in a RV for One Year!

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Wow. One year of living in a RV and traveling in the United Sates. We started in Pennsylvania, then New Jersey and made our way across the country to California. Currently we are in Utah exploring the national parks. This has been a massive growth period; learning how tow our fifth wheel, leveling the RV, making repairs, sustaining our new lifestyle financially, and so much more. We took a big risk selling our dog walking business a little over a year ago, but we managed to make this work. Sure there are a few things that frustrate me about living in an RV full-time, but I have zero regrets about embarking on this amazing journey.

I have always struggled living in one place. I never really liked it. I love having new experiences, meeting new people and seeing different places. This is my drug. This is what makes me feel present and feel alive. That doesn’t mean I don’t have any issues with this new lifestyle. One thing I struggle with is that I love travel and I also love music.  I find it much easier to practice music by having a rehearsal studio, a place where you can be as loud as you want. You can’t really do that in an RV. Sure, I can practice my acoustic guitar no problem, but playing drums or electric guitar – that becomes an issue.

Right now I am more focused on adventure, lucid dreaming, this blog, the podcast and our youtube channel. At some point I will want to bring music to the forefront. How that will play out, I am not sure. At the moment I am really enjoying exploring these national parks, going on hikes and feeling free.

What I love about traveling full-time is that everything feels like an adventure. I am always having to adapt and learn new things. This is good for me because I get bored way too easily. At the moment I think our goal is to visit all 50 states. It’s going to take time to achieve that. Sure you can rush through and see all 50 states, but we stay in each place typically for one month. During winter we stay in one place for four months. It is a slower process, but we get to see a lot. It is also much more affordable this way.

Everything has its cons and living an RV is no exception; waiting for hot water, making repairs, travel days are stressful, trains and highways can be noisy at RV parks, wireless internet is slower and more expensive, no dishwasher, dealing with propane, etc. Despite  these things, the good still outweighs the bad. I love the freedom that we have. And I still have a lot of college debt, but I still feel incredible free. I have my debt under control and feel confident I can clear it. If I feel this free with the amount of debt I have now, how will I feel when the debt is gone?

What will we do when we hit our goal of seeing all 50 states? I’m not sure, but most likely just continuing working on art and perhaps starting to explore other countries. Our travels will not end with America. Will we continue living in a RV after touring the U.S.? Who knows, only time will tell. What matters at this moment, is that I am happy. I am doing what I have always wanted to do – travel.

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew

4/30/19 | UTAH

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What do we say to the God of Death?

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Not today I thought, as I was ascending Angels Landing at Zion National park. It was the most intense and scariest hike I have ever completed. Apparently there have been 6 deaths since 2004 at Angels Landing, so yes it is very dangerous. You are holding onto chains as you climb up and can see right over the edge. Despite the fear, it was a very exciting and rewarding experience.

Recently I had a dream about death. I dreamt I was having health issues in my dream and then later thought I was dead. This really upset me in the dream and I quickly entered denial, so much so that I wanted to search for my physical body to see if in fact it was real. I never got around to finding my body in my dream, but it is very interesting how non lucid dreams can feel so real and be so convincing.

After having this vivid dream about death, I found myself lucid in another dream after a dream character talked about spirituality. I did a reality check and saw an old lady walking by and I was inclined to tell her that this was simply a dream. She didn’t want to hear it and ran off. I began getting very emotional at this point in the lucid dream and had to tell myself to calm down. The scene quickly changed to me being in a room with my wife and I again was compelled to let it be known that this was just a dream. I was trying to tell her and she didn’t want to hear it. I also did a reality check right in front of her. I was putting my hand through my other hand and I continued telling her it was just a dream. It clicked for her and she became very upset and went to hug me, but I woke up.

I’ve heard of other lucid dreamers doing this, but this was my first time telling other dream characters that it was a dream. I don’t think I am going to do this anymore because it doesn’t seem to do any good and eventually caused me to wake up.

I have so much to learn about lucid dreaming. There are many things I want to experiment with and explore. I have been doing a lot of meditation and readings around lucid dreaming and astral projection and I have been learning about how to prolong these experiences and how to have them more often. It is going to take me some time to experiment with what I have learned, but once I get a chance I will report back with what is working.

-Andrew

4/29/19 | UTAH

A shift in humanity

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We all have an energy system within the physical body. An energy system is comprised of chakras and energy channels. There are seven major chakras in the physical body. During the day most people are operating on their lower three charkas:

1st Charka: survival & safety

2nd Charka: emotions & sexuality

3rd Chakra: Distributing energy through out the body and achieving tasks.

If someone is meditating or in a creative mode, then most likely they are engaged with the upper chakras. The upper chakras have more to do with the spirit of YOU:

4th chakra: identity, relationships, affinity

5th chakra: communication

6th chakra: clairvoyance (seeing clearly)

7th chakra: knowing your truth, connecting to your higher self

Like many others on the planet, in one single day I can operate on all the seven major charkas, however, on a humanity level – we are at the level of the third charka and are shifting to the fourth chakra. Hold up, what does that even mean? Well a very long time ago humanity simply operated on the first chakra. It was all about survival. As time went on people on the planet shifted to the second chakra which was all about exploration. On a humanity level we are operating from the 3rd chakra and shifting to the 4th chakra. The 3rd chakra is very much about the physical body, the commitment to the physical body, moving energy throughout the body, achieving tasks and I often see the energy of the ego show up here. It’s not happening so much now because we are shifting, but life was about conquering. As humanity shifts to the 4th chakra then it will be more about identity, love, relationships and spirit. Each shift is important for humanity, but this one is very unique because most people tend to identify as the physical body. This is why most fear death so much. We will be moving in a direction where people slowly start to identify as spirit. We have a body, but we are not the body. We are much more.

The spirit of the Earth has a dream of its own and that is to have humanity reach the crown chakra. It is going to be very exciting as humanity shifts through these upper charkas, but it will take a long time. Now just because humanity is currently operating at a certain level, doesn’t mean that is where you are at. Like I mentioned earlier, in one single day I can utilize all seven charkas, but in general, I may be focused or working on one particular chakra.

For example, now I am focused on the heart chakra. For me it is about my spirit reconnecting with my body and also about relationships. For my job I get to have conversations with people from all around the world. It is a student / teacher relationship. I am helping them with their English. Perhaps in a few years I may move on to the fifth chakra (communication) and go deeper into writing, podcasting and even music. Just because I make that shift though doest mean I never use my heart chakra.

Any big personal shift can be uncomfortable. It is a growth period. The same thing goes for humanity – we are in a giant growth period. It may be difficult and cause issues to arise, however, in the end I believe it will be for the best. What are your thoughts on humanity shifting to the 4th chakra? What chakra are you primarily focused on now?

Andrew

4/25/19 | UTAH

Being Present

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All my spiritual training has been about being in the body, being present. That is where the magic is at and I absolutely love experiencing it. I’ve been spending a lot of time learning about lucid dreaming and astral projection and what I am beginning to see and realize is that the more you can be present in your waking life, the more you can be present in a dream or out of body.

I know all sorts of visual techniques and energy work that help with being present, but I am trying something new and that is simply just sitting in meditation for 30 minutes and focusing on my breath. By focusing on your breath, you are more likely to be in present time. And by focusing only on my breath it seems easier to not have a million thoughts racing through my head. I am going to try to do this different and simple exercise in the morning and evening. The idea is that when you mediate in the morning, you are reconnecting with your body and setting the tone for you day. When you meditate at night you are ending your day and setting the tone for your dreams.

I love those moments where suddenly everything syncs up and you find yourself centered. You have that “ah ha” moment where you realize – I’m present! It’s a very joyful feeling. You feel as though nothing else matters in that moment, but what you are seeing and experiencing. Time actually seems to go out the window. You simply have showed up and connected with your body more deeply.

Just as I am typing this I realize that the moment I had yesterday, where I realized I was in the moment, it feels very similar to when you wake up in a dream and realize that you are dreaming. They are both very exciting and joyful experiences.

Whether or not you are interested in lucid dreaming or astral projection, being present in your waking life is really a blessing. It beats dwelling on the past and worry about the future. All the bullshit just fades away.

-Andrew

4/21/19 | AZ

Spiritual Perspective on the Stages of Sleep

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Today I did a free reading for someone who won via this blog on lucid dreaming and astral projection. After doing this reading I feel as though I have done enough readings and personal meditation to get a good idea of the spiritual perspective on the stages of sleep.

I’m not going to go into the scientific side of the stages of sleep simply because that information is easily accessible via the web, however, what you won’t find typically is the perspective that I am going to share.

NREM Stage 1: when I look at this stage clairvoyantly for others, what I see is someone simply getting comfortable and relaxed in bed. I also see the astral body becoming stimulated.

NREM Stage 2: in stage two I see the astral body lift out of the physical body and hovers just above. I also tend to see imagery appear just in front of the face of the astral body. 

NREM Stage 3: in the third stage I typically see two things; 1) the individuals astral body remains hovering above their physical body or 2) they are unconsciously gliding throughout what some would call the real time zone or what I would simply call it – the first level the astral. It is a lower level of the astral that mostly resembles the physical world. If people are not floating above their physical body, I see people floating throughout their house, moving through walls and sometimes doing activities they might do in their day to day. 

REM: Once someone hits this stage, what I see is that the pineal gland of the physical body stimulates and then the pineal gland in the astral body lights up and then imagery appears out in front of the astral body face. From here the astral body moves to a specific   area of the astral and based off the image that is in front of them dictates the dream that forms around them.

If someone were to wake up in a dream and knew they were dreaming while in the dream – that is lucid dreaming. From there you can go on to have greater control of the dream. One thing interesting about this though is that I have had dreams where I had some level of control but I did not know I was dreaming.

This information is based off of readings I have done for others and personal meditation.   This is what I have seen consistently in most people, but I have seen some exceptions to this.

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew

4/20/19 | AZ

Hello, Present Time

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Such magical moments I recall

What made them unique? What made them so special?

Was it that I found present time and didn’t realize it at all?

Back from the clouds and in this vessel

Here I am, another moment and I feel alive

I am happy and this feels familiar

Am I falling in love with this body?

Am I falling in love with this life?

Happy to be alive, I don’t think about pain

So glad that I made the decision to switch lanes

The past is the past – you are no problem at all

Can I let the future go, can I let go of control?

Could I just let it ride, could I trust in the free fall?

Present time, don’t slip away, it feels too good

I’m here to stay.

Alpha Brain for Lucid Dreaming: Day 13

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Okay, so I had a wild experience last night. I took two alpha brain pills around 6PM and went to sleep a little after 9PM. I experimented with something new last night which is called a ramp timer. I used a YouTube video that was about 3 hours in length and the first 60 minutes is just silence. After the first hour there are beeping sounds that occur every 5 minutes. The idea is that this is to help you induce a lucid dream or astral projection. So, I thought I would give it a try.

Okay, so I was having a dream where I was in a hotel room lying in bed. In this dream I was also doing the ramp timer experiment. I was lying there, heard a sound go off and I started projecting out of my body. I only lifted a foot or so out of my body and then returned. I changed my sleeping position, tried going back to sleep and awaited the next sound to go off five minutes later. Eventually I thought to myself that it was taking too long and once I had that thought I launched out of my bed and started flying in the sky. I felt like was going very fast and I was surprised how long it was lasting because normally my previous experiences end quickly.

I’m not going to go into the entire dream experience, but at one point in my dream I was able to manifest a dream character, but the person that appeared was not who I was expecting, so I guess I was not specific enough. The interesting thing about this whole experience is that it was all a DREAM. In this dream I felt like I was having a real astral projection, but it was not. It wasn’t even a lucid dream because I didn’t have that moment in the dream where I was like, “Oh! I AM DREAMING!” But I did have a good degree of control in the dream. This explains some dreams that I have had in the past where I was not having a full on lucid dream but I was able to control aspects of the dream.

When I was waking up on my real bed I realized oh it wasn’t a real astral projection it was just a dream. It is kind of cool though because the feeling of projecting in the dream felt so real. I think it can almost help me prepare for future astral projections. So, with the combination of alpha brain, the ramp timer, meditation, reality checks and binaural beats – I have been able to have some pretty cool dream experiences. I have three more days left of experimenting with Alpha Brain. If I have any more experiences I will report back!

Andrew

4/17/19 | AZ