The key being that saturating the mind will remove or diminish the random thoughts that can generate at least temporarily. I've realized this works nearly every time that I have a valid reason to be objective in the non-physical. In the case of Waldo, he later heard a voice that told him about the intensification of astral events for his upcoming book. I've said in the past that valid reasons have a tendency to be granted.In chapter 1 - Page 17 Waldo wrote:Removing all other ideas, I continued concentrating on saturating the mind with a single thought: a strong desire to leave and float over the soma [physical body] lying on the bed. The takeoff of the psychosoma (astral body) occurred.
It goes into the matter of why we genuinely want to explore the non-physical, what is it about it that we genuinely need from it if anything? Could it be simple validation that life exist beyond the confinements of the physical body? Could it be that we are looking for lucid dream type entertainment? Could it be that we are looking to predict future events? Spy on someone? Increase physic potential to see more clearly? Contact a diseased relative? Accessing higher knowledge? Could it be that you don't genuinely need anything from it? that it will just fade away to be meaningless? Answering the questions genuinely can help you focus on the appropriate situation/scenario that is more likely to turn into lucidity, higher level astral encounters or nothing at all.
A person who doesn't believe in any form of live after death does nothing in trying to make his "intentions" in the non-physical about trying to meet a sentient astral being. Why? The astral dimensions present to you with the realizations that you need first. In a sense, the entire universal consciousness is open to you, if you want to call it that, at the same time you might not be in the “readiness state" necessarily to access such validation or experience. Setting an intention that resonates with your genuine self is essential in creating the appropriate scenario that is more likely to turn into lucidity or objective awareness. As in this case, the individual who doesn't believe consciousness can exist without a physical body should focus on his mental creations first to promote lucidity, nothing he or she experiences will prove differently. Don't take the last sentence out of context.
A person who has difficulty seeing properly in the non-physical because his or her vision is blocked or restricted should focus on trying to increase psychic perception. For this, synchronizing the difference between your non-lucid dreaming self and the objective astral self (or purpose driven physical self) could make the difference. This means that your dream behavior may be different in a non-lucid dream, than your astral behavior when it's objective. The purpose is to change the dream behavior (unconscious) into the astral behavior (objective) by training the psyche to be whole. Or in other words by shining light in your subconscious you may increase your objective awareness which then opens the door to certain astral dimensions that where blocked before. This may also increase your perception which may then bring you into a slightly higher or better dimension more appropriate for your new gained perspective. This also means a lucid dream may shift into full blown objective astral event. Our perspective may be ready to realize more? You can see why working with the relevant issues is important. The reason for this is to minimize our psyche from branching out into dream layers or mental illusions so that we may bring with us baggage-free objectivity that seems to be required for purpose driven astral encounters and experiences.
In the case of Waldo it appears to me he has a job to attend to, so he will go there often. The company Astral Inc. will also make sure he returns to do his work.