I asked myself the difference between the Fourth Dimension that we’re in and the Astral Plane that we go to after transition? I’m not really sure.
The difference that I’m aware of is the additional factor present in the Fourth but not in the Astral – that is, this physical human body.
The same etheric/astral body – I’m going to call the inhabitant in the human body the “spirit body” – exists inside and outside the physical body so that’s in common. But the spirit body exists without the hindrance of the physical body on the Astral Plane.
How can I bring alive for you the difference that makes. I can start with the comparison I usually make. The physical body is like India rubber – think of a lacrosse ball. Throw it at the pavement and it goes thwok and doesn’t bounce.
It’s a non-conductor, a dense medium compared to the spirit body, which is finer than the down at the base of a feather. Extremely good conductor, which makes it hard for our star family to be around the likes of us with our fiery emotions and grudge-bearing.
The biggest cost to us of living in a lacrosse-ball body is that it’s a non-conductor of higher-dimensional love and the divine qualities that are the flavors of love.
The more tense and dense we get, the less able we are to experience them. And our communicational styles, as I’ve tried to demonstrate in the cycle of conflict, simply lead to more and more resentment until something happens. We’re not set up to be receiving the frequency that transformative love travels o. We can’t reach that channel.
When I was outside my body and on the other side, I was distracted with the conflict I was seeing and had no time to explore or observe. The crucial moment for me was when I re-entered my body, not knowing what it was I was encountering.
“What’s this?” I said to myself. My body, I realized. Then I am not my body.
One cat was out of the bag. More to follow.
If I made a generalization out of so brief an experience, I’d be like the blind man, holding the elephant’s tail and saying an elephant is like a snake, long and skinny.
All I can say is that, when I the spirit, the driver of the vehicle, returned to it and turned the key back on, my consciousness remained inside for a moment and then transferred itself to the outside.
I had been inside the body looking at the portals that were my eyes, which were out in front of me; and then, fairly quickly, my consciousness transferred itself to the outside of my body. The same with my hearing. Suddenly I was “Steve” again, no longer behind a one-way mirror but operating in and through this man suit.
Oh, look, Steve just woke up. You were breathing heavily, lad, someone could have said to me.
So, nothing conclusive on what the difference is between the Third Dimension/Density and the Astral Plane.
Only that obvious difference of the slowing down and densification caused by us clanking around in this suit of armor.
But, since I’ve experienced both, I have to say I much prefer the body that’s as light as down to the Ironman suit. I much prefer experiencing higher love and bliss to anything this locale has to offer, any time, any place.
Since Matthew Ward was a designer of astral worlds, maybe I should ask him the question. I’d also like to know.