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Personal Stories of Working with Subtle Energies
John UK, a mid-causal teacher, provided lessons on astral travel. This is a summary of a conversation regarding some of my initial sensations after an astral travel experience.
John: Can you describe your feelings and sensations?
Me: I have two different feelings. One is a feeling slipperiness or having no friction. It felt like the glossiness of a book. The other sensation was of seeing bright speckles.
John: What about your feelings?
Me: I am feeling refreshed.
John: Now, when one travels to the astral plane, their spirit or energy body is of course traveling to the astral level as if in flight. But the sensation of being slippery or passing smoothly through this physical plane is a common sensation as well. This is the sensation of the spirit body as it progresses to the astral level.
Now, this feeling of slipperiness is not the physical sensations that you may suppose, for the energy body and the physical plane (earth) are on different levels. But the analogy of your physical body immersed in water and that feeling of weightlessness and yet passing through a medium is appropriate. True, you may feel weightless, but also as your mind becomes more accepting and your recall better, different sensations will stand out at different times. On this occasion, your recall was of the passage through the astral level, the same as passing through water. When swimming under water, you feel weightless and notice the passage of fluid around you. Usually you only concentrate on one or the other.
Now, the speckles. Do you have any impressions about meeting anyone or thing? The question I am asking is, did you feel you met fragments on the astral level.
John: Did you feel that there were many or simply a few?
Me: Simply a few.
John: Your intuitive feelings tell you the impression of the speckles.
Me: A representation of the fragments of the Tao, or souls.
John: Yes. Their energy or their points of light that they radiate.
Me: Why did I meet them?
John: The astral level is similar to the physical, in at times you may meet several or many, or none. The comparison being a small group, a city, or the desert. Let’s discuss the astral plane. There are several levels within the astral plane. The Higher Self being on the level closer to the earthly plane. You perhaps passed the lower level after meeting your Higher Self and went into a higher level, there meeting the fragments, for generally unless there is a purpose, fragments and Higher Selves do not usually mingle.
John: Was the sensation of being slippery during the same episode as your sparkles?
John: Now, if the slippery feeling is the energy body passing through the astral levels, can you infer any insights from this knowledge?
Me: Passing from one level to another?
John: The experience is this. You traveled to the first level of the astral plane and after experiencing your Higher Self you proceeded upward into the next level where you experienced, but did not communicate, with several different fragments. The sensations that were different in this experience were the ones that you recalled, that of passing from one level to the next and associating with several fragments or energy bodies.
The experiences you have progressed through are very unique and different for the energy body. Therefore, it having experienced these does not wish to push the bounds too far and simply enjoys and learns from the things accomplished so far. With further experiences and deeper travels, the communication with the fragments can be possible if they wish it.
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