Author: By Enoch Tan
New Age thinking has brought in extra dimensions of thought regarding the Astral Plane. Many consider it to be a place where the soul goes after death. It is also considered to be the place where dreams are housed and it is here where we go during meditation. There are also out of body experiences which many people claim took them to the Astral. This author wishes to keep an open mind. When "The Meadow" was written by Elfreda and myself, we used The Astral as a reference to The Middle Place -- a dimension where souls go to rest in between lives. These are the people who have a purpose which means living out another life on the Earth plane. "The Meadow" is a celestial watering hole for those souls whose physical agendas are yet unfinished. -- Mike O'Hare
Planes Of Reality - Multidimensional Universe
By Enoch Tan
There are different planes of reality. The physical plane is the first one. The rest of the other planes beyond it are considered the mental plane as a whole.
Of all seven states of matter, the highest state is thought wave. Thought wave is the mental plane of reality. It is the universal plane that is made up purely of thought or mindstuff.
The mental plane has many levels. They differ in terms of vibrational rate from one level to the next. The finer the vibration, the higher the plane. It is not actually physically higher in position but inner in dimension. The mental plane of reality begins with the second plane after the physical and onwards.
The second plane of reality within the physical plane is the etheric plane. Everything in the physical plane coexists in physical and etheric state. Your body exists simultaneously as solid and thought wave. You coexist in the first and sixth state of matter.
An electron exist simultaneously as a particle and a wave.
Two things cannot occupy the same space unless they are of different space densities. The physical and etheric plane can coexist in the same space-time because they are out of phase with each other. But the space-time of the physical and etheric planes are in sync with each other.
In an OBE or Out of Body Experience, you body is asleep while your consciousness moves out of it. You exist in the form of an etheric or energy body. In that state, your consciousness is out of phase with the physical and is in phase with the etheric. You perceive the physical plane and everything around you in its etheric state.
When you were awake, there was a chair beside you. Now when you are in an out of body experience, you will not see the chair existing in a physical state in the physical plane but you will see the chair existing in an etheric state. The rest of the physical plane now exist in etheric state to you.
You are now in an etheric double and will be able to see your separate physical body in the etheric state on your bed. You are connected to your physical body with a thin silver cord that keeps it alive. It is unbreakable except on death.
Other people who are awake in the physical plane and walking around in their physical bodies can't see you in your etheric body but you can see them in their etheric bodies. Their etheric bodies appear as the self image that they have of their own physical bodies.
A person in the physical plane may look fatter in his etheric or energy body if he is constantly thinking of himself as being fatter than he physically is. The same is true if he think he is thinner, shorter/taller, better/worse looking.
In the etheric plane, there may be certain things that do not exist in the physical plane. That is because your imagination creates them in the etheric plane. You need to have certain discerning capability to tell whether something is an etheric state of an object in the physical plane or an etheric object created by your imagination. You can also see angels and fallen angels in the etheric plane if they happen to be around and make themselves visible to you.
Hold your hand in front of you and imagine a cup appear on it. Other people might see nothing in your hand but in the etheric plane, it appears as real as it would in the physical plane. An angel or out of body person passing by will see the cup in your hand and can even feel it.
They can literally see your thought projections. The same is true when you are in the etheric plane and someone is doing that in the physical plane.
The third plane is the astral plane. The astral plane transcends the etheric plane because it does not exist in physical reality at all. It is the place where people go after death or when they are astral traveling.
You get to meet other people or heavenly beings existing on that plane. The world you experience around you in the astral plane is entirely thought created. What you see will be the result of what you and the people around you are imagining it to be. Hence there are many different levels, places and dimensions in the astral plane.
The astral plane may also be called heaven and hell. The lower astral planes are where people with negative energies such as guilt, shame, condemnation are confined to. They experience all kinds of terrible things and sufferings in a plane of chaos and torment. The higher astral planes are where people with positive energies such as eternal life, love, joy and peace cohabit with one another.
During a NDE or Near Death Experience, some people see themselves come out of their bodies and angels come down and take them up to heaven. Others see a tunnel of light and pass through to the other side. Still there are those that appear in the presence of Jesus Christ the next moment.
These are the positive kinds of NDE, of course there are negative kinds as well where people have horrifying experiences as if they were entering hell.
At the end of their NDE, they are told that their time is not up and should return to the land of the living or they feel a force pulling them back to their physical bodies.
The reason why people have different NDE is because they expect different kinds of experience after death. God allows them to have the kind of experience they expect to have when they pass from Earth to Heaven. It doesn't matter how they transition because they will still end up in the astral plane anyway.
The astral plane can be considered to be a collective dream plane where people interact with each other in a fantasy land.
Normal low level dreaming takes place in the dream plane which is at the lowest level of the Energy continuum, just below the human collective consciousness and in the area of personal consciousness or the psyche.
Here the subconscious mind will create its own astral ether, often based upon waking thoughts and in particular, the last thoughts of the mind before drifting off to sleep. That is why it is important to take positive and harmonious thoughts to sleep with you.
The difference between the dream plane from the etheric and astral planes is that of shared reality. In the dream plane, no one else experiences what you are dreaming directly. But in the etheric and astral planes, you experience a shared reality with other beings existing in them. When two or more people experience a shared dream, they are actually interacting with each other during OBE or astral travel.
It is possible for others to influence your dreams through telepathic influence. Beings from the astral planes such as loved ones who has passed on can also enter your dreams to communicate with you.
The forth plane is the mental plane. The mental plane is the place where your imagination resides. This is where you draw inspiration and ideas from. A thought that you have, first originated from the mental plane within you. It then passes outwards to the astral plane and then to the etheric plane and finally to the physical plane of your existence. Things in your imagination will affect the physical plane.
The mental plane is a spectacular dimension! Iridescent rivers of sound bounded by rainbow shores of pulsating light. Thoughts appear as kaleidoscopic patterns of light and sound. You walk across fields of ideas under a sparkling crystal sky of inspiration. If you enter this world don't try to rationalize or understand it, or you may go mad, for it is beyond human understanding. Just accept it all, go with the flow and enjoy it!
Exist here in wondrous amazement. Let loose the child within you to play in this fairy wonderland. Everything feels real and solid. Time is even further distorted here than in the astral and reality is kaleidoscopic. The astral plane is the lower heaven and the mental plane is the higher heaven. The astral plane is where the soul exist, the mental plane is where the spirit exist.
The fifth plane is the celestial plane. It is the plane where the angelic hierarchy exist. From the seven archangels, seraphs, cherubs and all the angelic hosts of God's heavenly kingdom. It is a plane full of the glory of God and the might of his power.
The sixth plane is the cosmic plane. Here is where everyone is in the most glorified form, radiant, shining bright, pure brilliance, dazzling and sparkling. It is the most beautiful and most positive state of existence. Everyone interacts with the greatest joy and the highest love with one another.
You can feel the presence of God as a tangible all pervading force. Time stands utterly still here. Reality is more real and solid than normal reality. Compared to this, the physical world is a vague, tired dream full of half dead people.
The seventh plane is the divine plane or The Source. It is the highest mental plane which is the plane of pure Spirit or pure Mind. It is the state where all things ultimately exist as. Pure consciousness, pure energy. Perception of form does not exist and does not need to exist. You are one with everything and everyone, there is no separation.
In this plane, you are one with God. Your Spirit is one with the Universal Spirit. Your mind is integrated and yet differentiated with the Universal Mind. A state of total, perfect and eternal bliss.
It isn't necessary to experience eternal life only on the mental plane.
When we are in our new glorified bodies, we are able to change our vibration at will. We can pass through walls, appear and disappear, fly in all levels of reality whether physical or mental.
To experience and transition across all planes of reality in cycles is the most wonderful way to experience Heaven for all Eternity.
Since all levels of the mental plane are made purely of thought wave and the physical plane is a condensation of thought wave, you can say that the physical world is simply a dream world in a more condensed form. So we are living in a dream right now and we awaken out of the physical plane whenever we move into the next one.
The real world is the dream world. The dream world is the real world.
Everything is a dream. Everything is reality.
Dream is Reality. Reality is Dream.
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