The Astral Planes, Lessons – Spirituality

crocusesWe  humans are not solid matter, we are vibrational beings. All creation is vibration by design of the Creator.  Our thoughts are powerful and can project us while on Earth to any place we can think of. Once we enter the astral realms, we are pure thought. We are our own creators.

I was told long ago, no two deaths are alike. On death, our thoughts project us to the  realm of light that most suits our earthly habits. It’s the reason we are told to keep our thoughts positive and to live to the best of our capabilities. We do not change after death.  We are the same person. Nothing changes other than the body is gone. People with huge ambitions now, will not shed those ambitions on death but seek a way over there to satisfy them. A selfish person here on Earth is not always lucky enough to realize the astral planes, or those helpers sent to guide them home. Such souls can stay earthbound until another time, when help is sent to rescue them.

I read recently of the soul of a man who had died on the “Titantic” then became earth-bound. He roamed the earth for years, often possessing others’ bodies to satisfy his Earthy needs. This soul had come from a wealthy family who had not known suffering or want. He lived only for himself, ignoring all the grinding poverty of others. He simply was blind to it. On death, he too, become blind.  He was in the dark. His darkness was the darkness of ignorance. He did not even realize he was dead. He eventually was given help and guided towards the  light, where he was able to realize his mistakes.  Below is a piece from Sri Yonganda on the astral planes.

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Sri Yogananda from the book ‘Divine Romance’

From my garden - the first crocus
From my garden – the first crocus

Everything in this material world is a copy of it’s counterpart in the astral world; but the material manifestation is a gross one, limited and distorted by the law of relativity.

 

The principle of duality or relativity is inherent in creation; shadow as well as light is necessary to apprehend a universe of separate forms and creatures.

Relativity operates in the astral world too; but on that plane there are no fixed limitations – everything is perceived as different vibrations of light, naught else. In the material world delusion is deeply embedded in that law of relativity, preventing the physical consciousness from understanding things as they really are. You don’t perceive things in their essence as light because the instrumentality of your physical senses is too gross. You instead experience the relative difference between solids, liquids, and gases as so radical that if you leave the solid shore and try to walk across the liquid ocean, you drown. In the astral world, even though you can cognize the shore as solid and the ocean as liquid, there is no drowning in the astral liquid. You differentiate the solids from the liquids only as varying vibrations of light, which do not clash with each other. You can glide just as easily through “solid” light and ‘liquid” light. Or you can walk on liquid light in your solid body of light, as Jesus showed when he walked on the water. To him, both his body and the sea were naught but relativities of astral light, which he could alter at will by the power of mind. He demonstrated that a fully God-realized master can control the astral light underlying material creation. That is how he performed his miracles, such as healing the sick and raising the dead, feeding multitudes with a few loaves and fishes, and resurrecting his own body.

There is not one human experience you can think of for which the astral world has not an exact duplicate. You can experience birth and death and marriage and disease and everything that you see in the physical world. Relativities of light can create sensations and perceptions experienced as real. In the material world, because the law of relativity is so heavily laden with delusive power, man is constrained by those “realities.” In the astral world, everything is changeable at the command of the mind.

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How important it is to live in that finer realm! I am all the time there—even now as I am talking to you. Such happiness comes; there are no words I can use to describe it to you. In this gross world, you get tired of everything; even the most enjoyable things eventually become tedious or boring. But in the astral world the creations of your will are ever new. You will never tire of that world. If you want to be young you can be so. If you want to appear as a man or as a woman or in any form you wish, you can do so. You do not have to worry about money for your needs; a mere command of your will provides whatever you want. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to do that here? This earth is so limited; some persons have plenty while others starve. But in the heavenly astral world there are no such inequities; every being has according to his desire. If you want an opulent palace, it is there for you. If you want snow or heat or light or rain, you can have it just by the power of thought. With astral light the mind can create anything. You are free from all limitations when you know the kingdom of heaven, the kingdom of God, which is behind this world.

Leslie Flint transcripts – from his website. Leslie Flint was the greatest voice medium ever to have lived. He has left us a wealth of information by ways of transcripts from voices on the astral planes, each giving evidence of their survival. Leslie, together with other great wisdom teachers, like Daskalos, and the Masters from the East, all agree to the conditions of the soul after leaving the Earth plane.    

http://www.leslieflint.com/transcripts.html

A Mist, A Cave, A Dream – Oceans Of Bliss

He who understand has wings. We know that among many peoples the soul is conceived of as a bird. Magical flight assumes the value of an “escape from the body -” that is, it translates ecstasy, the liberation for the soul, into plastic terms. But while the majority of human beings are changed into birds only as the moment of death, when they  forsake their bodies, and fly into the air, shamans, sorcerers, and ecstatic of all kinds realize ’emergence from the body’ in this world and as often as they wish. 

This myth of the bird-soul contains in germ a whole metaphysics of man’s spiritual autonomy and freedom. – Mircea Eliade

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For twelve years I was the smith of my soul. I put it in the furnace of austerity and burned it in the fire of combat. I laid it on the anvil of reproach and smote it with the hammer of blame until i made of my soul a mirror with divers acts of worship and piety. then for a year I gazed in contemplation. On my waist I saw a girdle of pride and vanity and self-conceit and reliance on devotion and approbation of my works. I laboured for five years more until that girdle became worn out and I professed Islam anew. I looked and saw that all created things were dead. I pronounced four akbirs over them and returned from the funeral of them all and without intrusion of creatures, through God’s help alone, I attained unto God.

~Bayazid of Bistun

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and to conclude:

There is something in the soul within God lives, and something in the soul wherein the soul  lives in God. I am not sure people, even after years of spiritual practice really understand the nature of soul. While here on the Earth, we are forever protecting our egos, as if they themselves survive death. In truth, the soul, on its journey to the Infinite, cannot turn back halfway. And when it reaches that goal, it experiences only the light, the wisdom, the love of the Divine and it loses two things. It loses all the marks of the experiences and thoughts of its manifestations: and it loses its individuality and is merged in the infinite divine consciousness.    

Namaste♥ ॐ♥Pranam♥ ॐ♥Namaskar”

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