The Spirit World Chronicles is an ongoing series based on channeled accounts of what the afterlife is like. Some of the material examined in this series dates back to nearly a century ago, and the referenced sources discuss a wide range of topics that have to do with life after death and the conditions of the realms beyond.
Here, I’d like to pick up from our previous discussions about the ‘Borderlands’, which is the initial realm most people who leave this earth depart to, with a discussion about the manner in which everything one could ever need or want is provided.
Even though I haven’t been to the Borderlands and I couldn’t say for sure, I’d imagine one isn’t provided with everything they’d ever want/need to satisfy their egos, but to help them see that they now exist in an infinite realm where they can manifest anything and everything that comes to mind.
I’m sure it initially seems like they’re granted everything they want by a source outside of themselves, but they eventually learn that they’re the ones who manifest their realities – in their new fourth-dimensional home and on the planet they’d just departed from.
We create our reality, individually and collectively, no matter which realm we exist in. We’re the creators of everything we could ever perceive and everything we’ll perceive as we continue to evolve, and it seems like this lesson’s given to the newly departed in the form of their reception of everything they could ever hope to need or want.
The purpose of life – in every realm – is to learn about the spiritual nature of our existence and empower ourselves with the understanding that we created everything around us, and some require the assistance of outer entities or manifestations before they can realize this and take the next step on their journey.
There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with this, as long as they can eventually empower themselves and realize that they truly are the creators of everything they receive and experience.
W.T. Stead tells us that the purpose of providing the recently deceased with familiar earthly pleasures is to help them feel comfortable in their new home before they move on from everything that constitutes the earth and the third dimension.
“It seems that all the senses are provided for here. The chief work on this island is to get rid of unhappiness at parting from earth ties, and therefore, for the time being, the individual is allowed to indulge in most of earth’s pleasures. There are attractions of all kinds to stimulate and generally to tone up strength.
“Whatever the person’s particular interest on earth has been, he can follow it up and indulge in it here also for the present. All mental interests and almost all physical interests can be continued here, for that one reason of coaxing the newcomer to a level mental outlook.” (1)
Anything one can do on earth, short of taking another’s life, can be done in the Borderlands until one gradually grows out of the perceived need to do them, Stead tells us.
“There are houses given over to book study, music, to athleticism of all kinds. Every kind of physical game can be practiced – you can ride on horseback, you can swim in the sea. You can have all and any kind of sport which does not involve the taking of life. In a minor degree that can be had too, but not in reality; that is only a make-believe.
“From this you will understand that particular buildings are given over to their own kind of work.
“The man who has spent his life in games, heart and soul, would be disconsolate without them here … he can have them and enjoy them to the full; but he will find that after a time the desire is not so keen and he will turn to other interests automatically, though gradually, and it may be that he will never entirely abandon his games, but the desire will be less absorbing.” (2)
Certain spiritual practices that help us attain a higher state of consciousness, such as music, are increased in the fourth dimension.
“On the other hand, the man who used his life for, say, music, for instance, will find his desire, his interest and his ability increasing by leaps and bounds because music belongs to this land. He will find that by spending much time in one of the music houses, as he will if his life is music, his knowledge and ability are amazingly increased.
“Then there is the bookworm. He, too, finds intense satisfaction in his new-found facilities. Knowledge is unlimited – works of priceless value, lost upon earth, are in existence here. He is provided for.” (3)
If there’s something spiritually relevant we enjoy on earth, we’ll be able to practice and increase it in the fourth dimension. Music is far more spiritual than most people realize, and apparently, it’s constantly played in the higher realms.
It isn’t played for an earthly purpose such as gaining fame or notoriety – it’s played because the souls who play it recognize that it’s inherently spiritual. As Stead told us, the same can be said for gaining knowledge and striving to perceive spirit.
No matter what we enjoy doing, we’ll enjoy it even more in the fourth dimension. Certain earthly practices will begin to resonate less and less with us, but spiritual practices that are popular on earth will increase until our abilities far surpass their previous level.
- William Thomas Stead, The Blue Island. Experiences of a New Arrival Behind the Veil. Estelle W. Stead and Pardoe Woodman, eds. London: Rider, n.d, 56.
- Ibid., 56-8.
- Loc. cit.
Concluded in Part 2 tomorrow. To read the full post, head here.