In the Astral Plane connected to the old Third Dimension, one could not travel upwards or downwards without risking feeling intense discomfort.
But now we’re told that were going to a new environment with our Ascension and that, in that new environment, we can travel upwards with relative ease. This is a definite change and supports St. Germaine and Michael’s statements that the rules have changed.
St. Germaine tells us:
“You see all the rules have changed. You have decided to maintain form. That doesn’t mean we’re going to have you punished by not allowing you access to the 7th.
“That is the old paradigm. ‘You can’t come here, unless you die.’ Well, that’s not true! That’s what enlightenment and Ascension is about. You can go as far, you can go and feel and be the Love that is the 7th Christ consciousness. You can have it all and then you pull it into your physical form so that you are a walking, talking, working, creating Christ consciousness Being.” (1)
At the same time, however, I think that people who remain behind in the Third Dimension because they are unready, unwilling, or unable to ascend will find that their way is still blocked from visiting higher dimensions. So let’s look at what the afterlife communicators have to say about the situation.
Afterlife communicator, T.E Lawrence, “Lawrence of Arabia,” reported from what I believe to be the Higher Summerlands of the Astral Plane. He’s looking back on his experiences since arrival in the Middle Summerlands, including his attempts at travelling upwards and downwards.
“Each group makes its own conditions and these are for the time being the only conditions in which its members can exist in comfort.
“Whatever our natural plane may be, to go down from it causes acute discomfort and even suffering; to go up before one is ready means an air too rarified and light too intense to be borne.
“So each must go to his own place and stay there until development draws him up into a higher sphere.” (2)
Lawrence returns to the topic later:
“Should a man try to live in that rarified spiritual air [of a higher plane than Lawrence occupies] who carried still in his being the uncleansed stains of earth his sufferings would be terrible, as intense as the joy of which he would be capable when he is cleansed of them.” (3)
I think we’d call “the uncleansed stains of earth” core issues or vasanas. A person not divested of their vasanas would suffer in a purer setting, on the other side.
Remember that Lawrence was describing the Astral Plane as it then was. It coincides with our Fourth Dimension, except that they’re unencumbered by this dense suit of armor we walk around in, called a human body. They walk around in bodies that are like gossamer, compared to ours, even in the Fourth Dimension.
Mike Swain related the kinds of symptoms he experienced if he tried to travel higher or lower:
“The worlds above us are even richer in light and happiness. If I go up there (and I can) I find it too bright; the light hurts my eyes. And the vibrations are so refined that I can’t respond to them!
“So I reverse gear and return to this world – which suits me just fine!
“The planes below this one are denser, dimmer planes. If I go down to them, it becomes murkier and murkier until it is so creepy that I scoot back to where I belong!” (4)
If we travel with a higher-dimensional companion or if we’re given a talisman like a protective robe, we can lengthen our stay, as Harry Dodd notes. His symptoms were such that he would lowe consciousness in the higher ealms.
“One cannot rise much higher because one loses consciousness. Accompanied by someone of greater development, one can go farther afield; but, if one goes much higher than one’s own awareness, a dreamy state comes on and nothing registers clearly. I was taken traveling in this way so that I would understand it.
“One’s awareness grows as one develops – quite naturally as a child becomes an adult in time. One grows mentally and spiritually.” (5)
Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson goes into detail on the various aids that travellers can be given to allow them to visit higher planes without discomfort:
“At the border of the higher realms there is no need for such sentinels [as at the lower realms] to keep others from crossing, because the natural law prevents it.
“When those of a lower realm travel to a higher, it is always by authority, either vested in the traveler, or in some other person of a higher sphere, who will act as an escort.
“In the former case, such authority takes the form of symbols or signs that are given to the holder, who will always and upon every occasion receive – even unasked for – every assistance he may need. Many of these symbols have the power in themselves of preserving the traveler from the overwhelming effects of the higher spiritual atmosphere.
“The latter would not damage the soul, of course, but a soul thus unprepared would find itself in much the same situation as upon earth when one emerges into brilliant sunlight after a prolonged stay in complete darkness.
“But as in the case of earthly sunshine one can, after a suitable lapse of time, become again perfectly at ease in the normal bright light, it is not so in the case of the higher realms. There is no such adaptability there. The ‘blinding’ effect will be continuous to one of a lower state. …
“When it is necessary to make a journey to even higher spheres, it then becomes imperative, in many cases, that an inhabitant of those realms should, as it were, throw a cloak over his charge, in just the same way as Edwin, upon a lower scale, threw his protecting arms about is when we journeyed to the lower sphere.” (6)
These descriptions will probably continue to apply to those who remain in the Old Third, unascended. They will not apply to those who ascend.
We enter the new environment, but they remain in the old. And in the old, journeys to the higher dimensions continue, evidently, to be unfeasible.
(1) “Transcript: Heavenly Blessings – St. Germaine on Where to Look for Results,” channeled by Linda Dillon, July 15, 2014, at http://goo.gl/OxNpnG.
(2) T.E. Lawrence through Jane Sherwood, medium, Post-Mortem Journal. Communications from T.E. Lawrence. London: Spearman, 1964, 58-9.
(3) Ibid., 86.
(4) Mike Swain in Jasper Swain, From My World to Yours: A Young Man’s Account of the Afterlife. New York: Walker, 1977, 24.
(5) Harry Dodd in Paul Beard, Living On. How Consciousness Continues and Evolves After Death. New York: Continuum, 1981, 128.
(6) Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson through Anthony Borgia, medium, Life in the World Unseen. M.A.P., 1993, 62-3.