By Gabriel Hartley
[I have been urged by various beings to be sure to record my studies on the Astral Body in this blog. The following entry was an earlier attempt to alnswer an earlier urging to do the same.]
May 7, 2013
I have been urged for some days now by the Arcturians to begin writing down my experiences and lessons regarding the astral body and its effects on how we do in the world. Interestingly enough, I have apparently been reluctant to do so (seeing that I haven’t done so yet despite “getting started” a few different times), and I suspect that there are some astral causes behind my reluctance to explore my own recent insights.
I guess I will begin with the event during which the Arcturians first lesson for me regarding astral work (at least the first I am conscious of). About two weeks ago, the Arcturians performed a massive Astral Body Healing procedure on me (as I recorded in my April 24, 2013 Spirit Note entry entitled “Arcturian Astral Body Healing Procedure”). This experience has resonated with me intensely since that day and has provoked me to begin mentally and emotionally processing just exactly what is involved in Astral Work.
As a preliminary step, I began reading several web sites devoted to the Astral Body and the Astral Plane. I read Alice Bailey and other Theosophists on the topic. And I began a thorough reading of Explore With Monitor, which I had already been reading in order to gain clarity on what exactly Monitor meant in his references to our souls in his March 2013 comments on our Fairy experiences.
Perhaps even more importantly, I started musing on the nature of the Astral Body during my meditations and reflections. As I did this, more and more of the information regarding the Astral Body began opening up within my body consciousness. I became very aware of the ways in which the physical body processes information and causes it to expand or germinate throughout the etheric body. I also began to realize that part of what happens (or at least this is how it has been presented to me through these body-mind experiences) is that Astral seeds or nuggets solidify (calcify, in a way) in our bodies and, stored within our solar plexus region emit emotional frequencies when we are exposed to various triggers.
This is one way of explaining rapid mood change. We could be in a blissful, even meditative state in which everything in the world feels exactly right, and then suddenly, as if out of nowhere, some little trigger (a word, a song, a memory) initiates the radiation of Astral Energies from these seeds or cysts or chambers. (These seeds have been described to me as crystals that sediment or are implanted in our solar plexus.) What is also becoming clear to me is that these Astral Seeds function much like portals. In other words, a whole archaic dimension of pleasure, trauma, or ecstasy can open up from these seeds and shift us into an “older,” more primal dimension that resonates with the vibratory radiance of these emotions and unfulfilled desires. It’s as though we are at one moment in one world made up of characteristic emotional resonances and then, instantly, we find ourselves in a very different resonating dimension indeed. I might say, although I have never entertained this thought before now, that we constantly shift between various distinct dimensions or worlds that are marked by or, perhaps, even articulated or manifested by very specific emotional charges. We live in our happy little (or big!) world and then instantaneously find ourselves exposed inside an entirely different emotional universe that operates according to a very different frequency. The “same” landscape appears before us but is now clothed in a very different emotional season, so to speak, transformed instantly from summer to winter on the spot.
So what does this awareness of this transformative portal effect of these Astral Seeds make available to us? In other words, how might this awareness help us to let these seeds germinate and thereby release the pent-up emotional charges of what they store? Well, I guess the answer lies in the very way I was just led to pose this question: Once we become aware of this Astral terrain, so to speak, this crystalline grid or nest inhabiting our solar plexus, we can then consciously initiate the unfolding process that allows these seeds to germinate, mature, and release the emotional store that has previously kept us bound to certain reflexes and replays. Only by giving birth to the emotions, allowing them to expand and pour out from our Astral Bodies—sometimes like a flower, sometimes like a geyser—can we then liberate ourselves from the paralyzing cycles of fear, jealousy, anger, or despair that otherwise continually keep us bouncing from one Astral dimension to another.
This leads me now to another side of this complex. The “negative” emotions that we believe we wish to avoid (such as fear, jealousy, and anger) are the complement of the “positive” emotions we believe we wish to foster (such as happiness, blissful love, and reverie). Just as we can and should initiate the release mechanism that allows the flowering forth of the nuggets of fear, for example, we can also initiate the unfoldings of bliss. Perhaps it is just as debilitating in ways we can’t imagine for us to hold onto the stores of potential bliss as it is to hold onto fear. Perhaps it is just as important for our growth to allow for the blossoming forth of the “positive” emotions as the “negative.” It is only in their flowering forth that they open up to their true nature as ecstatic release of energies.
And this is in part why I put “positive” and “negative” within quotation marks. If we try to hold onto the positive, it is likely to transform into an unexpected form of the negative. If we try to hold onto Love, for example, and keep its energies encrypted (encased) within our Astral Seed chambers, these Seed Energies are likely to explode in unpleasant and unhappy ways. If the hoped-for end result is to be some kind of balanced detachment, then this has to mean detachment from pathological clinging to pleasure just as much as pathological clinging to pain. We can only flower when we let each of these apparent opposites bloom and flow outwards and, like a glove turning inside out, open up our inner Astral chambers to the universe of ecstasy we are capable of becoming. The tiny seed within us opens up into infinity and we thereby become conscious of the infinite nature of our Selves and our Souls.