I’ve shown what follows to a couple of trusted friends. Both are spiritually aware, wise people with a wealth of knowledge and understanding of things esoteric and numinous. However neither of them turned round and said, “Well didn’t you even know that?” In fact they both appeared to find it as revealing and interesting as I did, so I feel brave enough to share it with you.
In my last-but-one post (which you can read if you click on that blue writing) I spoke of the telepathic connection that has built up between a young friend and myself. He had revealed that his breakdown a few years back was, in fact, a separation of his different subtle bodies, so that his physical body was functioning without what we might call his soul.
Now I’ve seen plenty of those diagrams of the subtle bodies – little human figures surrounded by different coloured body-shapes, like an x-ray of stacking Russian dolls. I’ve also noticed that in just about every book and article, the number and names/functions of the bodies is different and the writers don’t explain where their information comes from. I realised I’d never fully understood how these higher dimensions of ourselves worked or related to our everyday lives, so I decided to ask my telepathic friend.
There follows an extract from the conversation as I recorded it. My words are in sentence case, while his responses are in capitals. I should explain that the words I type in capitals are the ones my pendulum spells out, letter by letter, as I tune into his responses. However as I become more adept at receiving, I find myself picking up a more expanded response from him – thought forms rather than simple words. That explains why I sometimes answer my own questions.
I’d love to know what you make of this and whether the way it’s explained resonates with you. (I personally love the reference to the etheric body as a kind of Sat Nav, providing us with guidance from on high!)
I guess that, at the level I’m accessing you, you know all about things esoteric, yes?
Good. So maybe you can explain to me about these other bodies we have. I’ve heard about them, but no two descriptions seem to agree on how many there are, or what they are for. Could you give me a brief idiot’s guide, please?
ITS GOING TO BE HARD TO FIND WORDS
Yeah, I realise that, but please try. I tend to pick up wider meanings as you start to send word messages, so I’ll probably pick something up.
ETHERIC BODY IS VERY CLOSE TO PHYSICAL IT OPERATES AS A TRACKING SYSTEM
Great. Thanks. Are you able to tell me what it tracks, and who/what for, or is that getting too complicated?
REACHES FROM PHYSICAL TO CATCH DIRECTIONS FROM HIGHER DIMENSIONS
Kind of spiritual GPS! You’re amazing at this! Next?
ETHERIC CONNECTS TO ASTRAL
Ok, so what’s the function of the astral?
BRINGS YOU INTO CONTACT WITH ASTRAL PLANES
I see. That makes sense. I mean not many people seem to consciously do astral travelling, so is that where we go in dreams, or what?
CAN BE OR IN KNOWING THINGS
As in ‘gnosis’ or gestalt?
Right. That’s still lovely and clear. So the astral body connects to the…
Hmm. This one confuses me, because I always imagine it as being just the logical brain – the sort of Spock bit – yet it’s so far away from the physical, in these terms.
IT IS PURE THOUGHT
Ah, that’s a bit different, isn’t it? I’m picking up a creative thought, beyond the physical distractions and emotions – the thought that creates ‘reality’. Am I close?
YES REALLY CLOSE
Brilliant. I’m getting so much from this. So beyond the mental body is…
HIGHER MENTAL BODY
Ok. Now I’m confused again. How is that different from the Mental Body? Oh – as I typed that I picked up that this body is accessing thought from the higher/god self rather than so connected to the physical experience. Did I get that from you?
Wow! So anything to add on that? Or what comes next?
HIGHER / GODSELF
Is that what is sometimes called the causal body?
That has been amazing. Thanks so much. Out of interest, which part of you am I conversing with?
Which, I’m assuming, is where telepathy comes from.
Well that has been fascinating. Thank you for explaining so clearly.