6″: Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
“7”: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
“8”: We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5
I am a pragmatist. If an experience doesn’t have any practical use to me now, I see no point in having them.
There have times when I’ve been with my mother and have been feeling pain she has offered me painkillers. I’ve told her that I need to deal with it my way by going into myself. Usually when I “return”, I’m feeling better. She’s now accepted my way and no longer offers me pills.
What do I mean by going into myself?
Going into myself is rather like having an out of body experience. In other words, instead of experiencing life from the perspective of the physical body limited in time and space, I am experiencing life as the all-seeing, all-knowing and everywhere present Light/Spirit. The Bible refers to the “out of body” state as being absent from the body and present with the Lord.
The first time I was aware of my real self as Light was when I was 10 years old and involved in a car accident. After the impact, I was aware of myself as being everywhere present and a Voice telling me that the accident was a dream and wasn’t real. The accident turned out to be filled with amazing synchronicities. (See Accident or Omnipresence at Work?)
Over the years I’ve made many spontaneous journeys out of the body, commonly referred to as astral projections. During my “journeys” I am travelling in a Light Body that is identical to my physical body but travels at the speed of thought. In fact, this Body moves by thought. From the perspective of my Light Body, thoughts come to life instantly. In other words, thinking of doing something is the same as doing that thing. Thus, when I’m being the Light Body and I think of a place in whatever time, I’m instantly there. I remember in one OOBE I was having anxiety attacks because I’d woken up late and I knew I was going to get into trouble at school for being late. It was only after I returned to my body that I realised I had travelled to the “past.”
One fear I did have while I was having an OOBE was that I wouldn’t be able to get back into my physical body and that someone would find my “lifeless” physical body and pronounce me “dead”; I would be screaming at them that I’m very much alive but they wouldn’t be able to hear me. Then I realised all I had to do was to think myself back into the body and I was back to “normal.”
Being the eternal pragmatist, I needed to know why I was having the OOBEs and how I can use the experiences in the here and now. OOBEs reveal that I am a multidimensional being of Light taking on many different forms. Just because I appear in human form doesn’t mean I stop being Light. I am still Light resonating at a human frequency, rather like ice is still water resonating at ice frequency. Since I am Light, I no longer have to be “out of my body” to make any “journeys”, all I have to do is think of a place and I’m there having the experience, which can be useful in the here and now. Here’s one example that happened this morning.
During my bus journey, I started experiencing period cramps. I decided to “pay a visit” (in thought) to one of my favourite spots in London at Richmond Park…
I am sitting on a bench overlooking a hill. It’s a warm day and there’s a cool breeze blowing. The only company I have is a chirping robin in the tree above me. I am basking in the beauty of the scenery and watching the leaves shimmer in the trees. I love it here!
Then I made another journey….
This time, I’m in my loved one’s arms and enjoying his warm embrace. It feels so good.
When I “returned” I was still on the bus but the period pain had been dissolved.
So when I go into myself, I’m no longer limited in time/space, but I am being Light whose nature is bliss. To invoke bliss, I can choose to “travel” in thought to any blissful memory or experience; I can be in silence; or I can call on Bliss. I have to say I do enjoy travelling in thought as there’s a lot of fun to be had milking all those wonderful blissful experiences I’ve had.
While I am being Bliss, I experience bliss on the physical level i.e. no pain.
Right then, I’m off to milk some more blissful experiences. See you on cloud nine!
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