Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Astral Body - Do We Have an Astral Body Or Nothing at All?

By Tina Bardo

In this article I'd like to examine the phenomena of an astral body. What is we have one, or it ALL simply a wild hallucination of nothingness? Now, you MAY be sort of rolling your eyes and thinking what difference does whether we have a real "body" per se in the astral realms matter! But...if you are spiritual warrior and consciousness cowgirl like myself, you realize that this MAY in fact have far more bearing on the truth of "self" than any other question you can ask..:-)

The Astral Body Explained

Most people who have a near death experience, a spontaneous astral projection or even those who can "consciously" project, will describe a body of light that OFTEN is loosely connected to the physical self. (often times through the "silver cord" which has been described for hundreds of years) The further that you travel into the astral realms, the more likely this cord is to disappear, giving your ethereal body FAR more freedom than when it's connected to your physical shell.

But is it FORM, energy, or something completely different?

It depends on who you ask...and to be honest, what you believe. My belief is that obviously, pure consciousness is the source of our truest selves...and within that frame the physical bodies disappears into a loving and primordial light. But - I do believe that is FAR beyond where most folks "go" during most projection experiences (although some do) and closer to the plane of normal existence, we have a more substantial form.

Of course different belief systems preach different small details, but the over arching truth is that your spiritual self is indeed internal, a smaller piece of a fabric in a large and wonderful evolving tapestry that lies beyond. Allowing that part of you to "leave" the body and experience that life now is just about the most wonderfully exciting and transformational journey you can make!

(and there is NOTHING that will give you the freedom of thought, mind and spirit than learning there is FAR more to your life than meets the eye!)

Simply START by opening your mind, spirit & enhanced AWARENESS and ride the supernatural surfboard into the wild, wacky and wonderful world of the unknown..:-) It WILL rock Your WORLD...I promise..;-)

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1 comment:

Amy (Gnostic Girl) said...

This is actually a really interesting topic. From a Gnostic point of view, yes you do have an 'astral body', but there is a lot more to this topic than just that.

Ordinary people start out with the essence (the consciousness or spiritual part of ourselves), the egos (the subconscious), and 4 lunar bodies: physical, astral, vital and mental.

Generally when people astral travel, they are actually visiting the lunar astral plane of the 5th dimension because this is all they can access with the lunar astral body. However, if someone was to take up a serious spiritual/psychological work on themselves (eliminating their egos, practicing alchemy, and helping others spiritually) then they can create solar bodies in the internal worlds so that they could travel to other planes such as the solar astral and solar mental planes.

Further along the spiritual path, other bodies are created that give access to higher dimensions again such as the 'causal plane' (or 6th dimension) where the consciousness resides.

Eventually such a person would be able to incarnate aspects of their inner being that reside in the 7th dimension, but they need to have created the necessary bodies to do this; Divine energies are of a higher voltage than the lunar bodies can handle. This process is what the Gnostics refer to as 'walking the spiritual path to enlightenment'.

That's just a Gnostic point of view on the subject, and it's pretty much the cornerstone of what Gnostics are trying to achieve!